Agri-Pulse: DPR Scrutinized During Budget Hearing

On Wednesday, May 11th during a hearing for the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, And Transportation, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) received criticism regarding a budget proposal to expand enforcement authority and the penalties placed on non-compliant County Agricultural Commissioners (CACs). Kahn, Soares & Conway lobbyist Louie Brown and Bakersfield Assemblyman Vince Fong opposed DPR’s request to raise penalties to match inflation and questioned DPR’s justification for raising penalties on CACs without proper evidence of noncompliance. To read the full article click here 

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