CA Food & Agric Code Section 5705


The director or commissioner may enter into compliance agreements with any person which provide for the movement of hosts or other possible carriers of any pest from one area of the state to another. These agreements shall establish the treatment, harvesting, packing, and handling requirements that may be necessary to assure that the hosts or carriers are not infested.


Violation of the treatment, harvesting, packing, or handling terms of a compliance agreement is unlawful.


Any person who violates treatment, harvesting, packing, or handling terms in an agreement is also liable civilly in an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000). This remedy is in addition to, and does not supersede or limit, any and all other remedies, civil or criminal, that otherwise are available to the state.


Any funds recovered by the department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to cover costs related to the enforcement of this division.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 5705’s source at ca​.gov