Last Friday the California State Legislature passed AB 234 - a bill to improve the law affecting "community food producers" and gleaners who provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people in California.
You can read more about the bill and legal background in our previous Food News Blog post here.
The bill is now on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature or veto. This is the last step in the lawmaking process. We will know by October 11 whether this bill will become law effective January 1, 2016. We think that it is very likely that the Governor will sign the bill. We will write a follow-up post after the Governor announces what he has decided to do with the bill.
If you would like to write a letter to the Governor about the bill you can send it to this address:
Governor Jerry Brown
Attn: Legislative Affairs Unit
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Or you can fax it to: (916) 558-3160