Tulare assembly woman urges governor to sign legislation to curb spread of Asian Citrus Psyllid

Gov. must sign bill by Oct. 13

Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare, urged Governor Jerry Brown, to sign legislation that would help curb the spread of Asian Citrus Psyllid, Thursday.

In a letter, the assemblywoman explained the importance of helping the citrus industries stop the spread of a disease that has destroyed crops around the world. 

The bill, Assembly Bill 571, would provide $5 million in funding to produce insects to help eradicate Asian Citrus Psyllid, which carries Huanglongbing disease. The legislation would also help secure addtional federal funding to fight HBL. 

 "If California growers are crippled by this disease, it will hurt the state's economy as a whole," said Assemblywoman Conway. 

Governor Brown has until October 13 to act upon AB 571. 

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