(a) The Legislature finds and declares that district agricultural associations, county
fairs, citrus fruit fairs, and the California Exposition and State Fair, collectively
known as state-designated fairs pursuant to Section 19418, are a valuable community resource, and recognizes that local businesses and local
communities make valuable contributions to state-designated fairs that include direct
and indirect support of fair programs. The Legislature further finds and declares that local businesses often provide opportunity
purchases to local state-designated fairs that, for similar things available through
the state purchasing program, may be purchased locally at a price equivalent to or
less than that available through the state purchasing program.
(b) In order to make opportunity purchases, a state-designated fair shall develop
applicable policies and procedures.
(c) As used in this section, “opportunity purchases” means purchases made locally, either individually or cooperatively, at a price equal
to or less than the price available through the state purchasing program on or off
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