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Bills to curb antibiotic use head to governor’s desk
The Almanac

The California Legislature recently sent to the governor two bills sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that will prohibit the use of antibiotics as growth enhancers in farm animals and promote more responsible use of antibiotics in humans.

Sen. Hill told the Almanac he is optimistic the bills will be signed. The bill involving antibiotic use in livestock is supported by the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture, he noted, and that endorsement is a good indication that the bill is supported by the governor’s office.