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AB-167 Unfair competition: private enforcement actions.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 17204 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

17204.
 Actions for Injunctions by Attorney General, District Attorney, County Counsel, and City Attorneys City Attorneys, and Private Persons. 
(a)    Actions for relief pursuant to this chapter shall be prosecuted exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction by the Attorney General or a district attorney or by a county counsel authorized by agreement with the district attorney in actions involving violation of a county ordinance, or by a city attorney of a city having a population in excess of 750,000, or by a city attorney in a city and county or, with the consent of the district attorney, by a city prosecutor in a city having a full-time city prosecutor in the name of the people of the State of California upon their own complaint or upon the complaint of a board, officer, person, corporation, or association, or by a person who has suffered injury in fact and has lost money or property as a result of the unfair competition.
(b) For the purposes of this section, “injury in fact” means damages suffered by each individual plaintiff or member of a class amounting to at least five hundred dollars ($500), adjusted for inflation pursuant to the California Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, as published by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Statistics and Research, or its successor index.
SEC. 2.
 Section 1 of this act shall not become operative until approved by the voters. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to place those provisions on the ballot of the next statewide election for approval by the voters in accordance with applicable provisions of law.