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AB-894 Consumer affairs.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 894


Introduced by Assembly Member Mansoor

February 22, 2013


An act to amend Section 302 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to consumer affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 894, as introduced, Mansoor. Consumer affairs.
Under existing law, the Department of Consumer Affairs is comprised of boards that license and regulate various professions and vocations. Existing law provides that these boards are established to ensure that private businesses and professions are regulated to protect the people of this state. Under existing law, the department is under the control of the Director of Consumer Affairs. The term “director” is defined for the purposes of these provisions.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 302 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

302.
 As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “Department” means the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(b) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(c) “Consumer” means any individual who seeks or acquires, by purchase or lease, any goods, services, money, or credit for personal, family, or household purposes.
(d) “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other group, however organized.
(e) “Individual” does not include a partnership, corporation, association, or other group, however organized.
(f) “Division” means the Division of Consumer Services.
(g) “Interests of consumers” is limited to the cost, quality, purity, safety, durability, performance, effectiveness, dependability, availability, and adequacy of choice of goods and services offered or furnished to consumers and the adequacy and accuracy of information relating to consumer goods, services, money, or credit (including labeling, packaging, and advertising of contents, qualities, and terms of sales).