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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 7. GENERAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [16000 - 18001]

  ( Division 7 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 61. )

PART 3. REPRESENTATIONS TO THE PUBLIC [17500 - 17930]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 63. )

CHAPTER 1. Advertising [17500 - 17606]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 63. )

ARTICLE 5. Vending Machines [17570 - 17572]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 527. )

17570.
  

On and after July 1, 1969, every person who owns a vending machine shall have his name and address affixed thereto in a place where it may be seen by anyone using the machine.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that a person owns more than one vending machine located at the same place, such a person may, as an alternative to the above, post a clearly readable sign containing his name and address in a conspicuous location near the machines.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 365.)

17571.
  

“Vending machine” means any mechanical device the operation of which depends upon the insertion of a coin or other thing representative of value in the denomination of five cents ($0.05) or more and which dispenses or vends a product, service, or exchange of equal value, other than telephone service furnished under public utility tariffs. The term shall not be construed to include any equipment used by a financial institution for the purpose of facilitating financial transactions, whether such equipment is located on the premises of the financial institution or at a location remote therefrom.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 365.)

17572.
  

Any person who violates this article is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six months, or a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both, for each violation.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 53. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

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