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DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 - 22948.25]

  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 15. Passage Tickets [22300 - 22304]
  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1224. )

22300.
  

No person issuing, selling or offering to sell any passage ticket or any instrument giving or purporting to give any right, either absolutely or upon any condition or contingency, to a passage or conveyance upon any vessel, or a berth or stateroom in any vessel, shall hold himself out to be or advertise himself in any way as the agent of the owner or consignees of such vessel or line, unless he has received authority in writing therefor, specifying the name of the company, line or vessel for which he is authorized to act as agent and the city or other place, together with the street and the street number, in which his office is kept for the sale of tickets, and unless such written authorization is readily available in such office.

This section shall not apply to the sale of passage tickets on board any such vessel or to the offices of the actual owners or consignees of such vessel.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1224.)

22301.
  

No person issuing, selling or offering to sell or holding himself out as being authorized to sell any such passage ticket or instrument giving or purporting to give any such right to passage or conveyance shall give or cause to be given any false or misleading information or shall print, publish, distribute or circulate or cause to be printed, published, distributed or circulated any false or misleading advertisement, circular, circular letter, pamphlet, card, handbill or other printed paper or notice in regard to the passage, ticket or instrument or the passage or voyage to which it entitles or purports to entitle its owner, purchaser or holder or line over which, or the vessel for which such passage is sold or offered or as to his agency for such line or vessel.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1224.)

22302.
  

Any person issuing, selling, or offering to sell any passenger ticket for passage or conveyance aboard any foreign vessel, including the owner or consignee of such vessel, his agents, servants, or employees, shall make reference to the country of registry of such vessel and a statement that such vessel is not subject to American safety regulations in any advertisement, circular, circular letter, pamphlet, card, handbill, or other printed paper or notice, written or oral, in regard to the passage, ticket, or instrument, or the passage or voyage to which it entitles or purports to entitle its owner, purchaser, or holder, or line over which, or the vessel for which, such passage is sold or offered, or as to his agency for such line or vessel. The reference and statement shall be prominently displayed.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 1090.)

22303.
  

A ticket or instrument issued as evidence of a right of passage upon the high seas, from any port in this state, to any port of any other state or nation, and every certificate or order issued for the purpose, or under pretense of procuring any such ticket or instrument, and every receipt for money paid for such ticket or instrument shall state the name of the vessel on board of which the passage is to be made, the name of the owners or consignees of such vessel, the name of the company, or line, if any, to which such vessel belongs, its country of registry, the place from which such passage is to commence, the place where such passage is to terminate, the day of the month and year upon which the voyage is to commence, the name of the person purchasing such ticket or instrument, or receiving such order, certificate or receipt, and the amount paid therefor; and such ticket or instrument, order, certificate or receipt, unless sold or issued by the owners or consignees of such vessel, shall be signed by their authorized agent.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1224.)

22304.
  

Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association or any employee or agent thereof who violates this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1224.)

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