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DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 8.6. Cell Phone Recycling Act of 2004 [42490 - 42499]

  ( Chapter 8.6 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 891, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [42493- 42493.]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 891, Sec. 1. )

42493.
  

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) “Cell phone” means a wireless telephone device that is designed to send or receive transmissions through a cellular radiotelephone service, as defined in Section 22.99 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations. A cell phone includes the rechargeable battery that may be connected to that cell phone. A cell phone does not include a wireless telephone device that is integrated into the electrical architecture of a motor vehicle.

(b) “Consumer” means a purchaser or owner of a cell phone. “Consumer” also includes a business, corporation, limited partnership, nonprofit organization, or governmental entity, but does not include an entity involved in a wholesale transaction between a distributor and retailer.

(c) “Department” means the Department of Toxic Substances Control.

(d) “Retailer” means a person who sells a cell phone in the state to a consumer, including a manufacturer of a cell phone who sells that cell phone directly to a consumer. A sale includes, but is not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet, or any other similar electronic means, but does not include a sale that is a wholesale transaction with a distributor or retailer.

(e) (1) “Sell” or “sale” means a transfer for consideration of title or of the right to use, by lease or sales contract, including, but not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet or any other, similar electronic means, but does not include a wholesale transaction with a distributor or a retailer.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision and subdivision (d), “distributor” means a person who sells a cell phone to a retailer.

(f) “Used cell phone” means a cell phone that has been previously used and is made available, by a consumer, for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 891, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)

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