Today's Law As Amended

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AB-87 Home furnishings: inspections: compensation. (2011-2012)

As Amends the Law Today

 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) It is the right of every person to own private property.
(b) The right to private property is fundamental to other civil rights, and it is the duty of government to observe and protect this right.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this measure to ensure that just compensation is provided to owners of private property in accordance with the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19200.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

 (a)  The chief or any inspector may open any articles of upholstered furniture or bedding, including pillows or cushions belonging to or forming a part thereof, or insulation for the purpose of inspecting concealed filling material and may take either the entire article or samples of filling material or insulation in such quantities as may be necessary for analysis. material. 
(b) The bureau shall reimburse the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer for the actual cost of any article or sample of filling material or insulation taken for analysis under subdivision (a) unless the article or sample is found to be in violation of this chapter or any regulation adopted by the bureau.

SEC. 3.

 Section 19200.6 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

 (a) For the purposes of carrying out this chapter, the bureau may purchase any article of upholstered furniture or bedding as may be necessary for analysis and may require any manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of that article to sell the article to the bureau at the manufacturer’s, distributor’s, or retailer’s cost.
(b) The bureau shall adopt regulations to implement this section.