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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 20.3. Automotive Repair [9880 - 9889.68]

  ( Chapter 20.3 added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1578. )

ARTICLE 10.5. Auto Body Repair [9889.50 - 9889.53]
  ( Article 10.5 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 445, Sec. 2. )

9889.50.
  

The Legislature finds the following:

(1) Thousands of California automobile owners each year require repair of their vehicles as a result of collision or other damage.

(2) California automobile owners are suffering direct and indirect harm through unsafe, improper, incompetent, and fraudulent auto body repairs.

(3) There is a lack of proper training and equipment that auto body repair shops need to meet the demands of the highly evolved and sophisticated automobile manufacturing industry.

(4) California has no minimum standards or requirements for auto body repair shops.

(5) Existing laws currently regulating the auto body industry could be strengthened.

(6) There is a compelling need to increase competency and standards for the auto body repair industry.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 445, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

9889.51.
  

“Auto body repair shop” means a place of business operated by an automotive repair dealer where automotive collision repair or reconstruction of automobile or truck bodies is performed.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 445, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

9889.52.
  

An application for registration pursuant to Section 9884 shall designate that the applicant is registering as an auto body repair shop if the applicant intends to perform auto body repair. In addition, an application for registration to operate an auto body repair shop shall include a written statement signed under penalty of perjury that the applicant has been issued licenses or permits, if required by law, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A city or county business license.

(2) A State Board of Equalization identification or resale permit number.

(3) An Environmental Protection Agency hazardous waste permit number.

(4) An Air Quality Management District spray booth permit number.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 445, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

9889.53.
  

A check or draft issued to a repairer pursuant to Section 560 of the Insurance Code shall include the repairer’s registration number or taxpayer identification number.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 445, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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