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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 5. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES [12001 - 13800]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 43. )

CHAPTER 14. Fuels and Lubricants [13400 - 13620]

  ( Heading of Chapter 14 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Sale of Motor Vehicle Fuels and Lubricants [13410 - 13413]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 9. )

13410.
  

(a) No person engaged in the business of extracting oil or gas from lands within the state, or of producing motor vehicle fuels for sale within the state, may refuse to sell to any city or county sufficient quantities of his or her motor vehicle fuels or lubricants, or both, sold during the normal course of business for the essential services provided by the city or county.

(b) The board of supervisors of a county or its designated county agency, upon application for the purchase of motor vehicle fuels or lubricants, or both, to perform essential services by a city within that county, by any agency of such city or county that performs an essential service, or by any transit district created pursuant to law, may arrange for the purchase and shall apportion the purchase among all persons specified in subdivision (a) who engage in the sale of motor vehicle fuels or lubricants, or both, within that county. The board of supervisors or its designated county agency shall, to the extent possible, apportion the total purchase of the motor vehicle fuels or lubricants, or both, on the basis of the persons’ sales of that motor vehicle fuel or lubricant, or both, in the county during the most recent 90-day period for which information is available.

(c) For purposes of this section, “essential services” means police, fire, health, and transportation services provided by public agencies.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 10. (AB 808) Effective January 1, 2016.)

13411.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell or offer to sell motor vehicle fuel for use in any vehicle, as the term vehicle is defined by the Vehicle Code, on the condition that the purchaser also must purchase or pay for any other products, merchandise, or services. This section does not apply to parking time charges at locations also selling electricity as a motor vehicle fuel.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 11. (AB 808) Effective January 1, 2016.)

13413.
  

(a) It is unlawful for any person or other legal entity to make any deceptive, false, or misleading statement by any means whatever regarding quality, quantity, performance, price, discount, or saving used in the sale or selling of any commodity regulated pursuant to this chapter.

(b) The following misleading, unfair, or deceptive acts or practices committed or permitted by any person offering for sale any product that is regulated by this chapter are also a violation of this section:

(1) Misrepresenting the brand, grade, quality, or price of a motor vehicle fuel or lubricant.

(2) Using false or deceptive representations or designations in connection with the sale of motor vehicle fuels or lubricants.

(3) Advertising motor vehicle fuels or lubricants or services and not selling them as advertised.

(4) Advertising motor vehicle fuels or lubricants of a designated brand, grade, trademark, or trade name not actually sold or available for sale.

(5) Making false, deceptive, or misleading statements concerning conditions of sale or price reductions.

(6) Representing that the consumer will receive a rebate, discount, or other economic benefit and then failing to give that rebate, discount, or other economic benefit.

(7) Except as otherwise permitted, selling a grade of motor vehicle fuel at more than one price and advertising only the lower price without advertising each of the higher prices in equal size numerals on the same advertising medium.

(8) Placing letters, words, figures, or numerals on any advertising medium offering for sale any goods or merchandise, other than motor vehicle fuel, if the advertising medium may be construed by any reasonable person as advertising a price of motor vehicle fuel.

(9) Forging or falsifying any records or documents required by this chapter or knowingly keeping, using, or displaying the false or forged records or documents.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 12. (AB 808) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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