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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 - 22948.25]

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

CHAPTER 19. Shopping and Laundry Carts [22435 - 22435.13]

  ( Chapter 19 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Shopping Cart or Laundry Cart Retrieval Services [22435.10 - 22435.13]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1. )

22435.10.
  

As used in this article:

(a) “In the business of shopping cart or laundry cart retrieval” means to search for, gather, and restore possession to the owner, or an agent thereof, for compensation or in expectation of compensation, of shopping carts or laundry carts located outside the premises or parking area of a retail establishment.

(b) “Shopping cart” means a basket which is mounted on wheels or a similar device generally used in a retail establishment by a customer for the purpose of transporting goods of any kind.

(c) “Laundry cart” means a basket which is mounted on wheels and used in a coin-operated laundry or drycleaning retail establishment by a customer or an attendant for the purpose of transporting fabrics and the supplies necessary to process them.

(d) “Parking area” means a parking lot or other property provided by a retailer for use by a customer for parking an automobile or other vehicle.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1.)

22435.11.
  

(a) Any person who engages in the business of shopping cart or laundry cart retrieval shall retain records showing written authorization from the cart owner, or an agent thereof, to retrieve the cart or carts and to be in possession of the cart or carts retrieved.

(b) A copy of the record showing written authorization shall be maintained in each vehicle used for shopping cart or laundry cart retrieval.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1.)

22435.12.
  

Each vehicle employed for the retrieval of shopping carts or laundry carts shall display a sign that clearly identifies the retrieval service.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1.)

22435.13.
  

Any person who violates the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor.

The provisions of this section are not intended to preclude the application of any other laws relating to prosecution for theft.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 687, Sec. 1.)

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