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

CHAPTER 24.5. Plastic Bulk Merchandise Containers [22755- 22755.]
  ( Chapter 24.5 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 461, Sec. 1. )


(a) For purposes of this section, “plastic bulk merchandise container” means a plastic crate or shell used by a product producer, distributor, or retailer, or an agent of the product producer, distributor, or retailer as a means for the bulk transportation, storage, or carrying of retail containers of milk, eggs, or bottled beverage products.

(b) Any person or entity purchasing or transporting plastic bulk merchandise containers, who is in the business of recycling, shredding, or destruction of, or in the business of transporting for the purpose of recycling, shredding, or destruction of, plastic bulk merchandise containers, shall obtain a proof of ownership record or bill of lading from a person selling or delivering five or more plastic bulk merchandise containers that shows that the person selling or delivering the containers has lawful possession or ownership of the containers, and shall also verify the seller’s identity by a driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. The proof of ownership record shall include all of the following information:

(1) The name, address, telephone number, and signature of the seller or the seller’s authorized representative.

(2) The name and address of the buyer or consignee if not sold.

(3) A description of the product including number of units.

(4) The date of transaction.

(c) The information required to be collected by this section shall be kept for one year from the date of purchase or delivery, whichever is later.

(d) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 300, Sec. 6. (AB 1583) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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