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Business and Professions Code - BPC


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

CHAPTER 3. Home Furnishings [19000 - 19221]

  ( Heading of Chapter 3 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 749. )

ARTICLE 6. Sanitization [19120 - 19132]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 9. )


The enforcement of all sanitization regulations pertaining to any article subject to this chapter is vested in the bureau. The bureau shall consult with the State Department of Health Services on any changes to the sanitization requirements.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 10.)


Filthy or soiled articles of new or used bedding cannot be sold, offered or exposed for sale unless the fabric covering them is either properly cleaned or replaced by a new covering and then subjected to sanitization as provided for in this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 11.)


A person shall not engage in the business of sanitizing any article of bedding or filling material, provided for in this chapter, without first having his or her sanitization equipment tested and approved by the bureau.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 12.)


Periodic tests and inspections shall be made by an authorized representative of the bureau, to determine whether or not the equipment and procedures used, comply with the requirements of the sanitization regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 13.)


The provisions of this article apply only to persons subject to the license provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 46.)


Newly manufactured articles of bedding that contain any secondhand filling material shall be sanitized before they are offered or exposed for sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 401, Sec. 60. Effective January 1, 1998.)


Every article of bedding and all filling material, repaired or renovated for resale or repaired or renovated for an owner but subsequently offered for sale shall be sanitized before being offered or exposed for sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 15.)


Every article of bedding to which any secondhand material has been added in the process of repairing, shall be sanitized in accordance with the provisions of the sanitization regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 16.)


Every person who receives for sanitization any bedding filling material shall sanitize all those articles and material in accordance with the sanitization regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1137, Sec. 47. Effective January 1, 1997.)


Every person who sanitizes any bedding or filling material shall affix a sanitization label to the article or material in the manner prescribed by the bureau.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 18.)


The form, size and color of sanitization labels, and the material of which they are made shall be approved by the chief and as provided in the Label Regulations.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 19.)


Sanitization labels shall be sold only to sanitizers licensed under this chapter. Illegal possession of any sanitization label is a violation of this chapter. Void or mutilated labels shall be returned to the bureau.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 20.)


The sanitizer shall keep a record of all data and show the disposition of every label as required in the sanitization regulations. The records shall be accessible at all reasonable times to the chief and the inspectors.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 21.)


Secondhand or used bedding and any secondhand or used article that can be used for sleeping purposes shall be sanitized under the provisions of this chapter before being sold.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 67. Effective January 1, 2008.)


Every article of bedding from any private or public hospital, jail or other institution, or which has been used by any person, suffering from an infectious or contagious disease, shall be sanitized before it is repaired or renovated.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1448, Sec. 23.)


New or sanitized articles of bedding or materials shall at all times be kept separate from any secondhand or used articles or materials that are unsanitized.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 68. Effective January 1, 2008.)

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