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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 30. Billing Practices [22940 - 22941]
  ( Chapter 30 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 343, Sec. 1. )

22940.
  

It shall be unlawful for any business to use words expressly referencing an individual’s marital status as part of the individual’s mailing address on a billing statement, related correspondence, enclosing envelope, or any solicitation for new business. This shall not prohibit the use of the prefix “Mr.,” “Mrs.,” “Ms.,” or “Miss.”

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 343, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

22941.
  

Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a civil penalty of up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for each violation.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 343, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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