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(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), no junk dealer or recycler may purchase or receive bulk merchandise pallets marked with an indicia of ownership from any person or entity other than the indicated owner. For purposes of this section, “indicia of ownership” means words, symbols, or registered trademarks printed, stamped, etched, attached, or otherwise displayed on the exterior surface of the merchandise pallet that reasonably identifies the owner.
(b) If the seller is not the indicated owner, a junk dealer or recycler may purchase or receive bulk merchandise pallets only if the seller or transferor provides a receipt from the indicated owner verifying the seller's current ownership or a document indicating that the seller or transferor is authorized by the indicated owner to sell or transfer the merchandise pallets. Copies of these documents shall be maintained by the junk dealer or recycler as part of the written record of the transaction.
(c) For a single transaction involving five or more bulk merchandise pallets marked with indicia of ownership where the seller is not the indicated owner, the junk dealer or recycler shall make payment only by a check mailed to the address shown on the driver's license or other government-issued photo identification provided by the seller or by cash or check collected by the seller on or after the third business day following the date of the transaction.
(d) For purposes of this section, “bulk merchandise pallets” means plastic or wood containers, carriers, or holders used by a manufacturer or distributor for bulk transport of merchandise to wholesale or retail outlets.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Business and Professions Code - BPC § 21609.7 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/business-and-professions-code/bpc-sect-21609-7/
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