2018 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
DIVISION 3 - PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY
CHAPTER 20 - Electronic and Appliance Repair Dealers
ARTICLE 1 - General Provisions
Section 9801.

9801.  

The following terms as used in this chapter have the meaning expressed in this section:

(a) “Person” includes a firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation.

(b) “Department” means the Department of Consumer Affairs.

(c) “Director” means the Director of Consumer Affairs.

(d) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Household Goods and Services.

(e) “Chief” means the Chief of the Bureau of Household Goods and Services.

(f) “Service dealer” means a person who, for compensation, engages in, or holds himself or herself out to the public as offering services in the business of:

(1) Repairing, servicing, or maintaining an electronic set normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use.

(2) Installing, repairing, servicing, or maintaining equipment or a burglar alarm system for use in private motor vehicles.

(3) Installing, repairing, servicing, or maintaining television or radio receiver antennas, rotators, and accessories or direct satellite signal receiving equipment located on or adjacent to a residence and not involving a function that is subject to and regulated under the provisions of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000).

(4) Repairing, servicing, or maintaining major appliances.

(g) “Equipment” for the purposes of this chapter means an electronic set, appliance, antenna, rotator, and accessories.

(h) “Electronic set” includes, but is not limited to, any television, radio, audio or video recorder or playback equipment, video camera, video game, video monitor, computer system, photocopier, or facsimile machine normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use.

(i) “Appliance” or “major home appliance” includes, but is not limited to, any refrigerator, freezer, range, microwave oven, washer, dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, or room air-conditioner normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use, or for use in private motor vehicles.

(j) “Antenna” includes, but is not limited to, a resonant device designed especially for the purpose of capturing electromagnetic energy transmitted by direct satellite or commercial radio or television broadcasting facilities. An antenna and its associated accessories are not deemed to be a part of a set and shall be considered, under this section, to be located outside or in the attic of a residence.

(k) “Rotator,” when used in connection with an antenna installation or repair, includes, but is not limited to, an electromechanical device operated from a remote location to rotate an antenna on a horizontal plane. A rotator and its associated accessories are not deemed to be a part of a set and shall be considered under this section, with the exception of the directional control unit, to be located outside or in the attic of a residence.

(l) “Accessories,” when used in connection with an antenna or rotator installation or repair, includes, but is not limited to, masts, towers, clamps, guy wires, eye hooks, standoff insulators, roof saddles, vent pipe mounts, chimney mount kits, signal amplifiers/boosters, multiset couplers, transmission lines, control cables, directional control units, and other devices as may be used from time to time to effect installation or repair.

(m) “Computer system” includes, but is not limited to, a central processing unit that performs data manipulation functions, and any associated peripheral devices, including, but not limited to, keyboards, display terminals, printers, or disk drives.

(n) “Video game” includes, but is not limited to, any electronic amusement device that utilizes a computer, microprocessor, or similar electronic circuitry and its own cathode ray tube or a television set or a monitor.

(o) “Direct satellite signal receiving equipment” includes, but is not limited to, receivers, down converters, amplifiers, and audio or video processors related to the reception of audio, video, or data signals broadcasted or rebroadcasted by communication satellites located in space.

(p) “Electronic repair industry” means those activities defined in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (f).

(q) “Appliance repair industry” means those activities defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (f).

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 578, Sec. 3. (SB 1483) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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