2020 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
CHAPTER 1.8 - Acquisition and Disposition of Salvageable Personal Property for Charitable Purposes
Section 148.


As used in this chapter:

(a) “Solicit” or any of its derivatives means to request directly or indirectly the giving of any kind of salvageable personal property on the plea or representation, express or implied, to the person requested that the property or any proceeds to be derived therefrom are to be devoted to charitable uses. The word shall extend to such requests made by any of the following means, whether or not the person making the request is given anything as a result:

1. Orally or in writing, by telephone or otherwise.

2. By distribution, circulation, mailing, posting, or publishing of any handbill, advertisement, or publication.

3. By means of any box or receptacle, upon any public street, sidewalk or way, or in any public park or in any publicly owned or controlled place; or by means of any box or receptacle in any place immediately abutting upon any public sidewalk or way, or in any place of business open to the public, or in any room, hallway, corridor, lobby, or entranceway, or other place open or accessible to the public.

4. By making of any announcement through the press, radio, telephone, television, or telegraph concerning an appeal, assemblage, athletic or sports event, bazaar, benefit, campaign, contest, dance, drive, entertainment, exhibition, exposition, party, performance, picnic, sale, or social gathering, which the public is requested to patronize.

(b) “Salvageable personal property” means any type of corporeal personalty, new or used, but not including money or evidences of debt.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1410.)

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