as amended, Ridley-Thomas.
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Existing law states that it is the intent of the Legislature to promote and protect the interests of the people as consumers, and that the government advances the interests of consumers by, among other things, protecting consumers from the sale of goods and services through the use of deceptive methods, acts, or practices that are inimical to the general welfare of consumers.end delete
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 301 of the Business and Professions Code
20 is amended to read:
It is the intent of the Legislature and the purpose of this
22chapter to promote and protect the interests of the people as
23consumers. The Legislature finds that vigorous representation and
24protection of consumer interests are essential to the fair and
25efficient functioning of a free enterprise market economy. The
26Legislature declares that government advances the interests of
27consumers by facilitating the proper functioning of the free
28enterprise market economy through (a) educating and informing
29the consumer to ensure rational consumer choice in the
30marketplace; (b) protecting the consumer from the sale of goods
31and services through the use of deceptive methods, acts, or
32practices that are inimical to the general welfare of consumers;
33(c) fostering competition; and (d) promoting effective
34representation of consumers’ interests in all branches and levels