(a) Except as provided in subdivision (f), any person 18 years of age or older who transports, or provides direction or supervision during transportation of, a minor under 16 years of age to any location more than 10 miles from the minor's residence, or directs or supervises a minor, for the purpose of facilitating the minor's participation in door-to-door sales of any merchandise or commodity, shall register with the Labor Commissioner pursuant to this section. Registration may be renewed on an annual basis.
(b) The Labor Commissioner shall not register or renew registration of any person pursuant to this section unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The person has executed a written application on a form prescribed by the Labor Commissioner, including all of the following:
(A) The name, address, social security number, and California driver's license number of the applicant and the name, address, and employer identification number of the organization from which the merchandise to be sold is purchased. The information provided
pursuant to this subparagraph shall be set forth in a declaration of the individual applicant under penalty of perjury.
(B) A statement by the applicant containing all facts required by the Labor Commissioner concerning the applicant's character, competency, responsibility, and the manner and method by which the applicant proposes to transport the minor or minors, the number of minors to be transported, methods and levels of adult supervision to be provided, the nature of the merchandise to be sold, the content of any promotional statement to be delivered by any minor, and a description of how the merchandise or commodity to be sold would be represented to the public.
(2) The Labor Commissioner, following an investigation thereof, is satisfied as to the character, competency, and responsibility of the applicant.
(3) Each application for initial registration shall be accompanied by a fee determined by the Labor Commissioner in an amount sufficient in the aggregate to defray the division's costs of administering the registration program, but which shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for initial registration or fifty dollars ($50) for registration renewal.
(c) Any registrant under this section shall have proof of registration with the Labor Commissioner in his or her immediate possession at all times when engaged in any activity described in subdivision (a).
(d) Whenever an application for a registration or renewal is made, and application processing pursuant to this section has not been completed, the Labor Commissioner may, at his or her discretion, issue a temporary or provisional registration valid for a period not exceeding 90 days, and subject, where appropriate, to summary revocation by the Labor Commissioner. Otherwise, the conditions for issuance or renewal of registration shall meet the requirements of subdivision (b).
(e) Any person who violates subdivision (a) or (c) is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per affected minor upon the first conviction for a violation, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) per affected minor for the second conviction for a violation, and ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per affected minor for a third or subsequent conviction for a violation.
(f) The following persons are not required to register under this section:
(1) A parent or the guardian of the minor.
(2) A person solely providing transportation for hire, who is not otherwise subject to the registration requirements of subdivision (a).
(3) A person acting on behalf of a trustee or charitable corporation, as defined in Sections 12582 and 12582.1, respectively, of the Government Code, or of any entity described in Section 12583 of the Government Code.
(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1175, Sec. 20.)