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Retail establishments primarily use automated checkout systems, called "point-of-sale systems," to calculate the prices consumers pay for commodities. When these systems are inaccurate, consumers may be overcharged and unaware they have paid more than an advertised or quoted price. Business and Professions Code sections 13350 et seq. were enacted to provide criteria for counties that adopt ordinances to inspect point-of-sale systems. The Board of Supervisors finds and declares it is in the public interest for the County Sealer of Weights and Measures to register and inspect point-of-sale systems. This chapter provides a regulatory program for the County Sealer to register and inspect automated point-of-sale systems to protect San Diego consumers and to recover the County's regulatory costs. This chapter also makes it unlawful to fail to register a point-of-sale system used for commercial purposes.
(Added by Ord. No. 9004 (N.S.), effective 3-4-99; amended by Ord. No. 9264 (N.S.), effective 11-24-00; amended by Ord. No. 9889 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07; amended by Ord. No. 10200 (N.S.), effective 4-13-12; amended by Ord. No. 10482 (N.S.), effective 7-1-17)