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We provide a place online to learn about the Zhu Zhu Pets family of products and where to buy them, pre-order Cepia products, learn about new products such as the Zhu Zhu Babies, meet the Zhu Zhu Pets characters, view videos, track your collection, make wish lists, buy products and participate in fun online games and activities ("services and information"). We grant you access to this website during the term of this agreement solely to receive the services and information. You may access, download, and print materials as you need to receive the services and information. You may not license, copy, distribute, create derivative works from, frame in another Web page, use on any other website, or sell any information, databases or lists obtained from this website. When we request, you agree to provide true, accurate and complete user information for yourself and your children if you are accessing the site for a child. You will not access or attempt to access password protected, secure or non-public areas of the website without our prior written permission. You will comply with all privacy laws.
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BILL NUMBER: SB 657 CHAPTERED
FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 30, 2010
PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 26, 2010
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 20, 2010
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 30, 2010
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 23, 2010
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 1, 2009
INTRODUCED BY Senator Steinberg
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member John A. Perez)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Brownley and Saldana)
FEBRUARY 27, 2009
An act to add Section 1714.43 to the Civil Code, and to add Section 19547.5 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to human trafficking.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 657, Steinberg. Human trafficking.
The federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 establishes an Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking, as specified.
1714.43. (a) (1) Every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in this state and having annual worldwide gross receipts that exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) shall disclose, as set forth in subdivision (c), its efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from its direct supply chain for tangible goods offered for sale.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(A) "Doing business in this state" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 23101 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(B) "Gross receipts" shall have the same meaning as set forth in Section 25120 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(C) "Manufacturer" means a business entity with manufacturing as its principal business activity code, as reported on the entity's tax return filed under Part 10.2 (commencing with Section 18401) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(D) "Retail seller" means a business entity with retail trade as its principal business activity code, as reported on the entity's tax return filed under Part 10.2 (commencing with Section 18401) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(b) The disclosure described in subdivision (a) shall be posted on the retail seller's or manufacturer's Internet Web site with a conspicuous and easily understood link to the required information placed on the business' homepage. In the event the retail seller or manufacturer does not have an Internet Web site, consumers shall be provided the written disclosure within 30 days of receiving a written request for the disclosure from a consumer.
(c) The disclosure described in subdivision (a) shall, at a minimum, disclose to what extent, if any, that the retail seller or manufacturer does each of the following:
(1) Engages in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not conducted by a third party.
(2) Conducts audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains. The disclosure shall specify if the verification was not an independent, unannounced audit.
(3) Requires direct suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business.
(4) Maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.
(5) Provides company employees and management, who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, training on human trafficking and slavery, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products.
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 will go into effect to address slavery and human trafficking, including forced labor and child labor. Cepia has undertaken efforts to directly verify the absence of forced and child labor by its suppliers, who are members of the International Counsel of Toy Industries which uphold the principles that no underage or forced labor should be employed in accordance with the C138 Minimum Age Convention (1973) and C182 Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention (1999). Cepia also conducts regular audits of its suppliers to certify that products comply with standards regarding slavery and labor, and further trains its employees responsible for supply chain management on company procedures aimed at preventing forced labor and child labor.