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20-27-2701. Definitions.

As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Bedding" means a mattress, upholstered spring, comforter, pad, cushion, pillow, box springs, foundation, or studio couch made, in whole or in part, from new or secondhand fabric, filling materials, or other materials, which can be used for sleeping or reclining purposes;

(2) "Department" means the Department of Health;

(3) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Health;

(4) "Manufacture" means the making of bedding out of new material;

(5) "New material" means any fabric, filling material, other material, or article of bedding that has not been previously used in the manufacturing, distributing, or retailing process or for which the legal title has not been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer to a final purchaser, including by-products of any textile or manufacturing process that are free from dirt, insects, and other contamination;

(6) "Person" means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust, and any other entity and the agents, servants, and employees of the entity;

(7) "Renovator" means a person that repairs, makes over, recovers, restores, sanitizes, germicidally treats, cleans, or renews bedding;

(8) "Sanitizer" means a person that sanitizes, germicidally treats, or cleans but does not otherwise alter any fabric, filling material, other materials, or article of bedding for use in manufacturing or renovating bedding;

(9) "Secondhand material" means any fabric, filling material, other material, or article of bedding that has been previously used for any purpose, including without limitation floor samples from any source other than a seller's own business and factory-returned materials or bedding, or is derived from a postconsumer or industrial waste and that may be used in place of new material in manufacturing or renovating bedding; and

(10) "Seller" means a person that offers or exposes for sale, barters, trades, delivers, consigns, leases, possesses with intent to sell, or disposes of bedding in any commercial manner at the wholesale, retail, or other level of trade.

History

Acts 2013, No. 1420, § 1.

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Asa Hutchinson
Asa Hutchinson
January 13, 2015 -
Republican
501-682-5080
425 W Capitol Ave. Suite 1620, Little Rock, AR, 72201

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