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What Is in California’s Business and Professions Code?

There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes

By Chris Micheli, March 22, 2022 4:40 pm

The California Business and Professions Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The B&P Code, as it is often referred to, contains general provisions, followed by 13 Divisions. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the B&P Code.

GENERAL PROVISIONS [Sections 1 – 40]

DIVISION 1. DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS [Sections 100 – 472.5]

There are 10 Chapters and 15 Articles.

DIVISION 1.5. DENIAL, SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES [Sections 475 – 499]

There are 5 Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [Sections 500 – 4999.129]

There are 36 Chapters and 243 Articles.

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [Sections 5000 – 9998.11]

There are 5 Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 4. REAL ESTATE [Sections 10000 – 11506]

There are 4 Parts, 22 Chapters and 27 Articles.

DIVISION 5. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES [Sections 12001 – 13800]

There are 14 Chapters and 36 Articles.

DIVISION 6. BUSINESS RIGHTS [Sections 14000 – 14704]

There are 4 Chapters and 18 Articles.

DIVISION 7. GENERAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [Sections 16000 – 18001]

There are 4 Parts, 19 Chapters and 31 Articles.

DIVISION 8. SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [Sections 18400 – 22949.51]

There are 5 Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 8.5. STOP TOBACCO ACCESS TO KIDS ENFORCEMENT ACT [Sections 22950 – 22964]

There are no Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 8.6. CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS LICENSING ACT OF 2003 [Sections 22970 – 22991]

There are 6 Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 9. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES [Sections 23000 – 25762]

There are 15 Chapters and 27 Articles.

DIVISION 10. CANNABIS [Sections 26000 – 26260]

There are 24 Chapters and 11 Articles.

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