Investigation into Department of Consumer
Affairs Produces Results
SACRAMENTO - North State Assemblyman Dan Logue
(R-Linda) has announced that his investigation into
improper actions by the Department of Consumer
Affairs has resulted in a moratorium on illegal
property seizures. Logue was responding to reports
that agents from the Bureau of Home Furnishings and
Thermal Insulation were entering businesses without
just cause and removing furniture for "testing"
without compensation to the business owners.
John Maloof, the constituent who first contacted
Assemblyman Logue regarding this issue, has received
a personal call and apology from Rick Fong of the
Department of Consumer Affairs (Chief of the Home
"He offered the apologies of the BCA. He also told
me the Bureau has suspended any further
investigations of retailers involving the conduct I
was subjected to, and that he anticipated
legislative changes would be made to
current regulations under which the Bureau
operates," stated Maloof. "I was pleased to hear him
acknowledge that basic Constitutional issues are at
Assemblyman Logue has expressed his appreciation for
the Department of Consumer Affairs' quick and
decisive action in this matter. When asked to
comment, Logue stated "I'm glad that these
unconstitutional practices have been stopped, and
that Californians will have their rights protected.
I also want to thank Bill Leonard, the Secretary of
the Department of Consumer Affairs, for working with
us in getting to the bottom of this."
"I will work to ensure that this does not happen
again by any state agency," added Logue.
Assemblyman Logue represents the 3rd Assembly
District in the California Legislature, which
includes the communities of Butte, Lassen, Nevada,
Placer, Plumas, Sierra and Yuba.