AR 190/99 DIRECT SELLING BUSINESS LICENSING REGULATION (Consolidated up to 74/2015)
ALBERTA REGULATION 190/99
Fair Trading Act
DIRECT SELLING BUSINESS LICENSING REGULATION
Table of Contents 1 Definitions
3 Replacement licence
7 Fee exemption
8 General Licensing and Security Regulation
9 Duty to provide identification card
14 Coming into force
1 In this Regulation,
(a) “Act” means the Fair Trading Act;
(b) “direct selling business” means the business designated as the direct selling business under the Designation of Trades and Businesses Regulation;
(c) “licence” means the direct selling business licence established by this Regulation.
2(1) The class of licence to be known as the direct selling business licence is established.
(2) A person who holds a direct selling business licence is authorized to engage in the direct selling business.
(3) The Director may specify in a licence the class of goods or services that may be sold under the licence.
(4) No licensee may engage in the direct selling business in respect of a class of goods or services unless that class is specified in the licensee’s licence.
3 If a licensee intends to engage in the direct selling business in respect of a class of goods or services not specified in the licensee’s licence, the licensee must apply to the Director for a replacement licence that adds the class to the licence that is being replaced.
4(1) The Director may, if the Director considers it appropriate, require an applicant for a licence, a replacement licence or the renewal of a licence, to submit to the Director a security that is in a form and in an amount approved by the Director.
(2) The Director may, if the Director considers it appropriate, increase the amount of the security that is to be provided by a licensee before the term of the licence expires.
5(1) The term of a licence expires on the last day of the 24th month after it is issued or renewed.
(2) The term of a replacement licence expires when the licence it replaces would have expired.
6(1) The fee for a licence is $120.
(2) The fee for a replacement licence is $30.
7(1) If an applicant for a licence suffers from any bodily defect, injury or incapacity, the Minister may, on the recommendation of the municipality in which the applicant is currently residing, authorize the Director to issue to the applicant a licence without fees, and the licensee may act as a direct seller in the manner specified in the licence.
(2) The licence mentioned in subsection (1) may specify the area or areas in Alberta to which the licence applies.
General Licensing and Security Regulation
8 The General Licensing and Security Regulation applies to the direct selling business.
Duty to provide identification card
9(1) Every licensee must provide every individual who engages in direct selling business on behalf of the licensee with an identification card that
(a) shows the individual’s name and the name, address and licence number of the licensee on whose behalf the individual is acting, and
(b) is signed by the signing authority appointed by the licensee.
(2) An individual who has been given an identification card must produce it when requested to do so by
(a) a customer or potential customer,
(b) an inspector or the Director, or
(c) a peace officer as defined in the Provincial Offences Procedure Act.
(3) An individual who ceases to act on behalf of a licensee must as soon as is reasonably possible after ceasing to act return the identification card to the licensee.
10 A contravention of section 2(4) or 9 is, for the purposes of section 162 of the Act, an offence.
11 A licence under the Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation (AR 315/82) is continued as a licence under this Regulation.
12 The Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation (AR 315/82) is repealed.
13 For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on June 30, 2020.
AR 190/99 s13;108/2002;70/2012;74/2015
Coming into force
14 This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 1999.