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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 10. Barbering and Cosmetology [7301 - 7426.5]

  ( Chapter 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 7. Mobile Units [7354 - 7361]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. )

7354.
  

For purposes of this article, “mobile unit” means any self-contained, self-supporting, enclosed mobile unit which is at least 24 feet in length which is licensed as an establishment for the practice of any occupation licensed by the board and which complies with this article and all health and safety regulations established by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7355.
  

(a) Any person, firm, or corporation desiring to operate a mobile unit shall make an application to the board for a license containing the information and data set forth in subdivision (b). The applicant, if an individual, or each officer, director, and partner, if the applicant is other than an individual, shall not have committed acts or crimes which are grounds for denial of licensure pursuant to Section 480. A license issued pursuant to this section shall authorize the operation of the unit only within those geographical boundaries designated by the board. Operation of the unit outside of the geographical boundaries for which the license is issued shall be unlawful, unless a license for the expanded geographic area has been obtained upon compliance with this article applicable to the issuance of a license in the first instance.

(b) Each application shall include the following:

(1) A detailed floor plan showing the location of doors, windows, restroom facilities, sinks, lift or ramps, ventilation, equipment, and dimensions of the mobile unit in compliance with this article.

(2) Proof of purchase or lease of the mobile unit and shop equipment.

(3) The required fee.

(4) Copies of applicable county and city licenses or permits to provide the mobile barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis services in each county and city of operation and the locations therein where the services will be offered.

(5) Proof of compliance with applicable city, county, and state plumbing, electrical, and fire laws.

(6) Proof of a valid California driver’s license issued to an officer or employee responsible for driving the mobile unit.

(7) A permanent base address from which the mobile unit shall operate.

(c) After initial approval of the floor plan and application has been granted, the applicant shall schedule an appointment to show the mobile unit to the board, or representative of the board, for final approval.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7356.
  

An application to transfer ownership or control of an existing licensed mobile unit shall be filed by the purchaser or lessor with the board within 10 days after purchase. Each application shall include the following:

(a) A detailed floor plan showing the location of doors, windows, restroom facilities, sinks, lift or ramps, ventilation, equipment, and dimensions of the mobile unit.

(b) Bills of sale or lease documents proving purchase or lease of existing equipment and the mobile unit.

(c) The existing mobile unit license.

(d) The required fee.

(e) Copies of applicable city and county licenses or permits to provide the mobile services in each county and city of operation issued in the new owner’s name.

(f) Proof of compliance with applicable city, county, and state plumbing, electrical, and fire laws.

(g) Proof of a valid California driver’s license issued to an officer or employee responsible for driving the mobile unit.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 38. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7357.
  

(a) Mobile units shall comply with regulations adopted by the board that assure that the unit shall be kept clean, in good repair, and in compliance with this article.

(b) Each mobile unit shall be equipped with each of the following functioning systems:

(1) A self-contained, potable water supply. The potable water tanks shall be not less than 100 gallons, and the holding tanks shall be of adequate capacity. In the event of depletion of potable water, operation shall cease until the supply is replenished.

(2) Continuous, on-demand hot water tanks which shall be not less than six-gallon capacity.

(3) A self-contained, recirculating, flush chemical toilet with holding tank.

(4) A covered galvanized, stainless steel, or other noncorrosive metal container for purposes of depositing hair clippings, refuse, and other waste materials.

(5) A split-lead generator with a remote starter, muffler, and a vent to the outside.

(6) A sealed combustible heater with an outside vent.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7358.
  

A mobile unit shall at all times be in the charge of a person licensed pursuant to this chapter except an apprentice.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 878, Sec. 48.4. Effective January 1, 1999.)

7359.
  

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to hire, employ, allow to be employed, or permit to work, in or about a mobile unit, any person who performs or practices any occupation regulated under this chapter who is not duly licensed by the board.

Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 788, Sec. 40. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7360.
  

No person having charge of a mobile unit, whether as an owner or an employee, shall permit any room, or part thereof, in which any occupation regulated under this chapter is conducted or practiced, to be used for residential purposes or for any other purpose that would tend to make the unit unsanitary, unhealthy, or unsafe, or endanger the health and safety of the consuming public.

This section shall not apply when the mobile unit is used for purposes other than the practice of any occupation regulated under this chapter outside of the designated geographical boundaries for which it is licensed.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. Operative July 1, 1992, by Sec. 10 of Ch. 1672.)

7361.
  

All laws governing establishments under this chapter, except Article 6 (commencing with Section 7346), apply to mobile units, unless otherwise provided.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1672, Sec. 3. Operative July 1, 1992, by Sec. 10 of Ch. 1672.)

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