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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 11.3. Private Investigators [7512 - 7573.5]

  ( Chapter 11.3 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 7. Revenue [7570 - 7573]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. )

7570.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are as follows:

(a) The application and examination fee for an original license shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(b) The application fee for an original branch office certificate shall not exceed thirty dollars ($30).

(c) The fee for an original license for a private investigator shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175).

(d) The renewal fee is as follows:

(1) For a license as a private investigator, the fee shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).

(2) For a branch office certificate for a private investigator, the fee shall not exceed thirty dollars ($30).

(e) The delinquency fee is 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of expiration.

(f) A reinstatement fee is equal to the amount of the renewal fee plus the regular delinquency fee.

(g) The fee for reexamination of an applicant or his or her qualified manager shall not exceed fifteen dollars ($15).

(h) The processing fee for the assignment of a license pursuant to Section 7530 shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).

(i) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 800, Sec. 17) by Stats. 2017, Ch. 569, Sec. 36. (SB 559) Effective January 1, 2018. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, by its own provisions. See later operative version, as amended by Sec. 37 of Stats. 2017, Ch. 569.)

7570.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are as follows:

(a) The application and examination fee for an original license shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(b) The application fee for an original branch office certificate shall not exceed thirty dollars ($30).

(c) The fee for an original license for a private investigator shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175).

(d) The renewal fee is as follows:

(1) For a license as a private investigator, the fee shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).

(2) For a branch office certificate for a private investigator, the fee shall not exceed thirty dollars ($30).

(e) The delinquency fee is 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of expiration.

(f) A reinstatement fee is equal to the amount of the renewal fee plus the regular delinquency fee.

(g) The fee for reexamination of an applicant or his or her qualified manager shall not exceed fifteen dollars ($15).

(h) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2021.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 800, Sec. 18) by Stats. 2017, Ch. 569, Sec. 37. (SB 559) Effective January 1, 2018. Section operative January 1, 2021, by its own provisions.)

7570.1.
  

The fee for processing fingerprints for all registrations and licenses is that amount charged the bureau by the Department of Justice.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7571.
  

The Department of Consumer Affairs shall receive and account for all money derived from the operation of this chapter and, at the end of each month, shall report such money to the Controller and shall pay it to the Treasurer, who shall keep the money in a separate fund known as the Private Investigator Fund. All money in the Private Investigator Fund shall be expended in accordance with law by the bureau for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter when appropriated by the Legislature. Effective July 1, 1995, the department shall propose a separate budget and expenditure statement and a separate revenue statement outlining all money derived from and expended for the licensing and regulation of private investigators in accordance with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7572.
  

All money derived from the licensing and regulation of private investigators shall be expended exclusively on the licensing and regulation of private investigators. If, at the end of any fiscal year, the money derived from the licensing of private investigators and not expended pursuant to this section is an amount which equals or is more than the money necessary for the regulation of private investigators for the next two fiscal years, license or other fees shall be reduced during the following fiscal year in an amount which will reduce any surplus money derived from the licensing of private investigators to an amount less than the money expended for the regulation of private investigators for the next two fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7573.
  

Application or license fees shall not be refunded except in accordance with Section 158.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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