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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 8.5. Locksmiths [6980 - 6981]

  ( Chapter 8.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1263, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 9. Revenue [6980.79 - 6980.84]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1263, Sec. 5. )

6980.79.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are those fixed in the following schedule:

(a) A locksmith license application fee may not exceed thirty dollars ($30).

(b) An original license and renewal fee for a locksmith license may not exceed forty-five dollars ($45).

(c) A branch office registration fee and branch office renewal fee may not exceed thirty-five dollars ($35).

(d) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the reinstatement fee as required by Section 6980.28 is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(e) An initial registration fee for an employee may not exceed twenty dollars ($20).

(f) A registration renewal fee for an employee performing the services of a locksmith may not exceed twenty dollars ($20).

(g) The fingerprint processing fee is that amount charged the bureau by the Department of Justice.

(h) All applicants seeking a license pursuant to this chapter shall also remit to the bureau the fingerprint fee that is charged to the bureau by the Department of Justice.

(i) The fee for a “Certificate of Licensure” may not exceed twenty dollars ($20).

(j) A delinquency fee is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(k) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2018, and, as of January 1, 2019, is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429, Sec. 16. (SB 547) Effective January 1, 2018. Inoperative July 1, 2018. Repealed as of January 1, 2019, by its own provisions. See later operative version added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429.)

6980.79.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are those fixed in the following schedule:

(a) A locksmith license application fee shall be at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275).

(b) An original license fee for a locksmith license shall be at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275), and a renewal fee for a locksmith license shall be at least five hundred dollars ($500) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed five hundred fifty dollars ($550).

(c) A branch office initial registration fee shall be at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275), and a branch office renewal fee shall be at least one hundred fifty dollars ($150) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed one hundred sixty-five dollars ($165).

(d) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the reinstatement fee as required by Section 6980.28 is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(e) An initial registration fee for an employee performing the services of a locksmith shall be at least fifty-five dollars ($55) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed sixty dollars ($60).

(f) A registration renewal fee for an employee performing the services of a locksmith shall be at least forty dollars ($40) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed forty-four dollars ($44).

(g) The fingerprint processing fee is that amount charged to the bureau by the Department of Justice.

(h) All applicants seeking a license pursuant to this chapter shall also remit to the bureau the fingerprint fee that is charged to the bureau by the Department of Justice.

(i) The fee for a Certificate of Licensure, as specified in Section 6980.24, shall be at least twenty-five dollars ($25).

(j) A delinquency fee is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(k) The fee for an endorsed verification of licensure or registration shall be twenty-five dollars ($25). The verification document shall include the license or registration number, the date of issuance and expiration of the license or registration, the current license or registration status, the date of the endorsement, an embossed seal, and the signature of the chief.

(l) The fee for the replacement of a lost or destroyed registration card, license, or certificate authorized by this chapter shall be twenty-five dollars ($25). The request for a replacement of a registration card, license, or certificate shall be made in the manner prescribed by the bureau.

(m) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

(Repealed (in Sec. 16) and added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429, Sec. 17. (SB 547) Effective January 1, 2018. Section operative July 1, 2018, by its own provisions.)

6980.80.
  

The initial application fee is considered an earned fee at the time an application for a license is received by the bureau. No refund shall be made to the applicant in the event that the applicant is found to lack the required qualifications, or is otherwise denied a license pursuant to this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1263, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

6980.81.
  

(a) The bureau shall report each month to the Controller the amount and source of all revenue received pursuant to this chapter and shall pay the entire amount thereof into the State Treasury for credit to the Private Security Services Fund.

(b) All moneys paid into the Private Security Services Fund pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be used for the purposes of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 74, Sec. 17. Effective July 19, 2005.)

6980.82.
  

The director shall furnish one copy of the licensing law and rules and regulations to any applicant or licensee without charge. The director shall charge and collect a fee equivalent to the cost of producing such laws, rules and regulations, manuals, or guides, plus sales tax for each additional copy which may be furnished on request to any applicant or licensee, and for each copy furnished on request to any other person. All moneys derived pursuant to this section, except for any sales tax collected, shall be used to cover the costs of producing copies of these laws, rules and regulations, manuals, or guides. All moneys collected for sales tax shall be remitted to the State Board of Equalization.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 74, Sec. 18. Effective July 19, 2005.)

6980.83.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1263, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

6980.84.
  

(a) There shall be a separate budget and expenditure statement, and a separate revenue statement, outlining all moneys derived from, and expended for, the licensing and regulation of locksmiths and registrants in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) If, at the end of any fiscal year, the moneys derived from the licensing of locksmiths and registrants is in surplus in an amount equal or greater than the moneys necessary for the regulation of locksmiths and registrants for the next two fiscal years, license or other fees shall be reduced during the following fiscal year by an amount that will reduce any surplus moneys derived from the licensing of locksmiths and registrants to an amount less than the moneys expended for the regulation of locksmiths and registrants for the next two fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1263, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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