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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1187. )

CHAPTER 4. Pest Control [11701 - 11897]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4 amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 4. )

ARTICLE 4. Violations [11791 - 11792]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


It is unlawful for any person subject to this division to do any of the following:

(a) Make any false or fraudulent claim, or misrepresent the effects of material or method to be applied, apply any worthless or improper material, or otherwise engage in any unfair practices.

(b) Operate in a faulty, careless, or negligent manner.

(c) Refuse or neglect to comply with this division, or any regulation issued pursuant to this division, or any lawful order of the commissioner or the director.

(d) Refuse or neglect to keep and maintain the records which are required by this division, or to make reports when and as required.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1192, Sec. 1.)


It is also unlawful for any person that is subject to this division to do any of the following:

(a) Make any false or fraudulent record or report.

(b) Operate in any county without first having registered with the commissioner.

(c) Operate equipment with incompetent or unqualified persons in charge of the equipment.

(d) Make any false or fraudulent statement, record, or report or use any fraud or misrepresentation in connection with meeting any license requirement found in this division.

(e) Cheat on or subvert a licensing examination. As used in this subdivision, “subvert” includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized possession, reproduction, or distribution of any portion of the licensing examination.

(f) Fail to comply with the provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 14001) of Division 7.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 92, Sec. 74. (SB 1289) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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