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DIVISION 2. ADMINISTRATION [1500 - 3093]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

CHAPTER 2.5. Licenses Issued by California Highway Patrol [2500 - 2574]

  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1309. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [2500 - 2505]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1309. )

2500.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all licenses issued by the Department of the California Highway Patrol unless the particular provisions applicable to each license otherwise provide.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 1309.)

2501.
  

The Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol may issue licenses for the operation of privately owned or operated ambulances used to respond to emergency calls, armored cars, fleet owner inspection and maintenance stations, and for the transportation of hazardous material, including the transportation of explosives. The licenses shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and regulations adopted by the commissioner pursuant thereto. All licenses issued by the commissioner shall expire one year from the date of issue. Licenses may be renewed upon application and payment of the renewal fees if the application for renewal is made within the 30-day period prior to the date of expiration. Persons whose licenses have expired shall immediately cease the activity requiring a license, but the commissioner shall accept applications for renewal during the 30-day period following the date of expiration if they are accompanied by the new license fee. A license shall not be renewed when the application is received more than 30 days after the date of expiration.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 294, Sec. 2) by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 534. (AB 731) Effective January 1, 2016.)

2502.
  

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, each application for a new or renewal license shall be accompanied by a fee of ten dollars ($10) for a new license or five dollars ($5) for a renewal license. This subdivision does not apply to licenses for transportation of hazardous material or operation of ambulances.

(b) Each application for a new or renewal license for the operation of ambulances shall be accompanied by a fee not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) for a new license or one hundred fifty dollars ($150) for a renewal license.

(c) Each application for a new or renewal license to transport hazardous material shall be accompanied by a fee of not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) for a new license and not to exceed seventy-five dollars ($75) for a renewal license.

(d) Each application shall be made upon a form furnished by the commissioner. It shall contain information concerning the applicant’s background and experience which the commissioner may prescribe, in addition to other information required by law.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 539, Sec. 26. Effective January 1, 1997.)

2503.
  

(a) Licenses issued by the commissioner shall not be transferable. A change in ownership or control of the licensed activity shall render the existing license null and void and a new license shall be required. A change in ownership or control includes, but is not limited to, a change in corporate status, or a stock transfer of shares possessing more than 50 percent of the voting power of the corporation. A change in ownership or control does not include the addition or deletion of partners, officers, directors, or board members comprising 50 percent or less ownership or control of the licensed activity if both of the following are complied with:

(1) The new partners, officers, directors, or board members have not committed any acts described in Section 2541.

(2) An amended license application form indicating the changes and any other information required pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 2502 is submitted to the commissioner within 10 days of the change.

(b) In the event of a change of name, not involving a change of ownership or control, the license shall be returned to the commissioner for cancellation, and a new license application form shall be submitted. The commissioner shall cancel the returned license and issue a new license for the unexpired term without a fee.

(c) In the event of loss, destruction, or mutilation of a license issued by the commissioner, the person to whom it was issued may obtain a duplicate upon paying a fee of five dollars ($5). Any person who loses a license issued by the commissioner and who, after obtaining a duplicate, finds the original license, shall immediately surrender the original license to the commissioner.

(d) Any change of address or relocation of a licensed service shall be reported to the commissioner within 10 days.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 1008, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

2504.
  

It is unlawful to violate any regulation adopted by the commissioner pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1067.)

2505.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 2501 and 2502, for the purpose of staggering license renewals subject to this chapter, the commissioner may, during any 12-month period, issue licenses that expire 6 to 18 months from the date of issue. Subsequent renewal of these licenses shall be for a period of 12 months. Fees with respect to these licenses for more or less than one year shall be prorated accordingly.

This section applies only to licenses for the transportation of hazardous materials established on or after January 1, 1982.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1230, Sec. 8.)

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