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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 the applicant’s 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) The firearms permit fee shall be at least one hundred dollars ($100), but shall not exceed one hundred ten dollars ($110).

(j) The firearms permit renewal fee shall be at least eighty dollars ($80), but shall not exceed eighty-eight dollars ($88).

(k) The replacement fee for a lost or destroyed registration card, license, certificate, or permit authorized by this chapter shall be twenty-five dollars ($25). A request to replace a lost or destroyed registration card, license, certificate, or permit shall be made in the manner prescribed by the board.

(l) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 791, Sec. 13) by Stats. 2019, Ch. 377, Sec. 14. (SB 609) Effective January 1, 2020. Repealed as of July 1, 2020, by its own provisions. See later operative version, as amended by Sec. 15 of Stats. 2019, Ch. 377.)

7570.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are as follows:

(a) The application and examination fee for an original license shall be at least three hundred forty dollars ($340) and may be increased to not more than three hundred seventy-four dollars ($374).

(b) The application fee for an original branch office certificate shall be at least ninety dollars ($90) and may be increased to not more than ninety-nine dollars ($99).

(c) The fee for an original license for a private investigator shall be at least three hundred eighty-five dollars ($385) and may be increased to not more than four hundred twenty-four dollars ($424).

(d) The renewal fee is as follows:

(1) For a license as a private investigator, the fee shall be at least two hundred sixty-five dollars ($265) and may be increased to not more than two hundred ninety-two dollars ($292).

(2) For a branch office certificate for a private investigator, the fee shall be at least sixty-five dollars ($65) and may be increased to not more than seventy-two dollars ($72).

(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 their qualified manager shall be at least sixty dollars ($60) and may be increased to not more than sixty-six dollars ($66).

(h) The processing fee for the assignment of a license pursuant to Section 7530 shall be at least four hundred dollars ($400) and may be increased to not more than four hundred forty dollars ($440).

(i) The firearms permit fee shall be at least one hundred dollars ($100), but shall not exceed one hundred ten dollars ($110).

(j) The firearms permit renewal fee shall be at least eighty dollars ($80), but shall not exceed eighty-eight dollars ($88).

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

(l) The fee for a Certificate of Licensure, as specified in Section 7528, shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(m) The fee for an endorsed verification of licensure, certification, or permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25). The verification document shall include the history and current status of the license, certificate, or permit number, the date of the endorsement, an embossed seal, and the signature of the chief.

(n) The reinstatement fee following a suspension pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 7520.3 shall be no more than 50 percent of the renewal fee.

(o) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.

(Amended (as amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 791, Sec. 14) by Stats. 2019, Ch. 377, Sec. 15. (SB 609) Effective January 1, 2020. Section operative July 1, 2020, 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.
  

(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.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 377, Sec. 17. (SB 609) Effective January 1, 2020.)

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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