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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 11.5. Private Security Services [7580 - 7588.8]

  ( Chapter 11.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 8. Revenue [7588 - 7588.6]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 6. )

7588.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are as follows:

(a) The application and examination fee for an original license for a private patrol operator may not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(b) The application fee for an original branch office certificate for a private patrol operator may not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(c) The fee for an original license for a private patrol operator may not exceed seven hundred dollars ($700).

(d) The renewal fee is as follows:

(1) For a license as a private patrol operator, the fee may not exceed seven hundred dollars ($700).

(2) For a branch office certificate for a private patrol operator, the fee may not exceed seventy-five dollars ($75).

(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 manager shall be the actual cost to the bureau for developing, purchasing, grading, and administering each examination.

(h) Registration fees pursuant to this chapter are as follows:

(1) A registration fee for a security guard shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(2) A security guard registration renewal fee shall not exceed thirty-five dollars ($35).

(i) Fees to carry out other provisions of this chapter are as follows:

(1) A firearms qualification fee may not exceed eighty dollars ($80).

(2) A firearms requalification fee may not exceed sixty dollars ($60).

(3) An initial baton certification fee may not exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(4) An application fee and renewal fee for certification as a firearms training facility or a baton training facility may not exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(5) An application fee and renewal fee for certification as a firearms training instructor or a baton training instructor may not exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 800, Sec. 45. Effective January 1, 2017.)

7588.1.
  

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. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7588.2.
  

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 Security Services Fund. All money in the Private Security Services 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 security services in accordance with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7588.3.
  

All money derived from the licensing and regulation of persons licensed under this chapter shall be expended exclusively on the licensing and regulation of these persons. If, at the end of any fiscal year, the money derived from this licensing and not expended pursuant to this section is an amount which equals or is more than the money necessary for the regulation of licensees 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 to an amount less than the money expended for the regulation of licensees for the next two fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7588.4.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7588.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of Consumer Affairs is authorized to temporarily reduce fees required by either paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 7588, or both, upon receipt of federal funds by the Department of Consumer Affairs for implementation of this act or any enhancement of private security services in this state, provided that the funds received are sufficient to justify the reduction.

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 886, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2003.)

7588.6.
  

(a) A peace officer of this state or a political subdivision thereof who engages in off-duty employment solely and exclusively as a security guard or security officer, and who is required to be registered as a security guard or security officer pursuant to this chapter, shall only be subject to the fees required by subdivision (h) of Section 7588.

(b) A peace officer shall also be subject to the fees required by paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (i) of Section 7588 if the peace officer carries or uses a firearm as part of the off-duty employment and has not received approval of his or her primary employer, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (i) of Section 7583.9, to carry a firearm while working as a security guard or security officer, and has not submitted verification of that approval to the bureau pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 7583.9.

(Added by renumbering Section 7588.2 (as added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 689, Sec. 3) by Stats. 2015, Ch. 303, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2016.)

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