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DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 11.6. Alarm Companies [7590 - 7599.80]

  ( Chapter 11.6 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )

ARTICLE 14. Revenue [7599.70 - 7599.75]
  ( Article 14 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. )

7599.70.
  

(a) Effective July 1, 1998, the bureau shall establish and assess fees and penalties for licensure and registration as follows:

(1) A company license application fee may not exceed thirty-five dollars ($35).

(2) An original license fee for an alarm company operator license may not exceed two hundred eighty dollars ($280). A renewal fee for an alarm company operator license may not exceed three hundred thirty-five dollars ($335).

(3) A qualified manager application and examination fee may not exceed one hundred five dollars ($105).

(4) A renewal fee for a qualified manager may not exceed one hundred twenty dollars ($120).

(5) An original license fee and renewal fee for a branch office certificate may not exceed thirty-five dollars ($35).

(6) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the reinstatement fee as required by Sections 7593.12 and 7598.17 is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(7) A fee for reexamination of an applicant for a qualified manager may not exceed two hundred forty dollars ($240).

(8) An initial registration fee for an alarm agent may not exceed seventeen dollars ($17).

(9) A registration renewal fee for an alarm agent may not exceed seven dollars ($7).

(10) A firearms qualification fee may not exceed eighty dollars ($80) and a firearms requalification fee may not exceed sixty dollars ($60).

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

(12) The processing fee required pursuant to Sections 7593.7 and 7598.14 is the amount equal to the expenses incurred to provide a photo identification card.

(13) The fee for a “Certificate of Licensure” may not exceed fifty dollars ($50).

(14) The delinquency fee is 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of expiration, but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).

(15) The processing fee for the assignment of an alarm company operator license pursuant to Section 7593.15 may not exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).

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

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429, Sec. 56. (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.)

7599.70.
  

(a) The bureau shall establish and assess fees and penalties for licensure and registration as follows:

(1) An alarm company operator license application fee shall be at least three hundred seventy dollars ($370) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed four hundred seven dollars ($407).

(2) An original license fee for an alarm company operator license shall be at least six hundred dollars ($600) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed six hundred sixty dollars ($660). A renewal fee for an alarm company operator license shall be seven hundred fifty dollars ($750) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed eight hundred twenty-five dollars ($825).

(3) A qualified manager certificate application and examination fee shall be at least three hundred fifty dollars ($350) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed three hundred eighty-five dollars ($385).

(4) A renewal fee for a qualified manager certificate shall be at least two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed two hundred forty-eight dollars ($248).

(5) An original license fee for a branch office certificate 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). A renewal fee for a branch office certificate 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).

(6) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the reinstatement fee as required by Sections 7593.12 and 7598.17 is the amount equal to the renewal fee plus a penalty of 50 percent thereof.

(7) A fee for reexamination of an applicant for a qualified manager shall be at least sixty dollars ($60) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed sixty-six dollars ($66).

(8) An initial registration fee for an alarm agent shall be at least fifty-five dollars ($55) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed sixty dollars ($60).

(9) A registration renewal fee for an alarm agent shall be at least forty dollars ($40) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed forty-four dollars ($44).

(10) A firearms permit fee shall be at least one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed one hundred ten dollars ($110), and a firearms permit renewal fee shall be at least eighty dollars ($80) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed eighty-eight dollars ($88).

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

(12) The processing fee required pursuant to Sections 7593.7 and 7598.14 is the amount equal to the expenses incurred to provide a photo identification card.

(13) The fee for a Certificate of Licensure, as specified in Section 7593.8, shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(14) The delinquency fee is 50 percent of the renewal fee in effect on the date of expiration, but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25).

(15) The processing fee for the assignment of an alarm company operator license pursuant to Section 7593.15 shall be at least four hundred dollars ($400) and may be increased to an amount not to exceed four hundred forty dollars ($440).

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

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

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

(Repealed (in Sec. 56) and added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 429, Sec. 57. (SB 547) Effective January 1, 2018. Section operative July 1, 2018, by its own provisions.)

7599.71.
  

The director shall furnish one copy of any issue or edition of the licensing law, rules and regulations, manuals, or guides 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 such 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. 19. Effective July 19, 2005.)

7599.72.
  

The department shall receive and account for all money derived from the operation of this chapter and, at the end of each month, shall report that money to the Controller and shall pay it to the Treasurer, who shall keep the money in the Private Security Services Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1285, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1995.)

7599.73.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12.)

7599.74.
  

All money derived from Section 7591.9 shall be used to support the bureau’s enforcement program.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 74, Sec. 20. Effective July 19, 2005.)

7599.75.
  

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 alarm company operators and alarm agents in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

All moneys derived from the licensing of alarm company operators and alarm agents shall be expended exclusively on the regulation of alarm company operators and alarm agents.

If at the end of any fiscal year, the moneys derived from the licensing of alarm company operators and alarm agents is in surplus in an amount which equals or is more than the moneys necessary for the regulation of alarm company operators and alarm agents 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 moneys derived from the licensing of alarm company operators and alarm agents to an amount less than the moneys expended for the regulation of alarm company operators and alarm agents for the next two fiscal years.

This section shall become operative on and after July 1, 1983.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1210, Sec. 12. Section operative July 1, 1983, by its own provisions.)

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