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

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

CHAPTER 14. Structural Pest Control Operators [8500 - 8697.4]

  ( Chapter 14 repealed and added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1163. )

ARTICLE 8. Revenue [8670 - 8676]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1163. )

8670.
  

As used in this chapter, “original operator’s license” means an operator’s license that is not a renewal license.

(Added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 1163.)

8671.
  

As used in this chapter, “renewal operator’s license” means a license issued to an individual who had an operator’s license unrevoked and unsuspended on June 30th of the preceding renewal period.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1348, Sec. 79. Operative January 1, 1987, by Sec. 97 of Ch. 1348.)

8672.
  

As used in this chapter, “original field representative’s license” means a field representative’s license issued to an individual who did not have a license on the preceding June 30th.

For the purpose of this chapter, a renewal field representative’s license means a field representative’s license issued to an individual who had a field representative’s license on June 30th of the preceding renewal period.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 360, Sec. 9.)

8672.1.
  

(a) As used in this chapter, “original applicator’s license” means an applicator’s license issued for an individual who did not have a license on the preceding June 30.

(b) For the purposes of this chapter, a renewal of an applicator’s license means an applicator’s license issued to an individual who had an applicator’s license on June 30 of the preceding renewal period.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 560, Sec. 36. (SB 1244) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8673.
  

License fees shall not be prorated unless an individual licensed as an operator, a field representative, or an applicator requests an earlier expiration date of one of the licenses in accordance with Section 8590. All license and registration fees shall be paid in advance of the issuance of the license or registration, and all examination fees shall be paid in advance of the examination.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 560, Sec. 37. (SB 1244) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8674.
  

The fees prescribed by this chapter are the following:

(a) A duplicate license fee of not more than two dollars ($2).

(b) A fee for filing a change of name of a licensee of not more than two dollars ($2).

(c) An operator’s examination fee of not more than one hundred dollars ($100).

(d) An operator’s license fee of not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(e) An operator’s license renewal fee of not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(f) A company registration fee of not more than one hundred twenty dollars ($120).

(g) A branch office registration fee of not more than sixty dollars ($60).

(h) A field representative’s examination fee of not more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(i) A field representative’s license fee of not more than forty-five dollars ($45).

(j) A field representative’s license renewal fee of not more than forty-five dollars ($45).

(k) An applicator’s examination fee of not more than sixty dollars ($60).

(l) An applicator’s license fee of not more than fifty dollars ($50).

(m) An applicator’s license renewal fee of not more than fifty dollars ($50).

(n) An activity form fee, per property address, of not more than three dollars ($3).

(o) A fee for certifying a copy of an activity form of not more than three dollars ($3).

(p) A fee for filing a change of a registered company’s name, principal office address, or branch office address, qualifying manager, or the names of a registered company’s officers, or bond or insurance of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25) for each change.

(q) A fee for approval of continuing education providers of not more than fifty dollars ($50).

(r) A pesticide use report filing fee of not more than five dollars ($5) for each pesticide use report or combination of use reports representing a registered structural pest control company’s total county pesticide use for the month.

(s) A fee for approval of continuing education courses of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25).

(t) (1) Any person who pays a fee pursuant to subdivision (r) shall, in addition, pay a fee of two dollars ($2) for each pesticide use stamp or stamp number purchased from the board. Notwithstanding any other law, the fee established pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited into the Structural Pest Control Research Fund that is hereby continued in existence and continuously appropriated to be used only for structural pest control research.

(2) A charge for administrative expenses of the board in an amount not to exceed 5 percent of the amount collected and deposited in the Structural Pest Control Research Fund may be assessed against the fund. The charge shall be limited to expenses directly related to the administration of the fund.

(3) The board shall, by regulation, establish a five-member research advisory panel, including, but not limited to, representatives from the Structural Pest Control Board, the structural pest control industry, the Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the University of California. The panel, or other entity designated by the board, shall solicit on behalf of the board all requests for proposals and present to the panel all proposals that meet the criteria established by the panel. The panel shall review the proposals and recommend to the board which proposals to accept. The recommendations shall be accepted upon a two-thirds vote of the board. The board shall direct the panel, or other entity designated by the board, to prepare and issue the research contracts and authorize the transfer of funds from the Structural Pest Control Research Fund to the applicants whose proposals were accepted by the board.

(4) A charge for requests for proposals, contracts, and monitoring of contracted research shall not exceed 5 percent of the research funds available each year and shall be paid from the Structural Pest Control Research Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 560, Sec. 38.5. (SB 1244) Effective January 1, 2015.)

8675.
  

The delinquent penalty for a renewal of any license issued under this chapter applied for after the expiration date of the license shall be 50 percent of the fee required for the renewal of the license applied for before the expiration date but not more than one hundred dollars ($100).

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 829, Sec. 106.5. Effective January 1, 1997.)

8676.
  

The Department of Consumer Affairs shall receive and account for all moneys collected under this chapter at the end of each month, and shall pay it into the Treasury to the credit of the Structural Pest Control Fund, which is hereby continued in existence.

The moneys in this fund shall be expended for the pro rata cost of administration of the Department of Consumer Affairs and for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 14. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

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