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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 20. Electronic and Appliance Repair Dealers [9800 - 9874]

  ( Heading of Chapter 20 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1161. )

ARTICLE 3. Registration Procedure [9830 - 9833]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1492. )

9830.
  

Each service dealer shall pay the fee required by this chapter for each place of business and each drop-off location, as defined by bureau regulations, operated by him or her in this state and shall register with the bureau upon forms prescribed by the director. The forms shall contain sufficient information to identify the service dealer, including name, address, retail seller’s permit number, if a permit is required under the Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code), a copy of the certificate of qualification as filed with the Secretary of State if the service dealer is a foreign corporation, and other identifying data to be prescribed by the bureau. If the business is to be carried on under a fictitious name, that fictitious name shall be stated. If the service dealer is a partnership, identifying data shall be stated for each partner. If the service dealer is a private company that does not file an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, data shall be included for each of the officers and directors of the company as well as for the individual in charge of each place of the service dealer’s business in the State of California, subject to any regulations the director may adopt. If the service dealer is a publicly held corporation or a private company that files an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it shall be sufficient for purposes of providing data for each of the officers and directors of the corporation or company to file with the director the most recent annual report on Form 10-K that is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A service dealer who does not operate a place of business in this state, but who engages in the electronic repair industry or the appliance repair industry in this state, shall hold a valid registration issued by the bureau and shall pay the registration fee required by this chapter as if he or she had a place of business in this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1275, Sec. 47. Effective January 1, 1995.)

9830.5.
  

(a) Each service contractor shall pay the fee required by this chapter for each place of business operated by him or her in this state and shall register with the bureau upon forms prescribed by the director. The forms shall contain sufficient information to identify the service contractor, including name, address, retail seller’s permit number, if a permit is required under the Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code), a copy of the certificate of qualification as filed with the Secretary of State if the service contractor is a foreign corporation, and other identifying data to be prescribed by the bureau. If the business is to be carried on under a fictitious name, that fictitious name shall be stated. If the service contractor is a partnership, identifying data shall be stated for each partner. If the service contractor is a private company that does not file an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, data shall be included for each of the officers and directors of the company as well as for the individual in charge of each place of the service contractor’s business in the State of California, subject to any regulations the director may adopt. If the service contractor is a publicly held corporation or a private company that files an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it shall be sufficient for purposes of providing data for each of the officers and directors of the corporation or company to file with the director the most recent annual report on Form 10-K that is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(b) A service contractor who does not operate a place of business in this state but who sells, issues, or administers service contracts in this state, shall hold a valid registration issued by the bureau and shall pay the registration fee required by this chapter as if he or she had a place of business in this state.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 428, Sec. 4. (AB 2740) Effective January 1, 2015. Repealed as of January 1, 2019, by its own provisions.)

9831.
  

Upon receipt of the form properly filled out and receipt of the required fee, the director shall, provided the applicant has not committed acts or crimes constituting grounds for denial of licensure under Section 480, issue the registration and send a proof of issuance to the service dealer. The director shall by regulation prescribe conditions upon which a person whose registration has previously been revoked or has previously been denied, may have his or her registration issued.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 44. Effective January 1, 2008.)

9832.
  

(a) Registrations issued under this chapter shall expire no more than 12 months after the issue date. The expiration date of registrations shall be set by the director in a manner to best distribute renewal procedures throughout the year.

(b) To renew an unexpired registration, the service dealer shall, on or before the expiration date of the registration, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.

(c) To renew an expired registration, the service dealer shall apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, pay the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date, and pay all accrued and unpaid delinquency and renewal fees.

(d) Renewal is effective on the date that the application is filed, the renewal fee is paid, and all delinquency fees are paid.

(e) For purposes of implementing the distribution of the renewal of registrations throughout the year, the director may extend by not more than six months, the date fixed by law for renewal of a registration, except that in that event any renewal fee that may be involved shall be prorated in a manner that no person shall be required to pay a greater or lesser fee than would have been required had the change in renewal dates not occurred.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 401, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 1998.)

9832.5.
  

(a) Registrations issued under this chapter shall expire no more than 12 months after the issue date. The expiration date of registrations shall be set by the director in a manner to best distribute renewal procedures throughout the year.

(b) To renew an unexpired registration, the service contractor shall, on or before the expiration date of the registration, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.

(c) To renew an expired registration, the service contractor shall apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, pay the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date, and pay all accrued and unpaid delinquency and renewal fees.

(d) Renewal is effective on the date that the application is filed, the renewal fee is paid, and all delinquency fees are paid.

(e) For purposes of implementing the distribution of the renewal of registrations throughout the year, the director may extend, by not more than six months, the date fixed by law for renewal of a registration, except that, in that event, any renewal fee that may be involved shall be prorated in such a manner that no person shall be required to pay a greater or lesser fee than would have been required had the change in renewal dates not occurred.

(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 428, Sec. 5. (AB 2740) Effective January 1, 2015. Repealed as of January 1, 2019, by its own provisions.)

9833.
  

A registrant shall notify the bureau in writing, within 30 days, of any change to the information provided by the form specified in Section 9830. A service dealer shall not be required to notify the bureau of employee changes. The director shall make regulations prescribing the procedure for keeping the registration information current.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 306, Sec. 34. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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