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DIVISION 6. PEST CONTROL OPERATIONS [11401 - 12408]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1187. )

CHAPTER 9. Pesticide Dealer Designated Agent [12251 - 12258]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 791, Sec. 2. )

12251.
  

No person shall act as a designated agent of a pest control dealer who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 12101), unless that person is licensed as a pest control dealer designated agent pursuant to this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 18. Effective January 1, 1994.)

12252.
  

(a) An application for a pest control dealer designated agent license shall be in the form prescribed by the director. Each application shall state the name and address of the applicant specified on the application and any other information required by the director. The application shall be accompanied by a fee as prescribed by the director pursuant to Section 11502.5.

(b) All licenses issued pursuant to this article shall expire on December 31 of the year for which they are issued.

(c) Licenses may be renewed annually upon application in the form prescribed by the director and upon payment of a fee as prescribed by the director pursuant to Section 11502.5. A penalty as prescribed by the director pursuant to Section 11502.5 shall be added to any license renewal fee that is not paid by the date of expiration of the previously issued license.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 741, Sec. 59. Effective January 1, 2004.)

12253.
  

Before initial license is issued, the applicant shall pass an examination to demonstrate to the director the applicant’s knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the use and sale of pesticides and the responsibility in carrying on the business of a pest control dealer.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 1994.)

12254.
  

The director shall issue to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of this chapter a pest control dealer designated agent license.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 21. Effective January 1, 1994.)

12255.
  

Every licensed pest control dealer designated agent who changes his or her address shall immediately notify the director of the new address.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 1994.)

12256.
  

The director may adopt rules and regulations that are reasonably necessary to effectuate this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1987, Ch. 791, Sec. 2.)

12257.
  

The director may, after a hearing, refuse, revoke, or suspend a pest control dealer designated agent license for violation of this chapter or Division 7 (commencing with Section 12501). The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 620, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 1994.)

12258.
  

It is unlawful for any person who is subject to this chapter to do any of the following:

(a) Fail to notify the director of any change of address.

(b) Fail to comply with the provisions of this division or Division 7 (commencing with Section 12501) relating to pesticides or the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to those provisions.

(c) Make false or fraudulent statements, or misrepresent or fail to disclose any material fact in making an application for a license or renewal of a license.

(d) Make any false or misleading statements in any written record or report relating to pesticides or involving the pest control dealer business where that person is, or was, employed.

(e) Fail to supervise employees actively in the use and sale of pesticides and exercise responsibility in carrying on the business of a pest control dealer.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 435, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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