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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 12. FIRES AND FIRE PROTECTION [13000 - 14960]

  ( Division 12 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 2. FIRE PROTECTION [13100 - 13263]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 1.5. Portable Fire Extinguishers [13160 - 13190.4]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802. )

ARTICLE 2. Licensing [13163 - 13174]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802. )

13163.
  

No person shall engage in the business of, nor perform for a fee, the servicing, charging, or testing of portable fire extinguishers without a license issued by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to this chapter expressly authorizing such person to perform such acts.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13164.
  

Application for a license to engage in the business of, or perform for a fee, the servicing, charging, or testing of portable fire extinguishers shall be made in writing to the State Fire Marshal on forms provided by him and shall be accompanied by the fees prescribed in this chapter. A separate application for license shall be made for each separate place of business location of the applicant for license.

The application shall be signed by the applicant. If the application is made by a partnership, it shall be signed by each partner. If the application is made by a corporation or association other than a partnership, it shall be signed by the principal officer thereof and, in the case of applications by corporations, bear the seal of the corporation. The application shall also include written authorization by the applicant permitting the State Fire Marshal and any of his properly authorized employees to enter, examine and inspect any premises, building, room, or establishment used by the applicant in servicing, charging, or testing portable fire extinguishers to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the regulations and standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal pursuant to Section 13160.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13165.
  

Following receipt of the properly completed application and prescribed fees, and compliance with the provisions of this part and the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 13160, the State Fire Marshal shall issue a license.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13166.
  

Original licenses shall be valid from the date of issuance through December 31st of the year in which issued. Thereafter, each license shall be renewed annually and renewals thereof shall be valid from January 1st through December 31st.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13167.
  

Application for renewal shall be made on or before November 1st of the year in which the current license expires. Application for renewal shall be made in writing on forms provided by the State Fire Marshal and shall be accompanied by the prescribed fees.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13168.
  

The State Fire Marshal may refuse to renew any license in the same manner and for any reason that he is authorized pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 13185) of this chapter to deny an original license. The applicant shall, upon such refusal, have the same rights as are granted by Article 4 of the chapter to an applicant for an original license which has been denied by the State Fire Marshal.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13169.
  

Every licensee shall notify the State Fire Marshal at his Sacramento office in writing within 15 days of any change of his address.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13170.
  

Any advertisement of the servicing, charging, or testing of portable fire extinguishers constitutes prima facie evidence that the premises, business, building, room, shop, store or establishment in or upon which it appears, or to which it refers, is a separate place of business location.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13171.
  

No licensee shall conduct his licensed business or solicit business under a name other than a name or names which appears on his license.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13172.
  

The State Fire Marshal shall without cost, annually notify the chief fire official of each local fire authority of the name, address and license number of each firm that is licensed pursuant to this chapter. Upon request, single copies of such list shall be furnished, without cost, to a licensed person.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13173.
  

The holder of any license shall submit such license for inspection upon request of the State Fire Marshal, any of his properly authorized employees, or any local fire official.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

13174.
  

Every licensed person shall annually, within seven days of employment and within seven days of termination of employment, report to the State Fire Marshal at his Sacramento office, the name, address, and certificate of registration number, if any, of every natural person performing any act of servicing, charging, or testing portable fire extinguishers for such licensed person.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 802.)

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