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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
SECTION 7506.3-7506.14



7506.3.  Except as otherwise provided in this article, every person
entering the employ of, or contracting with, a licensee or multiple
licensee after the effective date of this article shall immediately
complete an application for an initial registration or a
reregistration and file the appropriate application with the chief
within 15 working days after the commencement of employment or
contracted services for the licensee or multiple licensee for whom
the applicant is employed or contracted. Applicants for registration
must be at least 18 years of age. An applicant who declares as true
any material matter pursuant to this section that he or she knows to
be false is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (a) An initial registration application shall be required of those
persons who have not previously submitted an application for
registration, or been registered as a registrant.
   (b) A reregistration application shall be required of those
persons who have previously submitted or been registered as a
registrant.
   (c) No registrant of a multiple licensee shall be required to file
more than one application for registration or reregistration for
each multiple licensee.
   (d) The application form shall contain a statement informing the
applicant that a false or dishonest answer to a question may be
grounds for denial or subsequent suspension or revocation of a
registration or reregistration.



7506.4.  The application for an initial registration or a
reregistration under this article shall be on a form prescribed by
the director and shall be accompanied by the fee provided for in
Section 7511.



7506.5.  All information obtained on the application shall be
confidential pursuant to the Information Practices Act (Chapter 1
(commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3
of the Civil Code) and shall not be released to the public except for
the registrant's full name, the licensee's name and address, and the
registration number. The application shall be verified and shall
include:
   (a) The full name, residence address, residence telephone number,
date and place of birth, and driver's license number of the applicant
or registrant.
   (b) A statement listing any and all names used by the applicant or
registrant, other than the name by which he or she is currently
known. If the applicant or registrant has never used a name other
than his or her true name, this fact shall be set forth in the
statement.
   (c) The name and address of the licensee and the date the
employment or contract commenced.
   (d) The title of the position occupied by the applicant or
registrant and a description of his or her duties.
   (e) Two recent photographs of the applicant or registrant, of a
type prescribed by the chief, and two classifiable sets of his or her
fingerprints, one set of which shall be forwarded to the Federal
Bureau of Investigation for purposes of a background check.
   (f) The bureau may impose a fee not to exceed three dollars ($3)
for processing classifiable fingerprint cards submitted by
applicants, excluding those submitted into an electronic fingerprint
system using electronic fingerprint technology.



7506.6.  Qualified certificate holders who comply with other
provisions of this chapter are not required to register under this
article.


7506.7.  Employees of a licensee who are engaged exclusively in
stenographic, typing, filing, clerical, in-office skip tracing, or
other office activities are not required to register under this
article.


7506.8.  (a) The director may refuse to register any applicant if
the individual has failed to pay any or all fines assessed pursuant
to Section 7501.7 and not resolved in accordance with that section,
or has committed any act that, if committed by a licensee, would be
grounds for refusing to issue a license or for the suspension or
revocation of a license under this chapter, or has committed acts or
crimes constituting grounds for denial of a license under Section
480.
   The denial shall be in writing and shall describe the basis for
the denial. The denial shall inform the applicant that if he or she
desires a hearing to contest the denial, the hearing shall be
requested of the director, in writing, within 30 days of the issuance
of the denial.
   When a hearing is held under this section, it shall be conducted
in accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part
1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
   (b) The director may suspend or revoke a registration if the
registrant has committed any act that, if committed by a licensee,
would be grounds for refusing to issue a license or for the
suspension or revocation of a license under this chapter.



7506.9.  (a) Upon the issuance of the initial registration,
reregistration or renewal, the chief shall issue to the registrant a
suitable pocket identification card. At the request of the
registrant, the identification card may include a photograph of the
registrant. The photograph shall be of a size prescribed by the
bureau. The card shall contain the name of the licensee with whom the
registrant is registered. The applicant may request to be issued an
enhanced pocket card that shall be composed of durable material and
may incorporate technologically advanced security features. The
bureau may charge a fee sufficient to reimburse the department for
costs for furnishing the enhanced pocket card. The fee charged may
not exceed the actual cost for system development, maintenance, and
processing necessary to provide the service, and may not exceed six
dollars ($6). If the applicant does not request an enhanced card, the
department shall issue a standard card at no cost to the applicant.
   (b) Until the registration certificate is issued or denied, a
person may be assigned to work with a temporary registration on a
secure form prescribed by the chief, and issued by the qualified
certificate holder, that has been embossed by the bureau with the
state seal for a period not to exceed 120 days from the date the
employment or contract commenced, provided the person signs a
declaration under penalty of perjury that he or she has not been
convicted of a felony or committed any other act constituting grounds
for denial of a registration pursuant to Section 7506.8 (unless he
or she declares that the conviction of a felony or the commission of
a specified act or acts occurred prior to the issuance of a
registration by the chief and the conduct was not the cause of any
subsequent suspension or termination of a registration), and that he
or she has read and understands the provisions of this chapter.
   (c) The chief shall issue an additional temporary registration for
not less than 60 days nor more than 120 days, if the chief
determines that the investigation of the applicant will take longer
to complete than the initial temporary registration time period.
   (d) No person shall perform the duties of a registrant for a
licensee unless the person has in his or her possession a valid
repossessor registration card or evidence of a valid temporary
registration or registration renewal as described in subdivision (b)
of this section or subdivision (c) of Section 7506.10. Every person,
while engaged in any activity for which licensure is required, shall
display his or her valid pocket card as provided by regulation.




7506.10.  (a) Every initial registration shall expire one year
following the date of issuance, unless renewed as provided in this
section, except for those registrations issued on or after January 1,
1984, which shall expire on December 31, 1985, and every year
thereafter, unless renewed as provided in this section. A renewal
registration shall expire two years following the date of renewal,
unless renewed as provided in this section.
   (b) At least 60 days prior to the expiration, the bureau shall
mail a renewal form to the registrant at the licensee's place of
business. A registrant who desires to renew his or her registration
shall forward to the bureau for each registration the properly
completed renewal form obtained from the bureau, with the renewal fee
prescribed by this chapter, for renewal of his or her registration.
Until the registration renewal certificate is issued, a registrant
may continue to work with a temporary registration renewal
certificate on a secure form prescribed by the chief and issued by
the qualified certificate holder that has been embossed by the bureau
with the state seal for a period not to exceed 120 days from the
date of expiration of the registration.
   (c) A licensee shall provide to his or her registrants information
regarding procedures for renewal of registration.
   (d) A registration that is not renewed within 60 days after its
expiration may not be renewed. If the registration is renewed within
60 days after its expiration, the registrant, as a condition
precedent to renewal, shall pay the renewal fee and also pay the
delinquency fee prescribed in this chapter. Registrants working with
expired registrations shall pay all accrued fees and penalties prior
to renewal or reregistration.
   (e) 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).
   (f) Upon renewal, evidence of renewal, as the director may
prescribe, shall be issued to the registrant. If evidence of renewal
has not been delivered to the registrant prior to the date of
expiration, the registrant may present evidence of renewal to
substantiate continued registration for a period not to exceed 60
days after the date of expiration or a temporary registration renewal
certificate as described in subdivision (b).
   (g) A registration shall not be renewed until any and all fines
assessed pursuant to this chapter and not resolved in accordance with
this chapter have been paid.



7506.11.  (a) Each registration is valid until the registrant ceases
performing services for the licensee indicated on the registration
card or until the registration expires.
   (b) Each person registered under this article shall notify the
chief, in writing, within 30 days of any change in employment or
contract status with a licensee. If the person ceases to be employed
by or perform services for a licensee, the licensee shall notify the
chief, in writing, within 30 days. The registered individual shall
surrender his or her registration card to the licensee. The licensee
shall forward the registration card to the chief. If at some
subsequent time the person is again employed or retained by a
licensee, he or she shall apply for reregistration in the manner
provided in this article.
   (c) Each registrant, while registered, shall notify the chief, in
writing, within 30 days after any change in his or her residence
address.


7506.12.  The proceedings under this article shall be conducted in
accordance with Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and the director
shall have all the powers granted therein.




7506.13.  (a) The licensee shall at all times be responsible for
ascertaining that his or her registrants are currently registered or
have made proper application for registration as provided in this
article. The licensee may not have in his or her employment or under
contract a person subject to registration who has not registered
within the time required or whose registration has expired or been
revoked, denied, suspended, or canceled.
   (b) The bureau shall keep current and accurate records of all
persons registered under this article.



7506.14.  If the chief determines that continued services by an
applicant for registration in his or her current capacity may present
undue hazard to public safety, the licensee, upon proper
notification from the chief, shall suspend the applicant from
rendering services in that capacity until the licensee is notified in
writing by the chief within 60 days from the date of notification of
suspension that the applicant's registration has been approved or
denied.