CA Health & Safety Code Section 18050


Every applicant for an occupational license shall make application to the department for a license containing a general distinguishing number.


The applicant shall submit all information as may be reasonably required by the department in carrying out the provisions of this chapter, including, but not limited to, proof of successful completion within the previous six months of the appropriate department examination and proof of his or her status as a bona fide manufacturer, distributor, dealer, dealer branch, or salesperson.


The applicant shall submit an application to the department on the forms prescribed by the department. The applicant shall provide the department with information as to the applicant’s character, honesty, integrity, and reputation, as the department may consider necessary. The department, by regulation, shall prescribe what information is required of the applicant for the purposes of this subdivision.


(1)In conjunction with the license application, the applicant shall submit to the Department of Justice fingerprint images and related information required by the Department of Justice for the purposes of obtaining information as to the existence and content of a record of state or federal convictions, and state or federal arrests for which the Department of Justice establishes that the person is free on bail or on his or her recognizance pending trial or appeal.


Upon receipt of the fingerprint images and related information described in paragraph (1) from the applicant, the Department of Justice shall forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a request for federal summary criminal history information.


Upon receipt of federal summary criminal history information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice shall review that information and compile and disseminate a response to the Department of Housing and Community Development pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (p) of Section 11105 of the Penal Code.


The Department of Housing and Community Development shall request subsequent arrest notification service from the Department of Justice, as provided under Section 11105.2 of the Penal Code, for the applicant.


The Department of Justice shall charge a fee sufficient to cover the cost of processing the requests described in this subdivision.


Upon receipt of a complete application for a license that is accompanied by the appropriate fee, the department shall, within 120 days, make a thorough investigation of the information contained in the application.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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