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Private Patrol Officers; Temporary registration cards   

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(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), an employee of a licensee may be assigned to work with a temporary registration card that indicates completion of the course in the exercise of the power to arrest until the bureau issues a registration card or denies the application for registration. However, a licensee shall not assign an employee to work with a temporary registration card unless the licensee submits the employee's application and registration fee to the bureau on or before the same business day that the employee is assigned to work as a security guard or security patrolperson performing any of the functions set forth in subdivision (a) of Section 7582.1. If a licensee assigns an employee to work with a temporary registration card on a Saturday, Sunday, or on a federal holiday, the licensee may submit the employee's application and registration fee to the bureau on the first business day immediately following the Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday. A temporary registration card shall in no event be valid for more than 120 days. However, the director may extend the expiration date beyond the 120 days at any time when there is an abnormal delay in processing applications for prospective security guards. For purposes of this section, the 120-day period shall commence on the date the applicant signs the application.

(b) An employee who has been convicted of a crime prior to applying for a position as a security guard shall not be issued a temporary registration card and shall not be assigned to work as a security guard until the bureau issues a permanent registration card. This subdivision shall apply only if the applicant for registration as a security guard has disclosed the conviction to the bureau on his or her application form or if the fact of the conviction has come to the attention of the bureau through official court or other governmental documents. In no event shall the director, the department, the bureau, the chief, or the State of California be liable for any civil damages in the event of the issuance of a temporary registration if the applicant has falsified his or her application to conceal a prior criminal conviction.

(c) A temporary registration card issued pursuant to this section shall include the name, address, and license number of the private patrol operator employer or training facility that issued the temporary registration card.

(d) An employee shall, on the first day of employment, display to the client his or her registration card or temporary registration card, when it is feasible and practical to comply with this disclosure requirement. The employee shall thereafter display to the client his or her registration card or temporary registration card upon the request of the client.

(e) "Submit," as used in subdivision (a), means any of the following:

(1) To ensure that the application and registration fee have been received by the bureau on or before the business day that the employee is assigned to work.

(2) To ensure that the application and registration fee either have been mailed to the bureau and officially postmarked with a date on or before the employee is assigned to work or have been deposited with a carrier performing overnight delivery services on or before the business day that the employee is assigned to work.

(3) To ensure, if the applicant is assigned to work on a Saturday, Sunday, or on a federal holiday, that the application and registration fee either have been mailed to the bureau and officially postmarked with a date on the first business day immediately following that Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday or have been deposited with a carrier performing overnight delivery services on the first business day immediately following that Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday.

(f) This section shall become inoperative on June 30, 2003, and, as of January 1, 2004, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2004, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 159, Sec. 27.)