Assembly Bill
No. 3161

Introduced by Assembly Member Chen

February 21, 2020

An act to add Section 7590.6 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


AB 3161, as introduced, Chen. Alarm companies.
Existing law, the Alarm Company Act, provides for the regulation of alarm companies by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, which is under the supervision and control of the Director of Consumer Affairs. The act requires an alarm company operator to be licensed and provides specified other registration, certification, and permitting requirements for certain alarm company employees and business locations, including, among others, registration as an alarm agent, certification as a qualified manager, and registration for a branch office. The act also provides for the issuance of firearms permits to licensees, qualified managers, designated branch office managers, and alarm agents, as specified.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Consumer Affairs to enter into a contract with a vendor for the licensing and enforcement of the BreEZe system, which is a specified integrated, enterprisewide enforcement case management and licensing system, as specified.
This bill, on and after July 1, 2021, would require all applications under the act to be submitted electronically through the BreEZe system.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


 Section 7590.6 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

 (a) Notwithstanding any law, any application for a license, registration, certificate, or permit required by this chapter shall be submitted electronically through the BreEZe system, including, but not limited to, applications for an original, renewal, reinstatement, or replacement license, registration, certificate, or permit.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2021.