Private Security Services Act Updates for 2018
1. Senate Bill 547 (Chapter 429):
a. Revises the implementation date for the assessment that will be required for a BSIS firearms permit applicant who is a security guard registrant to “January 1, 2018, or on a date to be determined by the bureau, but no later than July 1, 2018”. (BPC Sections 7583.23 and 7583.47)...
b. Effective July 1, 2018 revises various fees in the Private Security Services Act including those listed below. (BPC 7588)
i. Private Patrol Operator Application/Examination and License Fees: $550 for application and $770 for licensure for initial license and $900 for renewal.
ii. Security Guard Registration Fees: $55 for initial registration and $40 for renewal.
iii. Firearms Training Facility Certificate Fees: $800 for initial certification and $750 for renewal.
iv. Baton Training Facility Certificate Fees: $700 for initial certification and $550 for renewal.
v. Firearms Training Instructor Certificate Fees: $350 for initial certification and $300 for renewal.
vi. Baton Training Instructor Certificate Fees: $350 for initial certification and $275 for renewal.
vii. Firearms Permit Fees: $100 for initial permit issuance and $80 for renewal.
2. Senate Bill 800 (Chapter 573): Eliminates the requirement that when a licensee, qualified manager of licensee, or guard registrant holds a BSIS firearms permit, that the expiration date of the licensee or registration be synchronized with the expiration date of the firearms permit. (BPC Sections 7583.20 and 7586)
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