2005 California Business and Professions Code Sections 7512-7514 Article 1. General
7512. This chapter may be cited as the Private Investigator Act. 7512.1. As used in this chapter, "director" means the Director of Consumer Affairs, unless the context indicates otherwise. 7512.2. The director shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter. 7512.3. As used in this chapter, "person" includes any individual, firm, company, association, organization, partnership, and corporation. 7512.4. As used in this chapter, "bureau" means the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. 7512.5. As used in this chapter, "chief" means the Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. 7512.6. As used in this chapter, "licensee" means a person licensed under this chapter. 7512.7. As used in this chapter, "manager" means the individual under whose direction, control, charge, or management the business of a licensee is operated. 7512.10. As used in this chapter, "employer" means a person who employs an individual for wages or salary, lists the individual on the employer's payroll records, and withholds all legally required deductions and contributions. 7512.11. As used in this chapter, "employee" means an individual who works for an employer, is listed on the employer's payroll records, and is under the employer's direction and control. 7512.12. As used in this chapter, "employer-employee" relationship means a relationship in which an individual works for another, the individual's name appears on the payroll records of the employer, and the employee is under the direction and control of the employer. 7512.13. As used in this chapter, "firearm permit" includes "firearms permit," "firearms qualification card," "firearms qualification," and "firearms qualification permit." 7513. Every power and duty granted to or imposed upon the director may be exercised by any other officer or employee of the Department of Consumer Affairs authorized by the director, but the director shall have the supervision of and the responsibility for all powers and duties exercised by these officers and employees. 7513.5. The director may, in accordance with the State Civil Service Act and subject to the provisions of Section 159.5, appoint and fix the compensation of inspectors, investigators, and other personnel as may be necessary for the enforcement of this chapter. 7514. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as entitling any person to practice law in this state unless he or she is an active member of the State Bar of California.
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