2009 California Penal Code - Section 12423-12426 :: Article 3. PermitsPENAL CODE
12423. The Department of Justice may issue a permit for the possession and transportation of tear gas or tear gas weapons that are not intended or certified for personal self-defense purposes, upon proof that good cause exists for the issuance thereof to the applicant for this permit. The permit may also allow the applicant to install, maintain, and operate a protective system involving the use of tear gas or tear gas weapons in any place which is accurately and completely described in the application for the permit. 12424. Applications for permits shall be filed in writing, signed by the applicant if an individual, or by a member or officer qualified to sign if the applicant is a firm or corporation, and shall state the name, business in which engaged, business address and a full description of the place or vehicle in which the tear gas or tear gas weapons are to be transported, kept, installed, or maintained. If the tear gas or tear gas weapons are to be used in connection with, or to constitute, a protective system, the application shall also contain the name of the person who is to install the protective system. Applications and permits shall be uniform throughout the state upon forms prescribed by the Department of Justice. Each applicant for a permit shall pay at the time of filing his or her application a fee determined by the Department of Justice not to exceed the application processing costs of the Department of Justice. A permit granted pursuant to this article may be renewed one year from the date of issuance, and annually thereafter, upon the filing of a renewal application and the payment of a permit renewal fee not to exceed the application processing costs of the Department of Justice. After the department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse the department for processing costs, fees charged shall increase at a rate not to exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living adjustments for the department's budget. 12424.5. Notwithstanding Section 12423, a bank, a savings and loan association, a credit union, or an industrial loan company which maintains more than one office or branch may make a single annual application for a permit. In addition to the requirements set forth in this article, that application shall separately state the business address and a full description of each office or branch in which the tear gas or tear gas weapons are to be kept, installed, or maintained. Any location additions or deletions as to offices or branches shall be reported to the department within 60 days of the change. A single permit issued under this section shall allow for the possession, operation, and maintenance of tear gas at each office or branch named in the application, including location changes. 12425. Every person, firm or corporation to whom a permit is issued shall either carry the permit upon his person or keep it in the place described in the permit. The permit shall be open to inspection by any peace officer or other person designated by the authority issuing the permit. 12426. Permits issued in accordance with this article may be revoked or suspended by the issuing authority at any time when it appears that the need for the possession or transportation of the tear gas or tear gas weapons or protective system involving the use thereof, has ceased, or that the holder of the permit has engaged in an unlawful business or occupation or has wrongfully made use of the tear gas or tear gas weapons or the permit issued.
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