2021 California Code
Business and Professions Code - BPC
CHAPTER 20.3 - Automotive Repair
ARTICLE 6.5 - Vehicle Safety Systems Inspection
Section 9888.6.


(a) A licensee shall issue to the owner or driver of a vehicle a certificate of compliance on a form prescribed by the director if, after conducting an inspection of, and any necessary repair to, the safety systems of the vehicle, the licensee determines that the safety systems conform with the inspection criteria and standards adopted by the director.

(b) (1) The director may require a licensee to electronically transmit to the department a record of each certificate of compliance issued.

(2) The department may, for each transmission pursuant to this subdivision, charge a licensee a transaction fee established by the department that shall be only sufficient to cover the actual regulatory costs of administering those transmissions.

(c) The director may electronically transmit to the Department of Motor Vehicles certificates of compliance issued by licensees.

(d) (1) The director shall evaluate the feasibility of augmenting existing database systems to support the charging of fees with respect to, and the issuance and tracking of, certificates of compliance.

(2) The director may enter into a contract for services necessary to maintain and operate an electronic certificate system for the program.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 372, Sec. 9. (AB 471) Effective January 1, 2022.)

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