California AB 759

Jan. 16, 2014
California Locksmith License weakened to anyone who is registered with the BSIS.

The role of the locksmith in the State of California is in for a shake-up, if AB 759 authored by Assemblymember Tom Daly passes.

The Business and Professions Code, "Prohibits a person from engaging in the activities of a locksmith unless he or she holds a valid locksmith license, is registered under the locksmith law, or is exempt from the provisions of the locksmith law".

This proposed bill, AB 759, expands the locksmith license or registration exemption to include a person registered with the BSIS (Bureau of Security and Investigative Services). This is further defined as an employee of an alarm company who duties constitute locksmithing are ancillary to the primary duties and functions of installing, maintaining or monitoring the alarm system.

Tom Daly went further "Declares that the bill is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute."

Under Comments:

Purpose. This bill is sponsored by ADT Security Services in order to reflect new technologies in the field of home security systems, and to modernize the day-to-day operations of an alarm company by exempting alarm operators from having to become licensed as a locksmith through the state.

Tom Daly represents District 69, which includes Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove and Orange. His contact information is:

Capitol Office

P.O. Box 942849, Room 4166, Sacramento, CA 94249-0069; (916) 319-2069

District Office

2400 East Katella Avenue, Suite 640; Anaheim, CA 92806; (714) 939-8469

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