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Section 263. (Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 238, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §263.

Notwithstanding any provision of law, the department may deny an application for, or may condition, suspend, or revoke, any license, registration, certificate, permit, exception, or other indicia of authority issued by the department under any provision of this code upon any of the following grounds:

(a)Violation by the holder or applicant of any section of this code, or any rule or regulation promulgated under this code, that expressly applies to the license, registration, certificate, permit, exception, or other indicia of authority denied, conditioned, suspended, or revoked.

(b)Violation by a holder’s or applicant’s agent, employee, or contractor, or by an organization or entity in which the holder or applicant holds a significant financial interest, of any section of this code, or any rule or regulation promulgated under this code, that expressly applies to the license, registration, certificate, permit, exception, or other indicia of authority denied, conditioned, suspended, or revoked, under circumstances in which the licensee knew or should have known of and failed to take reasonable measures to prevent, the violation, or failed to report the violation to the department upon learning of it.

(c)The conviction of the holder or applicant of a crime that includes as one of its elements the financial victimization of another.

(d)A false or misleading statement by a holder or applicant that the holder or applicant knew or should have known to be false or misleading, directed to any official of any government concerning the scope of the license, registration, certificate, permit, exception, or other indicia of authority, the standards under which it was issued, or the contents of the application for licensure, registration, certification, the permit, exception, or other indicia of authority.

(e) The department may also temporarily suspend any license, registration, certificate, permit, exception, or other indicia of authority prior to hearing, if the department has prima facie evidence that the health and safety of persons, growing crops, or livestock are in imminent danger.





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