(a) On the death, insolvency or incompetency to act of a natural person who is a licensee, the privileges of the license may be exercised by a competent surviving colicensee for thirty (30) days or until an administrator, executor, guardian, conservator, receiver, trustee or assignee for the benefit of creditors of the estate of the deceased, incompetent or insolvent licensee has been appointed, whichever first occurs. If there is no competent surviving colicensee, the privileges of the license may be exercised by any person acting on behalf of the deceased or incompetent licensee or his estate.

(b) At the end of the period permitted by subsection (a) of this section the privileges of the license may be exercised for sixty (60) days without transfer and thereafter upon transfer by the administrator, executor, guardian, conservator, receiver, trustee or assignee for the benefit of creditors of the estate of the deceased, incompetent or insolvent licensee, acting jointly with any competent surviving colicensee if such joint action is required by law. The sixty (60) day period provided for in this subsection may be extended by the department for good cause.

Terms Used In California Business and Professions Code 23102

  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • license: means license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Section 1000 or 3600. See California Business and Professions Code 23.7
  • Licensee: means any person authorized by a license, certificate, registration, or other means to engage in a business or profession regulated by this code or referred to in Sections 1000 and 3600. See California Business and Professions Code 23.8
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

(c) If prior to the expiration of the period permitted by subsection (b) and any extension thereof there has been filed and is pending an application to transfer the license pursuant to Section 24071 or otherwise, the persons exercising the privilege of the license under subsection (b) may continue to do so until such application is finally granted or denied.

(d) If the license was issued to a taxpayer as defined in Section 32005 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the person exercising the privileges of the license hereunder shall be deemed to be a taxpayer and shall file an appropriate bond for the purposes of Part 14 (commencing at Section 32001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 338.)