(a) A licensed retailer or licensed microbusiness authorized to engage in retail sales shall hire or contract for security personnel who are at least 21 years of age to provide onsite security services for the licensed retail premises during the hours of operation. All security personnel hired or contracted for by the licensee shall be licensed by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and shall comply with chapters 11.4 and 11.5 of division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a licensed non-storefront retailer or licensed microbusiness who is not engaged in storefront retail sale is not required to hire or contract for security personnel.
(c) If multiple licensed premises are contained within the same building, security personnel may be shared by all of the licensees to cover the entire building. However, all licensees shall be held responsible and subject to discipline for any violations of the security personnel requirements.

Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 26070, Business and Professions Code.

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