SEC. 11-233.  MASSAGE THERAPY CERTIFICATE REQUIRED; RENEWAL OF MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT AND TECHNICIAN PERMITS; TECHNICIAN IDENTIFICATION BADGES REQUIRED; FEES.
   (A)   No person shall perform massage or massage therapy without a valid massage therapy certificate issued pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601.
   (B)   No person shall operate a massage business or establishment or allow a massage business or establishment to operate unless each person who performs massage or massage therapy at that business or establishment has a valid massage therapy certificate issued pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601.
      (1)   Any owner or operator of a massage business or establishment who owns 5% or more of the massage business or establishment and who does not hold a valid massage therapy certificate issued pursuant to Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4601, shall submit an application for a background check to the license collector. Fees for background checks shall be established by resolution of the city council.
      (2)   An application for a background check pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (B) of this section shall contain the following information:
         (a)   The applicant's full legal name and any name used by the applicant at any other time;
         (b)   The applicant's date of birth;
         (c)   The name and telephone number of the massage business or establishment and the street address where the massage business or establishment is to be conducted;
         (d)   The applicant's occupation;
         (e)   The employment history, with dates of employment, of the applicant for the five years preceding the date of the application;
         (f)   The name and address of any massage business or establishment or other similar establishment owned or operated by the applicant; and
         (g)   The applicant's fingerprints.
   (C)   Notwithstanding subdivision (A) of this section, any person who holds a valid massage technician permit as of January 1, 2012, may operate as a massage technician until such permit expires. If such permit expires before December 31, 2012, the permittee may file an application with the license collector to renew the permit, which shall expire on December 31, 2012. Fees to renew such permits shall be established by resolution of the city council.
   (D)   Notwithstanding subdivision (B) of this section, any person who holds a valid massage establishment permit as of January 1, 2012, may operate a massage business until such permit expires. If such permit expires before December 31, 2012, the permittee may file an application with the license collector to renew the permit, which shall expire on December 31, 2012. Fees to renew such permits shall be established by resolution of the city council.
   (E)   If a permittee holds a valid massage technician permit for more than one location as of January 1, 2012, the permittee must renew any permit that expires before December 31, 2012, pursuant to subdivision (C) of this section for any location where the permittee intends to provide massage therapy until such renewed permit expires.
   (F)   While providing any massage therapy, all massage technicians shall display in a visible location in an area between the shoulder and the waist on the front of outer clothing worn by the massage technician an identification badge issued by the license collector.
(Ord. No. 2811, 2851)