California Business and Professions Code Section 10138

CA Bus & Prof Code § 10138 (2017)  

It is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense, for any person, whether obligor, escrowholder or otherwise, to pay or deliver to anyone a compensation for performing any of the acts within the scope of this chapter, who is not known to be or who does not present evidence to such payor that he is a regularly licensed real estate broker at the time such compensation is earned.

For a violation of any of the provisions of this section, the commissioner may temporarily suspend or permanently revoke the license of the real estate licensee in accordance with the provisions of this part relating to hearings.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1092, Sec. 38. Effective September 27, 1983. Operative January 1, 1984, by Sec. 427 of Ch. 1092.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018