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Posted by Walt on November 17, 2005 at 16:28:59:

In Reply to: Enforcement??? posted by Ken Kurtis on November 16, 2005 at 23:44:25:

Was directed to the Los Angeles County Code which contains Ordinance 11215 as Chapter 8.32 of Title 8 CONSUMER PROTECTION AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS Division 2 Busniess Regulations. Since there is no established separate enforcement provision ("the SCUBA Cops") in this Chapter, enforcement is open to almost anyone with general administrative enforcement authority (County Lifeguards, Deputies, Park Police, Business License enforcement, etc. refer to 'Enforcement Officer'). A citation would be issued and due process started...appeals, etc.

Here's the enforcement provisions and relevant sections:

Los Angeles, CA County Code

1.24.010 Violation -- Deemed misdemeanor.
Except as otherwise provided, every person violating the ordinance codified in this chapter or any other ordinance of this county is guilty of a misdemeanor. (Ord. 89-0166 § 4, 1989: Ord. 6921 § 9, 1956: Ord. 6723 (part), 1955.)

1.25.020 Definitions.
Whenever used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall be defined as set forth in this section.
A. Department head. Head of the issuing department or his or her duly appointed designee.
B. Enforcement officer. Any county employee or agent of the county delegated with the power to enforce any provision of this code.

2.04.020 Powers and duties -- Officers.
Every county officer shall have the powers and perform the duties prescribed by general law, the Charter, and ordinances not inconsistent with the general law or the Charter. (Ord. 4099 Art. 3 § 30, 1942.)

2.04.030 Powers and duties -- Deputies and assistant officers.
In all cases not otherwise provided for by these rules or by ordinance of the board of supervisors, each assistant officer and each deputy shall have the powers and may perform the duties attached to the office of his principal with the following limitations: That each deputy and each assistant officer is at all times subject to the direction and control of his principal; and further, that the principal may limit the scope and power of any assistant officer or deputy under his jurisdiction to certain defined duties, in which event the assistant officer or deputy would be without power to perform any other duties. (Ord. 4099 Art. 3 § 31, 1942.)

Title 8 CONSUMER PROTECTION AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS
Division 2. Business Regulations
8.32.010 Short title.
The ordinance codified in this chapter shall be known and may he cited as the “county scuba diving ordinance.” (Ord. 11215 § 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 11213 § 1 (part), 1975: Ord. 11037 § 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 11025 Art. 1 § 1, 1974.)

Chapter 8.32 SCUBA DIVING
(from this point on, it pretty much Ordinace 11215). See link below.





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