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AB 144 - An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595, and 25605 Of, to Add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and 25590 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 26350) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms.

Firearms. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions.

This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the… More
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions.

This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the firearm may be carried concealed, or loaded, or openly carried unloaded, as specified.

Existing law prohibits, with exceptions, a person from possessing a firearm in a place that the person knows or reasonably should know is a school zone, as defined.

This bill would additionally exempt a security guard authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun and an honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun from that prohibition.

Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.

The bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor to openly carry an unloaded handgun on the person or openly and exposed in a motor vehicle in specified public areas and would make it a misdemeanor with specified penalties to openly carry an exposed handgun in a public place or public street, as specified, if the person at the same time possesses ammunition capable of being discharged from the handgun, and the person is not in lawful possession of the handgun, as specified.

Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any driver or owner of a motor vehicle to allow a person to bring a loaded firearm into the motor vehicle in a public place, as specified.

This bill would expand the scope of that crime to include allowing a person to bring an open and exposed unloaded handgun into the vehicle, as specified.

By creating a new offense, and expanding the scope of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would make conforming and nonsubstantive technical changes.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on September 9, 2011.

voted YES: 48 voted NO: 30
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595, and 25605 Of, to Add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and 25590 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 26350) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms.

AB 144 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions.

This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the firearm may be carried concealed, or loaded, or openly carried unloaded, as specified.

Existing law prohibits, with exceptions, a person from possessing a firearm in a place that the person knows or reasonably should know is a school zone, as defined.

This bill would additionally exempt a security guard authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun and an honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun from that prohibition.

Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.

The bill… More
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions.

This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the firearm may be carried concealed, or loaded, or openly carried unloaded, as specified.

Existing law prohibits, with exceptions, a person from possessing a firearm in a place that the person knows or reasonably should know is a school zone, as defined.

This bill would additionally exempt a security guard authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun and an honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun from that prohibition.

Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of unincorporated territory.

The bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor to openly carry an unloaded handgun on the person or openly and exposed in a motor vehicle in specified public areas and would make it a misdemeanor with specified penalties to openly carry an exposed handgun in a public place or public street, as specified, if the person at the same time possesses ammunition capable of being discharged from the handgun, and the person is not in lawful possession of the handgun, as specified.

Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any driver or owner of a motor vehicle to allow a person to bring a loaded firearm into the motor vehicle in a public place, as specified.

This bill would expand the scope of that crime to include allowing a person to bring an open and exposed unloaded handgun into the vehicle, as specified.

By creating a new offense, and expanding the scope of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would make conforming and nonsubstantive technical changes.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595, and 25605 Of, to Add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and 25590 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 26350) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms.
Author(s)
Anthony Portantino, Tom Ammiano
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Firearms
Major Actions
Introduced1/13/2011
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Public Safety4/12/2011
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/04/2011
Passed Assembly5/16/2011
Passed Senate Committee on Public Safety6/07/2011
Passed Senate9/08/2011
Failed passage in Senate9/08/2011
Passed Assembly9/09/2011
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/21/2011
Became law (chaptered).10/09/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on Public SafetyDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/12/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Public Safety
5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/04/2011This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 144 PORTANTINO Assembly Third Reading5/16/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
46 voted YES 29 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Public SafetyDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/07/2011This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Public Safety
4 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB144 Portantino By De León9/08/2011This bill PASSED the Senate
21 voted YES 18 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB144 Portantino By De León Reconsider9/08/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
15 voted YES 20 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
currently selectedAssemblyAB 144 PORTANTINO Concurrence in Senate Amendments9/09/2011This bill PASSED the Assembly
48 voted YES 30 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/13/2011
1/13/2011Read first time. To print.
1/14/2011From printer. May be heard in committee February 13.
2/03/2011Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
4/05/2011In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
select this voteVote4/12/2011Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/13/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 12). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/02/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
5/03/2011Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote5/04/2011Do pass.
5/05/2011From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 4).
5/09/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/16/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 46. Noes 29. Page 1389.)
5/16/2011In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage5/16/2011AB 144 PORTANTINO Assembly Third Reading
5/26/2011Referred to Com. on PUB. S.
6/01/2011From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
6/07/2011From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (June 7). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote6/07/2011Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/27/2011From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
6/28/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
8/30/2011Ordered to inactive file at the request of Senator De León.
9/02/2011From inactive file. Ordered to second reading.
9/06/2011Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
9/08/2011Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 21. Noes 18. Page 2398.).
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/08/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB144 Portantino By De León
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage9/08/2011Assembly 3rd Reading AB144 Portantino By De León Reconsider
9/09/2011In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 48. Noes 30. Page 3208.).
currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage9/09/2011AB 144 PORTANTINO Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/21/2011Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.
10/09/2011Approved by the Governor.
10/09/2011Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 725, Statutes of 2011.

Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

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An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595, and 25605 Of, to Add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and 25590 To, and to Add Chapter 6 (Commencing with Section 26350) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms.: AB 144 PORTANTINO Concurrence in Senate Amendments

6 organizations supported this bill

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2011, March 29). Fact Sheet on AB 144. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Support CA Brady Campaign Priority State Bills.
California Police Chiefs Association
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2011, March 29). Fact Sheet on AB 144. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Support CA Brady Campaign Priority State Bills!.
City of West Hollywood
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Friends Committee on Legislation of California
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Legal Community Against Violence
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2011, March 29). Fact Sheet on AB 144. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Support CA Brady Campaign Priority State Bills!.

10 organizations opposed this bill

Bay Area Open Carry Movement
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
California Rifle and Pistol Association
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2011, March 29). Fact Sheet on AB 144. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Support CA Brady Campaign Priority State Bills!.
Californians For Natural Rights
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Capitol Resource Family Impact
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Contra Costa Open Carry
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Gun Owners of California
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
Intelligent Recycling Solutions
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association (2011, March 28). California: State Assembly Committee to Hear Bill to Ban Open Carry. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from National Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative Action.
Responsible Citizens of California
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence (2011, March 29). Fact Sheet on AB 144. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from Support CA Brady Campaign Priority State Bills!.
South Bay Open Carry
Assembly Committee on Public Safety (2011, April 11). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved June 6, 2011, from Leg. Info.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$31,100$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$26,335$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$64,500$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$8,124$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$30,450$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$39,344$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$11,900$3,500
Marty BlockDCA-78$37,050$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$27,900$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$28,975$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$15,000$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$26,300$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$90,600$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$32,751$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$16,450$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$20,400$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$19,350$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$1,000
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$27,584$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$10,000$2,000
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$46,400$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$36,800$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$28,186$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$31,200$1,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$2,500$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$25,500$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$36,200$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$12,400$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$13,866$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$41,400$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$19,997$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$2,000$3,900
Steve KnightRCA-36$15,200$1,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$24,900$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$11,000$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$18,900$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$1,000
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$14,700$6,500
Holly MitchellDCA-47$19,083$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$31,222$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$7,749$1,000
Brian NestandeRCA-64$25,000$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,500$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$3,000$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$14,150$0
Richard PanDCA-5$37,221$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$38,900$0
John PerezDCA-46$84,249$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$33,300$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$27,705$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$30,953$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$37,200$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$47,589$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$13,753$0

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$31,100$0
Luis AlejoDCA-28$26,335$0
Michael AllenDCA-7$64,500$0
Tom AmmianoDCA-13$8,124$0
Toni AtkinsDCA-76$30,450$0
Jim BeallDCA-24$39,344$0
Bill BerryhillRCA-26$11,900$3,500
Marty BlockDCA-78$37,050$0
Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$27,900$0
Susan BonillaDCA-11$28,975$0
Steven BradfordDCA-51$15,000$0
Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
Joan BuchananDCA-15$26,300$0
Betsy ButlerDCA-53$90,600$0
Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
Nora CamposDCA-23$32,751$0
Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$16,450$0
Connie ConwayRCA-34$20,400$0
Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
Roger DickinsonDCA-9$19,350$0
Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$1,000
Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
Paul FongDCA-22$27,584$0
Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
Beth GainesRCA-4$10,000$2,000
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$46,400$0
Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
Mike GattoDCA-43$36,800$0
Rich GordonDCA-21$28,186$0
Jeff GorellRCA-37$31,200$1,000
Shannon GroveRCA-32$2,500$0
Curt HagmanRCA-60$25,500$0
Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-52$36,200$0
Diane HarkeyRCA-73$12,400$0
Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
Roger HernandezDCA-57$13,866$0
Jerry HillDCA-19$41,400$0
Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
Ben HuesoDCA-79$19,997$0
Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
Brian JonesRCA-77$2,000$3,900
Steve KnightRCA-36$15,200$1,000
Ricardo LaraDCA-50$24,900$0
Dan LogueRCA-3$11,000$0
Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$18,900$0
Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$1,000
Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
Jeff MillerRCA-71$14,700$6,500
Holly MitchellDCA-47$19,083$0
Bill MonningDCA-27$31,222$0
Mike MorrellRCA-63$7,749$1,000
Brian NestandeRCA-64$25,000$0
Jim NielsenRCA-2$5,500$0
Chris NorbyRCA-72$3,000$0
Kristin OlsenRCA-25$14,150$0
Richard PanDCA-5$37,221$0
Henry PereaDCA-31$38,900$0
John PerezDCA-46$84,249$0
Manuel PerezDCA-80$33,300$0
Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$27,705$0
Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
Norma TorresDCA-61$30,953$0
David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
Don WagnerRCA-70$2,500$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$37,200$0
Das WilliamsDCA-35$47,589$0
Mariko YamadaDCA-8$13,753$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,293,027
Health & welfare policy$79,008
Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
Pro-gun control$500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican-based groups (but not official party committees) and generic conservative ones$12,900
Anti-gun control$8,000
Limited Government$0
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