Pro-gun control (Weapons related)

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An Act to Amend Sections 8100, 8102, 8103, 8104, and 8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1131 (2013-2014) SkinnerSupportYes
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months whenever he or she communicates to a licensed psychotherapist a serious threat of physical… More
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months whenever he or she communicates to a licensed psychotherapist a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims. Under existing law, a violation of this provision is a crime. Existing law allows a person subject to these provisions to petition the superior court of his or her county for an order that he or she may possess a firearm, as provided. This bill would increase the prohibitory period from 6 months to 5 years. By increasing the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would revise the provisions allowing a person to petition the court for an order that would allow him or her to possess a firearm to conform with other provisions of existing law. (2)Existing law requires that if a person who has been detained or apprehended for examination of his or her mental condition, or who is a mentally ill individual prohibited from possessing firearms, is found to own or possess a firearm, a law enforcement agency or peace officer is required to confiscate the firearm. Existing law requires the peace officer or law enforcement agency, upon confiscation of that firearm from a person who has been detained or apprehended for examination of his or her mental condition, to notify the person of the procedure for the return of the firearm. Existing law prescribes specified requirements that govern the return of confiscated firearms in the custody or control of a court or law enforcement agency. Under these provisions of law, a person who wishes to have the firearm returned is required to submit a specified application and fee to the Department of Justice, and to meet specified criteria. This bill would apply these requirements to persons who have been detained or apprehended for examination and mentally ill individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms who have had their firearms confiscated. The bill would provide additional procedures for the disposition of a firearm that is not returned to the person, as specified. By creating new notification duties for peace officers and law enforcement agencies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (3)Existing law requires reports to be submitted immediately to the Department of Justice in connection with mentally ill individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms and dangerous weapons. This bill would revise those provisions to require a court to provide specified notices to the department as soon as possible, but not exceeding 2 court days, and would require submission of reports by specified facilities to the department within 24 hours. The bill would require notices and reports submitted to the Department of Justice in connection with these provisions to be submitted in an electronic format, in a manner prescribed by the Department of Justice. (4)Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months when the person has communicated a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims to a licensed psychotherapist. Existing law requires the licensed psychotherapist to immediately report the identity of the person to a local law enforcement agency, and requires the local law enforcement agency to immediately notify the Department of Justice. This bill would instead require the licensed psychotherapist to make the report to local law enforcement within 24 hours, in a manner prescribed by the department. The bill would require the local law enforcement agency receiving the report to notify the department electronically within 24 hours, in a manner prescribed by the department. (5)   This bill would incorporate changes to Section 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code proposed by SB 755, that would become operative on the date this bill becomes operative only if SB 755 and this bill are both chaptered and become effective on or before January 1, 2014, and this bill is chaptered last. (6)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 with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 8100, 8103, 8104, and 8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1296 (2013-2014) SkinnerSupportNo
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months whenever he or she communicates to a licensed psychotherapist a serious threat of physical… More
(1)Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months whenever he or she communicates to a licensed psychotherapist a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims. Under existing law, a violation of this provision is a crime. Existing law allows a person subject to these provisions to petition the superior court of his or her county for an order that he or she may possess a firearm, as provided.This bill would increase the prohibitory period from 6 months to 5 years. By increasing the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would revise the provisions allowing a person to petition the court for an order that he or she may possess a firearm to conform with other provisions of existing law.(2)Existing law allows a person to be taken into custody and placed in an approved facility for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation if the person is a danger to others, or to himself or herself, or is gravely disabled, as a result of a mental disorder. Existing law allows the person to be certified for a longer duration under certain conditions, as specified. Existing law prohibits a person who has been taken into custody, assessed, and admitted to a facility pursuant to these provisions from owning, possessing, controlling, receiving, or purchasing a firearm, or from attempting to do the same, for a period of 5 years after the person is released from the facility. Existing law imposes additional penalties for certain crimes involving possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. This bill would increase the above prohibitory period on having a firearm from 5 years to 10 years. The bill would make conforming changes. By expanding the scope of these crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(3)Existing law requires reports to be submitted immediately to the Department of Justice in connection with mentally ill individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms and dangerous weapons. This bill would specify that, for these purposes, “immediately” means a period of time not exceeding 24 hours. The bill would require notices and reports submitted to the Department of Justice in connection with these provisions to be submitted in an electronic format, in a manner prescribed by the Department of Justice. (4)Existing law requires the State Department of State Hospitals to maintain records in its possession that are necessary to identify persons who come within the prohibition on possessing firearms due to mental illness and requires the State Department of State Hospitals to make these records available to the Department of Justice upon request. This bill would require the State Department of State Hospitals to make these records available to the Department of Justice electronically, within 24 hoursThe 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
An Act to Repeal and Add Chapter 4 (Commencing with Section 26150) of Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 of the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1563 (2013-2014) DonnellyOpposeNo
Existing law authorizes the sheriff of a county or the chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city or city and county to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm to an… More
Existing law authorizes the sheriff of a county or the chief or other head of a municipal police department of any city or city and county to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm to an applicant for that license if the applicant is of good moral character, good cause exists for issuance of the license, the applicant meets specified residency requirements, and the applicant has completed a specified course of training, including firearm safety.This bill would require the Department of Justice to issue a license to carry a handgun concealed upon the person, if certain requirements are met and fees paid. The bill would specify the information, required for the application for the license, what data would be displayed on the license, and fees for issuance of a license, amendment, or replacement of a license. The bill would provide that the license would be valid for 5 years from issuance, unless canceled by the licensee or revoked for cause. The bill would create a misdemeanor for submission of false information on a license application, and a felony for submission of false statements on a license application, as specified. By creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.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
An Act to Amend Sections 11106, 16520, 27590, 27600, 27875, 27920, and 28230 Of, and to Add Section 27585 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1609 (2013-2014) AlejoSupportYes
(1)Existing law, subject to exceptions, requires a firearm transaction to be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer. Existing law establishes requirements that dealers must adhere to in conducting… More
(1)Existing law, subject to exceptions, requires a firearm transaction to be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer. Existing law establishes requirements that dealers must adhere to in conducting firearms transactions and when delivering firearms, including, among others, a 10-day waiting period, purchaser background check, and possession of a handgun safety certificate by the purchaser. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2015, prohibit a resident of this state from importing into this state, bringing into this state, or transporting into this state, any firearm that he or she purchased or otherwise obtained on or after January 1, 2015, from outside of this state unless he or she first has that firearm delivered to a dealer in this state for delivery to that resident pursuant to the requirements described above regarding dealers. The bill would create several exemptions to this prohibition, as specified. The bill would make a violation of these provisions involving a firearm that is not a handgun a misdemeanor, and a violation involving a handgun a misdemeanor or a felony. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2)Existing law allows the Department of Justice to charge a fee for the actual costs associated with the preparation, sale, processing, and filing of forms or reports required or utilized pursuant to provisions of law requiring individuals to report the acquisition of a firearm to the department. Some of the exemptions to the requirement to have an imported firearm first delivered to a dealer in the state created by this bill would require the person taking possession of the firearm and importing, bringing, and transporting it into the state to submit a report to the Department of Justice that includes information about the person taking possession of the firearm, how title was obtained, and a description of the firearm. This bill would allow the department to charge a fee for the actual costs associated with the preparation, sale, processing, and filing of these reports. (3)This bill would incorporate additional changes to Sections 16520 and 28230 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 808 that would become operative if this bill and SB 808 are both enacted and this bill is enacted last. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11106 of the Penal Code, proposed by SB 53 and SB 808, that would become operative only if this bill and either or both of those bills are enacted and this bill is enacted last. (4)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
An Act to Amend Section 53071 of the Government Code, and to Amend Section 25605 of the Penal Code, Relating to Local Government. AB 180 (2013-2014) BontaSupportNo
Existing law states that it is the intent of the Legislature to occupy the whole field of regulation of registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms and that provisions of existing… More
Existing law states that it is the intent of the Legislature to occupy the whole field of regulation of registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms and that provisions of existing law are exclusive of all local regulations relating to registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms, as specified. Existing law makes a person guilty of carrying a concealed firearm under specified circumstances. Existing law makes a person guilty of openly carrying an unloaded handgun when that person carries upon his or her person an exposed and unloaded handgun outside a vehicle while in or on specified locations. Existing law specifies that those provisions are not applicable to a person who carries any handgun anywhere within the person’s place of residence, place of business, or on specified property. Existing law prohibits a permit or license to purchase a handgun from being required of any person to purchase, own, possess, keep, or carry, a handgun within the person’s place of residence, place of business, or on specified property. This bill would authorize the City of Oakland to enact an ordinance or regulation, applicable solely to its residents and in accordance with federal law, that is more restrictive than state law regulating the registration or licensing of commercially manufactured firearms. The bill would also provide that those provisions relating to the carrying of a handgun within the person’s place of residence, place of business, or on specified property do not affect the application of the aforementioned authorization to the City of Oakland. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations regarding the need for special legislation. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 1656.1 of the Civil Code, to Add Title 7 (Commencing with Section 14001) to Part 4 of the Penal Code, and to Add Section 6012.4 To, and to Add Part 14.5 (Commencing with Section 33001) to Division 2 Of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation, to Take Effect Immediately, Tax Levy. AB 187 (2013-2014) BontaSupportNo
Existing sales and use tax laws impose taxes on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other… More
Existing sales and use tax laws impose taxes on retailers measured by the gross receipts from the sale of tangible personal property sold at retail in this state, or on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of tangible personal property purchased from a retailer for storage, use, or other consumption in this state. Existing law, the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program, authorizes the Director of Mental Health, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, to award matching grants to local educational agencies to pay the state share of the costs of providing programs that provide school-based early mental health intervention and prevention services to eligible pupils at schoolsites of eligible pupils, in accordance with specified criteria. This bill would impose a tax upon retailers for the privilege of selling ammunition at the rate of 10% of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of ammunition sold at retail in this state on or after July 1, 2014. It would also impose a comparable excise tax on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of ammunition purchased from a retailer for the storage, use, or other consumption in this state, as provided. The taxes would be collected pursuant to the Fee Collection Procedures Law. This bill would require that revenues collected pursuant to these taxes be deposited in the Ammunition Tax Fund, which this bill would create. This bill would require, upon appropriation by the Legislature, moneys in the Ammunition Tax Fund to be allocated in specified percentages to the School-Based Early Mental Health Intervention and Prevention Services Matching Grant Program, and to the Public Safety Emergency Prevention Fund, which the bill would create. This bill would require the moneys in the Public Safety Emergency Prevention Fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to be expended by the Office of Emergency Services to fund public safety programs in high crime municipalities. Because this bill would expand the scope of the Fee Collection Procedures Law, the violation of which is a crime, and would create crimes for specified retailer misconduct, it would impose a state-mandated local program. 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. This bill would include a change in state statute that would result in a taxpayer paying a higher tax within the meaning of Section 3 of Article XIIIA of the California Constitution, and thus would require for passage the approval of 23 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 11106, 16520, 16540, 16850, 23510, and 28220 Of, and to Add Sections 17060, 25135, and 28255 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 500 (2013-2014) AmmianoSupportYes
(1)Existing law requires the Department of Justice, upon submission of firearm purchaser information, to examine its records to determine if the purchaser is prohibited from possessing, receiving,… More
(1)Existing law requires the Department of Justice, upon submission of firearm purchaser information, to examine its records to determine if the purchaser is prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm. Existing law prohibits the delivery of a firearm within 10 days of the application to purchase, or, after notice by the department, within 10 days of the submission to the department of any corrections to the application to purchase, or within 10 days of the submission to the department of a specified fee. Existing law generally requires firearms transactions to be completed through a licensed firearms dealer. If a dealer cannot legally deliver a firearm, existing law requires the dealer to return the firearm to the transferor, seller, or person loaning the firearm. This bill would require the department to immediately notify the dealer to delay the transfer of a firearm to a purchaser if the records of the department, or if specified records available to the department, indicate that the purchaser has been taken into custody and placed in a facility for mental health treatment or evaluation, that he or she has been arrested for, or charged with, a crime, or that the purchaser is attempting to purchase more than one firearm within a 30-day period, and the department is unable to ascertain whether the purchaser is ineligible to possess, receive, own, or purchase the firearm as a result of the determination of the purchaser’s mental health, the final disposition of the arrest or criminal charge, or whether the purchaser is ineligible to purchase the firearm because he or she is attempting to purchase more than one firearm within a 30-day period, prior to the conclusion of the 10-day waiting period. If the department is unable to ascertain the final disposition of the arrest or criminal charge, the outcome of the mental health treatment or evaluation, or whether the purchaser is ineligible to purchase the firearm because he or she is attempting to purchase more than one firearm within a 30-day period, within 30 days of the dealer’s submission of purchaser information, the bill would require the department to notify the firearms dealer, and would authorize the dealer to then immediately transfer the firearm to the purchaser. The bill would also enact similar provisions additionally requiring, among other things, the dealer and the purchaser to sign the register or record of electronic transfer, to take effect if AB 538 is enacted and amends Section 28160 of the Penal Code. (2)Existing law requires a firearm purchaser to present the dealer with clear evidence of the person’s identity and age, and requires the dealer to make a permanent record of the transaction. Existing law requires the dealer to transmit the record of applicant information to the Department of Justice by electronic or telephonic transfer. Commencing January 1, 2015, this bill would also require a dealer to notify the department that the person in an application to purchase actually took possession of the firearm, as specified. (3)Under existing law certain persons are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, including persons convicted of certain violent offenses, and persons who have been adjudicated as having a mental disorder, among others. This bill would prohibit a person who is residing with someone who is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm from keeping a firearm at that residence unless the firearm is either kept within a locked container, locked gun safe, locked trunk, locked with a locking device, disabled by a firearm safety device, or carried on the person. The bill would make a violation of this provision a misdemeanor. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (4)The bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11106 of the Penal Code, made by this bill, AB 539, and SB 53, and additional changes to Section 16520 of the Penal Code made by this bill and SB 299, to take effect if one or more of those bills are chaptered and this bill is chaptered last. (5)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
An Act to Amend Sections 25450, 25900, and 26300 of the Penal Code, Relating to Peace Officers. AB 703 (2013-2014) HallOpposeYes
(1)Existing law requires a retired peace officer who was authorized to, and did, carry a firearm during the course and scope of employment as a peace officer to have an endorsement on his or her… More
(1)Existing law requires a retired peace officer who was authorized to, and did, carry a firearm during the course and scope of employment as a peace officer to have an endorsement on his or her identification certificate stating that the issuing agency approves of the officer’s carrying of a concealed and loaded firearm. Existing law provides that a retired peace officer may have the privilege to carry a concealed and loaded firearm revoked or denied by violating any departmental rule, or state or federal law that, if violated by an officer on active duty, would result in that officer’s arrest, suspension, or removal from the agency. Existing law permits an identification certificate authorizing the officer to carry a concealed and loaded firearm or an endorsement on the certificate to be immediately and temporarily revoked by the issuing agency when the conduct of a retired peace officer compromises public safety. This bill would make these provisions applicable to a retired reserve officer if the retired reserve officer carried a firearm during the course and scope of his or her appointment, was a level I reserve officer, and served in the aggregate the minimum amount of time as specified by the retiree’s agency’s policy as a level I reserve peace officer. The bill would prohibit the policy from setting an aggregate term requirement that is less than 10 years or more than 20 years. The bill would prohibit service as a reserve officer, other than a level I reserve officer prior to January 1, 1997, from counting toward that aggregate term requirement. The bill would authorize a law enforcement agency to revoke or deny an endorsement issued to a retired reserve peace officer. (2)Under existing law, the prohibitions on carrying a concealed weapon and on carrying a loaded firearm do not apply to honorably retired peace officers who were authorized to carry firearms during the course and scope of their employment as peace officers. This bill would state that the above exemption applies to honorably retired peace officers who were authorized to carry firearms during the course and scope of their appointment, rather than employment, as peace officers. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 16520, 16730, and 27590 Of, and to Add Sections 27575, 27580, and 27585 To, the Penal Code, and to Amend Section 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 740 (2013-2014) AlejoSupportNo
Existing law provides that certain prohibitions on the transfer of firearms do not apply if the transfer is among other things, infrequent. Existing law defines “infrequent” for these purposes as… More
Existing law provides that certain prohibitions on the transfer of firearms do not apply if the transfer is among other things, infrequent. Existing law defines “infrequent” for these purposes as less than 6 transactions per calendar year for handguns, and occasional and without regularity for firearms other than handguns. Existing law defines “transaction” for these purposes as a single sale, lease, or transfer of any number of handguns. This bill would define “infrequent” for purposes of these provisions as less than 6 firearms transactions per calendar year. The bill would revise the definition of “transaction” for these purposes to mean a single sale, lease, or transfer of any number of firearms. By expanding the definitions of the underlying crimes affected by the definition of infrequent, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.Existing law, subject to exceptions, requires a firearm transaction to be conducted by a licensed firearms dealer. Existing law establishes requirements that dealers must adhere to in conducting firearms transactions and when delivering firearms, including, among others, a 10-day waiting period, purchaser background check, and possession of a handgun safety certificate by the purchaser. This bill would make it a crime for a person to purchase or receive a firearm from a dealer, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the delivery of that firearm by that dealer to that person violates specified provisions regulating the delivery of a firearm by a dealer. The bill would make it a crime for any person, corporation, or dealer to transport or bring into this state a firearm for the purpose of selling, transferring, or loaning the firearm with the intent to avoid the requirement that the transaction be conducted by a dealer, or with the intent to avoid the requirements of any exemption to that dealer requirement. The bill would make additional conforming changes. By creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law prohibits a person who, after October 1, 1955, has been adjudicated by a court of any state to be a danger to others as a result of a mental disorder or mental illness, or who has been adjudicated to be a mentally disordered sex offender, from purchasing or receiving, or attempting to purchase or receive, or having in his or her possession, custody, or control any firearm or any other deadly weapon unless he or she has been issued a certificate by the court of adjudication upon release from treatment or at a later date stating that the person may possess a firearm or any other deadly weapon without endangering others, and the person has not, subsequent to the issuance of the certificate, again been adjudicated by a court to be a danger to others as a result of a mental disorder or mental illness. Existing law similarly prohibits certain other persons from possessing firearms, including, among others, persons found not guilty by reason of insanity of specified crimes, persons found incompetent to stand trial, and persons placed under a conservatorship for specified reasons. Existing law requires the court to notify the Department of Justice regarding these persons and certain other persons prohibited from possessing firearms, as specified. This bill would require the court to report the required information to the Department of Justice exclusively by electronic means, in a manner prescribed by the department.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
An Act Relating to Firearms. SB 108 (2013-2014) YeeSupportNo
Existing law regulates the possession of firearms, including storage requirements to prevent children from gaining access to firearms, and other safety devices including gun safes.This bill would… More
Existing law regulates the possession of firearms, including storage requirements to prevent children from gaining access to firearms, and other safety devices including gun safes.This bill would require the Department of Justice to conduct a study to determine effective firearm safe storage measures to reduce, among other things, unintentional injury and death caused by firearms. The bill would require the study to, among other things, analyze local firearm safe storage ordinances in this state and firearm safe storage statutes in other states, as specified. The bill would require the department to report the study to the chairs of the Senate Public Safety Committee and the Assembly Public Safety Committee on or before January 1, 2016. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Firearms. SB 127 (2013-2014) GainesSupportYes
Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months when the person has communicated a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably… More
Existing law prohibits a person from possessing a firearm or deadly weapon for a period of 6 months when the person has communicated a serious threat of physical violence against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims to a licensed psychotherapist. Existing law requires the licensed psychotherapist to immediately report the identity of the person to a local law enforcement agency, and requires the local law enforcement agency to immediately notify the Department of Justice. This bill would instead require the licensed psychotherapist to make the report to local law enforcement within 24 hours, in a manner prescribed by the department. The bill would require the local law enforcement agency receiving the report to notify the department electronically within 24 hours, in a manner prescribed by the department. Hide
An Act to Amend Section 31910 of the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. SB 293 (2013-2014) DeSaulnierSupportNo
Existing law establishes criteria for determining if a handgun is unsafe. Existing law generally requires manufacturers to submit samples of new handgun models for testing to determine if they are… More
Existing law establishes criteria for determining if a handgun is unsafe. Existing law generally requires manufacturers to submit samples of new handgun models for testing to determine if they are unsafe or may be approved for sale, as specified. Existing law requires the Department of Justice to compile a roster listing all of the handguns that have been tested and determined not to be unsafe. Other provisions of existing law, subject to exceptions, generally make it an offense to manufacture or sell a handgun that is not safe.This bill would define an owner-authorized handgun as a handgun that has a permanent feature that renders the handgun incapable of being fired except when activated by the lawful owner or owners of the handgun. The bill would specify requirements that an owner-authorized handgun would be required to meet, and would require a manufacturer that has developed an owner-authorized handgun meeting those requirements to submit the handgun for testing, at the manufacturer’s expense, before the handgun may be placed on the roster of handguns determined not to be unsafe. If two owner-authorized handguns have been placed on the roster, the bill would, commencing two years from the date that the second handgun was placed on the roster, prohibit the Department of Justice from placing a handgun on the roster that is not an owner-authorized handgun.By expanding the application of provisions of law that define a criminal offense, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.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
An Act to Repeal Sections 48215 and 66010.8 of the Education Code, to Repeal Section 53069.65 of the Government Code, to Repeal Chapter 1.3 (Commencing with Section 130) of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Health and Safety Code, to Repeal Section 834b of the Penal Code, and to Repeal Section 10001.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, Relating to Public Services. SB 396 (2013-2014) De LeonSupportYes
Proposition 187, which was approved by the voters at the November 8, 1994, statewide general election, made illegal aliens ineligible for specified public social services, public health care… More
Proposition 187, which was approved by the voters at the November 8, 1994, statewide general election, made illegal aliens ineligible for specified public social services, public health care services, and public school education at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. Among other things, the proposition also required various state and local agencies to report suspected illegal aliens, as specified, and required the Attorney General to perform certain tasks in connection with transmitting and retaining those reports. These provisions of Proposition 187 were rendered unenforceable after a federal court found them to be preempted by the United States Constitution and other federal law. This bill would repeal the unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, as described above. Hide
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) PortantinoSupportYes
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… 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
An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 626.92, 16520, 16750, 16850, and 17295 Of, to Add Sections 16505, 26366.5, 26390, and 26391 To, and to Add Chapter 7 (Commencing with Section 26400) to Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 Of, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1527 (2011-2012) PortantinoSupportYes
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,… More
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 firearm that is not a handgun and an honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun from that prohibition. Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense for a person to carry an exposed and unloaded handgun on his or her person outside a motor vehicle or inside or on a motor vehicle in public areas and public streets, as specified. This bill would exempt a person from the crime of openly carrying an unloaded handgun if he or she is in compliance with specified provisions relating to carrying a handgun in an airport or the open carrying of an unloaded handgun by a licensed hunter while actually engaged in training a hunting dog or while transporting the handgun while going to or from that training. This bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor for a person to carry an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun on his or her person outside a motor vehicle in an incorporated city or city and county and would make it a misdemeanor with specified penalties if a person carries an unloaded firearm that is not a handgun outside a motor vehicle in an incorporated city or city and county and the person at the same time possesses ammunition capable of being discharged from the unloaded firearm that is not a handgun, and the person is not in lawful possession of the unloaded firearm that is not a handgun, 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 technical changes. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 16520 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 1366, that would become operative only if SB 1366 and this bill are both enacted, both bills become effective on or before January 1, 2013, and this bill is enacted last. 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
An Act to Amend Section 21628.2 of the Business and Professions Code, to Amend Sections 17000, 26600, 26610, 26615, 26805, 26820, 26840, 26845, 26850, 26865, 26890, 26905, 26955, 26960, 26965, 27050, 27060, 27065, 27130, 27400, 27410, 27415, 27540, 27560, 27565, 27590, 27600, 27610, 27615, 27655, 27660, 27665, 27730, 27860, 27875, 27880, 27920, 28000, 28060, 28100, 28160, 28170, 28180, 28210, 28215, 28220, 28230, 28240, 28245, 28400, 28410, 28415, 30105, 30150, 30160, 30165, 31705, 31715, 31720, 31735, 33850, 33860, 33865, 34355, 34365, and 34370 Of, to Amend and Repeal Sections 27110, 27710, 27870, 27915, 27965, 28165, 31775, 31795, and 33890 Of, to Amend, Repeal, and Add Section 11106 Of, and to Add Section 27966 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 809 (2011-2012) FeuerSupportYes
Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and provides for retaining specified information regarding firearm transfers by the Department of Justice. Existing law establishes different… More
Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and provides for retaining specified information regarding firearm transfers by the Department of Justice. Existing law establishes different requirements regarding reportable information for handguns and firearms that are not handguns. Under existing law, the Department of Justice requires firearms dealers to keep a register or record of electronic or telephonic transfers of information pertaining to firearms transactions, as specified. Existing law exempts from these requirements certain transactions involving firearms that are not handguns. This bill would conform those provisions so that the transfers and information reporting and retention requirements for handguns and firearms other than handguns are the same. This bill would provide that those exemptions become inoperative on January 1, 2014. Existing law, subject to specified exceptions, prohibits peace officers, Department of Justice employees, and the Attorney General from retaining or compiling certain information relating to transactions regarding firearms that are not handguns, as specified. A violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would provide that those provisions are repealed on January 1, 2014, and thereafter would require those peace officers to retain and compile information regarding firearms that are not handguns, as specified. Existing law requires a personal handgun importer to report certain information relative to bringing a handgun into the state, as specified. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2014, apply these reporting requirements instead to a “personal firearm importer,” as defined, and would expand the reporting requirements to apply to the importation of firearms that are not handguns. The bill would further prohibit a personal firearm importer from importing a firearm that is a .50 BMG rifle or a destructive device. By expanding these provisions, the violation of which is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would incorporate changes to Section 27590 of the Penal Code made by AB 109, which is chaptered but not yet operative. The bill would make additional conforming changes and would make additional technical, nonsubstantive 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
An Act to Amend Section 21628.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 11106, 12001, 12021.3, 12071, 12072, 12073, 12076, 12077, 12077.5, 12078, and 12082 of the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1810 (2009-2010) FeuerSupportNo
Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and provides for retaining specified information regarding firearm transfers by the Department of Justice. Existing law establishes different… More
Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and provides for retaining specified information regarding firearm transfers by the Department of Justice. Existing law establishes different requirements regarding reportable information for handguns and firearms that are not handguns. This bill would conform those provisions so that the transfers and information reporting and retention requirements for handguns and firearms other than handguns are the same. Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits peace officers, Department of Justice employees, and the Attorney General from retaining or compiling certain information relating to transactions regarding firearms that are not handguns, as specified. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would provide that those provisions become inoperative on July 1, 2012, and thereafter would require compilation and retention of the information, as specified. Existing law requires a personal handgun importer to report certain information relative to bringing a handgun into the state, as specified. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. This bill would, commencing July 1, 2012, apply these reporting requirements instead to a “personal firearm importer,” as defined, and would expand the reporting requirements to apply to the importation of firearms that are not handguns. By expanding these provisions, the violation of which is a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Under existing law, the Department of Justice requires firearms dealers to keep a register or record of electronic or telephonic transfers of information pertaining to firearms transactions, as specified. Existing law exempts from these requirements certain transactions involving firearms that are not handguns. This bill would provide that those exemptions become inoperative on July 1, 2012. This bill would incorporate amendments to Section 12001 of the Penal Code proposed by AB 1934, contingent on the prior enactment of that bill. This bill would incorporate amendments to Section 12077 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 282, contingent on the prior enactment of that bill.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
An Act to Amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code, and to Amend Sections 626.9, 12001, 12025, 12026, 12026.2, and 12590 Of, and to Add Section 12037 To, the Penal Code, Relating to Firearms. AB 1934 (2009-2010) SaldanaSupportNo
Existing law, subject to 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… More
Existing law, subject to 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 delete the exception pertaining to firearms carried openly in belt holsters. The bill would also establish an exemption to the offense for transportation of a firearm by members of specified organizations going directly to or from official parade duty or ceremonial occasions, as specified. The bill would provide other exemptions. By expanding the scope of an existing offense, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law, subject to exceptions, makes it an offense to carry a loaded firearm in specified public areas. The bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor to openly carry an unloaded handgun on the person in specified public areas. By creating a new offense, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would make conforming and nonsubstantive technical changes. The bill would incorporate amendments to Section 12001 of the Penal Code, proposed by AB 1810, contingent on the prior enactment of that bill. 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