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Most Important Legislation!

Updated 4/20/2018 by GS2AC.

2018


AB 3 (BONTA) –  Passed the Assembly. Contact the Senate Committee on Public Safety and urge them to vote against this bill. Prohibits the sale of all firearms to people under the age of 21. It even prohibits giving ammunition to anyone under 21 by anyone: “Supplies, delivers, or gives possession of any ammunition to any minor who the person, corporation, or dealer knows…” and says it “shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a term not to exceed six months, or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both…” Check here for the current status of AB 3.

AB 986 (GALLAGHER) – Hunting and sport fishing licenses: sport fishing license duration: reduction in license fees for veterans – Act now and contact the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water and urge them to approve this bill. This bill reduces hunting license fees by 25% for veterans. Check here for the current status of AB 986.

AB 1872 (VOEPEL) – Passed the Assembly Act now and contact the Senate Committee on Public Safety and urge them to vote against this bill. AB1872 does nothing to improve the right to bear arms for law-abiding California citizens. Furthermore, it Adds more exemptions for certain government employees and complicates the already burdensome California Safe Handgun Roster for dealers. Check here for the current status of AB 1872.

AB 1931 (FONG) – Licenses to Carry Concealed Firearms – Act now and contact the California State Assembly and urge them to approve this bill. NOTE: This bill is back up for reconsideration. AB 1931 increases the duration of a CCW from 2 years to 5 years. It saves California money and time. Check here for the current status of AB 1931.

AB 1932 (FONG) – Licenses to Carry Concealed Firearms – Act now and contact the Assembly Public Safety Committee and urge them to approve this bill. NOTE: From committee: Without further action pursuant to Joint Rule 62(a). AB 1932 requires the DOJ to furnish that background check report to the licensing authority within 60 days of receipt of the fingerprints and fee. Check here for the current status of AB 1932. It looks like this bill may be dead.

AB 1958 (SILVA) – Firearms: silencers – Act now and contact the Assembly Public Safety Committee and urge them to approve this bill.   Hearing canceled at the request of author. AB 1958 would allow for an exemption for “the sale or other transfer of silencers in interstate or foreign commerce to a person or entity outside of this state by dealers or manufacturers registered under federal law from the prohibition on possessing silencers, if the sale or other transfer is in accordance with federal law.” Check here for the current status of AB 1958.

AB 2103 (GLORIA) – License to Carry Concealed – 3rd Reading in Assembly. Act now and contact the California State Assembly and urge them to vote against this bill. AB 2103 makes it even harder to get a CCW permit by requiring additional requirements above what is already required. Check here for the current status of AB 2103.

AB 2151 (GRAY) – Hunting: antelope, elk, wild pig, bear, and bighorn ram tags – 3rd Reading in Assembly. Act now and contact the California State Assembly and urge them to pass this bill. AB 2151 reduces the tag fees for young hunters, making hunting more affordable for our youth. Check here for the current status of AB 2151.

AB 2733 (HARPER) – Firearms: unsafe handguns: imprinting – This bill is now back for reconsideration. Act now and contact the California State Assembly and urge them to approve this bill. AB 2733 Eliminates the microstamping requirement for new handguns. Microstamping is not a reliable means if identification of a firearm from expended shell casings. Check here for the current status of AB 2733.

AB 2860 (ALLEN) – Firearms: unsafe handguns – Failed passage from Assembly Public Safety Committee. AB 2860 eliminates the DOJ roster of safe handguns. Check here for the current status of AB 2860.

AB 2888 (TING) – Gun violence restraining orders. This bill makes it easier for someone to report a person and have them banned from buying or possessing a firearm or ammunition for one year. Act now and contact the Assembly Public Safety Committee and urge them to vote against this legislation. This bill states that “An immediate family member, an employer, a coworker, an employee of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last six months” can report anyone and have them banned from owning a gun or ammunition for one year. This bill is prone to abuse by those mentioned above. Check here for the current status of AB 2888.

AB 3199 (HOLDEN) – Charitable raffles: firearms. Re-reffered to the Assembly Rules Committee. Act now and contact the Assembly Rules Committee and urge them to vote against this legislation. This law prevents the raffling or auctioning of firearms. This is a direct attack on the Friends of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, California Waterfowl, Gun Owners of California and other organizations that support the Second Amendment. Check here for the current status of AB 1872.

SB 459 (PORTANTINO) – Passed Senate on 1/29/2018. Act now and contact the Senate Committee on Public Safety and urge them to vote against this legislation.  Requires the California DOJ to inspect all FFL dealers every two years. Will add additional burden to California firearms dealers who are already subject to inspections at unspecified times. Full Text of SB 459.

SB 1092 (ANDERSON) – Firearms: silencers – Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 2.) Reconsideration granted. Act now and contact the Senate Committee on Public Safety urging them to pass this bill. This bill would allow sound suppressors (silencers) to be used with firearms with barrels of 16 inches or longer. It would still keep suppressors illegal for firearms with barrels less than 16 inches. Get the current status of this bill here.

SB 1185 (HILL) – Firearms: law enforcement agencies: agency firearm accounting. This bill requires law enforcement agencies to write a procedure to report all firearm transactions, including all stolen, lost and otherwise acquired or discarded. It also requires the state pay for all the costs of developing the procedures and additional record-keeping costs for every police agency throughout the state. Re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Get the current status of this bill here.

SB 1200 (SKINNER) – An Act Relating to Firearms – Changes “firearm or ammunition” to “firearm, firearm part or component, ammunition, or magazine” in relation to restraining orders. “This bill would expand the definition of a firearm for these purposes to include firearms parts and components, which the bill would further define as unassembled parts and components of a firearm that are clearly designed and intended to be used to assemble a functional weapon, and would expand the definition of ammunition to include a magazine.” Re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee Get the current status of this bill here.

SB 1346 (JACKSON) – Multiburst trigger activators – Contact the Senate Committee on Public Safety and urge them not to pass this bill out of committee. Hearing is scheduled for April 24. Get the current status of this bill here.

SB 1382 (VIDAK) – Firearms: vehicle storage – Second reading in the Senate. Contact the California State Senate and urge them to approve this bill. This bill would allow people to store firearms in a utility or tool box that is attached to the bed of a pickup truck. This would be great for hunters and people who own a pickup truck to legally store and transport their firearms. Get the current status of this bill here.

 


SB 710 (ANDERSON) – Senate Committee on Public Safety – The Senate Committee on Public Safety failed to pass this bill after a hearing on January 9, 2018. This bill would have deleted the felony prohibition on possession of a silencer and would have authorized an individual in lawful possession of a device that will silence, suppress, or muffle the sound or natural report of a firearm when the firearm is discharged to use that device to hunt a bird, mammal, fish, reptile, or amphibian for which the individual is licensed if the firearm to which the device is attached is lawfully possessed. Full text of SB 710.

AB 1394 – (ALLEN) – Senate Committee on Public Safety – The Assembly Public Safety Committee failed to pass this legislation after a hearing on January 9, 2018. Removed the “good cause” requirement in the issuance of a CCW. Full Text of AB 1394.

2017

 

AB 736 (GIPSON) – Senate Appropriations – In committee, held under submission: Act now and contact the Senate Appropriations Committee. Allows the Department of Justice to impose a fine for a violation of firearms licensing requirements committed by a licensed firearms dealer.

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