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(1) Existing law requires the Fish and Game Commission, by July 1, 2008, to establish by regulation a public process to certify centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition as nonlead ammunition, and to define by regulation nonlead ammunition as including only centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition in which there is no lead content. Existing law requires the commission to establish and annually update a list of certified centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition. Existing law requires that nonlead centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition, as determined by the commission, be used when taking big game with a rifle or pistol, as defined by the Department of Fish and Wildlife's hunting regulations, and when taking coyote, within specified deer hunting zones, but excluding specific counties and areas. A violation of these provisions is a crime. Existing law requires the commission to establish a process, to the extent that funding is available, that will provide hunters in these specified deer hunting zones with nonlead ammunition at no or reduced charge. This bill would instead require, as soon as is practicable, but by no later than July 1, 2019, the use of nonlead ammunition for the taking of all wildlife, including game mammals, game birds, nongame birds, and nongame mammals, with any firearm. The bill would require the commission to certify, by regulation, nonlead ammunition for these purposes. The bill would require that the list of certified ammunition include any federally approved nontoxic shotgun ammunition. The bill would make conforming changes. The bill would provide that these provisions do not apply to government officials or their agents when carrying out a statutory duty required by law. The bill would require the commission to promulgate regulations by July 1, 2015, that phase in the requirements of these provisions. The bill would require that these requirements be fully implemented statewide by no later than July 1, 2019. The bill would require the commission to implement any of these requirements that can be implemented practicably, in whole or in part, in advance of July 1, 2019. The bill would also require that the commission not reduce or eliminate any existing regulatory restrictions on the use of lead ammunition in California condor range, as described, unless or until the additional requirements for use of nonlead ammunition as required by these provisions are implemented. By expanding and changing the definition of a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) Existing federal law restricts the importing, manufacturing, or sale of armor-piercing ammunition, as specified. This bill would temporarily suspend the required use of nonlead ammunition for a specific hunting season and caliber upon a finding by the Director of Fish and Wildlife that nonlead ammunition of a specific caliber is not commercially available from any manufacturer because of federal prohibitions relating to armor-piercing ammunition. The bill would require, notwithstanding a suspension, that nonlead ammunition be used when taking big game mammals, nongame birds, or nongame mammals in the California condor range. (3) 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.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 742, Statutes of 2013.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 25. Page 3064.)
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 44. Noes 29. Page 3109.).
Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 25. Page 3064.)
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 23. Noes 15. Page 2266.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 11 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 30).
In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (June 11).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 44. Noes 21. Page 1461.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 5.) (May 8).
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 5.) (April 16).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on W.,P. & W. Read second time and amended.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 24.
Read first time. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/21/13 - Introduced|
|03/19/13 - Amended Assembly|
|04/17/13 - Amended Assembly|
|06/12/13 - Amended Senate|
|09/03/13 - Amended Senate|
|09/04/13 - Amended Senate|
|09/16/13 - Enrolled|
|10/11/13 - Chaptered|
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