AB 2847

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Aug 28, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

Firearms: unsafe handguns.

Abstract

Existing law, subject to exceptions, generally makes it an offense to manufacture or sell an unsafe handgun, as defined, and requires the Department of Justice to compile a roster listing all of the handguns that have been tested and determined not to be unsafe handguns. Existing law establishes criteria for determining if a handgun is an unsafe handgun, including, for firearms manufactured after a certain date and not already listed on the roster, the lack of a chamber load indicator, magazine disconnect mechanism, and technology that transfers a microscopic array of characters from the firearm to the cartridge case when the firearm is fired, known as a microstamp. Existing law requires the microstamp to be transferred to the cartridge upon firing and to be imprinted in 2 or more places on the internal working parts of the handgun. This bill, effective July 1, 2022, would revise the criteria for unsafe handguns by requiring the microstamp to be imprinted in one place on the interior of the handgun, and would require the department, for every new firearm added to the roster, to remove, as specified, 3 firearms from the roster that are not compliant with current requirements. By expanding the number of firearms the sale or manufacture of which would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would authorize the department to adopt emergency regulations, as specified, to implement the provisions of this 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.

Bill Sponsors (11)

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Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 292, Statutes of 2020.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Sep 11, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 30, 2020

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 52. Noes 19. Page 5355.).

Aug 28, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 25. Noes 12. Page 4402.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 20, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 20).

Aug 13, 2020

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Aug 01, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 31). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 02, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Amendment-Introduction
Com. on PUB. S.

Jul 01, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 52. Noes 20. Page 4827.)

Jun 04, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 4.) (June 3).

Jun 02, 2020

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 20, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1.) (May 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

May 11, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

May 07, 2020

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

May 05, 2020

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

May 04, 2020

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Apr 24, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 21, 2020

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 20, 2020

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2847 HTML
02/20/20 - Introduced PDF
05/04/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/07/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/02/20 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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