AB 1594

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 26, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 27, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jul 12, 2022

Firearms: civil suits.

Bill Subjects

Firearms: Civil Suits.

Abstract

Existing law generally regulates the transfer and possession of firearms. Existing law also provides for various private rights of action. Existing law also provides that specified unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices are unlawful. Existing law also makes false advertising unlawful. This bill, beginning on July 1, 2023, would establish a firearm industry standard of conduct, which would require a firearm industry member, as defined, to establish, implement, and enforce reasonable controls, as defined, take reasonable precautions to ensure that the member does not sell, distribute, or provide a firearm-related product, as defined, to a downstream distributor or retailer of firearm-related products who fails to establish, implement, and enforce reasonable controls, and adhere to specified laws pertaining to unfair methods of competition, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and false advertising. The bill would also prohibit a firearm industry member from manufacturing, marketing, importing, offering for wholesale sale, or offering for retail sale a firearm-related product that is abnormally dangerous and likely to create an unreasonable risk of harm to public health and safety in California, as specified. This bill would also authorize a person who has suffered harm in California, the Attorney General, or city or county attorneys to bring a civil action against a firearm industry member for an act or omission in violation of the firearm industry standard of conduct, as specified. The bill would authorize a court that determines that a firearm industry member has engaged in the prohibited conduct to award various relief, including injunctive relief, damages, and attorney's fees and costs.

Bill Sponsors (16)

Votes


Actions


Jul 12, 2022

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 98, Statutes of 2022.

Jun 30, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.

Jun 27, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 25. Noes 9.).

Jun 20, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 16, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 16).

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 2.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

May 27, 2022

Senate

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

May 26, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 50. Noes 20.)

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Assembly Rule 69(b) suspended. (Ayes 52. Noes 18. Page 4844.)

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading. (Page 4845.)

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 19).

May 04, 2022

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 21, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 20, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 19, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (April 19).

Apr 18, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Apr 07, 2022

Assembly

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

Mar 23, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Mar 22, 2022

Assembly

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

Mar 03, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jan 04, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 3.

Jan 03, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1594 HTML
01/03/22 - Introduced PDF
03/22/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/07/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/20/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/23/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/29/22 - Enrolled PDF
07/12/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/20/22- Assembly Judiciary PDF
05/02/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/20/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
05/24/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/10/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
06/15/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
06/22/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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