AB 2552

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 25, 2022
  • Senate
  • Governor

Firearms: gun shows and events.

Abstract

Existing law generally regulates gun shows and events and requires a person producing, sponsoring, operating, or otherwise organizing a gun show or event to possess a valid certificate of eligibility from the Department of Justice. Existing law requires the producer of a gun show or event to post specified notices at each public entrance to the event, and a specified notice in the parking lot. A violation of this requirement or other requirements is punishable as a misdemeanor and makes a person ineligible for a certificate of eligibility for a period of one year. This bill would require additional notices relating to the storage, handling, purchase, and theft of firearms to be posted at each public entrance to the event. This bill would also double the maximum fines for a violation of this and other requirements and make the person ineligible for a certificate of eligibility for a period of 2 years. By expanding an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law requires a vendor at a gun show or event to make certain certifications, in writing, to the producer, including that they will not display, possess, or offer for sale any firearms, ammunition, knives, or weapons for which possession or sale is prohibited and that they will process any firearm transactions through a licensed dealer. This bill would additionally require a vendor to certify that they will not display, possess, or offer for sale any unserialized frame or receiver, including an unfinished frame or receiver or any handgun conversion kits, as specified. Under existing law, a violation of this and other requirements is punishable as an infraction or misdemeanor, as specified. This bill would add a fine and a suspension from participating as a vendor for a period of one year to the punishment for these violations. By expanding the application of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. Existing law, commencing July 1, 2022, authorizes the Department of Justice to inspect any firearms dealers, ammunition vendors, or manufacturers participating in a gun show or event to ensure that firearms and ammunition transfers or sales are conducted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This bill would authorize the Department of Justice to also inspect any firearm precursor part vendors participating in a gun show or event. The bill would, commencing July 1, 2023, require the department to conduct enforcement and inspections at a minimum of one-half of all gun shows or events in the state to ensure compliance with gun show and event laws. The bill would also require the department to post certain violations discovered on their internet website and would require the department to submit an annual report to the Legislature summarizing their enforcement efforts. 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 (7)

Votes


Actions


Jun 28, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 27, 2022

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jun 14, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 13, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.) (June 13).

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (June 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 01, 2022

Senate

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

May 26, 2022

Senate

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

May 25, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 57. Noes 14. Page 4983.)

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

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

Apr 27, 2022

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 18, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 07, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 06, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 5).

Mar 10, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 18, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 20.

Feb 17, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2552 HTML
02/17/22 - Introduced PDF
04/07/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/27/22 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/04/22- Assembly Public Safety PDF
04/25/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/20/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/07/22- Senate Public Safety PDF
06/10/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
06/15/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
06/28/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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