Anthony J. Portantino
- District 25
Existing law authorizes the state prosecutor to investigate and gather facts in an incident involving a shooting by a peace officer that results in the death of an unarmed civilian. Existing law defines the Attorney General as the state prosecutor. This bill would also authorize the state prosecutor to investigate and gather facts in an incident involving a shooting by a peace officer that results in the death of a civilian if there is a reasonable dispute as to whether the civilian was armed. Existing law requires the sale, transfer, or loan of a firearm to be processed, as specified, through a licensed firearm dealer. This bill would exempt from these provisions a licensed manufacturer of ammunition, as specified. Existing law prohibits the transfer of a firearm to a minor, except as specified. This bill amends those exceptions to include new requirements for loans based upon the type of firearm and the age of the minor. Existing law requires a dealer who is unable to process the sale, transfer, or loan of a firearm, to return the firearm to the person making the sale, transfer, or loan. This bill would additionally prohibit the dealer from returning a firearm to the person making the sale, transfer, or loan, if that person is prohibited from obtaining a firearm and would, in those cases, provide a procedure by which that person could transfer the firearm to a law enforcement agency or to a third party, as specified. The bill would authorize the dealer to charge a fee for any firearm stored by the dealer pursuant to this procedure. Existing law requires, with certain exceptions, a person who purchases or receives a firearm to possess a valid firearm safety certificate. This bill would extend the exceptions to include a manufacturer of ammunition, as specified, and certain transfers to minors, as specified. Existing law prohibits the sale or transfer of a firearm to any person who does not have a firearm safety certificate, as specified. Existing law also prohibits the sale or transfer of a firearm by a licensed firearm dealer to a person under 21 years of age. Existing law exempts from these provisions the sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a firearm, other than a handgun, to or by a person without a firearm safety certificate, but in possession of a valid, unexpired hunting license, or a recently expired hunting license, as specified. Existing law also exempts the sale or transfer of a firearm, other than a handgun or semiautomatic centerfire rifle, to a person 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid, unexpired hunting license, as specified. This bill would, for purposes of these provisions, define a valid and unexpired hunting license and would no longer allow a hunting license from the immediately preceding year to be used for this purpose. The bill would require a dealer to refuse delivery of a firearm if the validity of a hunting license cannot be determined upon visual inspection. Existing law, subject to exceptions, imposes a 10-day waiting period for delivery of a firearm, during which time a background check is conducted by the Department of Justice to determine if the proposed recipient of the firearm is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. This bill would require the department, commencing July 1, 2025, for sales of firearms to persons under 21 years of age who are eligible to purchase a firearm based upon their possession of a hunting license, to confirm the validity of the hunting license as part of the background check. Existing law permits the Department of Justice to charge a fee sufficient to reimburse it for specified costs related to the sale or transfer of firearms, such as the preparation, sale, processing, and filing of required reports and costs associated with the submission of a Dealers' Record of Sale (DROS) , as specified. Existing law requires that firearm purchaser information be provided to the department exclusively by electronic means. Existing law directs the department to electronically approve the purchase or transfer of ammunition through a vendor at the time of purchase or transfer and prior to the purchaser taking possession of the ammunition, and permits the department to collect certain fees for these purposes. Existing law, commencing on July 1, 2022, directs the department to electronically approve the purchase or transfer of firearm precursor parts through a vendor at the time of purchase or transfer and before the purchaser taking possession of the firearm precursor part, and permits the department to collect certain fees for these purposes. This bill would delete obsolete provisions relating to the department's authority to impose fees for nonelectronic transfers of firearm purchaser information to the department. Existing law prohibits the possession of a handgun by a minor. This bill would additionally prohibit the possession of a semiautomatic centerfire rifle and, commencing July 1, 2023, the possession of any firearm, by a minor, with certain exceptions. This bill would make other conforming changes. By expanding the scope of an existing crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 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. This bill would declare that certain of its provisions are declaratory of existing law. The bill would state that its provisions are severable. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 11108.2 of the Penal Code proposed by SB 320 to be operative only if this bill and SB 320 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 250, Statutes of 2021.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2:30 p.m.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 54. Noes 22. Page 3107.) Ordered to the Senate.
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 26. Noes 9. Page 2625.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Ordered to third reading.
Read third time and amended. (Ayes 52. Noes 12. Page 2785.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (August 26).
August 19 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 30. Noes 7. Page 1378.) Ordered to the Assembly.
In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 1201.) (May 20).
Set for hearing May 20.
May 3 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.
Set for hearing May 3.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1. Page 861.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Set for hearing April 20.
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 24.
Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)
(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)
Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.
Read first time.
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/19/21 - Introduced|
|05/20/21 - Amended Senate|
|06/21/21 - Amended Assembly|
|09/03/21 - Amended Assembly|
|09/14/21 - Enrolled|
|09/23/21 - Chaptered|
|04/18/21- Senate Public Safety|
|04/30/21- Senate Appropriations|
|05/20/21- Senate Appropriations|
|05/25/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|07/12/21- Assembly Public Safety|
|08/16/21- Assembly Appropriations|
|08/31/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|09/03/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|09/10/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
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