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California: Legislative Update on Bills in the Appropriation Committee Suspense File

Sunday, May 31, 2015

California: Legislative Update on Bills in the Appropriation Committee Suspense File

Action is Needed!

The below action took place in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  

Anti-gun Assembly Bill 96 was passed out of committee by vote of 12 to 4This bill will receive a final vote on the Assembly floor next week.  Please contact your state Assembly Member urging him or her to OPPOSE AB 96.  Contact information can be found here. 

AB 96 would prohibit a person from purchasing, selling, offering for sale, possessing with intent to sell, or importing with intent to sell ivory or rhinoceros horn, except as specified, and would make this prohibition enforceable by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Pro-gun Assembly Bill 150 was held in committee.  This bill is defeated for the year.  AB 150 would have made the theft of a firearm, grand theft in all cases and punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.

 

The below action took place in the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Pro-gun Senate Bill 566 was held in committee.  This bill is defeated for the year.  SB 566 would have added honorably discharged members of the United States Armed Forces, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, or the active reserve components of the United States to the list of individuals who are exempt from obtaining the Firearms Safety Certificate (FSC), which California law requires to purchase a handgun.  

Anti-gun Senate Bill 707 unanimously passed out of committee.  This bill will receive a final vote on the Senate floor next weekPlease contact your state Senator urging him or her to OPPOSE SB 707.  Contact information can be found here. 

SB 707 would prohibit CCW holders from possessing firearms on any properties that make up the grounds of a K-12 school or university, including many parking lots, common areas that may not be readily identifiable as school grounds, and student apartment buildings. 

Anti-gun Senate Bill 347 was passed out of committee by vote of 5 to 1. This bill will receive a final vote on the Senate floor next weekPlease contact your state Senator urging him or her to OPPOSE SB 347.  Contact information can be found here.

SB 347 would add to the list of misdemeanors convictions that would result in a 10-year prohibition on the possession of firearms.

Don’t forget to forward this important alert to your family, friends, fellow gun owners and sportsmen urging them to also contact their State Assembly Member and Senator!

 

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