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California: Update on Firearms Tax Bill, Age Increase and Other Bills Heard this Week

Thursday, April 19, 2018

California: Update on Firearms Tax Bill, Age Increase and Other Bills Heard this Week

Several pro- and anti-gun bills were heard in their respective committees on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17.  Below you will find an update on committee action:  

On Monday, April 16, AB 2497 passed the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee and was referred to the Assembly Public Safety Committee where it awaits a hearing date.   

Assembly Bill 2497, sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9), would place an additional tax on firearms and ammunition for an unspecified amount to fund police officers and counselors at schools. While the NRA supports improving school security, it is unjust to saddle gun owners with additional taxes to fund programs that should be of concern to all Californians.   

On Monday, April 16, SB 1311 passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and was referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

Senate Bill 1311, sponsored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-8), would create the annual sportsman’s license that affords the holder of the license the same privileges as the annual hunting and fishing licenses as a single license. SB 1311 would help generate participation and encourage the next generation of sportsman conservationists by providing a convenient and economical way to secure the necessary licensing for hunting and fishing activities in the Golden State.

On Tuesday, April 17, the Assembly Public Safety Committee failed to pass both AB 3026 and AB 2860. AB 3026 was granted reconsideration by the committee for a later date.  

Assembly Bill 3026, sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67) would improve California’s concealed carry permit system by defining “good cause” and requiring that the issuing authority “shall” issue a permit if the statutorily required criteria is met. In addition AB 3026 creates the ability for non-residents to apply for a California permit.    

Assembly Bill 2860, sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72), would repeal the “roster” requirements for handguns to be sold through firearms dealers.  Firearms that are not on the roster are not inherently unsafe. In fact law enforcement is generally exempt from the handgun roster. Instead of weeding out unsafe firearms, the roster has served to limit the number of handgun models that are available for sale in California by requiring certain features and testing, some which are not offered by any manufacturers. Because of the roster requirements, no new model semi-automatic handguns have been added to the roster in over five years. By removing the roster requirement, Californian’s will have increased options when it comes to exercising their Second Amendment rights. 

On Tuesday, April 17, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed both SB 1100 and SB 1382. SB 1100 has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date and SB 1382 has been sent to the floor where it will soon be eligible for a vote. 

Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would place further restrictions on law abiding citizens by expanding the current one gun a month restriction for handguns to include all guns and raises the purchase age for long guns to 21. 

Senate Bill 1382, sponsored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-14),would expand the vehicle storage options for gun owners by authorizing the use of a locking toolbox or utility box in pickup trucks or other vehicles that do not contain a trunk. 

AB 2103 and AB 2151 are still eligible for a vote on the Assembly floor at any time. 

Assembly Bill 2103, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would add certain requirements in addition to the already mandated training courses for a citizen to obtain a concealed carry license. Currently, concealed carry permit holders are already required to receive up to 16 hours training prior to receiving a permit and at least four hours of additional training every two years prior to renewal. 

Assembly Bill 2151, sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray (D-21),would help make hunting more affordable for youths by reducing the cost of certain big game tags for youth hunters.  

Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight web page for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California.

 

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