On Monday, May 7, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled hear SB 1311 and SJR 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203). Please use our TAKE ACTION button below to contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and urge them to SUPPORT SB 1311 and OPPOSE SJR 24.
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.
Senate Joint Resolution 24, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would urge the Congress of the United States to reauthorize and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban and would urge Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the federal Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. It would additionally call on the California Public Employee’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to engage with companies that produce or sell firearms and determine a method for those companies to withdraw from the sale or production of firearms, or produce a plan for CalPERS to divest its holdings from those companies. The reauthorization of an “assault weapons” ban would burden the self-defense rights of law-abiding Americans without meaningfully addressing the problems it’s purportedly designed to address, it would not impact overall gun death rates, and there is no evidence it would prevent mass shootings.
This week, the California Legislature took the following actions on firearm legislation:
On Monday, April 30, the Senate Appropriations committee sent SB 1100 to the suspense file to be heard at a later date.
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.
Earlier this week, the Assembly passed AB 2103 and the Senate passed AB 1346. Both bills have been transferred to the respective Houses and are pending committee assignments.
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.
Senate Bill 1346, sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19), would expand the definition of multiburst trigger activators to include bumpstocks or bumpstock attachments.
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