On Tuesday, June 26, the Senate Public Safety Committee will be considering AB 2382, a bill requiring background checks on “precursor” firearm parts and the Assembly Public Safety Committee will be considering SB 1177, legislation to limit the number of firearms you can purchase during a 30 day period. Additionally, the respective wildlife committees will be considering several hunting related bills. Below find a list of all firearm and hunting related legislation to be considered this week. Please use the TAKE ACTION BUTTON below to contact the Members of the Committees to urge their OPPOSITION to AB 2382, SB 1177, and SB 1487 and to SUPPORT AB 986 and SB 1311.
Senate Public Safety Committee:
Assembly Bill 2382, sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), would require precursor firearms parts to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases. It would further create a new crime for transfer of precursor parts without the involvement of a licensed precursor parts dealer to anyone under 21 years of age or prohibited from owning firearms. Precursor parts include items such as barrels, ammunition feedings devices and upper receivers.
Assembly Public Safety Committee:
Senate Bill 1177, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would prohibit a person from making more than one application to purchase and the dealer delivery of any type of firearm within any 30-day period.
Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee:
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. 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 Bill 1487, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), would prohibit the possession of certain African species of wildlife. The true goal of the bill is to ensure that a lawful U.S. hunter is not allowed to bring home a hunting trophy—even though the animal was legally taken and the hunter has the approval of the U.S. Federal Government. SB 1487 will also be considered in the Assembly Judiciary Committee following Floor Session on Thursday.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee:
Assembly Bill 986, sponsored by Assembly Member James Gallagher (R-3), would reduce hunting license fees for veterans.
On Tuesday, June 19, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed AB 3 and AB 2888 and the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed SB 221 and SB 1100. The bills will next head to the respective Appropriations Committees for further consideration.
Assembly Bill 3,sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21 years old.
Assembly Bill 2888, sponsored by Assembly Member Phillip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) beyond the currently authorized reporters which include immediate family and law enforcement. The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. GVRO’s can remove a person’s right without due process and not because of a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on third party allegations.
Senate Bill 1100, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would raise the age to purchase firearms to 21 years old.
Senate Bill 221, sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-11), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace located in District 1-A on and after January 1, 2020.
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