Anti-gun bills continued to move this week and more are on the calendar for next week. Below find an update on this week's committee actions and the bills scheduled for hearings next week.
In the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, June 24:
Assembly Bill 893, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar fairgrounds located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association on and after January 1, 2021. AB 893 was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file to be considered at a later date.
In the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, June 25:
Assembly Bill 879, 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 registry of these parts and 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 unfinished frames and receivers. AB 879 was passed by the Committee and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it will be considered on July 8.
Assembly Bill 1297, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-7), would remove the maximum fee a local authority can charge on the concealed carry permit application. AB 1297 was pulled from the agenda and was rescheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, July 2.
In the Assembly Public Safety on Tuesday, June 24:
Senate Bill 61, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would expand California’s one handgun a month law to apply to all firearms. Further, this legislation was amended to prohibit the sale of centerfire semi-automatic rifles to persons under 21 years of age except in narrow circumstances. SB 61 was passed by the Committee and referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee where it awaits a hearing date.
Senate Bill 120, sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27), would expand the penalties for violations of California's transportation laws, including in vehicles or on a person. The penalties include a 10 year prohibition on firearm ownership. SB 120 was pulled from the agenda and rescheduled to be heard on July 9.
Senate Bill 172, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), would expand California's existing storage laws. SB 172 passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee and has been referred to the Assembly Human Services Committee where it is scheduled to be considered on July 2. Use the take action button below to contact members of the Committee and urge their opposition.
On June 27, the Senate passed Assembly Joint Resolution 4. AJR 4, sponsored by Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-4), encourages Congress to adopt the Background Checks Act of 2019.
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