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2018 California Legislation

Updated Friday, June 15, 2018

Anti-Gun Legislation

  • AB 3 - Firearms - age restriction - Senate Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by NRA-PVF "F" rated Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18)

    AB 3 has passed the Assembly (under a different subject matter) and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 19. 

    AB 3 would raise the age to purchase firearms and ammunition to 21 years old. 

     

  • AB 2103 - Firearms: license to carry concealed - Senate Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78)

    AB 2103 has been referred to the Senate Appropriation Committee.

    AB 2103 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 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. 

  • AB 2382 - Firearms: prohibited persons - Senate Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64)

    AB 2382 has been scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 26.

    AB 2382 would require a precursor parts vendor license to sell more than one firearm precursor part in any 30-day period. 

  • AB 2497 - Firearms: school violence prevention - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-9)

    AB 2497 has been referred to the Assembly Public Safety.

    AB 2497 would place an additional tax on firearms and ammunition.

     

     

     

  • AB 2888 - Gun Violence Restraining Order - Senate Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Phillip Ting (D-19)

    AB 2888 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 19.

    AB 2888 would would authorize, but not require, an employer, a coworker, a mental health worker who has seen the person as a patient in the last 6 months, or an employee of a secondary or post secondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months to file a petition for an ex parte, one-year, or renewed gun violence restraining order.  

     

  • AB 3199 - Charitable raffles: firerams - Assembly Rules Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-41)

    AB 3199 is currently in the Assembly Rules Committee

    AB 3199 was gutted and amended from legislation pertaining to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) to legislation that prohibits firearms as raffle prizes by charitable organizations. 

     

  • SB 221 - Gun Show Ban at the Cow Palace - Assembly Public Safety

    Sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-11)

    SB 221 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 19.

    Senate Bill 221, originally dealt with “Criminal Fines: HIV Prevention and Education,” and was gutted and amended to prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace starting January 1, 2020. 

     

  • SB 1100 - Firearms - age restriction - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25)

    SB 1100 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on June 19.

    SB 1100 would raise the minimum age to purchase a long gum from 18 years old to 21 years old as well as limit long gun purchases to one every 30 days. 

  • SB 1177 - Firearms - transfer - Assembly Rules

    Sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25)

    SB 1177 is currently in Assembly Rules

    SB 1177, originally dealt with the “Classified School Employees Summer Furlough Fund,” and was gutted and amended to limit long gun purchases to one every 30 days. 

     

     

  • SB 1346 - Firearms: multiburst trigger activators - Assembly Floor

    Sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19)

    SB 1346 is on third reading on the Assembly floor.

    SB 1346 would expand the current prohibition on multiburst triggers to include bump stocks. 

  • SB 1487 - Iconic African Species Act - Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27)

    SB 1487 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on June 26.

    SB 1487 would enact the Iconic African Species Protection Act and would prohibit the possession of specified African species and any part, product, offspring, or the dead body or parts thereof, including, but not limited to, the African elephant or the black rhinoceros, by any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership within the State of California, except as specified for, among other things, use for educational or scientific purposes by a bona fide educational or scientific institution, as defined.  The bill would impose criminal penalties, including a fine and imprisonment, for first and subsequent convictions for a violation of any provision of the act, or any rule, regulation, or order adopted pursuant to the act. The bill would also authorize an administrative penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of the act, or any rule, regulation, or order adopted pursuant to the act, as specified. The bill would require that the administrative penalties collected pursuant to the act be deposited in the Fish and Game Preservation Fund and used for law enforcement purposes upon appropriation by the Legislature. By creating new crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.  

  • SJR 24 - Firearms - Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-19)

    SJR 24 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Public Employment, Retirement, and Social Security Committee on June 20.

    Senate Joint Resolution 24 would urge the Congress of the United States to reauthorize and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban and would urge the Congress to pass, and the President to sign, the federal Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 and would call on the California Public Employee’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest all its holdings related to the production and sale of firearms.   

Pro-Gun Legislation

  • AB 986: Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses - Senate Veteran Affairs Committee

    Sponsored by James Gallagher (R-3)

    AB 986 has been referred to the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee. 

    AB 986 would recognize the many sacrifices our veterans have made by reducing sporting license fees in recognition of their service.  

  • AB 1931 - Firearms: license to carry concealed firearms - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34)

    AB 1931 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 1931 would allow for concealed carry permits to be valid for a period up to five years. Currently concealed carry permits are generally valid for a period of two years. 

  • AB 1932 - Firearms: licenses to carry concealed firearms - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34)

    AB 1932 has been been defeated for the year.

    AB 1932 would require the DOJ to furnish the background check report to the licensing authority within 60 days of receiving the fingerprints and fees. Currently, DOJ is not mandated to complete the check within a specified period like many other mandated background checks performed by the state.   

  • AB 1958 - Firearms: Silencers - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65)

    AB 1958 has been defeated for the year.

    AB 1958 would allow the sale of suppressors by licensed dealers and manufacturers to persons or entities outside of California in accordance with federal law.  

     

  • AB 2151 - Hunting: apprentice tags - Senate Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray (R-21)

    AB 2151 has been referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    AB 2151 would help make hunting more affordable for youths by reducing the cost of certain big game tags for youth hunters.  

  • AB 2318 - Firearms: gun-free school zone - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Heath Flora (R-12)

    AB 2318 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 2318 would exempt a person who holds a valid concealed carry license who is carrying the firearm described in the license to, from, or in a church, synagogue, or building used as a place of worship on the grounds of a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, if the person has the written permission of the school authority.  

  • AB 2670 - Free hunting days - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Kiley (R-6)

    AB 2670 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on May 25.

    AB 2151 would require, rather than authorize, the director to establish 2 free hunting days per year one in the fall and one in the spring, no later than July 1, 2019.    

  • AB 2733 - Firearms: unsafe handguns: imprinting - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Matthew Harper (R-74)

    AB 2733 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 2733 would remove the microstamping requirement for new handguns to be eligible for certification to the handgun roster. 

  • AB 2860 - Firearms: unsafe handguns - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Travis Allen (R-72)

    AB 2860 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 2860 would repeal the “roster” requirements for handguns to be sold through firearms dealers. 

  • AB 3026 - Firearms: concealed carry licences - Defeated

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67)

    AB 2733 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

    AB 2733 would redefine “good cause” to include self-defense, defending the life of another, or preventing crime in which human life is threatened, and would allow for the issuance of a concealed carry weapons permit with all other criteria satisfied.

  • SB 1092 - Firearms: silencers - Defeated

    Sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38)

     SB 1092 defeated for the year.

    SB 1092 would allow hunting with suppressed rifles and shotguns.

  • SB 1311 - Fishing and hunting: annual sportsman's license - Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-8)

    SB 1311 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee on June 26.

    SB 1311 would create the annual sportsman’s license that affords the holder of the license the same privileges as the annual hunting and fishing licenses but is valid for a term of one year from July 1 to June 30. 

  • SB 1382 - Firearms: vehicle storage - Assembly Consent Calendar

    Sponsored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-14)

    SB 1382 is currently on the Assembly Consent Calendar.

    SB 1382 would authorize locking a firearm in a toolbox or utility box that is permanently affixed to the bed of a pickup truck or vehicle that does not contain a trunk.    

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

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On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Friday, June 8, 2018

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.