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2018 California Legislation

Updated Monday, April 23, 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 has been referred to the Senate Public Safety Committee. 

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

     

  • AB 1927 - Firearms: California Do Not Sell List - Assembly Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18)

    AB 1927 has been sent to the Assembly suspense file.

    AB 1927 would direct California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to “develop and launch a secure Internet-based platform to allow a person who resides in California to voluntarily add his or her own name to the California Do Not Sell List.” 

    For more information on this issue, please read our article Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression.  

  • AB 2103 - Firearms: license to carry concealed - Assembly Floor

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78)

    AB 2103 could be heard any day on the Assembly floor.

    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 - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64)

    AB 2382 has been scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 24. 

    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 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 1100 - Firearms - age restriction - Senate Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25)

    SB 1100 has been scheduled to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 30.

    SB 1100 currently pertains to publicly funded statewide educational organizations. It is anticipated this bill will be amended to 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 1200 - Firearms: gun violence restraining order - Senate Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-9)

    SB 1200 has been scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Apriol 30.

    SB 1200 would expand the definition of a firearm for these purposes to include firearms parts and components, which the bill would further define as unassembled parts and components of a firearm that are clearly designed and intended to be used to assemble a functional weapon, and would expand the definition of ammunition to include a magazine. The bill would make conforming changes to the notice required to be given to the subject of a gun violence restraining order

  • SB 1346 - Firearms: multiburst trigger activators - Senate Public Safety Committee

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

    SB 1346 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on April 24.   

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

  • SB 1487 - Iconic African Species Act - Senate Public Safety

    Sponsored by Senator Henry Stern (D-27)

    SB 1346 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee on April 24.   

    SB 1346 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 - Committee on Public Employment and Retirement

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

    SJR 24 passed the Senate Public Safety Committee and has been sent to the Committee on Public Employment and Retirement.

    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 - pending Senate Committee assignment

    Sponsored by James Gallagher (R-3)

    AB 986 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, January 18 and will now move to the Assembly floor for consideration.  A hearing date has not been set at this time.

    AB 986 was pulled from committee.  With this postponement, AB 986 failed to pass out of its fiscal committee by its deadline and is now defeated for the year.

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

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  • AB 1931 - Firearms: license to carry concealed firearms - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34)

    AB 1931 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 24.

    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 - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Vince Fong (R-34)

    AB 1932 is scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Public Committee on April 3.

    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 - pending Assembly Committee assignment

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

    AB 1958 April 10 hearing postponed - next hearing date has not been scheduled yet

    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 - Assembly Floor

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Adam Gray (R-21)

    AB 2151 could be heard any day on the Assembly floor.

    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 - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Heath Flora (R-12)

    AB 2318 is scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 24.

    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 - Assembly Appropriations

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin Kiley (R-6)

    AB 2670 scheduled to be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on April 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 - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Matthew Harper (R-74)

    AB 2733 scheduled to be reconsidered by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 24.

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

  • AB 2860 - Firearms: unsafe handguns - failed

    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 - Assembly Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Assembly Member Melissa Melendez (R-67)

    AB 2733 failed to pass the Assembly Public Safety Committee, but has been granted reconsideration.

    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 - Senate Public Safety Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Joel Anderson (R-38)

     SB 1092 failed to pass the Senate Public Safety Committee, but has been granted reconsideration.  A hearing date has not been announced as of yet.

    SB 1092 would allow hunting with suppressed rifles and shotguns.

  • SB 1311 - Fishing and hunting: annual sportsman's license - Senate Appropriations Committee

    Sponsored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-8)

    SB 1311 has been re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    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 - Senate floor

    Sponsored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-14)

    SB 1382 could be heard any day on the Senate floor.

    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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