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Legislative Watch List


SUPPORT:

SB 710: (Anderson, R) Firearms: silencers This bill aims to end the ban on suppressors in California. By doing so, this bill would make it legal to possess a suppressor so long as the proper federal regulations are followed. Additionally, SB 710 would allow anyone who is legally allowed to possess a suppressor to use it to hunt.

1/9/18 Failed to pass Senate Public Safety Committee. Bill is dead.

SB 1092 (Anderson): Firearms: silencers

This bill would authorize hunting while using a lawfully possessed silencer that is attached to a firearm with a barrel measuring 16 inches or more in length.

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Referred to Senate Public Safety date pending

AB 1394: (Allen, R) Firearms: licenses to carry concealed firearms

This bill would remove the good cause requirement for the issuance of a CCW in California. If passed, this would make California a “shall issue” state. This would enable thousands of Californians who are currently prevented from carrying by unconstitutional “good cause” requirements to exercise their constitutional right to self-protection.

1/9/18 Failed to pass Assembly Public Safety Committee. Bill is dead.

AB 986: (Gallagher, R) Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses: sport fishing license duration

This bill proposes a reduction in license fees for veterans. It would require a resident or nonresident, 16 years of age or older, upon payment of the fee, to be issued a sport fishing license for the period of 12 consecutive months beginning on the date of issuance.

1/18/18 Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee. Up for vote on the Assembly floor.

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

AB 1931: (Fong, R) Firearms: licenses to carry concealed firearms

AB 1931 would authorize the sheriff of a county, or a chief or other head of a police department, to issue a CCW for a period of up to 5 years.

1/24/18 Read first time. May be heard in committee on 2/24/18.

01/29/18: In Senate awaiting assignment for committee

Set for hearing Asm. Public Safety 03/20/18; Postponed at request of author

CRPA Support letter sent 03/12/18

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Set for Asm. Public Safety 04/03/18

AB 1932: (Fong, R) Firearms: licenses to carry concealed firearms

This bill will require DOJ to furnish a background check report to a concealed carry permit licensing authority within 60 days of receiving the fingerprints and fees. If passed, this bill will speed up the process of issuing CCWs to law abiding Californians.

2/24/18 may be heard in committee.

Set for hearing Asm. Public Safety 03/20/18; Postponed at request of author.

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Set for Asm. Public Safety 04/03/18

AB 1958: (Quirk-Silva, D) Firearms: silencers

AB 1958 will allow companies that produce suppressors in California to sell them out of state so long as the sale or transfer is in line with federal law. This bill will help California’s jobs and the right to manufacture firearms components.

2/8/18 Referred to Assembly Committee on Public Safety.

CRPA support letter submitted (Author does not want ‘public’ support by CRPA)

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Set for hearing Asm. Public Safety 03/20/18; Postponed at request of author.

AB 2067 (Gallagher): School Safety: Armed security guards schools

Requires state to provide trained armed security for K-12, step forward in light of ground lost due to passage of AB 424 in 2017.

CRPA support letter submitted 02/23/18

02/22/18: Referred to Assembly Committee on Education / Set for hearing 03/21/18

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

AB 2151: (Gray, D) Hunting: apprentice tags

AB 2151 aims to make hunting opportunities affordable to all California children. By creating $20 apprentice tags for big game animals such as elk, pronghorns, bighorn sheep, and bears, AB 2151 will ensure that we can train a robust new generation of hunter conservationists.

3/15/18 to be heard in committee

CRPA Support letter submitted

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

03/20/18: heard Assembly committee on Water Parks and Wildlife / Passed 11/2

referred to Asm Appropriations date pending

AB 2318 (Flora) Gun-Free School Zone.

This bill amends gun free zone statute to allow for concealed carry during religious services even if services are held in a school gun free zone. (An act to amend Section 626.9 of the penal code relating to firearms).

02/13/18: red first time to print / pending amendments

03/20/18: met with author’s staff, author has not decided he wants our open support

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18; formal support pending author request.

AB 2670 (Kiley): Fish and Wildlife: Free Hunting Days

AB 2670 would require the Director of CADFW to declare which days would be Free Hunting Days by July 1st, 2019. The bill would require one of the days to be in the spring rather than winter.

Support position recommended to LPC 03/09/18 / Support position approved by HWC 03/19/18

Support Position approved by HWC 03/19/18; LPC 03/20/18

Support letter sent 03/20/18

Set for Water Parks & Wildlife 04/10/18

AB 2733 (Harper) Firearms: unsafe handguns: imprinting.

This bill removes microstamping requirement and will allow new generation handguns for sale in California. An Act to amend Penal Code section 31910 relating to sales of firearms in California.

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Set for Asm. Public Safety 04/03/18

AB 2805: (Bigelow) Wild pigs: Validations

Establishes new classification for wild pigs from big game to exotic big game. Replaces pig tag with pig stamp.

02/16/18: introduction date / Active bill pending referral

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

AB 2860 (Allen): Firearms: unsafe handguns. Repeal roster requirement for handguns

Recommended Support position to LPC 03/20/18 / Final language still pending

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Set for Asm. Public Safety 04/03/18

AB 3064 (Baker) Firearms: Felons in possession. penalty enhancement

AB 3064 would increase the severity of punishment for felons illegally possessing firearms

Draft support letter submitted to LPC / recommended support position to LPC 03/12/18

Support approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Support letter sent 03/21/18

SB 1311 (Berryhill) Fishing and Hunting: Annual Sportsman’s Licenses
This bill would create annual sportsman’s license that provides the same privileges as annual hunting and fishing licenses, but that is

valid for a term of one year from July 1st to June 30th. SB 1311 would limit the issuance of these licenses to California residents. Final language pending (02/20/19) but will provide a savings compared to purchasing licenses individually.

Introduced02/16/18

Set for hearing Natural Resources and Water 04/16/18

Pending approval of HWC

OPPOSE:

AB 3: (Bonta)Firearms: age restrictions.

Gutted and amended in assembly 03/97/18. As amended, this bill would prohibit the sale or transfer of any firearm (Not just handgun) by a licensed dealer to any person under 21 years of age. Additionally, changes to age restrictions on the purchase of ammunition and the issuance of a serial number by the Department of Justice for an assembled firearm.

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Date pending Senate Public Safety

AB 736 (Gipson) Authorizes DOJ to impose civil fines for violations of certain firearm licensing requirements and increased fine and suspension if occurring within specified time period.

09/01/17: Senate Appropriations held under submission

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

AB 1927 (Bonta): Firearms: California do not sell list firearms.

Allows individual to ad themselves to the ‘DO Not Sell List’

03/20/18: set to be heard Asm. Public Safety / passed / referred date pending Appropriations

03/20/18: Against recommendation; LPC voted to move bill from watch list to formal opposition

AB 2103: (Gloria, D) Firearms: license to carry concealed firearms

AB 2103 aims to create mandatory firearms training and handling to receive a CCW. This bill is completely unnecessary since issuing authorities already require basic range qualification and safety classes to be issued a CCW.

3/11/18 may be heard in committee.

Set for Assembly Public Safety 03/20/18 / Passed / referred Appropriations pending date

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

AB 2497 (Cooper) Firearms: School gun violence prevention. This bill will impose tax on retailers for the sale of firearms and ammunition to pay for mandates school counselors and security officers

Introduced: 02/14/18; amended to current form in Assembly 03/19/18

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Last amended 03/19/18 referred Asm Revenue and Taxation / date pending

AB 3199 (Holden ) Charitable raffles: Firearms

This bill would prohibit an authorized raffle from having a firearm as a prize. A violation would be a misdemeanor.

Introduced 02/16/18; last amend 03/20/18 in Assembly hearing pending

New bill will present and recommend position of opposition to board

SB 459: (Portantino, D) Firearms: dealer inspections

SB 459 would require DOJ to conduct inspections of firearm dealers at least every 3 years. This will only create more work for an already overburdened DOJ, and create unnecessary red tape for California FFLs.

1/18/18 Passed Senate Appropriations Committee. Up for vote on the Senate floor.

01/29/18: Passed senate floor (24 to 14)

01/30/18: In Assembly read first time. Held at desk

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

SB 1100 (Portantino): Firearms: Transfers. This bill would limit transfers to one long gun a month, no transfer to someone under the age of 21. Exemption for licensed hunter and non-profit fund raisers.

Opposition approval by HWC 03/19/18; Approval by LPC 03/20/18

Last amended 03/19/18 / pending hearing Senate Rules

Respectfully Submitted,

Roy M. Griffith Jr.


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