CA Gun Law - A Legislative History

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Definitions

Enrollment
Whenever a bill passes both houses of the Legislature, it is ordered enrolled. In enrollment, the bill is again proofread for accuracy and then delivered to the Governor. The "enrolled bill" contains the complete text of the bill with the dates of passage certified by the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. A resolution, when enrolled, is filed directly with the Secretary of State.
Chapter
When a bill has been passed by the Legislature and enacted into law, the Secretary of State assigns the bill a "chapter number" such as "Chapter 123, Statutes of 1992," which is subsequently used to refer to the measure in place of the bill number.
Amendment
Proposal to change the text of a bill after it has been introduced. Amendments must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel for drafting or approval.
Author's amendments - Amendments proposed by the bill's author. Author's amendments to a bill may be adopted on the floor prior to the committee hearing on the bill with the committee chair's approval.
Hostile amendments - Amendments proposed by another member and opposed by the author in a committee hearing or during Assembly or Senate floor consideration.



2009


AB 1129 Creates a temporary revocation procedure for a retired peace officer to carry a concealed and loaded firearm for conduct that compromises public safety.

Introduced By: Assembly Member Hagman (Coauthors: Assembly Members DeVore and Harkey) FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to amend Section 12027.1 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered

AB 1167 Concealed firearm licenses: reciprocity.

Introduced By: Assembly Member Nielsen FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to add Section 12058 to the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Introduced


AB 1286 Exempting post-certified academies from monthly handgun purchase limitations

Introduced By: Assembly Member Huber FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to amend Section 12072 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


AB 1363 Handguns: open carry licenses

Introduced By: Assembly Member Davis FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to amend Sections 12031 and 12050 of the Penal Code, relating to concealed firearms.

Status History Amended


AB 1498 Expands the existing list of misdemeanor offenses that prohibit a person from possessing a gun for 10 years

Introduced By: Assembly Member De Leon FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to amend Section 12021 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms

Status History Amended


SB 585 Bans Gun Shows at Cow Palace

Introduced By: Senator Leno FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to add Section 4132 to the Food and Agricultural Code, relating to Agricultural District 1-A

Status History Amended


SB 697 A handgun would be unsafe if it was not owner-authorized

Introduced By: Senator DeSaulnier FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act to amend Sections 12126, 12130, and 12132 of, and to add Sections 12134 and 12135 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Introduced


SB 746 Would create, within the State Department of Public Health, the Gun Safety Board

Introduced By: Senator DeSaulnier FEBRUARY 27, 2009

Description: An act relating to gun safety.

Status History Amended


SB 776 Would require registration of large-capacity magazines

Introduced By: Senator Hancock (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Swanson) FEBRUARY 27, 2009


Description: An act to amend Section 8090 of Sections 11106, 12020, and 12079 of, and to add Section 12044 to, the Penal Code, relating to punishment firearms

Status History Amended


AB 962 Would require a license to transfer more than 50rds,effectively ban mail order/internet sales

Introduced By: Assembly Member De Leon (Coauthor: Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal) FEBRUARY 26, 2009

Description: An act to amend Sections 11106 and 12316 of, to add Sections 12317 and 12318 to, to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 12060) to Chapter 1 of, to add a heading for Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 12316) to, and to repeal the heading of Chapter 2.6 (commencing with Section 12320) of, Title 2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, relating to ammunition.

Status History Amended


AB 532 Search warrants: firearms in domestic violence situations

Introduced By: Assembly Member Lieu FEBRUARY 25, 2009

Description: An act to amend Section 1524 of the Penal Code, relating to search warrants.

Status History Amended


AB 225 Firearms: concealed firearm license.

Introduced By: Assembly Member Miller FEBRUARY 4, 2009

Description: An act to amend Section 12050 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Introduced


SB 41 Minor changes to the dealer record of sale (DROS)

Introduced By: Senator Lowenthal JANUARY 6, 2009

Description: An act to amend Sections 11106, 12030, 12071, 12076, 12077, and 12078 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Amended


2008


AB 2566 would repeal preemption and allow local governments to pass anti-gun ordinances.

Introduced By: Assembly Member Hancock FEBRUARY 22, 2008

Description: This bill would provide that, these provisions may not be construed to prohibit the regulation by a city, county, or city and county of the possession of handguns

Status History Amended


AB2062 Bans the sales and transfer of more than 50 rounds per month of Handgun Ammunition between private citizens without a vendor license

Introduced By: Assembly Member De Leon (Coauthor: Assembly Member Hancock) (Coauthor: Senator Scott) FEBRUARY 19, 2008

Description: An act to amend Sections 11106 and 12316 of, to add Sections 12317 and 12318 to, and to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 12060) to Chapter 1 of Title 2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, relating to ammunition.

Status History As Amended


SB 1171 would redefine the definition of a "loaded" firearm.

Introduced By: Senator Scott FEBRUARY 7, 2008

Description: An act to amend Section 12070 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Enrolled



2007


AB 1471 Microstamping

Introduced By: Assembly Member Feuer (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member DeSaulnier) (Coauthors: Senators Cedillo, Perata, Romero, and Scott) FEBRUARY 23, 2007

Description: An act to amend Section 12126 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


AB362 would require ammo sales Registration but also require a New Handgun Ammunition Purchase Permit that must be renewed every 5 years.

Introduced By: Assembly Member De Leon (Coauthor: Senator Scott) FEBRUARY 14, 2007

Description: An act to amend Sections 11106, 12010, 12011, and 12012 of, to add Sections 12316.5 and 12318 to, and to add Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 12060) to Title 2 of Part 4 of, to, the Penal Code, relating to ammunition.

Status History As Amended


2006


SB 1538 This bill increases the penalty for prohibited persons who provide false or incomplete information to a firearms dealer in attempting to purchase a firearm.

Introduced By: Senator Scott FEBRUARY 23, 2006

Description: An act to amend Section 12076 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



2005


AB 352 Microstamping

Introduced By: Assembly Member Koretz (Coauthors: Assembly Members Klehs, Pavley, Ridley-Thomas, and Yee) (Coauthor: Senator Scott) FEBRUARY 10, 2005

Description: An act to amend Sections 12126 and 12130 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Amended


SB 59 Mandatory reporting of theft or loss of handguns

Introduced By: Senator Lowenthal JANUARY 13, 2005

Description: An act to amend Section 12001 of, and to add Section 12043 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Amended Enrolled



2004


SB 1152 Ammunition sales registration

Introduced By: Senator Scott JANUARY 27, 2004

Description: An act to amend Sections 12071 and 12316 of, and to add Section 12326 to, the Penal Code, relating to ammunition.

Status History Enrolled



2003


AB 992 Imposes a $0.10 fee on every munition sold at a retail facility for the Firearm Victims' Reimbursement Fund (FVRF)

Introduced By: Assembly Members Ridley-Thomas and Koretz (Coauthors: Assembly Members Goldberg and Nunez , Hancock, Lieber, Nunez, and Steinberg ) (Coauthor: Senator Soto) FEBRUARY 20, 2003

Description: An act to add Chapter 2.8 (commencing with Section 12330) to Title 2 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to ammunition , and making an appropriation therefor .

Status History Ammended


SB 489 Semiautomatic firearms: chamber load indicators and magazine disconnected mechanisms

Introduced By: Senator Scott (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Koretz) (Coauthors: Senators Kuehl, Perata, and Romero) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Chan, Levine, Longville, and Lowenthal) FEBRUARY 20, 2003

Description: An act to amend Sections 12126, 12130, and 12132 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



2002


AB 50 Adds the .50 caliber BMG rifle to the list of dangerous weapons

Introduced By: Assembly Member Koretz (Coauthors: Assembly Members Chu, Goldberg, Hancock, Kehoe, Levine, Lieber, Mullin, Ridley-Thomas, Vargas, and Yee) (Coauthors: Senators Kuehl, Perata, Romero, Soto, and Torlakson) DECEMBER 2, 2002

Description: An act to amend Sections 12126 and 12130 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



2000


SB 52 Handgun safety certificate

Introduced By: Senators Scott and Perata (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Jackson) (Coauthors: Senators Karnette, Kuehl, Murray, Polanco, Romero,and Torlakson) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Alquist, Aroner, Cedillo, Chan, Firebaugh, Frommer, Goldberg, Horton, Keeley, Kehoe, Koretz,Longville, Lowenthal, Shelley, Steinberg, Vargas, and Washington) DECEMBER 18, 2000

Description: An act to amend Sections 12001, 12071, 12072, 12076, 12077, 12078, and 12084 of, to amend and repeal Section 12081 of, to add Sections 12076.5 and 12810 to, and to repeal and add Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


AB 35 Establishes a statewide handgun safety certificate program

Introduced By: Assembly Members Shelley and Jackson (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Koretz) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Alquist, Aroner, Cedillo, Chan, Firebaugh, Frommer, Goldberg, Horton, Keeley, Kehoe, Longville,Lowenthal, Steinberg, Vargas, and Washington) (Coauthors: Senators Karnette, Kuehl, Murray, Perata, Polanco,Romero, Scott, and Torlakson) DECEMBER 4, 2000

Description: An act to amend Sections 12001, 12071, 12072, 12076, 12077, 12078, and 12084 of, to amend and repeal Section 12081 of, to add Sections 12076.5 and 12810 to, and to repeal and add Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4 of, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



1998


SB 23 Adds generic definitions of what constitutes an assault weapon.

Introduced By: Senators Perata, Alpert, Bowen, and Ortiz, and Assembly Member Villaraigosa (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Scott) (Coauthor: Senators Karnette and O'Connell) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Alquist, Aroner, Bock, Dutra, Floyd, Gallegos, Honda, Keeley, Knox, Kuehl, Machado, Mazzoni, Migden, Romero, Shelley, Steinberg, Torlakson, Thomson, Washington, and Wildman) DECEMBER 7, 1998

Description: An act to amend Sections 245, 12001, 12020, 12022, 12022.5, 12280,12285, and 12289 of, and to add Sections 12079 and 12276.1 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


SB23 Assault Weapons


SB 15 Requires handgun safety tests

Introduced By: Senator Polanco DECEMBER 7, 1998

Description: An act to add Chapter 1.3 (commencing with Section 12125) to Title 2 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



1995


SB 671 Electronic transfer of DROS information to DOJ

Introduced By: Senator Lewis (Principal coauthor: Senator Peace) FEBRUARY 22, 1995

Description: An act to amend Sections 11106, 12001, 12071, 12072, 12073, 12074, 12076, 12077, 12078, 12082, and 12084 of, and to repeal Section 12083 of, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


AB 99 Redefined the term "handgun ammunition","rifle" and "body vest or shield"

Introduced By: Assembly Member Burton JANUARY 9, 1995

Description: An act to amend Sections 12020.5, 12021.5, and 12323 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered


AB 92 Added mentally unstable persons and violent felons to the list of prohibited persons, exempts those transporting guns to a voluntary government buy program from a concealed weapons permit

Introduced By: Assembly Member Hauser JANUARY 4, 1995

Description: An act to amend Sections 12026, 12026.1, and 12026.2 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Status History Chaptered



1993


AB 645 Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995.

Introduced By: Assembly Member Allen FEBRUARY 23, 1993

Description: An act to amend Section 626.9 of the Penal Code, relating to gun-free school zones.

Status History Chaptered