Today's Law As Amended


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AB-736 Firearms: dealer licensing.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 26723 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

26723.
 (a) In addition to, or in lieu of, the removal of a dealer from the list of licensed persons pursuant to Section 26715 or the forfeiture of a license pursuant to Section 26800, the department, or the licensing authority in a jurisdiction that has adopted an inspection program, may impose a civil fine on a dealer under the following circumstances:
(1) The dealer has received notification from the department or local authority regarding a violation of any provision listed in Section 16575 and has failed to take corrective action as required within the time specified in the notice.
(2) The dealer has knowingly or with gross negligence violated a provision listed in Section 16575.
(b) The amount of the civil fine authorized in subdivision (a) shall be as follows:
(1) For a first violation, a civil fine of five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) For a second violation that occurs within five years of a previous violation for which a fine was imposed pursuant to this section, a civil fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(3) For a third or subsequent violation that occurs within five years of a previous violation for which a fine was imposed pursuant to this section, a civil fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000).
(4) The Attorney General, a district attorney, or a city attorney may bring an action to impose a civil fine or other action against a licensee authorized by this section.