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SB-257 Firearms: prohibited persons.(2019-2020)



SECTION 1.

 Section 29880 is added to the Penal Code, immediately following Section 29875, to read:

29880.
 (a) If the Department of Justice determines that a person prohibited from owning, purchasing, receiving, or possessing a firearm by this chapter, Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900), or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code has attempted to acquire a firearm, the department shall notify the local law enforcement agency with primary jurisdiction over the area in which the person was last known to reside.
(b) If a person described in subdivision (a) is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm because of a mental illness, the department shall also notify the county department of mental health in the county in which the person was last known to reside. For purposes of this subdivision, a person is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm because of a mental illness if the person is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm pursuant to Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.