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AB-1927 Firearms: prohibition: voluntary list.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/27/2018 09:00 PM
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Enrolled  August 27, 2018
Passed  IN  Senate  August 24, 2018
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 30, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 25, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1927


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chiu and Gonzalez Fletcher)

January 24, 2018


An act to add and repeal Section 29880 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1927, Bonta. Firearms: prohibition: voluntary list.
Existing law makes possession of a firearm by certain classes of persons, including a convicted felon, a person convicted of specified misdemeanors, a person has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, a person has been found not guilty of specified crimes by reason of insanity, or a person has been placed under conservatorship, a crime. Existing law additionally makes it a crime to sell or give possession of a firearm to these classes of persons prohibited from owning a firearm.
Existing law requires the Department of Justice, upon submission of firearm purchaser information by a licensed firearm dealer, to examine its records to determine whether a potential firearm purchaser is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm. Existing law requires the department to participate in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
This bill would require the Department of Justice to study options for allowing a person to register himself or herself on a list or database that prohibits the person from being able to purchase a firearm. The bill would require the department to recommend an approach to allow a person to prohibit himself or herself from purchasing a firearm. The bill would require the department to report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2020.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 29880 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

29880.
 (a) The Department of Justice shall study options for allowing a person to register himself or herself on a list or database that prohibits the person from being able to purchase a firearm. The department shall recommend an approach to allow a person to prohibit himself or herself from purchasing a firearm.
(b) The department shall provide a report of its findings and recommendations to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2020.
(c) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.