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SB-701 Firearms: prohibited persons.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
SB-701
Jones (S)
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Firearms: prohibited persons.
03/27/19
An act to amend Sections 29800 and 29805 of, and to repeal Section 29851 of, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.
Senate
07/08/19
04/29/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
07/30/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
07/30/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
07/19/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
07/05/19 In Senate. Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
07/05/19 Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 70. Noes 0. Page 2548.) Ordered to the Senate.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 701 without my signature.
 
This bill would reorganize statutes governing the prohibition of firearm possession due to an outstanding warrant when the person has knowledge of the warrant. Additionally, this bill would reduce the penalty for violating this prohibition. 
 
Current law requires knowledge that a warrant has been issued before a prohibition on possessing a firearm applies. Further, I believe existing penalties provide the necessary tools to protect public safety and allow for needed discretion to impose appropriate penalties when justified.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom