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SB-248 Firearms.(2007-2008)

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Senate Bill No. 248
CHAPTER 639

An act to add Section 11108.10 to the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

[ Approved by Governor  October 13, 2007. Filed with Secretary of State  October 13, 2007. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 248, Padilla. Firearms.
Existing law regulates the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms.
This bill would authorize local law enforcement agencies to have specified information related to firearms entered into the United States Department of Justice, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network to ensure that representative samples of fired bullets and cartridge cases from crime scenes are recorded, as specified. The bill would require the Attorney General to develop a protocol by July 1, 2008, to implement the provisions authorizing the entering of this information.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11108.10 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

11108.10.
 (a) In addition to the requirements of Sections 11108 and 11108.3, commencing January 1, 2009, every local law enforcement agency may cause to be entered into the United States Department of Justice, National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) information to ensure that representative samples of fired bullets and cartridge cases collected at crime scenes, from test-fires of firearms recovered at crime scenes, and other firearm information needed to investigate crimes, are recorded into the NIBIN in accordance with the protocol set forth in subdivision (b).
(b) The Attorney General, in cooperation with those law enforcement agencies that choose to do so, shall develop a protocol for the implementation of this section. The protocol shall be completed on or before July 1, 2008.
(c) The Attorney General shall have the authority to issue guidelines to further the purposes of this section.