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AB-2160 Private security services: firearms requalification.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/11/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2160


Introduced by Assembly Member Voepel

February 11, 2020


An act to amend Sections 7583.32 and 7585.2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2160, as introduced, Voepel. Private security services: firearms requalification.
Existing law, the Private Security Services Act, requires an employee of a licensed private patrol operator who wishes to renew a firearms qualification card to file an application for renewal with the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and satisfy other conditions including successfully passing a written examination based on course content as specified in the firearms training manual approved by the Department of Consumer Affairs and taught at a training facility approved by the bureau. Existing law specifies that the firearms requalification course shall consist of the successful completion of a firearms requalification course approved by the bureau.
This bill would permit the bureau to authorize a firearms training facility to teach a portion of the firearms requalification course via the internet. The bill would also make other conforming and nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 7583.32 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7583.32.
 (a) A firearms qualification card expires two years from the date of issuance, if not renewed. A person who wishes to renew a firearms qualification card shall file an application for renewal at least 60 days prior to the card’s expiration. A person whose card has expired shall not carry a firearm until he or she has they have been issued a renewal card by the bureau.
(b) The bureau shall not renew a firearms qualification card unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:
(1) The cardholder has filed with the bureau a completed application for renewal of a firearms qualification card, on a form prescribed by the director, dated and signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury certifying that the information on the application is true and correct.
(2) The applicant has requalified on the range and has successfully passed a written examination based on course content as specified in the firearms training manual approved by the department and taught at a training facility approved by the bureau. The bureau may authorize the firearms training facility to teach a portion of the firearms requalification course via the internet.
(3) The application is accompanied by a firearms requalification fee as prescribed in this chapter.
(4) The applicant has produced evidence to the firearm training facility, either upon receiving his or her their original qualification card or upon filing for renewal of that card, that he or she is they are a citizen of the United States or has permanent legal alien status in the United States. Evidence of citizenship or permanent legal alien status is that deemed sufficient by the bureau to ensure compliance with federal laws prohibiting possession of firearms by persons unlawfully in the United States and may include, but not be limited to, the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service Form I-151 or I-551, Alien Registration Receipt Card, naturalization documents, or birth certificates evidencing lawful residence or status in the United States.
(c) An expired firearms qualification card may not be renewed. A person with an expired registration is required to apply for a new firearms qualification in the manner required of persons not previously registered. A person whose card has expired shall not carry a firearm until he or she has they have been issued a new firearms qualification card by the bureau.
(d) Paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall not apply to a duly appointed peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code, who is authorized to carry a firearm in the course of his or her their duties and who has successfully completed requalification training or to a federal qualified law enforcement officer, as defined in Section 926B of Title 18 of the United States Code (18 U.S.C. Sec. 926B), who is authorized to carry a firearm in the course of his or her their duties and who has successfully completed requalification training.

SEC. 2.

 Section 7585.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7585.2.
 The firearms requalification course shall consist of the successful completion of a firearms requalification course approved by the bureau. The bureau may authorize the approved training facility to teach a portion of the firearms requalification course via the internet.