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AB-2061 Firearms: inspections.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/30/2020 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 2061
CHAPTER 273

An act to amend Sections 27310 and 30345 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

[ Approved by Governor  September 29, 2020. Filed with Secretary of State  September 29, 2020. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2061, Limón. Firearms: inspections.
Existing law prescribes certain rules and requirements relating to gun shows and events, and the organizers, vendors, and participants, including rules governing firearms transactions at the event. The existing Safety For All Act of 2016, approved as an initiative statute at the November 8, 2016, statewide general election, requires a person, firm, corporation, or other business enterprise that sells more than 500 rounds of ammunition in any 30-day period to have a valid ammunition vendor license. Existing law generally requires ammunition to be sold only to people who meet specified criteria, including to a person whose firearms ownership information matches an entry in the Automated Firearms System and who is eligible to possess ammunition.
This bill would, beginning July 1, 2022, allow the Department of Justice to inspect firearms dealers, ammunition vendors, or manufacturers participating in a gun show or event in order to ensure that all transfers or sales are conducted in compliance with applicable state and local laws. The bill would also allow the department to inspect ammunition vendors to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws. The bill would allow the department to adopt regulations to administer the application and enforcement of laws relating to gun shows and ammunition vendors.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 27310 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

27310.
 (a) All firearms and ammunition transfers or sales at a gun show or event shall be conducted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
(b) Commencing July 1, 2022, the Department of Justice may inspect any firearm dealers, ammunition vendors, or manufacturers participating in a gun show or event in order to ensure compliance with subdivision (a). The department may adopt regulations to administer the application and enforcement provisions of this chapter.

SEC. 2.

 Section 30345 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

30345.
 (a) A vendor shall comply with all of the conditions, requirements, and prohibitions stated in this article.
(b) Commencing July 1, 2022, the Department of Justice may inspect ammunition vendors to ensure compliance with subdivision (a) and any other applicable state or federal firearms laws. The department may adopt regulations to administer the application and enforcement provisions of this chapter.