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AB-1594 Firearms: civil suits.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 01/03/2022 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1594


Introduced by Assembly Members Ting, Gipson, and Ward
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Berman, Bloom, Levine, and Quirk)
(Coauthors: Senators Newman and Wiener)

January 03, 2022


An act to add Part 2.5 (commencing with Section 3450) to Division 4 of the Civil Code, relating to firearms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1594, as introduced, Ting. Firearms: civil suits.
Existing law defines a public nuisance and provides that a public nuisance may be remedied by an indictment or information, a civil action, or abatement. Existing law also regulates the manufacture, sale, and marketing of firearms.
This bill would specify that a gun industry member has created or maintained a public nuisance, as defined, if their failure to follow federal, state, or local law caused injury or death or if the gun industry member engaged in unfair business practices.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Part 2.5 (commencing with Section 3450) is added to Division 4 of the Civil Code, to read:

PART 2.5. Civil Suits Relating to Firearms

3450.
 A gun industry member shall have created or maintained a public nuisance, as defined in Section 3480, if their failure to follow federal, state, or local law caused injury or death or if the gun industry member engaged in unfair business practices.