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AB-340 Firearms: armed prohibited persons.(2019-2020)



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Enrolled  September 13, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  September 09, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  September 10, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  September 05, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  August 30, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  July 01, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 16, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 13, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 340


Introduced by Assembly Members Irwin and Ting
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Bauer-Kahan, Berman, Gabriel, Petrie-Norris, Smith, and Wicks)
(Coauthor: Senator Stern)

January 31, 2019


An act to add Section 30025 to the Penal Code, relating to firearms.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 340, Irwin. Firearms: armed prohibited persons.
Existing law requires the Attorney General to establish and maintain an online database known as the Prohibited Armed Persons File, sometimes referred to as the Armed Prohibited Persons System, to cross-reference persons who have ownership or possession of a firearm on or after January 1, 1996, and who, subsequent to the date of that ownership or possession of a firearm, fall within a class of persons who are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. The Budget Act of 2019 appropriated $3,000,000 to the Counties of Alameda, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Ventura to support local law enforcement activities related to seizing weapons and ammunition from persons who are prohibited from possessing them through a Gun Violence Reduction Pilot Program.
This bill would require the Counties of Alameda, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Ventura on or before 15 months after receiving these funds appropriated in the Budget Act of 2019, to submit a report to the Department of Justice and to the Legislature containing specified information relating to the efficacy of their programs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 30025 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

30025.
 (a) The Budget Act of 2019 appropriated three million dollars ($3,000,000) to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) to support gun violence reduction pilot programs in the Counties of Alameda, San Diego, Santa Cruz, and Ventura.
(b) Within 15 months of receiving a grant as provided by Item 5227-110-0001 of Section 2.00 of the Budget Act of 2019, each county shall submit a report to the Department of Justice and to the Legislature containing information relating to the county’s activities, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(1) The number of individuals in the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) in the county before and after receiving a grant pursuant to this section.
(2) The number of individuals in the county cleared from the APPS.
(3) The number of individuals in the county added to the APPS.
(4) The degree to which the backlog in the APPS in the county has been reduced or eliminated.
(5) The number of firearms recovered due to the enforcement activities of the county.
(6) The number of contacts and attempted contacts with individuals in the APPS during the county’s enforcement efforts.
(7) Information regarding collaboration with the Department of Justice.
(8) Improvements that could be made to the APPS to expedite investigations and promote collaboration across jurisdictions.
(c) A report to be submitted to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.