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DIVISION 11. EXPLOSIVES [12000 - 12761]

  ( Division 11 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 1. HIGH EXPLOSIVES [12000 - 12401]

  ( Part 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497. )

CHAPTER 8. Confiscation [12350 - 12355]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497. )

12350.
  

Except as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 12080, any unclassified explosives which are sold, given away, or transported shall be subject to immediate seizure by any chief or police official.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497.)

12351.
  

Any explosives which are illegally manufactured, sold, given away, delivered, stored, used, possessed, or transported shall be subject to immediate seizure by any chief, issuing authority, or peace officer authorized to act under Section 12020. When a permit issued pursuant to this part has expired and is not immediately renewed, any explosives in the possession of the permittee shall be subject to immediate seizure by any chief, issuing authority, or peace officer authorized to act under Section 12020, unless first destroyed by the permittee in accordance with Section 12087.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1425.)

12352.
  

When a permit issued pursuant to this part has been suspended or revoked any explosives in the possession of such permittee shall be subject to immediate seizure by the chief causing such suspension or revocation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497.)

12353.
  

Any explosive seized under this chapter shall be stored in an approved manner and in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Fire Marshal. The person from whom such explosives have been seized may within 10 days after such seizure petition the governing body of the area in which such seizure was made to return the explosives upon the ground that such explosives were illegally or erroneously seized. Any such petition so filed shall be considered by the governing body within 15 days after filing and an oral hearing shall be granted the petitioner if requested. Notice of the decision of the governing body shall be served upon the petitioner.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497.)

12354.
  

If the governing body finds that the explosives were illegally or erroneously seized, the explosives shall be returned to the petitioner. The determination of the governing body is final unless within 60 days of the notice served pursuant to this chapter, an action is commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of California for the recovery of the explosives seized by the chief.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497.)

12355.
  

If no petition is received by the governing body within 10 days of seizure of any explosive, or if no action is commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of California within 60 days of the notice served pursuant to this chapter, the chief may dispose of the seized explosives in any manner which will not jeopardize public welfare and safety. When any explosive is disposed of pursuant to this section, the person from whom such disposed of explosives were seized shall not have any legal redress against the chief who caused the disposal of the explosives.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1497.)

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