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PART 6. CONTROL OF DEADLY WEAPONS [16000 - 34370]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 711, Sec. 6. )

TITLE 4. FIREARMS [23500 - 34370]

  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 711, Sec. 6. )

DIVISION 10. SPECIAL RULES RELATING TO PARTICULAR TYPES OF FIREARMS OR FIREARM EQUIPMENT [30210 - 33690]

  ( Division 10 added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 711, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 1.5. Firearm Precursor Parts [30400 - 30495]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 4. Firearm Precursor Part Vendor Licenses [30485 - 30495]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. )

30485.
  

(a) The Department of Justice is authorized to issue firearm precursor part vendor licenses pursuant to this article. The department shall, commencing July 1, 2023, commence accepting applications for firearm precursor part vendor licenses. If an application is denied, the department shall inform the applicant of the reason for the denial in writing. The annual fee shall be paid on July 1, or the next business day, of every year.

(b) The firearm precursor part vendor license shall be issued in a form prescribed by the department. The department may adopt regulations to administer the application and enforcement provisions of this article. The license shall allow the licensee to sell firearm precursor parts at the location specified in the license or at a gun show or event as set forth in Section 30448.

(c) (1) In the case of an entity other than a natural person, the department shall issue the license to the entity but shall require a responsible person to pass the background check pursuant to Section 30495.

(2) For purposes of this article, “responsible person” means a person having the power to direct the management, policies, and practices of the entity as it pertains to firearm precursor parts.

(d) Commencing July 1, 2023, a firearms dealer licensed pursuant to Sections 26700 to 26915, inclusive, and licensed ammunition vendor shall automatically be deemed a firearm precursor parts vendor, provided the dealer complies with the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 30300) and Article 3 (commencing with Section 30342) of Chapter 1.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. (AB 879) Effective January 1, 2020.)

30490.
  

(a) The Department of Justice may charge firearm precursor part vendor license applicants a fee to reimburse the department for the reasonable costs of administering the license program, including the enforcement of this program and maintenance of the registry of firearm precursor parts vendors.

(b) The fees received by the department pursuant to this article shall be deposited in the Firearm Precursor Parts Special Account, which is hereby created. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the revenue in the fund is continuously appropriated for use by the department for the purpose of implementing, administering, and enforcing the provisions of this article, and for collecting and maintaining information submitted pursuant to Section 30452.

(c) The revenue in the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Special Fund shall also be available upon appropriation by the Legislature to the department for the purpose of implementing and enforcing the provisions of this article.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. (AB 879) Effective January 1, 2020.)

30495.
  

(a) The Department of Justice is authorized to issue firearm precursor parts vendor licenses to applicants who the department has determined, either as an individual or a responsible person, are not prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing firearms or firearm precursor parts under subdivision (a) of Section 30405 or federal law, and who provide a copy of any regulatory or business license required by local government, a valid seller’s permit issued by the State Board of Equalization, a federal firearms license if the person is federally licensed, and a certificate of eligibility issued by the department.

(b) The department shall keep a registry of all licensed firearm precursor part vendors. Law enforcement agencies shall be provided access to the registry for law enforcement purposes.

(c) A firearm precursor part vendor license is subject to forfeiture for a breach of any of the prohibitions and requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 30300) or Article 3 (commencing with Section 30342) of Chapter 1.

(Added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 730, Sec. 6. (AB 879) Effective January 1, 2020.)

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