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SB-808 Firearms: identifying information - California Legislative Information

• California Legislative Information


Enrolled  September 03, 2014

Passed  IN  Senate  August 29, 2014

Passed  IN  Assembly  August 29, 2014

Amended  IN  Assembly  August 22, 2014

Amended  IN  Assembly  August 19, 2014

Amended  IN  Assembly  August 04, 2014

Amended  IN  Senate  January 21, 2014

Amended  IN  Senate  January 06, 2014

Amended  IN  Senate  April 23, 2013

Amended  IN  Senate  April 11, 2013
 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION


Senate Bill No. 808
Introduced by Senator De León
February 22, 2013

An act to amend Sections 11106, 16520, 23910, and 30105 of, and to add Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29180) to Division 7 of Title 4 of Part 6 of, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.


 

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 808, De León. Firearms: identifying information.

(1) Existing law authorizes the Department of Justice to assign a distinguishing number or mark of identification to any firearm whenever the firearm lacks a manufacturer's number or other mark of identification, or whenever the manufacturer's number or other mark of identification or distinguishing number or mark assigned by the department has been destroyed or obliterated.

This bill would, commencing July 1, 2016, require a person who manufactures or assembles a firearm to first apply to the department for a unique serial number or other identifying mark, as provided. The bill would, by January 1, 2017, require any person who, as of July 1, 2016, owns a firearm that does not bear a serial number to likewise apply to the department for a unique serial number or other mark of identification. The bill would prohibit the sale or transfer of ownership of a firearm manufactured or assembled pursuant to these provisions. The bill would prohibit a person from aiding in the manufacture or assembly of a firearm by a person who is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The bill would make a violation of these provisions a misdemeanor. By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The bill would require the department to issue a serial number or other identifying mark to an applicant meeting specified criteria and would allow the department to charge a fee to recover its costs associated with assigning a distinguishing number or mark pursuant to the above provisions.

(2) Existing law allows an individual to request that the Department of Justice perform a firearms eligibility check for that individual. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for a person or agency to require or request an individual to obtain a firearms eligibility check.

This bill would require a person to complete a firearms eligibility check before the department may grant an application for the assignment of a serial number or mark of identification. The bill would exempt this provision from the above prohibition on requiring or requesting an individual to obtain a firearms eligibility check.

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