BILL NUMBER: AB 362	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 12, 2007

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member De Leon
    (   Coauthor:   Senator   Scott
  ) 

                        FEBRUARY 14, 2007

   An act to  amend Sections 11106, 12010, 12011, and 12012 of,
and to  add Sections 12315, 12316.5, 12317,  and 12318
to   12318, and 12326 to,  the Penal Code, relating
to ammunition.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 362, as amended, De Leon. Ammunition. 
   Existing law requires the Department of Justice to maintain
records pertaining to firearms transactions.  
   This bill would require the department to maintain additional
information relating to ammunition transfers, as specified. 

   Existing law establishes the Prohibited Armed Persons File, which
lists persons who are prohibited from possessing firearms, as
specified.  
   This bill would expand those provisions to include persons
prohibited from possessing ammunition. 
   Existing law generally regulates the sale of ammunition.
   This bill would require that commencing July 1, 2008, unless
specifically excluded, no person shall sell or transfer more than 50
rounds of handgun ammunition in any month unless they are registered
as a handgun ammunition vendor, as defined. The bill would also
require these vendors to obtain a background clearance for those
employees who would handle ammunition in the course and scope of
their employment. The bill would require the Department of Justice to
maintain a registry of registered handgun ammunition vendors, as
specified. Violation of these provisions, as specified, would be a
misdemeanor.
   The bill would also provide that no retail seller of ammunition
shall sell, offer for sale, or display for sale, any handgun
ammunition in a manner that allows that ammunition to be accessible
to a purchaser without the assistance of the retailer or employee
thereof. Violation of these provisions would be punishable as an
infraction with a fine of $500, or as a misdemeanor.
   The bill would further provide that  no  
handgun  ammunition  or reloaded ammunition 
may  be delivered by a common or contract carrier pursuant to
a retail   only be purchased in a face-to-face 
transaction  unless   and only if  certain
conditions exist.  A violation of these provisions would be
punishable as a misdemeanor, with enhancements for prior violations.

   By creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated
local program.
   Existing law provides that it is a crime to sell ammunition to a
minor, or to sell handgun ammunition to a person who is under 21
years of age.
   This bill would provide that any person under 21 years of age who
purchases, or who attempts to purchase, handgun ammunition by using a
false identification document, or by otherwise misrepresenting the
person's age, and any minor who purchases, or attempts to purchase,
any ammunition by using a false identification document, or otherwise
misrepresenting the person's age, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
   By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated
local program. 
   Existing law generally regulates what information is required to
be obtained in connection with the transfer of ammunition.  

   This bill would, subject to exceptions, require certain ammunition
vendors to obtain a thumb print and other information from
ammunition purchasers, and would require submission of that
information to the Department of Justice, as specified. A violation
of these provisions would be a misdemeanor.  
   By creating a new crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated
local program. 
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   SECTION 1.    Section 11106 of the   Penal
Code   is amended to read: 
   11106.  (a) In order to assist in the investigation of crime, the
prosecution of civil actions by city attorneys pursuant to paragraph
(3) of subdivision (c), the arrest and prosecution of criminals, and
the recovery of lost, stolen, or found property, the Attorney General
shall keep and properly file a complete record of all copies of
fingerprints, copies of licenses to carry firearms issued pursuant to
Section 12050, information reported to the Department of Justice
pursuant to Section 12053,  submitted pursuant to Section 12326,
 dealers' records of sales of firearms, reports provided
pursuant to Section 12072 or 12078, forms provided pursuant to
Section 12084, as that section read prior to being repealed by the
act that amended this section, reports provided pursuant to Section
12071 that are not dealers' records of sales of firearms, and reports
of stolen, lost, found, pledged, or pawned property in any city or
county of this state, and shall, upon proper application therefor,
furnish this information to the officers referred to in Section
11105.
   (b) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (d), the Attorney
General shall not retain or compile any information from reports
filed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12078 for firearms that
are not handguns, from forms submitted pursuant to Section 12084, as
that section read prior to being repealed by the act that amended
this section, for firearms that are not handguns, or from dealers'
records of sales for firearms that are not handguns. All copies of
the forms submitted, or any information received in electronic form,
pursuant to Section 12084, as that section read prior to being
repealed by the act that amended this section, for firearms that are
not handguns, or of the dealers' records of sales for firearms that
are not handguns shall be destroyed within five days of the clearance
by the Attorney General, unless the purchaser or transferor is
ineligible to take possession of the firearm. All copies of the
reports filed, or any information received in electronic form,
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12078 for firearms that are
not handguns shall be destroyed within five days of the receipt by
the Attorney General, unless retention is necessary for use in a
criminal prosecution.
   (2) A peace officer, the Attorney General, a Department of Justice
employee designated by the Attorney General, or any authorized local
law enforcement employee shall not retain or compile any information
from a firearms transaction record, as defined in paragraph (5) of
subdivision (c) of Section 12071, for firearms that are not handguns
unless retention or compilation is necessary for use in a criminal
prosecution or in a proceeding to revoke a license issued pursuant to
Section 12071.
   (3) A violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.
   (c) (1) The Attorney General shall permanently keep and properly
file and maintain all information reported to the Department of
Justice pursuant to Sections 12071, 12072, 12078, 12082, and former
Section 12084 or any other law, as to handguns and maintain a
registry thereof.
   (2) The registry shall consist of all of the following:
   (A) The name, address, identification of, place of birth (state or
country), complete telephone number, occupation, sex, description,
and all legal names and aliases ever used by the owner or person
being loaned the particular handgun as listed on the information
provided to the department on the Dealers' Record of Sale, the Law
Enforcement Firearms Transfer (LEFT), as defined in former Section
12084, or reports made to the department pursuant to Section 12078 or
any other law.
   (B) The name and address of, and other information about, any
person (whether a dealer or a private party) from whom the owner
acquired or the person being loaned the particular handgun and when
the firearm was acquired or loaned as listed on the information
provided to the department on the Dealers' Record of Sale, the LEFT,
or reports made to the department pursuant to Section 12078 or any
other law.
   (C) Any waiting period exemption applicable to the transaction
which resulted in the owner of or the person being loaned the
particular handgun acquiring or being loaned that firearm.
   (D) The manufacturer's name if stamped on the firearm, model name
or number if stamped on the firearm, and, if applicable, the serial
number, other number (if more than one serial number is stamped on
the firearm), caliber, type of firearm, if the firearm is new or
used, barrel length, and color of the firearm.
   (3) Information in the registry referred to in this subdivision
shall, upon proper application therefor, be furnished to the officers
referred to in Section 11105, to a city attorney prosecuting a civil
action, solely for use in prosecuting that civil action and not for
any other purpose, or to the person listed in the registry as the
owner or person who is listed as being loaned the particular handgun.

   (4) If any person is listed in the registry as the owner of a
firearm through a Dealers' Record of Sale prior to 1979, and the
person listed in the registry requests by letter that the Attorney
General store and keep the record electronically, as well as in the
record's existing photographic, photostatic, or nonerasable optically
stored form, the Attorney General shall do so within three working
days of receipt of the request. The Attorney General shall, in
writing, and as soon as practicable, notify the person requesting
electronic storage of the record that the request has been honored as
required by this paragraph.
   (d) (1) Any officer referred to in paragraphs (1) to (6),
inclusive, of subdivision (b) of Section 11105 may disseminate the
name of the subject of the record, the number of the firearms listed
in the record, and the description of any firearm, including the
make, model, and caliber, from the record relating to any firearm's
sale, transfer, registration, or license record, or any information
reported to the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12021.3,
12053, 12071, 12072, 12077, 12078, 12082, or 12285,  or
information reported to the Department of Justice pursuant to Section
12326 as to the brand, type, and amount of ammunition transferred
 if the following conditions are met:
   (A) The subject of the record has been arraigned for a crime in
which the victim is a person described in subdivisions (a) to (f),
inclusive, of Section 6211 of the Family Code and is being prosecuted
or is serving a sentence for the crime, or the subject of the record
is the subject of an emergency protective order, a temporary
restraining order, or an order after hearing, which is in effect and
has been issued by a family court under the Domestic Violence
Protection Act set forth in Division 10 (commencing with Section
6200) of the Family Code.
   (B) The information is disseminated only to the victim of the
crime or to the person who has obtained the emergency protective
order, the temporary restraining order, or the order after hearing
issued by the family court.
   (C) Whenever a law enforcement officer disseminates the
information authorized by this subdivision, that officer or another
officer assigned to the case shall immediately provide the victim of
the crime with a "Victims of Domestic Violence" card, as specified in
subparagraph (H) of paragraph (9) of subdivision (c) of Section
13701.
   (2) The victim or person to whom information is disseminated
pursuant to this subdivision may disclose it as he or she deems
necessary to protect himself or herself or another person from bodily
harm by the person who is the subject of the record.
   SEC. 2.    Section 12010 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12010.  (a) The Attorney General shall establish and maintain an
online database to be known as the Prohibited Armed Persons File. The
purpose of the file is to cross-reference persons who have ownership
or possession of a firearm  or ammunition  on or after
January 1, 1991, as indicated by a record in the Consolidated
Firearms Information System,  or as indicated in reports
submitted to the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12326,
 and who, subsequent to the date of that ownership or possession
of a firearm  or ammunition  , fall within a class of
persons who are prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm 
or ammunition  .
   (b) The information contained in the Prohibited Armed Persons File
shall only be available to those entities specified in, and pursuant
to, subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 11105, through the California
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System, for the purpose of
determining if persons are armed and prohibited from possessing
firearms  or ammunition  .
   SEC. 3.    Section 12011 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12011.  The Prohibited Armed Persons File database shall function
as follows:
   (a) Upon entry into the Automated Criminal History System of a
disposition for a conviction of any felony, a conviction for any
firearms-prohibiting charge specified in Section 12021, a conviction
for an offense described in Section 12021.1, a firearms prohibition
pursuant to Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code,  an ammunition prohibition pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 12316,  or any firearms possession prohibition
identified by the federal National Instant Check System, the
Department of Justice shall determine if the subject has an entry in
the Consolidated Firearms Information System indicating possession or
ownership of a firearm on or after January 1, 1991, or an assault
weapon registration, or a .50 BMG rifle registration  , or
ammunition as indicated in reports submitted   to the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12326  .
   (b) Upon an entry into any department automated information system
that is used for the identification of persons who are prohibited
from acquiring, owning, or possessing firearms  or ammunition
 , the department shall determine if the subject has an entry in
the Consolidated Firearms Information System indicating ownership or
possession of a firearm on or after January 1, 1991, or an assault
weapon registration, or a .50 BMG rifle registration  , 
 or acquired ammunition as indicated in reports submitted to the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12326  .
   (c) If the department determines that, pursuant to subdivision (a)
or (b), the subject has an entry in the Consolidated Firearms
Information System indicating possession or ownership of a firearm on
or after January 1, 1991, or an assault weapon registration, or a .
50 BMG rifle registration,  or acquired ammunition as indicated
in reports submitted to the Department of Justice pursuant to Section
12326,  the following information shall be entered into the
Prohibited Armed Persons File:
   (1) The subject's name.
   (2) The subject's date of birth.
   (3) The subject's physical description.
   (4) Any other identifying information regarding the subject that
is deemed necessary by the Attorney General.
   (5) The basis of the firearms  or ammunition  possession
prohibition.
   (6) A description of all firearms owned or possessed by the
subject, as reflected by the Consolidated Firearms Information System
 or ammunition acquired as indicated in reports submitted to the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12326  .
   SEC. 4.    Section 12012 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12012.  The Attorney General shall provide investigative
assistance to local law enforcement agencies to better ensure the
investigation of individuals who are armed and prohibited from
possessing a firearm  or ammunition  .
   SECTION 1.   SEC. 5.   Section 12315 is
added to the Penal Code, to read:
   12315.  (a)  (1)     As
used in this section "registered handgun ammunition vendor" means any
person or business that is engaged in the retail sale of handgun
ammunition and has all of the following:   As used in
this section, the following terms apply:  
   (1) "Handgun ammunition" means handgun ammunition as defined in
subdivision (a) of Section 12323.  
   (2) "Registered handgun ammunition vendor" means any person or
business that has all of the following: 
   (A) Any regulatory or business license, or licenses, required by
local government.
   (B) A valid seller's permit issued by the State Board of
Equalization.
   (C) Is among those recorded in the centralized ammunition vendor's
registry specified in subdivision (c).
   (D) A certificate of eligibility issued pursuant to Section 12071.

   (3) "Immediate family member" has the same meaning as set forth in
subdivision (c) of Section 12078.  
   (2) 
    (b)  Commencing July 1, 2008, no person shall sell or
transfer more than 50 rounds of handgun ammunition in any month
unless the person is registered as a handgun ammunition vendor as
described in paragraph (1). 
   (b) 
    (c)  A registered handgun ammunition vendor shall not
permit any employee who  the registered handgun ammunition vendor
knows or reasonably should know  is a person described in
Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the
Welfare and Institutions Code to handle handgun ammunition in the
course and scope of his or her employment. A registered handgun
ammunition vendor is authorized to request a background clearance
from the Department of Justice pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section
12076 to determine if an employee or potential employee is a person
described in any of the specified sections. The department may
require the registered handgun ammunition vendor to charge a fee
sufficient to reimburse it for the background clearance authorized
pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 12076. Fees received by the
department pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Dealers'
Record of Sale Special Account of the General Fund. 
   (c) 
    (d)  The Department of Justice shall keep a centralized
registry of all persons, businesses, and corporations who are
registered handgun ammunition vendors. The department may remove from
this registry any vendor who violates the provisions of this
chapter. Upon removal of a registered handgun ammunition vendor from
this registry, notification shall be provided to local law
enforcement and licensing authorities in the jurisdiction where the
vendor's business is located. 
   (d) 
    (e)  This section does not apply to any of the
following: 
   (1) Wholesale sellers of handgun ammunition who have a business
license to sell ammunition. 
   (1) Wholesale sellers of handgun ammunition who sell or transfer
handgun ammunition to persons or entities as set forth in paragraphs
(2) to (8), inclusive. 
   (2) Sales  or transfers  of handgun ammunition by a
target facility which holds a business or regulatory license to
persons who are on the premises of the target facility or sales of
handgun ammunition to persons who are on the premises of any club or
organization organized for the purposes of practicing shooting at
targets upon established ranges, whether public or private, if the
sale of the ammunition occurs at the premises of the target range or
on the premises of the club or organization and is sold to a person
who is using ammunition primarily at the facility.
   (3) Sales  or transfers  of handgun ammunition by persons
licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (4) Sales  or transfers  of handgun ammunition by
commercial hunting clubs, game bird clubs, or pheasant clubs licensed
by the Department of Fish and Game.
   (5) Sales  or transfers  of handgun ammunition by a
nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation organized
pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) or Part 3
(commencing with Section 7110) of Division 2 of the Corporations
Code, if both of the following conditions are satisfied:
   (A) The nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation is
selling ammunition to assist the corporation or local chapters of the
corporation in conducting auctions or similar events at which
firearms are auctioned off and to fund the activities of the
corporation or the local chapters of the corporation.
   (B) The firearms being auctioned off at the corporation's auctions
or events are not primarily handguns. 
   (6) A person who is on the centralized list maintained by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12083.  
   (7) Sales or transfers of handgun ammunition to authorized law
enforcement representatives of cities, counties, cities and counties,
or state or federal governments for exclusive use by those
government agencies if, prior to the delivery, transfer, or sale of
these firearms, written authorization from the head of the agency
authorizing the transaction is presented to the person from whom the
purchase, delivery, or transfer is being made. Proper written
authorization is defined as verifiable written certification from the
head of the agency by which the purchaser or transferee is employed,
identifying the employee as an individual authorized to conduct the
transaction, and authorizing the transaction for the exclusive use of
the agency by which he or she is employed.  
   (8) Sales or transfers of handgun ammunition to authorized
representatives of cities, counties, cities and counties, or state or
federal governments for those government agencies in which the
entity is acquiring the ammunition as part of an authorized,
voluntary program in which the entity is buying or receiving
ammunition from private individuals.  

   (9) Sales or transfers of handgun ammunition between immediate
family members or spouses or registered domestic partners.
   (10) Sales or transfers of handgun ammunition at a target facility
which holds a business or regulatory license to persons who are on
the premises of the target facility between persons who are on the
premises of any club or organization organized for the purposes of
practicing shooting at targets upon established ranges, whether
public or private, if the sale or transfer of the ammunition occurs
on the premises of the target range or on the premises of the club or
organization and is sold to a person who is using ammunition
primarily at the facility.  
   (e) 
    (f)  A violation of this section is punishable as a
misdemeanor.
   SEC. 2.   SEC. 6.   Section 12316.5 is
added to the Penal Code, to read:
   12316.5.   (a)    Any person under 21 years of
age who purchases, or who attempts to purchase, handgun ammunition by
using a false identification document, or by otherwise
misrepresenting the person's age, and any minor who purchases, or
attempts to purchase, any ammunition by using a false identification
document, or otherwise misrepresenting the person's age, is guilty of
a misdemeanor. 
   (b) As used in this section, "handgun ammunition" means handgun
ammunition as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 12323. 

  SEC. 3.    Section 12317 is added to the Penal
Code, to read:
   12317.  (a) No retail seller of ammunition shall sell, offer for
sale, or display for sale, any handgun ammunition in a manner that
allows that ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser without the
assistance of the retailer or employee thereof.
   (b) Violation of this section is punishable as an infraction with
a fine of five hundred dollars ($500), or as a misdemeanor.
   (c) The Attorney General is authorized to adopt regulations to
implement the provisions of this section. 
   SEC. 7.    Section 12317 is added to the  
Penal Code   , to read:  
   12317.  (a) As used in this section, the following terms apply:
   (1) "Handgun ammunition" means handgun ammunition as defined in
subdivision (a) of Section 12323.
   (2) "Seller of ammunition" means any of the following:
   (A) A person licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (B) A person registered as a registered handgun ammunition vendor
with the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12315.
   (C) A commercial hunting club, game bird club, or pheasant club
licensed by the Department of Fish and Game.
   (D) A target facility which holds a regulatory or business
license.
   (E) A person who is on the centralized list maintained by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12083.
   (b) No seller of ammunition shall sell, offer of sale, or display
for sale, any handgun ammunition in a manner that allows that
ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser without the assistance of
the seller or employee thereof.
   (c) Violation of this section is punishable as an infraction with
a fine of five hundred dollars ($500), or as a misdemeanor.
   (d) The Attorney General is authorized to adopt regulations to
implement the provisions of this section. 
   SEC. 4.   SEC. 8.   Section 12318 is
added to the Penal Code, to read:
   12318.  (a)  (1)    Handgun
ammunition may  not be delivered by a seller to a purchaser
via a common or contract carrier pursuant to a retail transaction
except as provided in paragraph (2).  
   (2) A seller of handgun ammunition may deliver handgun ammunition
to a retail purchaser via a common or contract carrier if all of the
following occurs:  
   (i) The seller ensures that a common carrier or contract carrier
obtains the signature of the purchaser and views bona fide evidence
of the identity of the purchaser.  
   (ii) The carrier ensures the purchaser is 21 years of age or older
before delivering the handgun ammunition to the purchaser within
this state.  
   (iii) The seller ensures that the contract carrier or common
carrier returns a copy of the signed receipt to the seller. 

   (iv) The seller retains the copy of the signed receipt for three
years as evidence of compliance with this section.  

   (v) The container being delivered by the common or contract
carrier has the following language, in at least 14-point type,
conspicuously placed on the container, stating: "SIGNATURE AND BONA
FIDE EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY REQUIRED. PURCHASER MUST BE AGE 21 YEARS OR
OLDER FOR DELIVERY."  
   (b) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), any person,
corporation, or dealer who delivers handgun ammunition in violation
of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment in a county jail
for a term not to exceed six months, or by a fine not to exceed one
thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both imprisonment and a fine.
 
   (2) Common carriers and contract carriers shall not be held liable
for any violation of this section and shall not be subject to the
penalties provided for in this subdivision and subdivision (c).

    (c)     A second and
subsequent violation of this section is punishable by imprisonment in
a county jail not to exceed one year, by a fine not to exceed two
thousand dollars ($2,000), or by both imprisonment and a fine.
  only be purchased in a face-to-face transaction,
provided   that the seller view a bona fide evidence of
identity from the retail purchaser and act in accordance with
existing law.  
   (d) 
    (b)  (1)"Bona fide evidence of identity" means a
document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government,
or subdivision or agency thereof, including, but not limited to, a
motor vehicle operator's license, state identification card,
identification card issued to a member of the armed forces, or other
form of identification that bears the name, date of birth,
description, and picture of the person.
   (2) "Handgun ammunition" means handgun ammunition as defined in
subdivision (a) of Section 12323. 
   (e) 
    (c)  Subdivision (a) shall not apply to or effect the
deliveries, transfers, or sales of, handgun ammunition to any of the
following:
   (1) Authorized law enforcement representatives of cities,
counties, cities and counties, or state and federal governments for
exclusive use by those government agencies if, prior to the delivery,
transfer, or sale of the handgun ammunition, written authorization
from the head of the agency employing the purchaser or transferee, is
obtained identifying the employee as an individual authorized to
conduct the transaction, and authorizing the transaction for the
exclusive use of the agency employing the individual.
   (2) Sworn peace officers, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing
with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2 who are authorized to carry a
firearm in the course and scope of their duties.
   (3) Rimfire ammunition.
   SEC. 9.    Section 12326 is added to the  
Penal Code   , to read:  
   12326.  (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms
apply:
   (1) "Seller of handgun ammunition" means any of the following:
   (A) Persons licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (B) A person registered with the Department of Justice pursuant to
Section 12315 as a registered handgun ammunition seller.
   (C) A person who is on the centralized list maintained by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12083.
   (D) A target facility which holds a business or regulatory
license.
   (E) Commercial hunting clubs, game bird clubs, or pheasant clubs
licensed by the Department of Fish and Game.
   (F) Gunsmiths.
   (G) Wholesalers.
   (H) Manufacturers or importers of firearms licensed pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code, and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (2) "Handgun ammunition" means assembled live ammunition, other
than .22 caliber, primarily for use in a handgun.
                                                             (b)
Commencing July 1, 2008, no seller of handgun ammunition shall sell
or otherwise transfer ownership of any handgun ammunition without at
the time of purchase recording the following information in a format
to be prescribed by the Department of Justice:
   (1) The date of the transaction.
   (2)  The name, address, and date of birth of the transferee.
   (3) The transferee's driver's license or other identification
number and the state in which it was issued.
   (4) The brand, type, and amount of ammunition transferred.
   (5) The transferee's signature.
   (6) The name of the salesperson who processed the transaction.
   (c) Commencing July 1, 2008, the seller of handgun ammunition
shall also at the time of purchase or transfer obtain the right thumb
print of the purchaser or transferee on the above form, unless the
purchaser or transferee presents a valid hunting or sportsman's
license issued pursuant to Section 714, paragraphs (1) to (3),
inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 3031, or Section 3031.2 of
the Fish and Game Code, in which case the seller of handgun
ammunition shall record the number of the license.
   (d) (1) Commencing July 1, 2008, the records required by this
section shall be maintained on the premises of the seller of handgun
ammunition for a period of not less than two years from the date of
the recorded transfer.
   (2) Commencing July 1, 2008, the records shall be subject to
inspection at any time during normal business hours by any peace
officer employed by a sheriff, city police department, or district
attorney as provided in subdivision (a) of Section 830.1, or employed
by the Department of Justice as provided in subdivision (b) of
Section 830.1, provided the officer is conducting an investigation
where access to those records is or may be relevant to that
investigation, is seeking information about persons prohibited from
owning a firearm or ammunition, or is engaged in ensuring compliance
with the Dangerous Weapons Control Law (Chapter 1 (commencing with
Section 12000) of Title 2 of Part 4), or any other laws pertaining to
firearms. The records shall also be subject to inspection at any
time during normal business hours by any other employee of the
Department of Justice, provided that employee is conducting an
investigation where access to those records is or may be relevant to
that investigation, is seeking information about persons prohibited
from owning a firearm or ammunition, or is engaged in ensuring
compliance with the Dangerous Weapons Control Law (Chapter 1
(commencing with Section 12000) of Title 2 of Part 4), or any other
laws pertaining to firearms.
   (3) Commencing July 1, 2008, on the date of delivery of the
handgun ammunition, the seller of handgun ammunition shall submit a
report to the Department of Justice in such manner as the department
may prescribe containing the information set forth in subdivision
(b).
   (e) (1) Commencing July 1, 2008, no person shall knowingly make a
false entry in, fail to make a required entry in, fail to obtain the
required thumbprint, or fail to maintain in the required manner
records prepared in accordance with subdivision (d). If the right
thumbprint is not available, then the seller of handgun ammunition
shall have the purchaser or transferee use his or her left thumb, or
any available finger, and shall so indicate on the form. If the
purchaser or transferee is physically unable to provide a thumbprint
or fingerprint, the seller of handgun ammunition shall so indicate on
the form.
   (2) Commencing July 1, 2008, no person shall refuse to permit a
person authorized under paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) to examine
any record prepared in accordance with this section during any
inspection conducted pursuant to this section, or refuse to permit
the use of any record or information by those persons.
   (f) A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
   (g) This section shall not apply to any of the following:
   (1) Sales or transfer of handgun ammunition to or between any of
the following:
   (A) Persons licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (B) A person registered with the Department of Justice pursuant to
Section 12315 as a registered handgun ammunition seller.
   (C) A person who is on the centralized list maintained by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12083.
   (D) A target facility which holds a business or regulatory
license.
   (E) Commercial hunting clubs, game bird clubs, or pheasant clubs
licensed by the Department of Fish and Game.
   (F) Gunsmiths.
   (G) Wholesalers.
   (H) Manufacturers or importers of firearms licensed pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code, and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (I) A nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation
organized pursuant to Part 2 (commencing with Section 5110) or Part 3
(commencing with Section 7110) of Division 2 of the Corporations
Code, if both of the following conditions are satisfied:
   (i) The nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation is
selling ammunition to assist the corporation or local chapters of the
corporation in conducting auctions or similar events at which
firearms are auctioned off and to fund the activities of the
corporation or the local chapters of the corporation.
   (ii) The firearms being auctioned off at the corporation's
auctions or events are not primarily handguns.
   (2) Sales or transfers made to authorized law enforcement
representatives of cities, counties, cities and counties, or state or
federal governments for exclusive use by those government agencies
if, prior to the delivery, transfer, or sale of these firearms,
written authorization from the head of the agency authorizing the
transaction is presented to the person from whom the purchase,
delivery, or transfer is being made. Proper written authorization is
defined as verifiable written certification from the head of the
agency by which the purchaser or transferee is employed, identifying
the employee as an individual authorized to conduct the transaction,
and authorizing the transaction for the exclusive use of the agency
by which he or she is employed.
   (3) Sales or transfers of handgun ammunition by a nonprofit public
benefit or mutual benefit corporation organized pursuant to Part 2
(commencing with Section 5110) or Part 3 (commencing with Section
7110) of Division 2 of the Corporations Code, if both of the
following conditions are satisfied:
   (A) The nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation is
selling ammunition to assist the corporation or local chapters of the
corporation in conducting auctions or similar events at which
firearms are auctioned off and to fund the activities of the
corporation or the local chapters of the corporation.
   (B) The firearms being auctioned off at the corporation's auctions
or events are not primarily handguns. 
   SEC. 10.    (a) The Legislature finds and declares
all of the following:  
   (1) Although Section 12316 of the Penal Code bars various
categories of persons from possessing ammunition, there is no
instantaneous means of verifying whether those persons are
endeavoring to acquire handgun ammunition from persons authorized to
transfer handgun ammunition, and an instantaneous check would be
beneficial for both public safety and registered owners of handguns.
 
   (2) The Legislature on an overwhelming basis in 2001 enacted
legislation to identify registered owners of handguns and assault
weapons who subsequently became ineligible to possess the same and
set forth procedures for those persons to dispose of their firearms
and thereby avoid criminal liability for possessing or disposing of
their firearms.  
   (3) California driver's license number and identification
information is contained in all firearms transactions records
maintained by the state and the identification number is a permanent
and unique number which identifies who owns what handgun and where he
or she resides.  
   (b) The Attorney General shall prepare and submit to the
Legislature, on or before January 1, 2009, a report concerning all of
the following:  
   (1) Recommending a clear and succinct general procedure whereby
instantaneous background checks can be conducted on persons wishing
to acquire handgun ammunition.  
   (2) Integration of that system into the current handgun
registration process.  
   (3) The feasibility and cost of creating the type of background
check system referred to in this section.  
   (4) The costs overall and to individual users of creating that
system.  
   (5) The effect of the system on overall efforts by the Department
of Justice in terms of information and computerized upgrades that the
department is currently undertaking.  
   (6) Specific statutory changes to implement the system.  

   (c) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation,
based on the Attorney General's report required by subdivision (b),
providing that commencing July 1, 2011, prior to the delivery of
handgun ammunition by a "seller of handgun ammunition," as described
in Section 12326, an instantaneous background check will be conducted
in order to determine that the recipient of the ammunition is not
prohibited from possessing ammunition pursuant to subdivision (b) of
Section 12316. 
   SEC. 5.   SEC. 11.   No reimbursement is
required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the
California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred
by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this
act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or
infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within
the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the
definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII
B of the California Constitution.