BILL NUMBER: AB 1645	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member La Malfa

                        FEBRUARY 23, 2007

   An act to add Section 8571.5 to the Government Code, relating to
emergency powers.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1645, as introduced, La Malfa. Emergency powers: firearms.
   Existing law authorizes the Governor to invoke various powers in
the event of an emergency, as specified.
   This bill would provide that these powers do not authorize the
seizure or confiscation of any firearm or ammunition from any
individual who is lawfully carrying or possessing the firearm or
ammunition, as specified.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 8571.5 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   8571.5.  Nothing in this article shall authorize the seizure or
confiscation of any firearm or ammunition from any individual who is
lawfully carrying or possessing the firearm or ammunition, or
authorize any order to that effect, provided however, that a peace
officer who is acting in his or her official capacity may disarm an
individual if the officer reasonably believes it is immediately
necessary for the protection of the officer or another individual.
The officer shall return the firearm to the individual before
discharging the individual, unless the officer arrests that
individual or seizes the firearm as evidence pursuant to an
investigation for the commission of a crime.