BILL NUMBER: AB 2498	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  AUGUST 7, 2008
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 10, 2008
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 25, 2008
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 2, 2008
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 23, 2008
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MARCH 25, 2008

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Saldana

                        FEBRUARY 21, 2008

   An act to add Article 9 (commencing with Section 12820) to Chapter
6 of Title 2 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, relating to private
firearms training organizations.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2498, as amended, Saldana. Firearms training: eligibility to
possess firearms.
   Existing law regulates who may lawfully possess a firearm.
Existing law also generally regulates firearm training facilities.
   This bill would require certain private organizations offering
firearms training to obtain proof, prior to providing the training,
that a person seeking to obtain the training is eligible to possess a
firearm, as specified. This bill would exempt certain properly
identified persons from having to show proof that they are eligible
to possess a firearm, as specified. The bill would authorize local
governments to revoke the business license of any organization that
violates these provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Article 9 (commencing with Section 12820) is added to
Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4 of the Penal Code, to read:

      Article 9.  Private Firearms Training Organizations


   12820.  (a) Any organization that provides firearms training,
firearms tactical training, or security tactical training, and has a
 written  contract for firearms training with the federal
government shall require proof that any individual obtaining the
training is eligible to possess a firearm. Proof that a person is
eligible to possess a firearm shall include either of the following:
   (1) A copy of a firearms eligibility check issued by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12077.5, provided that the
document was obtained within three months prior to obtaining the
training.
   (2) A valid certificate of eligibility issued by the Department of
Justice pursuant to Section 12071.
   (b) This section shall not apply to any of the following:
   (1) Firearms training required to obtain a handgun safety
certificate as defined in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 12800)
of Title 2 of Part 4.
   (2) Firearms training conducted pursuant to Section 832.
   (3) Firearms training conducted by the United States military or
the California National Guard.
   (c) The following persons, properly identified, are exempted from
providing proof of firearms eligibility prior to obtaining the
training:
   (1) Any active peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 830) of Title 3 of Part 2.
   (2) Any active federal officer or law enforcement agent who is
authorized to carry a firearm within the course and scope of his or
her duties.
   (3) Any reserve peace officer, as defined in Section 832.6.
   (4) An active member of the United States Armed Forces, the
National Guard, the Air National Guard,  or  the active
reserve components of the United States, where individuals in those
organizations are properly identified. For purposes of this
paragraph, proper identification includes the Armed Forces
Identification Card or other written documentation certifying that
the individual is an active member.
   (d) A local government may revoke the business license of any
organization that violates this section.