BILL NUMBER: AB 1810	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 5, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Feuer

                        FEBRUARY 10, 2010

   An act to amend  Section 594 of the Penal Code, relating
to vandalism.   Section 21628.2 of the Business and
Professions Code, and to amend Sections 11106, 12001, 12021.3, 12071,
12072, 12073, 12076, 12077, 12077.5, 12078   , and 12082 of
the Penal Code, relating to firearms. 


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1810, as amended, Feuer.  Vandalism.  
Firearms.  
   Existing law generally regulates the transfer of firearms and
provides for retaining specified information regarding firearm
transfers by the Department of Justice. Existing law establishes
different requirements regarding reportable information regarding
handguns versus firearms that are not handguns.  
   This bill would conform those provisions so that the transfers and
information reporting and retention requirements for handguns and
firearms other than handguns are the same.  
   Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits peace officers,
Department of Justice employees, and the Attorney General from
retaining or compiling certain information relating to transactions
regarding firearms that are not handguns, as specified. Violation of
these provisions is a misdemeanor.  
   This bill would provide that those provisions become inoperative
on July 1, 2012, and thereafter would require compilation and
retention of the information, as specified.  
   Existing law requires a personal handgun importer to report
certain information relative to bringing a handgun into the state, as
specified. Violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. 

   This bill would, commencing July 1, 2012, recast "personal handgun
importer" to be "personal firearm importer," as defined, and would
expand the reporting requirements to apply to the importation of
firearms that are not handguns.  
   By expanding these provisions, the violation of which is a crime,
this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.  
   Under existing law, the Department of Justice requires firearms
dealers to keep a register or record of electronic or telephonic
transfers of information pertaining to firearms transactions, as
specified. Existing law exempts from these requirements certain
transactions involving firearms that are not handguns.  
   This bill would provide that those exemptions become inoperative
on July 1, 2012.  
   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.  
   Existing law, as amended by Proposition 21, approved by the voters
in the March 7, 2000, general election, establishes various acts as
constituting vandalism and provides in part, that if the amount of
defacement, damage, or destruction is $400 or more, but less than
$10,000, vandalism is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison
or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine of not more
than $10,000, or by both that fine and imprisonment. Existing law
allows the Legislature to amend these provisions by a statute passed
by a 2/3 vote of each house of the Legislature.  
   This bill would increase the maximum applicable fine to $11,000.

   Vote:  2/3   majority  . Appropriation:
no. Fiscal committee:  no   yes  .
State-mandated local program:  no   yes .



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

   SECTION 1.    Section 21628.2 of the  
Business and Professions Code   is amended to read: 
   21628.2.  (a) For purposes of this section, the "department" shall
mean the Department of Justice.
   (b) Every secondhand dealer described in Section 21626 shall, in a
format prescribed by the department, and on the day of the
transaction, electronically report to the department each firearm
purchased, taken in trade, taken in pawn, accepted for sale on
consignment, or accepted for auctioning. The secondhand dealer shall
retain a copy of the report submitted to the department and make it
available for inspection by the department, any peace officer, or any
local law enforcement employee who is authorized by Section 12071 of
the Penal Code to inspect a firearms transaction record.
   (c) The department may retain secondhand dealer reports to
determine whether a firearm taken in by a secondhand dealer has been
reported lost or stolen. If the department's records indicate that
the firearm is lost or stolen, the department shall notify the law
enforcement agency that entered the information in the department's
records and a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the
secondhand dealer's business location about the status of the
firearm. The Dealers' Record of Sale shall be retained by the
department pursuant to  paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of
 Section 11106 of the Penal Code.
   (d) All information in the secondhand dealer report of each
firearm described in subdivision (a) shall be electronically provided
by the department to the secure mailbox of the local law enforcement
agency described in Section 21630 within one working day of receipt
by the department.
   (e) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2010.
   SEC. 2.    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, 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. 
   (4) This subdivision shall become inoperative on July 1, 2012.

   (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 commencing
July 1, 2012, as to all firearms,  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   firearm
 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
 firearm  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   firearm  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  ,   or,
if the firearm is not a handgun and does not have a serial number or
any identification number or mark assigned to it, that shall be noted
 .
   (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   firearm  .
   (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, 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. 3.    Section 12001 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12001.  (a) (1) As used in this title, the terms "pistol,"
"revolver," and "firearm capable of being concealed upon the person"
shall apply to and include any device designed to be used as a
weapon, from which is expelled a projectile by the force of any
explosion, or other form of combustion, and that has a barrel less
than 16 inches in length. These terms also include any device that
has a barrel 16 inches or more in length which is designed to be
interchanged with a barrel less than 16 inches in length.
   (2) As used in this title, the term "handgun" means any "pistol,"
"revolver," or "firearm capable of being concealed upon the person."
   (b) As used in this title, "firearm" means any device, designed to
be used as a weapon, from which is expelled through a barrel, a
projectile by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion.

   (c) As used in Sections 12021, 12021.1, 12070, 12071, 12072,
12073, 12078, 12101, and 12801 of this code, and Sections 8100, 8101,
and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, the term "firearm"
includes the frame or receiver of the weapon.
   (d) For the purposes of Sections 12025 and 12031, the term
"firearm" also shall include any rocket, rocket propelled projectile
launcher, or similar device containing any explosive or incendiary
material whether or not the device is designed for emergency or
distress signaling purposes.
   (e) For purposes of Sections 12070, 12071, and paragraph (8) of
subdivision (a), and subdivisions (b), (c), (d), and (f) of Section
12072, the term "firearm" does not include an unloaded firearm that
is defined as an "antique firearm" in Section 921(a)(16) of Title 18
of the United States Code.
   (f) Nothing shall prevent a device defined as a "handgun,"
"pistol," "revolver," or "firearm capable of being concealed upon the
person" from also being found to be a short-barreled shotgun or a
short-barreled rifle, as defined in Section 12020.
   (g) For purposes of Sections 12551 and 12552, the term "BB device"
means any instrument that expels a projectile, such as a BB or a
pellet, not exceeding 6mm caliber, through the force of air pressure,
gas pressure, or spring action, or any spot marker gun.
   (h) As used in this title, "wholesaler" means any person who is
licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto who sells, transfers, or assigns firearms, or parts
of firearms, to persons who are licensed as manufacturers,
importers, or gunsmiths pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code, or persons
licensed pursuant to Section 12071, and includes persons who receive
finished parts of firearms and assemble them into completed or
partially completed firearms in furtherance of that purpose.
   "Wholesaler" shall not include a manufacturer, importer, or
gunsmith who is licensed to engage in those activities pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code or a person licensed pursuant to Section 12071 and the
regulations issued pursuant thereto. A wholesaler also does not
include those persons dealing exclusively in grips, stocks, and other
parts of firearms that are not frames or receivers thereof.
   (i) As used in Section 12071 or 12072, "application to purchase"
means any of the following:
   (1) The initial completion of the register by the purchaser,
transferee, or person being loaned the firearm as required by
subdivision (b) of Section 12076.
   (2) The initial completion and transmission to the department of
the record of electronic or telephonic transfer by the dealer on the
purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the firearm as required
by subdivision (c) of Section 12076.
   (j) For purposes of Section 12023, a firearm shall be deemed to be
"loaded" whenever both the firearm and the unexpended ammunition
capable of being discharged from the firearm are in the immediate
possession of the same person.
   (k) For purposes of Sections 12021, 12021.1, 12025, 12070, 12072,
12073, 12078, 12101, and 12801 of this code, and Sections 8100, 8101,
and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, notwithstanding the
fact that the term "any firearm" may be used in those sections, each
firearm or the frame or receiver of the same shall constitute a
distinct and separate offense under those sections.
   (  l  ) For purposes of Section 12020, a violation of
that section as to each firearm, weapon, or device enumerated therein
shall constitute a distinct and separate offense.
   (m) Each application that requires any firearms eligibility
determination involving the issuance of any license, permit, or
certificate pursuant to this title shall include two copies of the
applicant's fingerprints on forms prescribed by the Department of
Justice. One copy of the fingerprints may be submitted to the United
States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
   (n) As used in this chapter,  a   until July
1, 2012, any reference to the term "personal firearm importer" shall
be deemed to mean "personal handgun importer" and, on and after July
1, 2012, any reference to the term  "personal handgun importer"
 shall be   deemed to mean "personal firearm importer."
  A "personal handgun importer," until July 1, 2012, and
commencing July 1, 2012, a "personal firearm importer"  means an
individual who meets all of the following criteria:
   (1) He or she is not a person licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (2) He or she is not a licensed manufacturer of firearms pursuant
to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code.
   (3) He or she is not a licensed importer of firearms pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (4) He or she is the owner of a  handgun  
firearm  .
   (5) He or she acquired that  handgun  
firearm  outside of California.
   (6) He or she moves into this state on or after January 1, 1998,
 i   n the case of a handgun, or in the case of a
firearm that is not a handgun, on or after July 1, 2012,  as a
resident of this state.
   (7) He or she intends to possess that handgun within this state on
or after January 1, 1998  , or in the case of a firearm that is
not a handgun, he or she intends to possess that firearm within this
state on or after July 1, 2012  .
   (8) The  handgun   firearm  was not
delivered to him or her by a person licensed pursuant to Section
12071 who delivered that firearm following the procedures set forth
in Section 12071 and subdivision (c) of Section 12072.
   (9) He or she, while a resident of this state, had not previously
reported his or her ownership of that  handgun  
firearm  to the Department of Justice in a manner prescribed by
the department that included information concerning him or her and a
description of the firearm.
   (10) The  handgun   firearm  is not a
firearm that is prohibited by subdivision (a) of Section 12020.
   (11) The  handgun   firearm  is not an
assault weapon, as defined in Section 12276 or 12276.1.
   (12) The  handgun   firearm  is not a
machinegun, as defined in Section 12200.
   (13) The person is 18 years of age or older.
   (o) For purposes of paragraph (6) of subdivision (n):
   (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), residency shall be
determined in the same manner as is the case for establishing
residency pursuant to Section 12505 of the Vehicle Code.
   (2) In the case of members of the Armed Forces of the United
States, residency shall be deemed to be established when he or she
was discharged from active service in this state.
   (p) As used in this code, "basic firearms safety certificate"
means a certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to
Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of
Part 4, prior to January 1, 2003.
   (q) As used in this code, "handgun safety certificate" means a
certificate issued by the Department of Justice pursuant to Article 8
(commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6 of Title 2 of Part 4,
as that article is operative on or after January 1, 2003.
   (r) As used in this title, "gunsmith" means any person who is
licensed as a dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto, who is engaged primarily in the business of
repairing firearms, or making or fitting special barrels, stocks, or
trigger mechanisms to firearms, or the agent or employee of that
person.
   (s) As used in this title, "consultant-evaluator" means a
consultant or evaluator who, in the course of his or her profession
is loaned firearms from a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, for his or her research
or evaluation, and has a current certificate of eligibility issued to
him or her pursuant to Section 12071.
   SEC. 4.    Section 12021.3 of the   Penal
Code   is amended to read: 
   12021.3.  (a) (1) Any person who claims title to any firearm that
is in the custody or control of a court or law enforcement agency and
who wishes to have the firearm returned to him or her shall make
application for a determination by the Department of Justice as to
whether he or she is eligible to possess a firearm. The application
shall include the following:
   (A) The applicant's name, date and place of birth, gender,
telephone number, and complete address.
   (B) Whether the applicant is a United States citizen. If the
applicant is not a United States citizen, he or she shall also
provide his or her country of citizenship and his or her alien
registration or I-94 number.
   (C) If the firearm is a handgun,  and commencing July 1, 2012,
for any firearm,  the firearm's make, model, caliber, barrel
length, handgun type, country of origin, and serial number  ,
provided, however, that if the firearm is not a handgun and does not
have a serial number, identification number, or identification mark
assigned to it, a place on the application to note that fact  .
   (D) For residents of California, the applicant's valid California
driver's license number or valid California identification card
number issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. For nonresidents
of California, a copy of the applicant's military identification with
orders indicating that the individual is stationed in California, or
a copy of the applicant's valid driver's license from the state of
residence, or a copy of the applicant's state identification card
from the state of residence. Copies of the documents provided by
non-California residents shall be notarized.
   (E) The name of the court or law enforcement agency holding the
firearm.
   (F) The signature of the applicant and the date of signature.
   (G) Any person furnishing a fictitious name or address or
knowingly furnishing any incorrect information or knowingly omitting
any information required to be provided for the application,
including any notarized information pursuant to subparagraph (D) of
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
   (2) A person who owns a firearm that is in the custody of a court
or law enforcement agency and who does not wish to obtain possession
of the firearm, and the firearm is an otherwise legal firearm, and
the person otherwise has right to title of the firearm, shall be
entitled to sell or transfer title of the firearm to a licensed
dealer as defined in Section 12071.
   (3) Any person furnishing a fictitious name or address, or
knowingly furnishing any incorrect information or knowingly omitting
any information required to be provided for the application,
including any notarized information pursuant to subparagraph (D) of
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) is punishable as a misdemeanor.
   (b) No law enforcement agency or court that has taken custody of
any firearm may return the firearm to any individual unless the
following requirements are satisfied:
   (1) That individual presents to the agency or court notification
of a determination by the department pursuant to subdivision (e) that
the person is eligible to possess firearms.
   (2) If the agency or court has direct access to the Automated
Firearms System, the agency or court has verified that the firearm is
not listed as stolen pursuant to Section 11108, and that the firearm
has been recorded in the Automated Firearms System in the name of
the individual who seeks its return.
   (3) If the firearm has been reported lost or stolen pursuant to
Section 11108, a law enforcement agency shall notify the owner or
person entitled to possession pursuant to Section 11108.5. However,
that person shall provide proof of eligibility to possess a firearm
pursuant to subdivision (e). Nothing in this subdivision shall
prevent the local law enforcement agency from charging the rightful
owner or person entitled to possession of the firearm the fees
described in subdivision (j). However, individuals who are applying
for a background check to retrieve a firearm that comes into the
custody or control of the court or law enforcement agency pursuant to
subdivision (a) shall be exempt from the fees in subdivision (c)
provided that the court or agency determines the firearm was reported
stolen to a law enforcement agency prior to the date the firearm
came into custody or control of the court or law enforcement agency
or within five business days of the firearm being stolen from its
owner. The court or agency shall notify the Department of Justice of
this fee exemption in a manner prescribed by the department.
   (c) The Department of Justice shall establish a fee of twenty
dollars ($20) per request for return of a firearm, plus a
three-dollar ($3) charge for each additional  handgun
  firearm  being processed as part of the request
to return a firearm, to cover its costs for processing firearm
clearance determinations submitted pursuant to this section. The fees
shall be deposited into the Dealers' Record of Sale Special Account.
The department may increase the fee by using the California Consumer
Price Index as compiled and reported by the California Department of
Industrial Relations to determine an annual rate of increase. Any
fee increase shall be rounded to the nearest dollar.
   (d) When the Department of Justice receives a completed
application pursuant to subdivision (a) accompanied with the fee
required pursuant to subdivision (c), it shall conduct an eligibility
check of the applicant to determine whether the applicant is
eligible to possess firearms.
   (e) (1) If the department determines that the applicant is
eligible to possess the firearm, the department shall provide the
applicant with written notification that includes the following:
   (A) The identity of the applicant.
   (B) A statement that the applicant is eligible to possess a
firearm.
   (C)  If the firearm is a handgun, a   A 
description of the  handgun   firearm  by
make, model, and serial number  , provided, however, that if the
firearm is not a handgun and does not have a serial number,
identification number, or identification mark assigned to it, a place
on the application to note that fact  .
   (2) If the firearm is a handgun,  and, commencing July 1,
2012, for any firearm,  the department shall enter a record of
the  handgun   firearm  into the Automated
Firearms System  , provided, however, that if the firearm is not
a   handgun and does not have a serial number,
identification number, or identification mark assigned to it, the
department shall note that fact  .
   (3) The department shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to
complete the background check unless delayed by circumstances beyond
the control of the department. The applicant may contact the
department to inquire about the reason for the delay.
   (f) If the department denies the application, and the firearm is
an otherwise legal firearm, the department shall notify the applicant
of the denial and provide a form for the applicant to use to sell or
transfer the firearm to a licensed dealer as defined in Section
12071. The applicant may contact the department to inquire about the
reason for the denial.
   (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no law enforcement
agency or court shall be required to retain a firearm for more than
180 days after the owner of the firearm has been notified by the
court or law enforcement agency that the firearm has been made
available for return. An unclaimed firearm may be disposed of after
the 180-day period has expired.
   (h) Notwithstanding Section 11106, the department may retain
personal information about an applicant in connection with a claim
for a firearm that is                                            not
a handgun to allow for law enforcement confirmation of compliance
with this section. The information retained may include personal
identifying information regarding the individual applying for the
clearance, but may not include information that identifies any
particular firearm that is not a handgun.  This  
subdivision shall become inoperative on July 1, 2012. 
   (i) (1) If a law enforcement agency determines that the applicant
is the legal owner of any firearm deposited with the law enforcement
agency and is prohibited from possessing any firearm and the firearm
is an otherwise legal firearm, the applicant shall be entitled to
sell or transfer the firearm to a licensed dealer as defined in
Section 12071.
   (2) If the firearm has been lost or stolen, the firearm shall be
restored to the lawful owner pursuant to Section 11108.5 upon his or
her identification of the firearm and proof of ownership, and proof
of eligibility to possess a firearm pursuant to subdivision (e).
Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the local law enforcement
agency from charging the rightful owner of the firearm the fees
described in subdivision (j).
   (3) Subdivision (a) of Section 12070 shall not apply to
deliveries, transfers, or returns of firearms made by a court or a
law enforcement agency pursuant to this section.
   (4) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to
deliveries, transfers, or returns of firearms made pursuant to this
section.
   (j) (1) A city, county, or city and county, or a state agency may
adopt a regulation, ordinance, or resolution imposing a charge equal
to its administrative costs relating to the seizure, impounding,
storage, or release of firearms. The fees shall not exceed the actual
costs incurred for the expenses directly related to taking
possession of a firearm, storing the firearm, and surrendering
possession of the firearm to a licensed firearms dealer or to the
owner. Those administrative costs may be waived by the local or state
agency upon verifiable proof that the firearm was reported stolen at
the time the firearm came into the custody or control of the law
enforcement agency.
   (2) The following apply to any charges imposed for administrative
costs pursuant to this subdivision:
   (A) The charges shall only be imposed on the person claiming title
to the firearms.
   (B) Any charges shall be collected by the local or state authority
only from the person claiming title to the firearm.
   (C) The charges shall be in addition to any other charges
authorized or imposed pursuant to this code.
   (D) No charge may be imposed for any hearing or appeal relating to
the removal, impound, storage, or release of a firearm unless that
hearing or appeal was requested in writing by the legal owner of the
firearm. In addition, the charge may be imposed only upon the person
requesting that hearing or appeal.
   (3) No costs for any hearing or appeal related to the release of a
firearm shall be charged to the legal owner who redeems the firearm
unless the legal owner voluntarily requests the post storage hearing
or appeal. No city, county, city and county, or state agency shall
require a legal owner to request a poststorage hearing as a
requirement for release of the firearm to the legal owner.
   (k) In a proceeding for the return of a firearm seized and not
returned pursuant to this section, where the defendant or
cross-defendant is a law enforcement agency, the court shall award
reasonable attorney's fees to the prevailing party.
   SEC. 5.    Section 12071 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12071.  (a) (1) As used in this chapter, the term "licensee,"
"person licensed pursuant to Section 12071," or "dealer" means a
person who has all of the following:
   (A) A valid federal firearms license.
   (B) Any regulatory or business license, or licenses, required by
local government.
   (C) A valid seller's permit issued by the State Board of
Equalization.
   (D) A certificate of eligibility issued by the Department of
Justice pursuant to paragraph (4).
   (E) A license issued in the format prescribed by paragraph (6).
   (F) Is among those recorded in the centralized list specified in
subdivision (e).
   (2) The duly constituted licensing authority of a city, county, or
a city and county shall accept applications for, and may grant
licenses permitting, licensees to sell firearms at retail within the
city, county, or city and county. The duly constituted licensing
authority shall inform applicants who are denied licenses of the
reasons for the denial in writing.
   (3) No license shall be granted to any applicant who fails to
provide a copy of his or her valid federal firearms license, valid
seller's permit issued by the State Board of Equalization, and the
certificate of eligibility described in paragraph (4).
   (4) A person may request a certificate of eligibility from the
Department of Justice. The Department of Justice shall examine its
records and records available to the department in the National
Instant Criminal Background Check System in order to determine if the
applicant is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing,
receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm and issue a certificate to
an applicant if the department's records indicate that the applicant
is not a person who is prohibited by state or federal law from
possessing firearms.
   (5) The department shall adopt regulations to administer the
certificate of eligibility program and shall recover the full costs
of administering the program by imposing fees assessed to applicants
who apply for those certificates.
   (6) A license granted by the duly constituted licensing authority
of any city, county, or city and county, shall be valid for not more
than one year from the date of issuance and shall be in one of the
following forms:
   (A) In the form prescribed by the Attorney General.
   (B) A regulatory or business license that states on its face
"Valid for Retail Sales of Firearms" and is endorsed by the signature
of the issuing authority.
   (C) A letter from the duly constituted licensing authority having
primary jurisdiction for the applicant's intended business location
stating that the jurisdiction does not require any form of regulatory
or business license or does not otherwise restrict or regulate the
sale of firearms.
   (7) Local licensing authorities may assess fees to recover their
full costs of processing applications for licenses.
   (b) A license is subject to forfeiture for a breach of any of the
following prohibitions and requirements:
   (1) (A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), the
business shall be conducted only in the buildings designated in the
license.
   (B) A person licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) may take
possession of firearms and commence preparation of registers for the
sale, delivery, or transfer of firearms at gun shows or events, as
defined in Section 478.100 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, or its successor, if the gun show or event is not
conducted from any motorized or towed vehicle. A person conducting
business pursuant to this subparagraph shall be entitled to conduct
business as authorized herein at any gun show or event in the state
without regard to the jurisdiction within this state that issued the
license pursuant to subdivision (a), provided the person complies
with (i) all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the
waiting period specified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3), and
(ii) all applicable local laws, regulations, and fees, if any.
   A person conducting business pursuant to this subparagraph shall
publicly display his or her license issued pursuant to subdivision
(a), or a facsimile thereof, at any gun show or event, as specified
in this subparagraph.
   (C) A person licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) may engage in
the sale and transfer of firearms other than  pistols,
revolvers, or other firearms capable of being concealed upon the
person   handguns  , at events specified in
subdivision (g) of Section 12078, subject to the prohibitions and
restrictions contained in that subdivision.
   A person licensed pursuant to subdivision (a) also may accept
delivery of firearms other than  pistols, revolvers, or other
firearms capable of being concealed upon the person  
handguns  , outside the building designated in the license,
provided the firearm is being donated for the purpose of sale or
transfer at an auction or similar event specified in subdivision (g)
of Section 12078.
   (D) The firearm may be delivered to the purchaser, transferee, or
person being loaned the firearm at one of the following places:
   (i) The building designated in the license.
   (ii) The places specified in subparagraph (B) or (C).
   (iii) The place of residence of, the fixed place of business of,
or on private property owned or lawfully possessed by, the purchaser,
transferee, or person being loaned the firearm.
   (2) The license or a copy thereof, certified by the issuing
authority, shall be displayed on the premises where it can easily be
seen.
   (3) No firearm shall be delivered:
   (A) Within 10 days of the application to purchase, or, after
notice by the department pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section
12076, within 10 days of the submission to the department of any
correction to the application, or within 10 days of the submission to
the department of any fee required pursuant to subdivision (e) of
Section 12076, whichever is later.
   (B) Unless unloaded and securely wrapped or unloaded and in a
locked container.
   (C) Unless the purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the
firearm presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age to the
dealer.
   (D) Whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice
that the person is prohibited by state or federal law from
processing, owning, purchasing, or receiving a firearm. The dealer
shall make available to the person in the prohibited class a
prohibited notice and transfer form, provided by the department,
stating that the person is prohibited from owning or possessing a
firearm, and that the person may obtain from the department the
reason for the prohibition.
   (4) No  pistol, revolver, or other firearm or imitation
thereof capable of being concealed upon the person  
handgun or imitation thereof  , or placard advertising the sale
or other transfer thereof, shall be displayed in any part of the
premises where it can readily be seen from the outside.
   (5) The licensee shall agree to and shall act properly and
promptly in processing firearms transactions pursuant to Section
12082.
   (6) The licensee shall comply with Sections 12073, 12076, and
12077, subdivisions (a) and (b) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (f)
of Section 12072, and subdivision (a) of Section 12316.
   (7) The licensee shall post conspicuously within the licensed
premises the following warnings in block letters not less than one
inch in height:
   (A) "IF YOU KEEP A LOADED FIREARM WITHIN ANY PREMISES UNDER YOUR
CUSTODY OR CONTROL, AND A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OBTAINS IT AND
USES IT, RESULTING IN INJURY OR DEATH, OR CARRIES IT TO A PUBLIC
PLACE, YOU MAY BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR OR A FELONY UNLESS YOU
STORED THE FIREARM IN A LOCKED CONTAINER OR LOCKED THE FIREARM WITH A
LOCKING DEVICE, TO KEEP IT FROM TEMPORARILY FUNCTIONING."
   (B) "IF YOU KEEP A PISTOL, REVOLVER, OR OTHER FIREARM CAPABLE OF
BEING CONCEALED UPON THE PERSON, WITHIN ANY PREMISES UNDER YOUR
CUSTODY OR CONTROL, AND A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE GAINS ACCESS
TO THE FIREARM, AND CARRIES IT OFF-PREMISES, YOU MAY BE GUILTY OF A
MISDEMEANOR, UNLESS YOU STORED THE FIREARM IN A LOCKED CONTAINER, OR
LOCKED THE FIREARM WITH A LOCKING DEVICE, TO KEEP IT FROM TEMPORARILY
FUNCTIONING."
   (C) "IF YOU KEEP ANY FIREARM WITHIN ANY PREMISES UNDER YOUR
CUSTODY OR CONTROL, AND A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE GAINS ACCESS
TO THE FIREARM, AND CARRIES IT OFF-PREMISES TO A SCHOOL OR
SCHOOL-SPONSORED EVENT, YOU MAY BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR, INCLUDING
A FINE OF UP TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($5,000), UNLESS YOU STORED
THE FIREARM IN A LOCKED CONTAINER, OR LOCKED THE FIREARM WITH A
LOCKING DEVICE."
   (D) "DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING
FIREARMS, OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MAY RESULT IN EXPOSURE TO LEAD, A
SUBSTANCE KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRODUCTIVE HARM, AND OTHER
SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. WASH
HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE."
   (E) "FEDERAL REGULATIONS PROVIDE THAT IF YOU DO NOT TAKE PHYSICAL
POSSESSION OF THE FIREARM THAT YOU ARE ACQUIRING OWNERSHIP OF WITHIN
30 DAYS AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE INITIAL BACKGROUND CHECK PAPERWORK,
THEN YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS A SECOND
TIME IN ORDER TO TAKE PHYSICAL POSSESSION OF THAT FIREARM."
   (F) "NO PERSON SHALL MAKE AN APPLICATION TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE
PISTOL, REVOLVER, OR OTHER FIREARM CAPABLE OF BEING CONCEALED UPON
THE PERSON WITHIN ANY 30-DAY PERIOD AND NO DELIVERY SHALL BE MADE TO
ANY PERSON WHO HAS MADE AN APPLICATION TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE
PISTOL, REVOLVER, OR OTHER FIREARM CAPABLE OF BEING CONCEALED UPON
THE PERSON WITHIN ANY 30-DAY PERIOD."
   (8) (A) Commencing April 1, 1994, and until January 1, 2003, no
pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon
the person shall be delivered unless the purchaser, transferee, or
person being loaned the firearm presents to the dealer a basic
firearms safety certificate.
   (B)  Commencing January 1, 2003, no   No
 dealer may deliver a handgun unless the person receiving the
handgun presents to the dealer a valid handgun safety certificate.
The firearms dealer shall retain a photocopy of the handgun safety
certificate as proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (C)  Commencing January 1, 2003, no   No
   handgun may be delivered unless the purchaser,
transferee, or person being loaned the firearm presents documentation
indicating that he or she is a California resident. Satisfactory
documentation shall include a utility bill from within the last three
months, a residential lease, a property deed, or military permanent
duty station orders indicating assignment within this state, or other
evidence of residency as permitted by the Department of Justice. The
firearms dealer shall retain a photocopy of the documentation as
proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (D)  Commencing January 1, 2003, except  
Except  as authorized by the department, no firearms dealer may
deliver a handgun unless the recipient performs a safe handling
demonstration with that handgun. The demonstration shall commence
with the handgun unloaded and locked with the firearm safety device
with which it is required to be delivered, if applicable. While
maintaining muzzle awareness, that is, the firearm is pointed in a
safe direction, preferably down at the ground, and trigger
discipline, that is, the trigger finger is outside of the trigger
guard and along side of the handgun frame, at all times, the handgun
recipient shall correctly and safely perform the following:
   (i) If the handgun is a semiautomatic pistol:
   (I) Remove the magazine.
   (II) Lock the slide back. If the model of firearm does not allow
the slide to be locked back, pull the slide back, visually and
physically check the chamber to ensure that it is clear.
   (III) Visually and physically inspect the chamber, to ensure that
the handgun is unloaded.
   (IV) Remove the firearm safety device, if applicable. If the
firearm safety device prevents any of the previous steps, remove the
firearm safety device during the appropriate step.
   (V) Load one bright orange, red, or other readily identifiable
dummy round into the magazine. If no readily identifiable dummy round
is available, an empty cartridge casing with an empty primer pocket
may be used.
   (VI) Insert the magazine into the magazine well of the firearm.
   (VII) Manipulate the slide release or pull back and release the
slide.
   (VIII) Remove the magazine.
   (IX) Visually inspect the chamber to reveal that a round can be
chambered with the magazine removed.
   (X) Lock the slide back to eject the bright orange, red, or other
readily identifiable dummy round. If the handgun is of a model that
does not allow the slide to be locked back, pull the slide back and
physically check the chamber to ensure that the chamber is clear. If
no readily identifiable dummy round is available, an empty cartridge
casing with an empty primer pocket may be used.
   (XI) Apply the safety, if applicable.
   (XII) Apply the firearm safety device, if applicable. This
requirement shall not apply to an Olympic competition pistol if no
firearms safety device, other than a cable lock that the department
has determined would damage the barrel of the pistol, has been
approved for the pistol, and the pistol is either listed in paragraph
(2) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132 or is subject to paragraph
(3) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132.
   (ii) If the handgun is a double-action revolver:
   (I) Open the cylinder.
   (II) Visually and physically inspect each chamber, to ensure that
the revolver is unloaded.
   (III) Remove the firearm safety device. If the firearm safety
device prevents any of the previous steps, remove the firearm safety
device during the appropriate step.
   (IV) While maintaining muzzle awareness and trigger discipline,
load one bright orange, red, or other readily identifiable dummy
round into a chamber of the cylinder and rotate the cylinder so that
the round is in the next-to-fire position. If no readily identifiable
dummy round is available, an empty cartridge casing with an empty
primer pocket may be used.
   (V) Close the cylinder.
   (VI) Open the cylinder and eject the round.
   (VII) Visually and physically inspect each chamber to ensure that
the revolver is unloaded.
   (VIII) Apply the firearm safety device, if applicable. This
requirement shall not apply to an Olympic competition pistol if no
firearms safety device, other than a cable lock that the department
has determined would damage the barrel of the pistol, has been
approved for the pistol, and the pistol is either listed in paragraph
(2) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132 or is subject to paragraph
(3) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132.
   (iii) If the handgun is a single-action revolver:
   (I) Open the loading gate.
   (II) Visually and physically inspect each chamber, to ensure that
the revolver is unloaded.
   (III) Remove the firearm safety device required to be sold with
the handgun. If the firearm safety device prevents any of the
previous steps, remove the firearm safety device during the
appropriate step.
   (IV) Load one bright orange, red, or other readily identifiable
dummy round into a chamber of the cylinder, close the loading gate
and rotate the cylinder so that the round is in the next-to-fire
position. If no readily identifiable dummy round is available, an
empty cartridge casing with an empty primer pocket may be used.
   (V) Open the loading gate and unload the revolver.
   (VI) Visually and physically inspect each chamber to ensure that
the revolver is unloaded.
   (VII) Apply the firearm safety device, if applicable. This
requirement shall not apply to an Olympic competition pistol if no
firearms safety device, other than a cable lock that the department
has determined would damage the barrel of the pistol, has been
approved for the pistol, and the pistol is either listed in paragraph
(2) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132 or is subject to paragraph
(3) of subdivision (h) of Section 12132.
   (E) The recipient shall receive instruction regarding how to
render that handgun safe in the event of a jam.
   (F) The firearms dealer shall sign and date an affidavit stating
that the requirements of subparagraph (D) have been met. The firearms
dealer shall additionally obtain the signature of the handgun
purchaser on the same affidavit. The firearms dealer shall retain the
original affidavit as proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (G) The recipient shall perform the safe handling demonstration
for a department-certified instructor.
   (H) No demonstration shall be required if the dealer is returning
the handgun to the owner of the handgun.
   (I) Department-certified instructors who may administer the safe
handling demonstration shall meet the requirements set forth in
subdivision (j) of Section 12804.
   (J) The persons who are exempt from the requirements of
subdivision (b) of Section 12801, pursuant to Section 12807, are also
exempt from performing the safe handling demonstration.
   (9)  Commencing July 1, 1992, the   The 
licensee shall offer to provide the purchaser or transferee of a
firearm, or person being loaned a firearm, with a copy of the
pamphlet described in Section 12080 and may add the cost of the
pamphlet, if any, to the sales price of the firearm.
   (10) The licensee shall not commit an act of collusion as defined
in Section 12072.
   (11) The licensee shall post conspicuously within the licensed
premises a detailed list of each of the following:
   (A) All charges required by governmental agencies for processing
firearm transfers required by Sections 12076, 12082, and 12806.
   (B) All fees that the licensee charges pursuant to Sections 12082
and 12806.
   (12) The licensee shall not misstate the amount of fees charged by
a governmental agency pursuant to Sections 12076, 12082, and 12806.
   (13) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph
(1) of subdivision (b), all firearms that are in the inventory of the
licensee shall be kept within the licensed location. The licensee
shall report the loss or theft of any firearm that is merchandise of
the licensee, any firearm that the licensee takes possession of
pursuant to Section 12082, or any firearm kept at the licensee's
place of business within 48 hours of discovery to the appropriate law
enforcement agency in the city, county, or city and county where the
licensee's business premises are located.
   (14) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph
(1) of subdivision (b), any time when the licensee is not open for
business, all inventory firearms shall be stored in the licensed
location. All firearms shall be secured using one of the following
methods as to each particular firearm:
   (A) Store the firearm in a secure facility that is a part of, or
that constitutes, the licensee's business premises.
   (B) Secure the firearm with a hardened steel rod or cable of at
least one-eighth inch in diameter through the trigger guard of the
firearm. The steel rod or cable shall be secured with a hardened
steel lock that has a shackle. The lock and shackle shall be
protected or shielded from the use of a boltcutter and the rod or
cable shall be anchored in a manner that prevents the removal of the
firearm from the premises.
   (C) Store the firearm in a locked fireproof safe or vault in the
licensee's business premises.
   (15) The licensing authority in an unincorporated area of a county
or within a city may impose security requirements that are more
strict or are at a higher standard than those specified in paragraph
(14).
   (16) Commencing January 1, 1994, the licensee shall, upon the
issuance or renewal of a license, submit a copy of the same to the
Department of Justice.
   (17) The licensee shall maintain and make available for inspection
during business hours to any peace officer, authorized local law
enforcement employee, or Department of Justice employee designated by
the Attorney General, upon the presentation of proper
identification, a firearms transaction record.
   (18) (A) On the date of receipt, the licensee shall report to the
Department of Justice in a format prescribed by the department the
acquisition by the licensee of the ownership of a  pistol,
revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person
  handgun, and commencing July 1, 2012, of any firearm
 .
   (B) The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to any of the
following transactions:
   (i) A transaction subject to the provisions of subdivision (n) of
Section 12078.
   (ii) The dealer acquired the firearm from a wholesaler.
   (iii) The dealer acquired the firearm from a person who is
licensed as a manufacturer or importer to engage in those activities
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code and any regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (iv) The dealer acquired the firearm from a person who resides
outside this state who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing
with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and any
regulations issued pursuant thereto. 
   (v) Until July 1, 2010, the dealer is also licensed as a
secondhand dealer pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section
21625) of Chapter 9 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions
Code, acquires a handgun, and reports its acquisition pursuant to
Section 21628 of the Business and Professions Code. 

   (vi) Commencing July 1, 2010, the 
    (v)     The  dealer is also licensed
as a secondhand dealer pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section
21625) of Chapter 9 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions
Code, acquires a handgun, and reports its acquisition pursuant to
Section 21628.2 of the Business and Professions Code.
   (19) The licensee shall forward in a format prescribed by the
Department of Justice, information as required by the department on
any firearm that is not delivered within the time period set forth in
Section 478.102 (c) of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (20) (A) Firearms dealers may require any agent who handles,
sells, or delivers firearms to obtain and provide to the dealer a
certificate of eligibility from the department pursuant to paragraph
(4) of subdivision (a). The agent or employee shall provide on the
application, the name and California firearms dealer number of the
firearms dealer with whom he or she is employed.
   (B) The department shall notify the firearms dealer in the event
that the agent or employee who has a certificate of eligibility is or
becomes prohibited from possessing firearms.
   (C) If the local jurisdiction requires a background check of the
agents or employees of the firearms dealer, the agent or employee
shall obtain a certificate of eligibility pursuant to subparagraph
(A).
   (D) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to preclude a
local jurisdiction from conducting an additional background check
pursuant to Section 11105 or prohibiting employment based on criminal
history that does not appear as part of obtaining a certificate of
eligibility,                                               provided
however, that the local jurisdiction may not charge a fee for the
additional criminal history check.
   (E) The licensee shall prohibit any agent who the licensee knows
or reasonably should know is within a class of persons prohibited
from possessing firearms pursuant to Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this
code, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code,
from coming into contact with any firearm that is not secured and
from accessing any key, combination, code, or other means to open any
of the locking devices described in clause (ii) of subparagraph (G)
of this paragraph.
   (F) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as preventing a
local government from enacting an ordinance imposing additional
conditions on licensees with regard to agents.
   (G) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall
apply:
   (i) An "agent" is an employee of the licensee.
   (ii) "Secured" means a firearm that is made inoperable in one or
more of the following ways:
   (I) The firearm is inoperable because it is secured by a firearms
safety device listed on the department's roster of approved firearms
safety devices pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 12088 of this
chapter.
   (II) The firearm is stored in a locked gun safe or long-gun safe
which meets the standards for department-approved gun safes set forth
in Section 12088.2.
   (III) The firearm is stored in a distinct locked room or area in
the building that is used to store firearms that can only be unlocked
by a key, a combination, or similar means.
   (IV) The firearm is secured with a hardened steel rod or cable
that is at least one-eighth of an inch in diameter through the
trigger guard of the firearm. The steel rod or cable shall be secured
with a hardened steel lock that has a shackle. The lock and shackle
shall be protected or shielded from the use of a boltcutter and the
rod or cable shall be anchored in a manner that prevents the removal
of the firearm from the premises.
   (c) (1) As used in this article, "clear evidence of his or her
identity and age" means either of the following:
   (A) A valid California driver's license.
   (B) A valid California identification card issued by the
Department of Motor Vehicles.
   (2) As used in this section, a "secure facility" means a building
that meets all of the following specifications:
   (A) All perimeter doorways shall meet one of the following:
   (i) A windowless steel security door equipped with both a dead
bolt and a doorknob lock.
   (ii) A windowed metal door that is equipped with both a dead bolt
and a doorknob lock. If the window has an opening of five inches or
more measured in any direction, the window shall be covered with
steel bars of at least1/2-inch diameter or metal grating of at least
9 gauge affixed to the exterior or interior of the door.
   (iii) A metal grate that is padlocked and affixed to the licensee'
s premises independent of the door and doorframe.
   (B) All windows are covered with steel bars.
   (C) Heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and service openings
are secured with steel bars, metal grating, or an alarm system.
   (D) Any metal grates have spaces no larger than six inches wide
measured in any direction.
   (E) Any metal screens have spaces no larger than three inches wide
measured in any direction.
   (F) All steel bars shall be no further than six inches apart.
   (3) As used in this section, "licensed premises," "licensed place
of business," "licensee's place of business," or "licensee's business
premises" means the building designated in the license.
   (4) For purposes of paragraph (17) of subdivision (b):
   (A) A "firearms transaction record" is a record containing the
same information referred to in subdivision (a) of Section 478.124,
Section 478.124a, and subdivision (e) of Section 478.125 of Title 27
of the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (B) A licensee shall be in compliance with the provisions of
paragraph (17) of subdivision (b) if he or she maintains and makes
available for inspection during business hours to any peace officer,
authorized local law enforcement employee, or Department of Justice
employee designated by the Attorney General, upon the presentation of
proper identification, the bound book containing the same
information referred to in Section 478.124a and subdivision (e) of
Section 478.125 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations and
the records referred to in subdivision (a) of Section 478.124 of
Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
   (d) Upon written request from a licensee, the licensing authority
may grant an exemption from compliance with the requirements of
paragraph (14) of subdivision (b) if the licensee is unable to comply
with those requirements because of local ordinances, covenants,
lease conditions, or similar circumstances not under the control of
the licensee.
   (e) (1) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the
Department of Justice shall keep a centralized list of all persons
licensed pursuant to subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of
paragraph (1) of subdivision (a). The department may remove from this
list any person who knowingly or with gross negligence violates this
article. Upon removal of a dealer from this list, notification shall
be provided to local law enforcement and licensing authorities in
the jurisdiction where the dealer's business is located.
   (2) The department shall remove from the centralized list any
person whose federal firearms license has expired or has been
revoked.
   (3) Information compiled from the list shall be made available,
upon request, for the following purposes only:
   (A) For law enforcement purposes.
   (B) When the information is requested by a person licensed
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code for determining the validity of the license
for firearm shipments.
   (C) When information is requested by a person promoting,
sponsoring, operating, or otherwise organizing a show or event as
defined in Section 478.100 of Title 27 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, or its successor, who possesses a valid certificate of
eligibility issued pursuant to Section 12071.1, if that information
is requested by the person to determine the eligibility of a
prospective participant in a gun show or event to conduct
transactions as a firearms dealer pursuant to subparagraph (B) of
paragraph (1) of subdivision (b).
   (4) Information provided pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be
limited to information necessary to corroborate an individual's
current license status as being one of the following:
   (A) A person licensed pursuant to subparagraphs (A) to (E),
inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
   (B) A person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and who is not
subject to the requirement that he or she be licensed pursuant to
subparagraphs (A) to (E), inclusive, of paragraph (1) of subdivision
(a).
   (f) The Department of Justice may inspect dealers to ensure
compliance with this article. The department may assess an annual
fee, not to exceed one hundred fifteen dollars ($115), to cover the
reasonable cost of maintaining the list described in subdivision (e),
including the cost of inspections. Dealers whose place of business
is in a jurisdiction that has adopted an inspection program to ensure
compliance with firearms law shall be exempt from that portion of
the department's fee that relates to the cost of inspections. The
applicant is responsible for providing evidence to the department
that the jurisdiction in which the business is located has the
inspection program.
   (g) The Department of Justice shall maintain and make available
upon request information concerning the number of inspections
conducted and the amount of fees collected pursuant to subdivision
(f), a listing of exempted jurisdictions, as defined in subdivision
(f), the number of dealers removed from the centralized list defined
in subdivision (e), and the number of dealers found to have violated
this article with knowledge or gross negligence.
   (h) Paragraph (14) or (15) of subdivision (b) shall not apply to a
licensee organized as 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:

   (1) The nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation
obtained the dealer's license solely and exclusively to assist that
corporation or local chapters of that corporation in conducting
auctions or similar events at which firearms are auctioned off to
fund the activities of that corporation or the local chapters of the
corporation.
   (2) The firearms are not  pistols, revolvers, or other
firearms capable of being concealed upon the person  
handguns  .
   SEC. 6.    Section 12072 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12072.  (a) (1) No person, corporation, or firm shall knowingly
supply, deliver, sell, or give possession or control of a firearm to
any person within any of the classes prohibited by Section 12021 or
12021.1.
   (2) No person, corporation, or dealer shall sell, supply, deliver,
or give possession or control of a firearm to any person whom he or
she has cause to believe to be within any of the classes prohibited
by Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of
the Welfare and Institutions Code.
   (3) (A) No person, corporation, or firm shall sell, loan, or
transfer a firearm to a minor, nor sell a handgun to an individual
under 21 years of age.
   (B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to or affect those
circumstances set forth in subdivision (p) of Section 12078.
   (4) No person, corporation, or dealer shall sell, loan, or
transfer a firearm to any person whom he or she knows or has cause to
believe is not the actual purchaser or transferee of the firearm, or
to any person who is not the person actually being loaned the
firearm, if the person, corporation, or dealer has either of the
following:
   (A) Knowledge that the firearm is to be subsequently loaned, sold,
or transferred to avoid the provisions of subdivision (c) or (d).
   (B) Knowledge that the firearm is to be subsequently loaned, sold,
or transferred to avoid the requirements of any exemption to the
provisions of subdivision (c) or (d).
   (5) No person, corporation, or dealer shall acquire a firearm for
the purpose of selling, transferring, or loaning the firearm, if the
person, corporation, or dealer has either of the following:
   (A) In the case of a dealer, intent to violate subdivision (b) or
(c).
   (B) In any other case, intent to avoid either of the following:
   (i) The provisions of subdivision (d).
   (ii) The requirements of any exemption to the provisions of
subdivision (d).
   (6) The dealer shall comply with the provisions of paragraph (18)
of subdivision (b) of Section 12071.
   (7) The dealer shall comply with the provisions of paragraph (19)
of subdivision (b) of Section 12071.
   (8) No person shall sell or otherwise transfer his or her
ownership in a handgun unless the firearm bears either:
   (A) The name of the manufacturer, the manufacturer's make or
model, and a manufacturer's serial number assigned to that firearm.
   (B) The identification number or mark assigned to the firearm by
the Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12092.
   (9) (A) No person shall make an application to purchase more than
one handgun within any 30-day period.
   (B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any of the following:
   (i) Any law enforcement agency.
   (ii) Any agency duly authorized to perform law enforcement duties.

   (iii) Any state or local correctional facility.
   (iv) Any private security company licensed to do business in
California.
   (v) Any person who is properly identified as a full-time paid
peace officer, as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section
830) of Title 3 of Part 2, and who is authorized to, and does carry a
firearm during the course and scope of his or her employment as a
peace officer.
   (vi) Any motion picture, television, or video production company
or entertainment or theatrical company whose production by its nature
involves the use of a firearm.
   (vii) Any person who may, pursuant to Section 12078, claim an
exemption from the waiting period set forth in subdivision (c) of
this section.
   (viii) Any transaction conducted through a licensed firearms
dealer pursuant to Section 12082.
   (ix) Any person who is licensed as a collector pursuant to Chapter
44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States
Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto and who has a
current certificate of eligibility issued to him or her by the
Department of Justice pursuant to Section 12071.
   (x) The exchange of a handgun where the dealer purchased that
firearm from the person seeking the exchange within the 30-day period
immediately preceding the date of exchange or replacement.
   (xi) The replacement of a handgun when the person's handgun was
lost or stolen, and the person reported that firearm lost or stolen
prior to the completion of the application to purchase to any local
law enforcement agency of the city, county, or city and county in
which he or she resides.
   (xii) The return of any handgun to its owner.
   (xiii) Community colleges that are certified by the Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training to present the law enforcement
academy basic course or other commission-certified law enforcement
training.
   (b) No person licensed under Section 12071 shall supply, sell,
deliver, or give possession or control of a handgun to any person
under the age of 21 years or any other firearm to a person under the
age of 18 years.
   (c) No dealer, whether or not acting pursuant to Section 12082,
shall deliver a firearm to a person, as follows:
   (1) Within 10 days of the application to purchase, or, after
notice by the department pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section
12076, within 10 days of the submission to the department of any
correction to the application, or within 10 days of the submission to
the department of any fee required pursuant to subdivision (e) of
Section 12076, whichever is later.
   (2) Unless unloaded and securely wrapped or unloaded and in a
locked container.
   (3) Unless the purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the
firearm presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age, as
defined in Section 12071, to the dealer.
   (4) Whenever the dealer is notified by the Department of Justice
that the person is prohibited by state or federal law from
possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm. 
   (5) (A) Commencing April 1, 1994, and until January 1, 2003, no
handgun shall be delivered unless the purchaser, transferee, or
person being loaned the firearm presents to the dealer a basic
firearms safety certificate.  
   (B) Commencing January 1, 2003, no 
    (5)     No  handgun shall be delivered
unless the purchaser, transferee, or person being loaned the handgun
presents a handgun safety certificate to the dealer.
   (6) No handgun shall be delivered whenever the dealer is notified
by the Department of Justice that within the preceding 30-day period
the purchaser has made another application to purchase a handgun and
that the previous application to purchase involved none of the
entities specified in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (9) of
subdivision (a).
   (d) Where neither party to the transaction holds a dealer's
license issued pursuant to Section 12071, the parties to the
transaction shall complete the sale, loan, or transfer of that
firearm through a licensed firearms dealer pursuant to Section 12082.

   (e) No person may commit an act of collusion relating to Article 8
(commencing with Section 12800) of Chapter 6. For purposes of this
section and Section 12071, collusion may be proven by any one of the
following factors:
   (1) Answering a test applicant's questions during an objective
test relating to firearms safety.
   (2) Knowingly grading the examination falsely.
   (3) Providing an advance copy of the test to an applicant.
   (4) Taking or allowing another person to take the basic firearms
safety course for one who is the applicant for a basic firearms
safety certificate or a handgun safety certificate.
   (5) Allowing another to take the objective test for the applicant,
purchaser, or transferee.
   (6) Using or allowing another to use one's identification, proof
of residency, or thumbprint.
   (7) Allowing others to give unauthorized assistance during the
examination.
   (8) Reference to unauthorized materials during the examination and
cheating by the applicant.
   (9) Providing originals or photocopies of the objective test, or
any version thereof, to any person other than as authorized by the
department.
   (f) (1) (A) Commencing July 1, 2008, a person who is licensed
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code may not deliver, sell, or transfer a firearm
to a person in California who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
unless, prior to delivery, the person intending to deliver, sell, or
transfer the firearm obtains a verification number via the Internet
for the intended delivery, sale, or transfer, from the department. If
Internet service is unavailable to either the department or the
licensee due to a technical or other malfunction, or a federal
firearms licensee who is located outside of California does not
possess a computer or have Internet access, alternate means of
communication, including facsimile or telephone, shall be made
available for a licensee to obtain a verification number in order to
comply with this section.
   (B) For every verification number request received pursuant to
this section, the department shall determine whether the intended
recipient is on the centralized list of firearms dealers pursuant to
this section, or the centralized list of exempted federal firearms
licensees pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12083, or the
centralized list of firearms manufacturers pursuant to subdivision
(f) of Section 12086.
   (C) If the department finds after the reviews specified in
subparagraph (B) that the intended recipient is authorized to receive
the firearm shipment, the department shall issue to the inquiring
party a unique verification number for the intended delivery, sale,
or transfer. One verification number shall be issued for each
delivery, sale, or transfer, which may involve multiple firearms. In
addition to the unique verification number, the department may
provide to the inquiring party information necessary for determining
the eligibility of the intended recipient to receive the firearm. The
person intending to deliver, sell, or transfer the firearm shall
provide the unique verification number to the recipient along with
the firearm upon delivery, in a manner to be determined by the
department.
   (D) If the department finds after the reviews specified in
subparagraph (B) that the intended recipient is not authorized to
receive the firearm shipment, the department shall notify the
inquiring party that the intended recipient is ineligible to receive
the shipment.
   (E) The department shall prescribe the manner in which the
verification numbers may be requested via the Internet, or by
alternate means of communication, such as by facsimile or telephone,
including all required enrollment information and procedures.
   (2) (A)  On or after January 1, 1998, within 
Within  60 days of bringing a handgun into this state,  and
commencing July 1, 2012, within 60 days of bringing any firearm into
this state,  a personal  handgun   firearm
 importer shall do one of the following:
   (i) Forward by prepaid mail or deliver in person to the Department
of Justice, a report prescribed by the department including
information concerning that individual and a description of the
firearm in question.
   (ii) Sell or transfer the firearm in accordance with the
provisions of subdivision (d) or in accordance with the provisions of
an exemption from subdivision (d).
   (iii) Sell or transfer the firearm to a dealer licensed pursuant
to Section 12071.
   (iv) Sell or transfer the firearm to a sheriff or police
department.
   (B) If the personal  handgun   firearm 
importer sells or transfers the  handgun  
firearm  pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and the
sale or transfer cannot be completed by the dealer to the purchaser
or transferee, and the firearm can be returned to the personal
 handgun   firearm  importer, the personal
 handgun   firearm  importer shall have
complied with the provisions of this paragraph.
   (C) The provisions of this paragraph are cumulative and shall not
be construed as restricting the application of any other law.
However, an act or omission punishable in different ways by this
section and different provisions of the Penal Code shall not be
punished under more than one provision.
   (D) (i)  On and after January 1, 1998, the  
The  department shall conduct a public education and
notification program regarding this paragraph to ensure a high degree
of publicity of the provisions of this paragraph.
   (ii) As part of the public education and notification program
described in this subparagraph, the department shall do all of the
following:
   (I) Work in conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles to
ensure that any person who is subject to this paragraph is advised of
the provisions of this paragraph, and provided with blank copies of
the report described in clause (i) of subparagraph (A) at the time
that person applies for a California driver's license or registers
his or her motor vehicle in accordance with the Vehicle Code.
   (II) Make the reports referred to in clause (i) of subparagraph
(A) available to dealers licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (III) Make the reports referred to in clause (i) of subparagraph
(A) available to law enforcement agencies.
   (IV) Make persons subject to the provisions of this paragraph
aware of the fact that reports referred to in clause (i) of
subparagraph (A) may be completed at either the licensed premises of
dealers licensed pursuant to Section 12071 or at law enforcement
agencies, that it is advisable to do so for the sake of accuracy and
completeness of the reports, that prior to transporting a 
handgun   firearm  to a law enforcement agency in
order to comply with subparagraph (A), the person should give prior
notice to the law enforcement agency that he or she is doing so, and
that in any event, the handgun should be transported unloaded and in
a locked container  and a firearm that is not a handgun should be
transported unloaded  .
   (iii) Any costs incurred by the department to implement this
paragraph shall be absorbed by the department within its existing
budget and the fees in the Dealers' Record of Sale Special Account
allocated for implementation of this subparagraph pursuant to Section
12076.
   (3) Where a person who is licensed as a collector pursuant to
Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, whose
licensed premises are within this state, acquires a handgun  ,
and after July 1, 2012, any firearm  that  in either case
 is a curio or relic, as defined in Section 478.11 of Title 27
of the Code of Federal Regulations, outside of this state, takes
actual possession of that firearm outside of this state pursuant to
the provisions of subsection (j) of Section 923 of Title 18 of the
United States Code, as amended by Public Law 104-208, and transports
that firearm into this state, within five days of that licensed
collector transporting that firearm into this state, he or she shall
report to the department in a format prescribed by the department his
or her acquisition of that firearm.
   (4) (A) It is the intent of the Legislature that a violation of
paragraph (2) or (3) shall not constitute a "continuing offense" and
the statute of limitations for commencing a prosecution for a
violation of paragraph (2) or (3) commences on the date that the
applicable grace period specified in paragraph (2) or (3) expires.
   (B) Paragraphs (2) and (3) shall not apply to a person who reports
his or her ownership of a handgun after the applicable grace period
specified in paragraph (2) or (3) expires if evidence of that
violation arises only as the result of the person submitting the
report described in paragraph (2) or (3).
   (g) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), (3), or (5), a
violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
   (2) If any of the following circumstances apply, a violation of
this section is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for
two, three, or four years.
   (A) If the violation is of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a).
   (B) If the defendant has a prior conviction of violating the
provisions, other than paragraph (9) of subdivision (a), of this
section or former Section 12100 of this code or Section 8101 of the
Welfare and Institutions Code.
   (C) If the defendant has a prior conviction of violating any
offense specified in subdivision (b) of Section 12021.1 or of a
violation of Section 12020, 12220, or 12520, or of former Section
12560.
   (D) If the defendant is in a prohibited class described in Section
12021 or 12021.1 of this code or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare
and Institutions Code.
   (E) A violation of this section by a person who actively
participates in a "criminal street gang" as defined in Section
186.22.
   (F) A violation of subdivision (b) involving the delivery of any
firearm to a person who the dealer knows, or should know, is a minor.

   (3) If any of the following circumstances apply, a violation of
this section shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not
exceeding one year or in the state prison, or by a fine not to exceed
one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and
imprisonment.
   (A) A violation of paragraph (2), (4), or (5) of subdivision (a).
   (B) A violation of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) involving the
sale, loan, or transfer of a handgun to a minor.
   (C) A violation of subdivision (b) involving the delivery of a
handgun.
   (D) A violation of paragraph (1), (3), (4), (5), or (6) of
subdivision (c) involving a  pistol, revolver, or other
firearm capable of being concealed upon the person  
handgun  .
                                      (E) A violation of subdivision
(d) involving a handgun.
   (F) A violation of subdivision (e).
   (4) If both of the following circumstances apply, an additional
term of imprisonment in the state prison for one, two, or three years
shall be imposed in addition and consecutive to the sentence
prescribed.
   (A) A violation of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) or subdivision
(b).
   (B) The firearm transferred in violation of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (a) or subdivision (b) is used in the subsequent
commission of a felony for which a conviction is obtained and the
prescribed sentence is imposed.
   (5) (A) A first violation of paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) is
an infraction punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50).
   (B) A second violation of paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) is an
infraction punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars ($100).
   (C) A third or subsequent violation of paragraph (9) of
subdivision (a) is a misdemeanor.
   (D) For purposes of this paragraph each application to purchase a
handgun in violation of paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) shall be
deemed a separate offense.
   SEC. 7.    Section 12073 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12073.  (a) As required by the Department of Justice, every dealer
shall keep a register or record of electronic or telephonic transfer
in which shall be entered the information prescribed in Section
12077.
   (b) This section shall not apply to any of the following
transactions:
   (1)  The   Until July 1, 2012, the 
delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is not a
handgun by a dealer to another dealer upon proof of compliance with
the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (2) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to another dealer if that firearm is intended as merchandise
in the receiving dealer's business upon proof of compliance with the
requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072.
   (3) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to a person licensed as an importer or manufacturer pursuant
to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United
States Code and any regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (4) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer who sells, transfers, or delivers the firearm to a person who
resides outside this state who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and any regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (5) The delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm by a
dealer to a wholesaler if that firearm is being returned to the
wholesaler and is intended as merchandise in the wholesaler's
business.
   (6)  The   Until July 1, 2012, the 
delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is not a
handgun by a dealer to himself or herself.
   (7) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer who also operates
a target facility which holds a business or regulatory license on the
premises of the building designated in the license or whose building
designated in the license is on the premises of any club or
organization organized for the purpose of practicing shooting at
targets upon established ranges, whether public or private, to a
person at that target facility or club or organization, if the
firearm is kept at all times within the premises of the target range
or on the premises of the club or organization.
   (8) The delivery of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a gunsmith
for service or repair.
   (9) The return of an unloaded firearm to the owner of that firearm
by a dealer, if the owner initially delivered the firearm to the
dealer for service or repair.
   (10) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a person who
possesses a valid entertainment firearms permit issued pursuant to
Section 12081, for use solely as a prop in a motion picture,
television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment production or
event.
   (11) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer to a
consultant-evaluator, if the loan does not exceed 45 days from the
date of delivery of the firearm by the dealer to the
consultant-evaluator.
   (c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
   SEC. 8.    Section 12076 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12076.  (a) (1) Before January 1, 1998, the Department of Justice
shall determine the method by which a dealer shall submit firearm
purchaser information to the department and the information shall be
in one of the following formats:
   (A) Submission of the register described in Section 12077.
   (B) Electronic or telephonic transfer of the information contained
in the register described in Section 12077.
   (2) On or after January 1, 1998, electronic or telephonic
transfer, including voice or facsimile transmission, shall be the
exclusive means by which purchaser information is transmitted to the
department.
   (3) On or after January 1, 2003, except as permitted by the
department, electronic transfer shall be the exclusive means by which
information is transmitted to the department. Telephonic transfer
shall not be permitted for information regarding sales of any
firearms.
   (b) (1) Where the register is used, the purchaser of any firearm
shall be required to present clear evidence of his or her identity
and age, as defined in Section 12071, to the dealer, and the dealer
shall require him or her to sign his or her current legal name and
affix his or her residence address and date of birth to the register
in quadruplicate. The salesperson shall affix his or her signature to
the register in quadruplicate as a witness to the signature and
identification of the purchaser. Any person furnishing a fictitious
name or address or knowingly furnishing any incorrect information or
knowingly omitting any information required to be provided for the
register and any person violating any provision of this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor, provided however, that any person who is
prohibited from obtaining a firearm pursuant to Section 12021 or
12021.1 of this code, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code who knowingly furnishes a fictitious name or
address or knowingly furnishes any incorrect information or knowingly
omits any information required to be provided for the register shall
be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year
or imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 8, 12, or 18
months.
   (2) The original of the register shall be retained by the dealer
in consecutive order. Each book of 50 originals shall become the
permanent register of transactions that shall be retained for not
less than three years from the date of the last transaction and shall
be available for the inspection of any peace officer, Department of
Justice employee designated by the Attorney General, or agent of the
federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives upon the
presentation of proper identification, but  until July 1, 2012,
 no information shall be compiled therefrom regarding the
purchasers or other transferees of firearms that are not 
pistols, revolvers, or other firearms capable of being concealed upon
the person   handguns  .
   (3) Two copies of the original sheet of the register, on the date
of the application to purchase, shall be placed in the mail, postage
prepaid, and properly addressed to the Department of Justice.
   (4) If requested, a photocopy of the original shall be provided to
the purchaser by the dealer.
   (5) If the transaction is a private party transfer conducted
pursuant to Section 12082, a photocopy of the original shall be
provided to the seller or purchaser by the dealer, upon request. The
dealer shall redact all of the purchaser's personal information, as
required pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) and paragraph
(1) of subdivision (c) of Section 12077, from the seller's copy, and
the seller's personal information from the purchaser's copy.
   (c) (1) Where the electronic or telephonic transfer of applicant
information is used, the purchaser shall be required to present clear
evidence of his or her identity and age, as defined in Section
12071, to the dealer, and the dealer shall require him or her to sign
his or her current legal name to the record of electronic or
telephonic transfer. The salesperson shall affix his or her signature
to the record of electronic or telephonic transfer as a witness to
the signature and identification of the purchaser. Any person
furnishing a fictitious name or address or knowingly furnishing any
incorrect information or knowingly omitting any information required
to be provided for the electronic or telephonic transfer and any
person violating any provision of this section is guilty of a
misdemeanor, provided however, that any person who is prohibited from
obtaining a firearm pursuant to Section 12021 or 12021.1 of this
code, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code
who knowingly furnishes a fictitious name or address or knowingly
furnishes any incorrect information or knowingly omits any
information required to be provided for the register shall be
punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or
imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 8, 12, or 18 months.
   (2) The record of applicant information shall be transmitted to
the Department of Justice by electronic or telephonic transfer on the
date of the application to purchase.
   (3) The original of each record of electronic or telephonic
transfer shall be retained by the dealer in consecutive order. Each
original shall become the permanent record of the transaction that
shall be retained for not less than three years from the date of the
last transaction and shall be provided for the inspection of any
peace officer, Department of Justice employee designated by the
Attorney General, or agent of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives upon the presentation of proper
identification, but  until July 1, 2012,  no information
shall be compiled therefrom regarding the purchasers or other
transferees of firearms that are not  pistols, revolvers, or
other firearms capable of being concealed upon the person 
 handguns  .
   (4) If requested, a copy of the record of electronic or telephonic
transfer shall be provided to the purchaser by the dealer.
   (5) If the transaction is a private party transfer conducted
pursuant to Section 12082, a copy shall be provided to the seller or
purchaser by the dealer, upon request. The dealer shall redact all of
the purchaser's personal information, as required pursuant to
paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (c)
of Section 12077, from the seller's copy, and the seller's personal
information from the purchaser's copy.
   (d) (1) The department shall examine its records, as well as those
records that it is authorized to request from the State Department
of Mental Health pursuant to Section 8104 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code, in order to determine if the purchaser is a person
described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) of
Section 12072, or is prohibited by state or federal law from
possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm.
   (2) To the extent that funding is available, the Department of
Justice may participate in the National Instant Criminal Background
Check System (NICS), as described in subsection (t) of Section 922 of
Title 18 of the United States Code, and, if that participation is
implemented, shall notify the dealer and the chief of the police
department of the city or city and county in which the sale was made,
or if the sale was made in a district in which there is no municipal
police department, the sheriff of the county in which the sale was
made, that the purchaser is a person prohibited from acquiring a
firearm under federal law.
   (3) If the department determines that the purchaser is prohibited
by state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or
purchasing a firearm or is a person described in subparagraph (A) of
paragraph (9) of subdivision (a) of Section 12072, it shall
immediately notify the dealer and the chief of the police department
of the city or city and county in which the sale was made, or if the
sale was made in a district in which there is no municipal police
department, the sheriff of the county in which the sale was made, of
that fact.
   (4) If the department determines that the copies of the register
submitted to it pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (b) contain
any blank spaces or inaccurate, illegible, or incomplete information,
preventing identification of the purchaser or the  pistol,
revolver,  handgun  or other firearm to be
purchased, or if any fee required pursuant to subdivision (e) is not
submitted by the dealer in conjunction with submission of copies of
the register, the department may notify the dealer of that fact. Upon
notification by the department, the dealer shall submit corrected
copies of the register to the department, or shall submit any fee
required pursuant to subdivision (e), or both, as appropriate and, if
notification by the department is received by the dealer at any time
prior to delivery of the firearm to be purchased, the dealer shall
withhold delivery until the conclusion of the waiting period
described in Sections 12071 and 12072.
   (5) If the department determines that the information transmitted
to it pursuant to subdivision (c) contains inaccurate or incomplete
information preventing identification of the purchaser or the
 pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being
concealed upon the person   firearm  to be
purchased, or if the fee required pursuant to subdivision (e) is not
transmitted by the dealer in conjunction with transmission of the
electronic or telephonic record, the department may notify the dealer
of that fact. Upon notification by the department, the dealer shall
transmit corrections to the record of electronic or telephonic
transfer to the department, or shall transmit any fee required
pursuant to subdivision (e), or both, as appropriate, and if
notification by the department is received by the dealer at any time
prior to delivery of the firearm to be purchased, the dealer shall
withhold delivery until the conclusion of the waiting period
described in Sections 12071 and 12072.
   (e) The Department of Justice may require the dealer to charge
each firearm purchaser a fee not to exceed fourteen dollars ($14),
except that the fee may be increased at a rate not to exceed any
increase in the California Consumer Price Index as compiled and
reported by the Department of Industrial Relations. The fee shall be
no more than is necessary to fund the following:
   (1) (A) The department for the cost of furnishing this
information.
   (B) The department for the cost of meeting its obligations under
paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 8100 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code.
   (2) Local mental health facilities for state-mandated local costs
resulting from the reporting requirements imposed by Section 8103 of
the Welfare and Institutions Code.
   (3) The State Department of Mental Health for the costs resulting
from the requirements imposed by Section 8104 of the Welfare and
Institutions Code.
   (4) Local mental hospitals, sanitariums, and institutions for
state-mandated local costs resulting from the reporting requirements
imposed by Section 8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
   (5) Local law enforcement agencies for state-mandated local costs
resulting from the notification requirements set forth in subdivision
(a) of Section 6385 of the Family Code.
   (6) Local law enforcement agencies for state-mandated local costs
resulting from the notification requirements set forth in subdivision
(c) of Section 8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
   (7) For the actual costs associated with the electronic or
telephonic transfer of information pursuant to subdivision (c).
   (8) The Department of Food and Agriculture for the costs resulting
from the notification provisions set forth in Section 5343.5 of the
Food and Agricultural Code.
   (9) The department for the costs associated with subparagraph (D)
of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072.
   (10) The department for the costs associated with funding
Department of Justice firearms-related regulatory and enforcement
activities related to the sale, purchase, loan, or transfer of
firearms pursuant to this chapter.
   The fee established pursuant to this subdivision shall not exceed
the sum of the actual processing costs of the department, the
estimated reasonable costs of the local mental health facilities for
complying with the reporting requirements imposed by paragraph (2) of
this subdivision, the costs of the State Department of Mental Health
for complying with the requirements imposed by paragraph (3) of this
subdivision, the estimated reasonable costs of local mental
hospitals, sanitariums, and institutions for complying with the
reporting requirements imposed by paragraph (4) of this subdivision,
the estimated reasonable costs of local law enforcement agencies for
complying with the notification requirements set forth in subdivision
(a) of Section 6385 of the Family Code, the estimated reasonable
costs of local law enforcement agencies for complying with the
notification requirements set forth in subdivision (c) of Section
8105 of the Welfare and Institutions Code imposed by paragraph (6) of
this subdivision, the estimated reasonable costs of the Department
of Food and Agriculture for the costs resulting from the notification
provisions set forth in Section 5343.5 of the Food and Agricultural
Code, the estimated reasonable costs of the department for the costs
associated with subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f)
of Section 12072, and the estimated reasonable costs of department
firearms-related regulatory and enforcement activities related to the
sale, purchase, loan, or transfer of firearms pursuant to this
chapter.
   (f) (1) The Department of Justice may charge a fee sufficient to
reimburse it for each of the following but not to exceed fourteen
dollars ($14), except that the fee may be increased at a rate not to
exceed any increase in the California Consumer Price Index as
compiled and reported by the Department of Industrial Relations:
   (A) For the actual costs associated with the preparation, sale,
processing, and filing of forms or reports required or utilized
pursuant to Section 12078.
   (B) For the actual processing costs associated with the submission
of a Dealers' Record of Sale to the department.
   (C) For the actual costs associated with the preparation, sale,
processing, and filing of reports utilized pursuant to subdivision (
 l  ) of Section 12078 or paragraph (18) of subdivision (b)
of Section 12071, or clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (2)
of subdivision (f) of Section 12072, or paragraph (3) of subdivision
(f) of Section 12072.
   (D) For the actual costs associated with the electronic or
telephonic transfer of information pursuant to subdivision (c).
   (2) If the department charges a fee pursuant to subparagraph (B)
of paragraph (1) of this subdivision, it shall be charged in the same
amount to all categories of transaction that are within that
subparagraph.
   (3) Any costs incurred by the Department of Justice to implement
this subdivision shall be reimbursed from fees collected and charged
pursuant to this subdivision. No fees shall be charged to the dealer
pursuant to subdivision (e) for implementing this subdivision.
   (g) All money received by the department pursuant to this section
shall be deposited in the Dealers' Record of Sale Special Account of
the General Fund, which is hereby created, to be available, upon
appropriation by the Legislature, for expenditure by the department
to offset the costs incurred pursuant to this section, paragraph (1)
and subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072, Sections 12083 and 12099, subdivision (c) of Section 12131,
Sections 12234, 12289, and 12289.5, and subdivisions (f) and (g) of
Section 12305.
   (h) Where the electronic or telephonic transfer of applicant
information is used, the department shall establish a system to be
used for the submission of the fees described in subdivision (e) to
the department.
   (i) (1)  Only   Until July 1, 2012, only
 one fee shall be charged pursuant to this section for a single
transaction on the same date for the sale of any number of firearms
that are not  pistols, revolvers, or other firearms capable
of being concealed upon the person   handguns  or
for the taking of possession of those firearms.
   (2) In a single transaction on the same date for the delivery of
any number of firearms that are  pistols, revolvers, or other
firearms capable of being concealed upon the person  
handguns, and commencing July 1, 2012, for any firearm  , the
department shall charge a reduced fee pursuant to this section for
the second and subsequent firearms that are part of that transaction.

   (j) Only one fee shall be charged pursuant to this section for a
single transaction on the same date for taking title or possession of
any number of firearms pursuant to paragraph (18) of subdivision (b)
of Section 12071 or subdivision (c) or (i) of Section 12078.
   (k) Whenever the Department of Justice acts pursuant to this
section as it pertains to firearms other than  pistols,
revolvers, or other firearms capable of being concealed upon the
person   handguns  , the department's acts or
omissions shall be deemed to be discretionary within the meaning of
the California Tort Claims Act pursuant to Division 3.6 (commencing
with Section 810) of Title 1 of the Government Code.
   (  l  ) As used in this section, the following
definitions apply:
   (1) "Purchaser" means the purchaser or transferee of a firearm or
a person being loaned a firearm.
   (2) "Purchase" means the purchase, loan, or transfer of a firearm.

   (3) "Sale" means the sale, loan, or transfer of a firearm.
   (4) "Seller" means, if the transaction is being conducted pursuant
to Section 12082, the person selling, loaning, or transferring the
firearm.
   SEC. 9.    Section 12077 of the   Penal Code
  is amended to read: 
   12077.  (a) The Department of Justice shall prescribe the form of
the register and the record of electronic transfer pursuant to
Section 12074.
   (b) (1)  For   Until July 1, 2012, for 
handguns,  and thereafter for all firearms,  information
contained in the register or record of electronic transfer shall be
the date and time of sale, make of firearm, peace officer exemption
status pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12078 and the agency
name,  auction or event waiting period exemption pursuant to
subdivision (g) of Section 12078,  dealer waiting period
exemption pursuant to subdivision (n) of Section 12078, dangerous
weapons permitholder waiting period exemption pursuant to subdivision
(r) of Section 12078, curio and relic waiting period exemption
pursuant to subdivision (t) of Section 12078, California Firearms
Dealer number issued pursuant to Section 12071, for transactions
occurring prior to January 1, 2003, the purchaser's basic firearms
safety certificate number issued pursuant to Sections 12805 and
12809, for transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2003, the
purchaser's handgun safety certificate number issued pursuant to
Article 8 (commencing with Section 12800), manufacturer's name if
stamped on the firearm, model name or number, if stamped on the
firearm, if applicable, serial number, other number (if more than one
serial number is stamped on the firearm), any identification number
or mark assigned to the firearm pursuant to Section 12092, 
provided however, that if the firearm is not a handgun and does not
have a serial number, identification number, or mark assigned to it,
a notation as to that fact, the  caliber, type of firearm, if
the firearm is new or used, barrel length, color of the firearm, full
name of purchaser, purchaser's complete date of birth, purchaser's
local address, if current address is temporary, complete permanent
address of purchaser, identification of purchaser, purchaser's place
of birth (state or country), purchaser's complete telephone number,
purchaser's occupation, purchaser's sex, purchaser's physical
description, all legal names and aliases ever used by the purchaser,
yes or no answer to questions that prohibit purchase including, but
not limited to, conviction of a felony as described in Section 12021
or an offense described in Section 12021.1, the purchaser's status as
a person described in Section 8100 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code, whether the purchaser is a person who has been adjudicated by a
court to be a danger to others or found not guilty by reason of
insanity, whether the purchaser is a person who has been found
incompetent to stand trial or placed under conservatorship by a court
pursuant to Section 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code,
signature of purchaser, signature of salesperson (as a witness to the
purchaser's signature), salesperson's certificate of eligibility
number if he or she has obtained a certificate of eligibility, name
and complete address of the dealer or firm selling the firearm as
shown on the dealer's license, the establishment number, if assigned,
the dealer's complete business telephone number, any information
required by Section 12082, any information required to determine
whether or not paragraph (6) of subdivision (c) of Section 12072
applies, and a statement of the penalties for any person signing a
fictitious name or address or for knowingly furnishing any incorrect
information or for knowingly omitting any information required to be
provided for the register.
   (2)  Effective January 1, 2003, the   The
 purchaser shall provide his or her right thumbprint on the
register in a manner prescribed by the department. No exception to
this requirement shall be permitted except by regulations adopted by
the department.
   (3) The firearms dealer shall record on the register or record of
electronic transfer the date that the  handgun  
firearm  is delivered.
   (c) (1) For firearms other than handguns, information contained in
the register or record of electronic transfer shall be the date and
time of sale, peace officer exemption status pursuant to subdivision
(a) of Section 12078 and the agency name, auction or event waiting
period exemption pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 12078,
California Firearms Dealer number issued
                   pursuant to Section 12071, dangerous weapons
permitholder waiting period exemption pursuant to subdivision (r) of
Section 12078, curio and relic waiting period exemption pursuant to
paragraph (1) of subdivision (t) of Section 12078, full name of
purchaser, purchaser's complete date of birth, purchaser's local
address, if current address is temporary, complete permanent address
of purchaser, identification of purchaser, purchaser's place of birth
(state or country), purchaser's complete telephone number, purchaser'
s occupation, purchaser's sex, purchaser's physical description, all
legal names and aliases ever used by the purchaser, yes or no answer
to questions that prohibit purchase, including, but not limited to,
conviction of a felony as described in Section 12021 or an offense
described in Section 12021.1, the purchaser's status as a person
described in Section 8100 of the Welfare and Institutions Code,
whether the purchaser is a person who has been adjudicated by a court
to be a danger to others or found not guilty by reason of insanity,
whether the purchaser is a person who has been found incompetent to
stand trial or placed under conservatorship by a court pursuant to
Section 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, signature of
purchaser, signature of salesperson (as a witness to the purchaser's
signature), salesperson's certificate of eligibility number if he or
she has obtained a certificate of eligibility, name and complete
address of the dealer or firm selling the firearm as shown on the
dealer's license, the establishment number, if assigned, the dealer's
complete business telephone number, any information required by
Section 12082, and a statement of the penalties for any person
signing a fictitious name or address or for knowingly furnishing any
incorrect information or for knowingly omitting any information
required to be provided for the register.
   (2)  Effective January 1, 2003, the   The
 purchaser shall provide his or her right thumbprint on the
register in a manner prescribed by the department. No exception to
this requirement shall be permitted except by regulations adopted by
the department.
   (3) The firearms dealer shall record on the register or record of
electronic transfer the date that the firearm is delivered. 
   (4) This subdivision shall become inoperative on July 1, 2012.

   (d) Where the register is used, the following shall apply:
   (1) Dealers shall use ink to complete each document.
   (2) The dealer or salesperson making a sale shall ensure that all
information is provided legibly. The dealer and salespersons shall be
informed that incomplete or illegible information will delay sales.
   (3) Each dealer shall be provided instructions regarding the
procedure for completion of the form and routing of the form. Dealers
shall comply with these instructions which shall include the
information set forth in this subdivision.
   (4) One firearm transaction shall be reported on each record of
sale document.  For purposes of this subdivision, a
"transaction" means a single sale, loan, or transfer of any number of
firearms that are not handguns. 
   (e) The dealer or salesperson making a sale shall ensure that all
required information has been obtained from the purchaser. The dealer
and all salespersons shall be informed that incomplete information
will delay sales.
   (f)  Effective January 1, 2003, the   The
 purchaser's name, date of birth, and driver's license or
identification number shall be obtained electronically from the
magnetic strip on the purchaser's driver's license or identification
and shall not be supplied by any other means except as authorized by
the department. This requirement shall not apply in either of the
following cases:
   (1) The purchaser's identification consists of a military
identification card.
   (2) Due to technical limitations, the magnetic stripe reader is
unable to obtain the required information from the purchaser's
identification. In those circumstances, the firearms dealer shall
obtain a photocopy of the identification as proof of compliance.
   (3) In the event that the dealer has reported to the department
that the dealer's equipment has failed, information pursuant to this
subdivision shall be obtained by an alternative method to be
determined by the department.
   (g) As used in this section, the following definitions shall
control:
   (1) "Purchaser" means the purchaser or transferee of a firearm or
the person being loaned a firearm.
   (2) "Purchase" means the purchase, loan, or transfer of a firearm.

   (3) "Sale" means the sale, loan, or transfer of a firearm.
   SEC. 10.    Section 12077.5 of the   Penal
Code   is amended to read: 
   12077.5.  (a) An individual may request that the Department of
Justice perform a firearms eligibility check for that individual. The
applicant requesting the eligibility check shall provide the
information required by subdivision  (b) or  (c) of Section
12077 , as applicable,  to the department, in an application
specified by the department.
   (b) The department shall charge a fee of twenty dollars ($20) for
performing the eligibility check authorized by this section, but not
to exceed the actual processing costs of the department. After the
department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse the department
for processing costs, fees charged may increase at a rate not to
exceed the legislatively approved cost-of-living adjustment for the
department's budget or as otherwise increased through the Budget Act.

   (c) An applicant for the eligibility check pursuant to subdivision
(a) shall complete the application, have it notarized by any
licensed California Notary Public, and submit it by mail to the
department. Upon receipt of a notarized application and fee, the
department shall do all of the following:
   (1) Examine its records, and the records it is authorized to
request from the State Department of Mental Health pursuant to
Section 8104 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to determine if
the purchaser is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing,
receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm.
   (2) Notify the applicant by mail of its determination of whether
the applicant is prohibited by state or federal law from possessing,
receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm. The department's
notification shall state either "eligible to possess firearms as of
the date the check was completed" or "ineligible to possess firearms
as of the date the check was completed."
   (d) If the department determines that the information submitted to
it in the application contains any blank spaces, or inaccurate,
illegible, or incomplete information, preventing identification of
the applicant, or if the required fee is not submitted, the
department shall not be required to perform the firearms eligibility
check.
   (e) The department shall make applications to conduct a firearms
eligibility check as described in this section available to licensed
firearms dealers and on the department's Web site.
   (f) The department shall be immune from any liability arising out
of the performance of the firearms eligibility check, or any reliance
upon the firearms eligibility check.
   (g) No person or agency may require or request another person to
obtain a firearms eligibility check or notification of a firearms
eligibility check pursuant to this section. A violation of this
subdivision is a misdemeanor.
   (h) The department shall include on the application specified in
subdivision (a) and the notification of eligibility specified in
subdivision (c) the following statements:
   "No person or agency may require or request another person to
obtain a firearms eligibility check or notification of firearms
eligibility check pursuant to Section 12077.5 of the Penal Code. A
violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor."
   "If the applicant for a firearms eligibility check purchases,
transfers, or receives a firearm through a licensed dealer as
required by law, a waiting period and background check are both
required."
   SEC. 11.    Section 12078 of the   Penal
Code   is amended to read: 
   12078.  (a) (1) The waiting periods described in Sections 12071
and 12072 shall not apply to the deliveries, transfers, or sales of
firearms made to persons properly identified as full-time paid peace
officers as defined in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830) of
Title 3 of Part 2, provided that the peace officers are authorized by
their employer to carry firearms while in the performance of their
duties. Proper identification is defined as verifiable written
certification from the head of the agency by which the purchaser or
transferee is employed, identifying the purchaser or transferee as a
peace officer who is authorized to carry firearms while in the
performance of his or her duties, and authorizing the purchase or
transfer. The certification shall be delivered to the dealer at the
time of purchase or transfer and the purchaser or transferee shall
identify himself or herself as the person authorized in the
certification. The dealer shall keep the certification with the
record of sale. On the date that the delivery, sale, or transfer is
made, the dealer delivering the firearm shall transmit to the
Department of Justice an electronic or telephonic report of the
transaction as is indicated in subdivision (b) or (c) of Section
12077.
   (2) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to deliveries, transfers, or sales of
firearms made to authorized law enforcement representatives of
cities, counties, cities and counties, or state or federal
governments for exclusive use by those governmental 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. Within 10 days of the date a handgun  , and
commencing July 1, 2012, any firearm,  is acquired by the
agency, a record of the same shall be entered as an institutional
weapon into the Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the California
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the law
enforcement or state agency. Those agencies without access to AFS
shall arrange with the sheriff of the county in which the agency is
located to input this information via this system.
   (3) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the loan of a firearm made by an
authorized law enforcement representative of a city, county, or city
and county, or the state or federal government to a peace officer
employed by that agency and authorized to carry a firearm for the
carrying and use of that firearm by that peace officer in the course
and scope of his or her duties.
   (4) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a
firearm by a law enforcement agency to a peace officer pursuant to
Section 10334 of the Public Contract Code. Within 10 days of the date
that a handgun  , and commencing July 1, 2012, any firearm,
 is sold, delivered, or transferred pursuant to Section 10334 of
the Public Contract Code to that peace officer, the name of the
officer and the make, model, serial number, and other identifying
characteristics of the firearm being sold, transferred, or delivered
shall be entered into the Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the
California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the
law enforcement or state agency that sold, transferred, or delivered
the firearm. Those agencies without access to AFS shall arrange with
the sheriff of the county in which the agency is located to input
this information via this system.
   (5) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 and the preceding provisions
of this article do not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a
firearm by a law enforcement agency to a retiring peace officer who
is authorized to carry a firearm pursuant to Section 12027.1. Within
10 days of the date that a handgun  , and commencing July 1,
2012, any firearm,  is sold, delivered, or transferred to that
retiring peace officer, the name of the officer and the make, model,
serial number, and other identifying characteristics of the firearm
being sold, transferred, or delivered shall be entered into the
Automated Firearms System (AFS) via the California Law Enforcement
Telecommunications System (CLETS) by the law enforcement or state
agency that sold, transferred, or delivered the firearm. Those
agencies without access to AFS shall arrange with the sheriff of the
county in which the agency is located to input this information via
this system.
   (6) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 do not apply to sales, deliveries, or transfers of
firearms to authorized representatives of cities, cities and
counties, counties, or state or federal governments for those
governmental agencies where the entity is acquiring the weapon as
part of an authorized, voluntary program where the entity is buying
or receiving weapons from private individuals. Any weapons acquired
pursuant to this paragraph shall be disposed of pursuant to the
applicable provisions of Section 12028 or 12032.
   (7) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, loan, delivery, or
transfer of a firearm made by an authorized law enforcement
representative of a city, county, city and county, state, or the
federal government to any public or private nonprofit historical
society, museum, or institutional collection or the purchase or
receipt of that firearm by that public or private nonprofit
historical society, museum, or institutional collection if all of the
following conditions are met:
   (A) The entity receiving the firearm is open to the public.
   (B) The firearm prior to delivery is deactivated or rendered
inoperable.
   (C) The firearm is not subject to Section 12028, 12028.5, 12030,
or 12032.
   (D) The firearm is not prohibited by other provisions of law from
being sold, delivered, or transferred to the public at large.
   (E) Prior to delivery, the entity receiving the firearm submits a
written statement to the law enforcement representative stating that
the firearm will not be restored to operating condition, and will
either remain with that entity, or if subsequently disposed of, will
be transferred in accordance with the applicable provisions of this
article and, if applicable, Section 12801.
   (F) Within 10 days of the date that the firearm is sold, loaned,
delivered, or transferred to that entity, the name of the government
entity delivering the firearm, and the make, model, serial number,
and other identifying characteristics of the firearm and the name of
the person authorized by the entity to take possession of the firearm
shall be reported to the department in a manner prescribed by the
department.
   (G) In the event of a change in the status of the designated
representative, the entity shall notify the department of a new
representative within 30 days.
   (8) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, loan, delivery, or
transfer of a firearm made by any person other than a representative
of an authorized law enforcement agency to any public or private
nonprofit historical society, museum, or institutional collection if
all of the following conditions are met:
   (A) The entity receiving the firearm is open to the public.
   (B) The firearm is deactivated or rendered inoperable prior to
delivery.
   (C) The firearm is not of a type prohibited from being sold,
delivered, or transferred to the public.
   (D) Prior to delivery, the entity receiving the firearm submits a
written statement to the person selling, loaning, or transferring the
firearm stating that the firearm will not be restored to operating
condition, and will either remain with that entity, or if
subsequently disposed of, will be transferred in accordance with the
applicable provisions of this article and, if applicable, Section
12801.
   (E) If title to a handgun  , and commencing July 1, 2012, any
firearm,  is being transferred to the public or private
nonprofit historical society, museum, or institutional collection,
then the designated representative of that public or private
historical society, museum, or institutional collection, within 30
days of taking possession of that  handgun  
firearm  , shall forward by prepaid mail or deliver in person to
the Department of Justice, a single report signed by both parties to
the transaction, that includes information identifying the person
representing that public or private historical society, museum, or
institutional collection, how title was obtained and from whom, and a
description of the firearm in question, along with a copy of the
written statement referred to in subparagraph (D). The report forms
that are to be completed pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided
by the Department of Justice.
   (F) In the event of a change in the status of the designated
representative, the entity shall notify the department of a new
representative within 30 days.
   (b) (1) Section 12071, subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 12072,
and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to deliveries,
sales, or transfers of firearms between or to importers and
manufacturers of firearms licensed to engage in that business
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (2) Subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the
delivery, sale, or transfer of a handgun to a person licensed
pursuant to Section 12071, where the licensee is receiving the
handgun in the course and scope of his or her activities as a person
licensed pursuant to Section 12071.
   (c) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent transfer of a firearm that is not a handgun by gift,
bequest, intestate succession, or other means by one individual to
another if both individuals are members of the same immediate family.
 This paragraph shall become inoperative on July 1, 2012. 
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent transfer of a handgun  , and commencin   g
July 1, 2012, a   firearm that is not a handgun,  by
gift, bequest, intestate succession, or other means by one individual
to another if both individuals are members of the same immediate
family and all of the following conditions are met:
   (A) The person to whom the firearm is transferred shall, within 30
days of taking possession of the firearm, forward by prepaid mail or
deliver in person to the Department of Justice, a report that
includes information concerning the individual taking possession of
the firearm, how title was obtained and from whom, and a description
of the firearm in question. The report forms that individuals
complete pursuant to this paragraph shall be provided to them by the
Department of Justice.
   (B) The person taking title to the firearm shall first obtain a
handgun safety certificate  , if the firearm is a handgun  .

   (C) The person receiving the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
   (3) As used in this subdivision, "immediate family member" means
any one of the following relationships:
   (A) Parent and child.
   (B) Grandparent and grandchild.
   (d) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent loan of firearms between persons who are personally known
to each other for any lawful purpose, if the loan does not exceed 30
days in duration and, when the firearm is a handgun, 
commencing January 1, 2003,  the individual being loaned the
handgun has a valid handgun safety certificate.
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of a firearm where all of
the following conditions exist:
   (A) The person loaning the firearm is at all times within the
presence of the person being loaned the firearm.
   (B) The loan is for a lawful purpose.
   (C) The loan does not exceed three days in duration.
   (D) The individual receiving the firearm is not prohibited by
state or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or
purchasing a firearm.
   (E) The person loaning the firearm is 18 years of age or older.
   (F) The person being loaned the firearm is 18 years of age or
older.
   (e) (1) Section 12071, subdivisions (c) and (d) and paragraph (1)
of subdivision (f) of Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section
12801 shall not apply to the delivery of a firearm to a gunsmith for
service or repair, or to the return of the firearm to its owner by
the gunsmith, or to the delivery of a firearm by a gunsmith to a
person licensed pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921)
of Title 18 of the United States Code for service or repair and the
return of the firearm to the gunsmith.
   (2) Paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072 shall not
apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of any firearm in any of the
following circumstances:
   (A) Where the transferor and the transferee are the same person or
corporation.
   (B) Where the transfer is to or from a person who has a valid
entertainment firearms permit under Section 12081 and the transfer
involves the loan or return of firearms used solely as props in
television, film, or theatrical productions.
   (f) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the sale, delivery, or transfer of
firearms by persons who reside in this state to persons who reside
outside this state who are licensed pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto, if the sale, delivery,
or transfer is in accordance with Chapter 44 (commencing with Section
921) of Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations
issued pursuant thereto.
   (g) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
infrequent sale or transfer of a firearm, other than a handgun, at
auctions or similar events conducted by nonprofit mutual or public
benefit corporations organized pursuant to the Corporations Code.
   As used in this paragraph, the term "infrequent" shall not be
construed to prohibit different local chapters of the same nonprofit
corporation from conducting auctions or similar events, provided the
individual local chapter conducts the auctions or similar events
infrequently. It is the intent of the Legislature that different
local chapters, representing different localities, be entitled to
invoke the exemption created by this paragraph, notwithstanding the
frequency with which other chapters of the same nonprofit corporation
may conduct auctions or similar events.
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the
transfer of a firearm other than a handgun, if the firearm is donated
for an auction or similar event described in paragraph (1) and the
firearm is delivered to the nonprofit corporation immediately
preceding, or contemporaneous with, the auction or similar event.
   (3) The waiting period described in Sections 12071 and 12072 shall
not apply to a dealer who delivers a firearm other than a handgun at
an auction or similar event described in paragraph (1), as
authorized by subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of
Section 12071. Within two business days of completion of the
application to purchase, the dealer shall forward by prepaid mail to
the Department of Justice a report of the same as is indicated in
subdivision  (b) or  (c) of Section 12077  , as
applicable  . If the electronic or telephonic transfer of
applicant information is used, within two business days of completion
of the application to purchase, the dealer delivering the firearm
shall transmit to the Department of Justice an electronic or
telephonic report of the same as is indicated in subdivision  (b)
or  (c) of Section 12077  , as applicable  .
   (h) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of a firearm to a person 18
years of age or older for the purposes of shooting at targets if the
loan occurs on the premises of a target facility that holds a
business or regulatory license or 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
firearm is at all times kept within the premises of the target range
or on the premises of the club or organization.
   (i) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a
person who takes title or possession of a firearm that is not a
handgun by operation of law if the person is not prohibited by state
or federal law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a
firearm.  This paragraph shall become inoperative on July 1,
2012. 
   (2) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a person
who takes title or possession of a handgun  ,   and
commencing July 1, 2012, a firearm that is not a handgun,  by
operation of law if the person is not prohibited by state or federal
law from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm and
all of the following conditions are met:
   (A) If the person taking title or possession is neither a levying
officer as defined in Section 481.140, 511.060, or 680.210 of the
Code of Civil Procedure, nor a person who is receiving that firearm
pursuant to subparagraph (G), (I), or (J) of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (u), the person shall, within 30 days of taking
possession, forward by prepaid mail or deliver in person to the
Department of Justice, a report of information concerning the
individual taking possession of the firearm, how title or possession
was obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm in
question. The reports that individuals complete pursuant to this
paragraph shall be provided to them by the department.
   (B) If the person taking title or possession is receiving the
firearm pursuant to subparagraph (G) of paragraph (2) of subdivision
(u), the person shall do both of the following:

      (i) Within 30 days of taking possession, forward by prepaid
mail or deliver in person to the department, a report of information
concerning the individual taking possession of the firearm, how title
or possession was obtained and from whom, and a description of the
firearm in question. The reports that individuals complete pursuant
to this paragraph shall be provided to them by the department.
   (ii) Prior to taking title or possession of the firearm, the
person shall obtain a handgun safety certificate  , if the firear
  m is a handgun  .
   (C) Where the person receiving title or possession of the handgun
 ,   and commencing July 1, 2012, a firearm that is not
a handgun,  is a person described in subparagraph (I) of
paragraph (2) of subdivision (u), on the date that the person is
delivered the firearm, the name and other information concerning the
person taking possession of the firearm, how title or possession of
the firearm was obtained and from whom, and a description of the
firearm by make, model, serial number, and other identifying
characteristics shall be entered into the Automated Firearms System
(AFS) via the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
(CLETS) by the law enforcement or state agency that transferred or
delivered the firearm  , provided however, that if the firearm is
not a handgun and does not have a serial number, identification
number, or identification mark assigned to it, that fact shall be
noted  . Those agencies without access to AFS shall arrange with
the sheriff of the county in which the agency is located to input
this information via this system.
   (D) Where the person receiving title or possession of the handgun
 , and commencing July 1, 2012, a firearm that is not a handgun,
 is a person described in subparagraph (J) of paragraph (2) of
subdivision (u), on the date that the person is delivered the
firearm, the name and other information concerning the person taking
possession of the firearm, how title or possession of the firearm was
obtained and from whom, and a description of the firearm by make,
model, serial number, and other identifying characteristics shall be
entered into the AFS via the CLETS by the law enforcement or state
agency that transferred or delivered the firearm  , provided,
however, that if the firearm is not a handgun   and does not
have a serial number, identification number, or identification mark
assigned to it, that fact shall be noted  . Those agencies
without access to AFS shall arrange with the sheriff of the county in
which the agency is located to input this information via this
system. In addition, that law enforcement agency shall not deliver
that handgun to the person referred to in this subparagraph unless,
prior to the delivery of the same, the person presents proof to the
agency that he or she is the holder of a handgun safety certificate.
   (3) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to a person
who takes possession of a firearm by operation of law in a
representative capacity who subsequently transfers ownership of the
firearm to himself or herself in his or her individual capacity. In
the case of a handgun, the individual shall obtain a handgun safety
certificate prior to transferring ownership to himself or herself, or
taking possession of a handgun in an individual capacity.
   (j) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to deliveries, transfers, or returns of
firearms made pursuant to Section 12021.3, 12028, 12028.5, or 12030.

   (k) Section 12071, subdivision (c) of Section 12072, and
subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to any of the
following:
   (1)  The   Until July 1, 2012, the 
delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms that are not
handguns by a dealer to another dealer upon proof of compliance with
the requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (2) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms by
dealers to persons who reside outside this state who are licensed
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
   (3) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms to a
wholesaler if the firearms are being returned to the wholesaler and
are intended as merchandise in the wholesaler's business.
   (4) The delivery, sale, or transfer of unloaded firearms by one
dealer to another dealer if the firearms are intended as merchandise
in the receiving dealer's business upon proof of compliance with the
requirements of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072.
   (5)  The   Until July 1, 2012, the 
delivery, sale, or transfer of an unloaded firearm that is not a
handgun by a dealer to himself or herself.
   (6) The loan of an unloaded firearm by a dealer who also operates
a target facility that holds a business or regulatory license on the
premises of the building designated in the license or whose building
designated in the license is on the premises of any club or
organization organized for the purposes of practicing shooting at
targets upon established ranges, whether public or private, to a
person at that target facility or that club or organization, if the
firearm is at all times kept within the premises of the target range
or on the premises of the club or organization.
   (l) A person who is exempt from subdivision (d) of Section 12072
or is otherwise not required by law to report his or her acquisition,
ownership, or disposal of a handgun  , and commencing July 1,
2012, a firearm that is not a handgun,  or who moves out of this
state with his or her handgun  , and commencing July 1, 2012, a
firearm that is not a handgun,  may submit a report of the same
to the Department of Justice in a format prescribed by the
department.
   (m) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of
unloaded firearms to a wholesaler as merchandise in the wholesaler's
business by manufacturers or importers licensed to engage in that
business pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of
Title 18 of the United States Code and the regulations issued
pursuant thereto, or by another wholesaler, if the delivery, sale, or
transfer is made in accordance with Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code.
   (n) (1) The waiting period described in Section 12071 or 12072
shall not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a handgun 
, and commencing July 1, 2012, a firearm that is not a handgun,
 by a dealer in either of the following situations:
   (A) The dealer is delivering the firearm to another dealer and it
is not intended as merchandise in the receiving dealer's business.
   (B) The dealer is delivering the firearm to himself or herself and
it is not intended as merchandise in his or her business.
   (2) In order for this subdivision to apply, both of the following
shall occur:
   (A) If the dealer is receiving the firearm from another dealer,
the dealer receiving the firearm shall present proof to the dealer
delivering the firearm that he or she is licensed pursuant to Section
12071 by complying with paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section
12072.
   (B) Whether the dealer is delivering, selling, or transferring the
firearm to himself or herself or to another dealer, on the date that
the application to purchase is completed, the dealer delivering the
firearm shall forward by prepaid mail to the Department of Justice a
report of the same and the type of information concerning the
purchaser or transferee as is indicated in subdivision (b) of Section
12077. Where the electronic or telephonic transfer of applicant
information is used, on the date that the application to purchase is
completed, the dealer delivering the firearm shall transmit an
electronic or telephonic report of the same and the type of
information concerning the purchaser or transferee as is indicated in
subdivision (b) of Section 12077.
   (o) Section 12071 and subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 12072
shall not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a firearm
regulated pursuant to Section 12020, Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 12200), Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 12275), or
Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 12301), if the delivery, sale,
or transfer of that firearm is conducted in accordance with the
applicable provisions of Section 12020, Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 12200), Chapter 2.3 (commencing with Section 12275), or
Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 12301).
   (p) (1) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) and subdivision (d) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the loan of a firearm that is not a
handgun to a minor, with the express permission of the parent or
legal guardian of the minor, if the loan does not exceed 30 days in
duration and is for a lawful purpose.
   (2) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 12072, subdivision
(d) of Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not
apply to the loan of a handgun to a minor by a person who is not the
parent or legal guardian of the minor if all of the following
circumstances exist:
   (A) The minor has the written consent of his or her parent or
legal guardian that is presented at the time of, or prior to the time
of, the loan, or is accompanied by his or her parent or legal
guardian at the time the loan is made.
   (B) The minor is being loaned the firearm for the purpose of
engaging in a lawful, recreational sport, including, but not limited
to, competitive shooting, or agricultural, ranching, or hunting
activity, or a motion picture, television, or video production, or
entertainment or theatrical event, the nature of which involves the
use of a firearm.
   (C) The duration of the loan does not exceed the amount of time
that is reasonably necessary to engage in the lawful, recreational
sport, including, but not limited to, competitive shooting, or
agricultural, ranching, or hunting activity, or a motion picture,
television, or video production, or entertainment or theatrical
event, the nature of which involves the use of a firearm.
   (D) The duration of the loan does not, in any event, exceed 10
days.
   (3) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply
to the loan of a handgun to a minor by his or her parent or legal
guardian if both of the following circumstances exist:
   (A) The minor is being loaned the firearm for the purposes of
engaging in a lawful, recreational sport, including, but not limited
to, competitive shooting, or agricultural, ranching, or hunting
activity, or a motion picture, television, or video production, or
entertainment or theatrical event, the nature of which involves the
use of a firearm.
   (B) The duration of the loan does not exceed the amount of time
that is reasonably necessary to engage in the lawful, recreational
sport, including, but not limited to, competitive shooting, or
agricultural, ranching, or hunting activity, or a motion picture,
television, or video production, or entertainment or theatrical
event, the nature of which involves the use of a firearm.
   (4) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the transfer or loan of a firearm
that is not a handgun to a minor by his or her parent or legal
guardian.
   (5) Paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and subdivision (d), of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the transfer or loan of a firearm
that is not a handgun to a minor by his or her grandparent who is not
the legal guardian of the minor if the transfer is done with the
express permission of the parent or legal guardian of the minor.
   (6) Subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the sale of a handgun if both of the
following requirements are satisfied:
   (A) The sale is to a person who is at least 18 years of age.
   (B) The firearm is an antique firearm as defined in paragraph (16)
of subsection (a) of Section 921 of Title 18 of the United States
Code.
   (q) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 shall not apply to the loan
of a firearm that is not a handgun to a licensed hunter for use by
that licensed hunter for a period of time not to exceed the duration
of the hunting season for which that firearm is to be used.
   (r) The waiting period described in Section 12071 or 12072 shall
not apply to the delivery, sale, or transfer of a firearm to the
holder of a special weapons permit issued by the Department of
Justice issued pursuant to Section 12095, 12230, 12250, or 12305. On
the date that the application to purchase is completed, the dealer
delivering the firearm shall transmit to the Department of Justice an
electronic or telephonic report of the same as is indicated in
subdivision (b) or (c)  , as applicable,  of Section 12077.
   (s) (1) Subdivision (d) of Section 12072 and subdivision (b) of
Section 12801 shall not apply to the infrequent loan of an unloaded
firearm by a person who is neither a dealer as defined in Section
12071 nor a federal firearms licensee pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code,
to a person 18 years of age or older for use solely as a prop in a
motion picture, television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment
production or event.
   (2) Subdivision (d), and paragraph (1) of subdivision (f), of
Section 12072, and subdivision (b) of Section 12801 shall not apply
to the loan of an unloaded firearm by a person who is not a dealer as
defined in Section 12071 but who is a federal firearms licensee
pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of
the United States Code, to a person who possesses a valid
entertainment firearms permit issued pursuant to Section 12081, for
use solely as a prop in a motion picture, television, video,
theatrical, or other entertainment production or event. The person
loaning the firearm pursuant to this paragraph shall retain a
photocopy of the entertainment firearms permit as proof of compliance
with this requirement.
   (3) Subdivision (b) of Section 12071, subdivision (c) of, and
paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of, Section 12072, and subdivision
(b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of an unloaded
firearm by a dealer as defined in Section 12071, to a person who
possesses a valid entertainment firearms permit issued pursuant to
Section 12081, for use solely as a prop in a motion picture,
television, video, theatrical, or other entertainment production or
event. The dealer shall retain a photocopy of the entertainment
firearms permit as proof of compliance with this requirement.
   (4) Subdivision (b) of Section 12071, subdivision (c) and
paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072, and subdivision
(b) of Section 12801 shall not apply to the loan of an unloaded
firearm to a consultant-evaluator by a person licensed pursuant to
Section 12071 if the loan does not exceed 45 days from the date of
delivery. At the time of the loan, the consultant-evaluator shall
provide the following information, which the dealer shall retain for
two years:
   (A) A photocopy of a valid, current, government-issued
identification to determine the consultant-evaluator's identity,
including, but not limited to, a California driver's license,
identification card, or passport.
   (B) A photocopy of the consultant-evaluator's valid, current
certificate of eligibility.
   (C) A letter from the person licensed as an importer,
manufacturer, or dealer pursuant to Chapter 44 (commencing with
Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code, with whom the
consultant-evaluator has a bona fide business relationship. The
letter shall detail the bona fide business purposes for which the
firearm is being loaned and confirm that the consultant-evaluator is
being loaned the firearm as part of a bona fide business
relationship.
   (D) The signature of the consultant-evaluator on a form indicating
the date the firearm is loaned and the last day the firearm may be
returned.
   (t) (1) The waiting periods described in Sections 12071 and 12072
shall not apply to the sale, delivery, loan, or transfer of a firearm
that is a curio or relic, as defined in Section 478.11 of Title 27
of the Code of Federal Regulations, or its successor, by a dealer to
a person who is licensed as a collector pursuant to Chapter 44
(commencing with Section 921) of Title 18 of the United States Code
and the regulations issued pursuant thereto who has a current
certificate of eligibility issued to him or her by the Department of
Justice pursuant to Section 12071. On the date that the delivery,
sale, or transfer is made, the dealer delivering the firearm shall
transmit to the Department of Justice an electronic or telephonic
report of the transaction as is indicated in subdivision (b) or (c)
of Section 12077.
   (2) Subdivision (d) and paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of
Section 12072 shall not apply to the infrequent sale, loan, or
transfer of a firearm that is not a handgun, which is a curio or
relic manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but
not including replicas thereof, as defined in Section 478.11 of Title
27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or its successor.
   (u) As used in this section:
   (1) "Infrequent" has the same meaning as in paragraph (1) of
subdivision (c) of Section 12070.
   (2) "A person taking title or possession of firearms by operation
of law" includes, but is not limited to, any of the following
instances wherein an individual receives title to, or possession of,
firearms:
   (A) The executor or administrator of an estate if the estate
includes firearms.
   (B) A secured creditor or an agent or employee thereof when the
firearms are possessed as collateral for, or as a result of, a
default under a security agreement under the Commercial Code.
   (C) A levying officer, as defined in Section 481.140, 511.060, or
680.260 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
   (D) A receiver performing his or her functions as a receiver if
the receivership estate includes firearms.
   (E) A trustee in bankruptcy performing his or her duties if the
bankruptcy estate includes firearms.
   (F) An assignee for the benefit of creditors performing his or her
functions as an assignee, if the assignment includes firearms.
   (G) A transmutation of property consisting of firearms pursuant to
Section 850 of the Family Code.
   (H) Firearms passing to a surviving spouse pursuant to Chapter 1
(commencing with Section 13500) of Part 2 of Division 8 of the
Probate Code.
   (I) Firearms received by the family of a police officer or deputy
sheriff from a local agency pursuant to Section 50081 of the
Government Code.
   (J) The transfer of a firearm by a law enforcement agency to the
person who found the firearm where the delivery is to the person as
the finder of the firearm pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with
Section 2080) of Chapter 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code.
   SEC. 12.    Section 12082 of the   Penal
Code   is amended to read:
   12082.  (a) A person shall complete any sale, loan, or transfer of
a firearm through a person licensed pursuant to Section 12071 in
accordance with this section in order to comply with subdivision (d)
of Section 12072. The seller or transferor or the person loaning the
firearm shall deliver the firearm to the dealer who shall retain
possession of that firearm. The dealer shall then deliver the firearm
to the purchaser or transferee or the person being loaned the
firearm, if it is not prohibited, in accordance with subdivision (c)
of Section 12072. If the dealer cannot legally deliver the firearm to
the purchaser or transferee or the person being loaned the firearm,
the dealer shall forthwith, without waiting for the conclusion of the
waiting period described in Sections 12071 and 12072, return the
firearm to the transferor or seller or the person loaning the
firearm. The dealer shall not return the firearm to the seller or
transferor or the person loaning the firearm when to do so would
constitute a violation of subdivision (a) of Section 12072. If the
dealer cannot legally return the firearm to the transferor or seller
or the person loaning the firearm, then the dealer shall forthwith
deliver the firearm to the sheriff of the county or the chief of
police or other head of a municipal police department of any city or
city and county who shall then dispose of the firearm in the manner
provided by Sections 12028 and 12032. The purchaser or transferee or
person being loaned the firearm may be required by the dealer to pay
a fee not to exceed ten dollars ($10) per firearm, and no other fee
may be charged by the dealer for a sale, loan, or transfer of a
firearm conducted pursuant to this section, except for the applicable
fees that may be charged pursuant to Sections 12076, 12076.5, and
12088.9 and forwarded to the Department of Justice, and the fees set
forth in Section 12805. Nothing in these provisions shall prevent a
dealer from charging a smaller fee. The dealer may not charge any
additional fees.
   (b) The Attorney General shall adopt regulations under this
section to do all of the following:
   (1) Allow the seller or transferor or the person loaning the
firearm, and the purchaser or transferee or the person being loaned
the firearm, to complete a sale, loan, or transfer through a dealer,
and to allow those persons and the dealer to comply with the
requirements of this section and Sections 12071, 12072, 12076, and
12077 and to preserve the confidentiality of those records. 
   (2) Where a personal handgun importer is selling or transferring a
pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon
the person to comply with clause (ii) of subparagraph (A) of
paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12072, to allow a
personal handgun importer's ownership of the pistol, revolver, or
other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person being sold
or transferred to be recorded in a manner that if the firearm is
returned to that personal handgun importer because the sale or
transfer cannot be completed, the Department of Justice will have
sufficient information about that personal handgun importer so that a
record of his or her ownership can be maintained in the registry
provided by subdivision (c) of Section 11106.  
   (2) Record sufficient information for purposes of subdivision (c)
of Section 11106 in the instance where a firearm is returned to a
personal firearm importer because a sale or transfer of that firearm
by the personal firearm importer could not be completed. 
   (3) Ensure that the register or record of electronic transfer
shall state the name and address of the seller or transferor of the
firearm or the person loaning the firearm and whether or not the
person is a personal  handgun   firearm 
importer in addition to any other information required by Section
12077. 
   (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a dealer who does
not sell, transfer, or keep an inventory of handguns is not required
to process private party transfers of handguns.  
   (d) 
    (c)  A violation of this section by a dealer is a
misdemeanor.
   SEC. 13.    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.  
  SECTION 1.    Section 594 of the Penal Code is
amended to read:
   594.  (a) Every person who maliciously commits any of the
following acts with respect to any real or personal property not his
or her own, in cases other than those specified by state law, is
guilty of vandalism:
   (1) Defaces with graffiti or other inscribed material.
   (2) Damages.
   (3) Destroys.
   Whenever a person violates this subdivision with respect to real
property, vehicles, signs, fixtures, furnishings, or property
belonging to any public entity, as defined by Section 811.2 of the
Government Code, or the federal government, it shall be a permissive
inference that the person neither owned the property nor had the
permission of the owner to deface, damage, or destroy the property.
   (b) (1) If the amount of defacement, damage, or destruction is
four hundred dollars ($400) or more, vandalism is punishable by
imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail not exceeding
one year, or by a fine of not more than eleven thousand dollars
($11,000), or if the amount of defacement, damage, or destruction is
ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or more, by a fine of not more than
fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both that fine and
imprisonment.
   (2) (A) If the amount of defacement, damage, or destruction is
less than four hundred dollars ($400), vandalism is punishable by
imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by a fine of
not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine
and imprisonment.
   (B) If the amount of defacement, damage, or destruction is less
than four hundred dollars ($400), and the defendant has been
previously convicted of vandalism or affixing graffiti or other
inscribed material under Section 594, 594.3, 594.4, 640.5, 640.6, or
640.7, vandalism is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for
not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five thousand
dollars ($5,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
   (c) Upon conviction of any person under this section for acts of
vandalism consisting of defacing property with graffiti or other
inscribed materials, the court shall, when appropriate and feasible,
in addition to any punishment imposed under subdivision (b), order
the defendant to clean                                            up,
repair, or replace the damaged property himself or herself, or order
the defendant, and his or her parents or guardians if the defendant
is a minor, to keep the damaged property or another specified
property in the community free of graffiti for up to one year.
Participation of a parent or guardian is not required under this
subdivision if the court deems this participation to be detrimental
to the defendant, or if the parent or guardian is a single parent who
must care for young children. If the court finds that graffiti
cleanup is inappropriate, the court shall consider other types of
community service, where feasible.
   (d) If a minor is personally unable to pay a fine levied for acts
prohibited by this section, the parent of that minor shall be liable
for payment of the fine. A court may waive payment of the fine, or
any part thereof, by the parent upon a finding of good cause.
   (e) As used in this section, the term "graffiti or other inscribed
material" includes any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, mark,
or design, that is written, marked, etched, scratched, drawn, or
painted on real or personal property.
   (f) The court may order any person ordered to perform community
service or graffiti removal pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision
(c) to undergo counseling.
   (g) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2002.