California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 180


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

January 24, 2013


An act relating to ammunition.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 180, as introduced, Bonta. Ammunition.

Existing law prohibits a handgun ammunition vendor, as defined, from selling, offering for sale, or displaying for sale, any handgun ammunition in a manner that allows that ammunition to be accessible to a purchaser without the assistance of the vendor or employee thereof. Existing law requires, subject to exceptions, that handgun ammunition vendors obtain a thumbprint and other information from ammunition purchasers, as specified.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would establish a tax on all ammunition sold in retail stores and gun shows in the state and direct tax revenue to a fund to prevent crime in high-crime areas of the state.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation that would establish a tax on all ammunition sold in
3retail stores and gun shows in the state and direct the revenue from
P2    1the tax to a high-crime prevention fund for crime prevention efforts
2in high-crime areas of the state.



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