California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 187


Introduced by Assembly Member Bonta

January 28, 2013


An act relating to ammunition.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 187, as introduced, Bonta. Ammunition.

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



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