(a) In order to reduce the number of firearms possessed
4by prohibited persons listed in the Prohibited Armed Persons File,
5a 15-day amnesty period shall be established, commencing on a
6date to be determined by the Department of Justice but not later
7than July 1, 2014, during which a person prohibited from
8possessing a firearm may surrender his or her firearms to a local
9law enforcement agency without being charged with illegal
10possession of firearms, as provided in subdivision (d). No person
11convicted of a felony shall be permitted to participate in the
13(b) For each instance in which a local law enforcement agency
14receives a firearm from a prohibited person during the amnesty
15period described in subdivision (a), the agency
shall submit to the
16department the following information:
P3 1(1) The name of the prohibited person who surrendered the
3(2) The person’s date of birth.
4(3) A description of the firearm or firearms surrendered.
5(4) The serial number of the firearm or firearms surrendered.
6(5) Any other information deemed necessary by the department.
7(c) The department shall enter the information received pursuant
8to subdivision (b) in the Prohibited Armed Persons File to create
9a record of each firearm surrendered during the amnesty period.
10(d) A prohibited person who
surrenders a firearm pursuant to
11subdivision (a) shall not be charged with illegal possession of
12firearms for any firearm the department has on record as having
13been surrendered pursuant to subdivision (c).
14(e) At the expiration of the 15-day amnesty period described in
15subdivision (a), a person prohibited from possessing a firearm
16who still maintains possession of his or her firearms shall be
17subject to a civil fine of up to two thousand five hundred dollars
18($2,500) per firearm in addition to criminal penalties authorized
19by law, including, but not limited to, penalties described in Chapter
203 (commencing with Section 29900) of this code and Sections 8100
21and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
22(f) The department may conduct a public awareness campaign
23in conjunction with local law enforcement to promote the amnesty
24period described in this section and to educate
25on how to surrender firearms to law enforcement in a safe and