BILL NUMBER: SB 47 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Yee DECEMBER 18, 2012 An act relating to assault weapons. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 47, as introduced, Yee. Assault weapons. Existing law finds and declares that the proliferation and use of assault weapons poses a threat to the health, safety, and security of Californians. Existing law generally prohibits the possession or transfer of assault weapons, except for the sale, purchase, importation, or possession of assault weapons by specified individuals, including law enforcement officers. Under existing law, a person who lawfully possessed an assault weapon before the assault weapon was a prohibited firearm is authorized to retain possession of the assault weapon if the person registered the assault weapon with the Department of Justice. This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to assault weapons. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to assault weapons.