SB 175, as introduced, Fuller. State game refuges: possession of weapons.
Existing law generally prohibits the use or possession is in a game refuge of a firearm, BB device, crossbow, or bow and arrow capable of being used to take birds or mammals. However, existing law permits the possession of a firearm, BB device, crossbow and bolts, or bow and arrow by a person when traveling through any state game refuge when the firearms are taken apart or encased and unloaded and the bows are unstrung or stored separately from any arrow or bolt. Existing law requires that when the traveling is done on a route other than a public highway or other public thoroughfare or right of way, specified notice be given to the Department of Fish and Wildlife at least 24 hours before that traveling.
This bill would exempt certain peace officers, whether active or honorably retired, and any person licensed to carry a concealed firearm from the above travel and notice requirements as they relate to a firearm.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 10506 of the Fish and Game Code is
2amended to read:
Nothing in this code prohibits
the possession of
3firearms, BB devices as defined in Section 16250 of the Penal
4Code, crossbows and bolts, or bows and arrows by
5persons when traveling through any game refuges when the
6firearms are taken apart or encased and unloaded and the bows are
7unstrung or stored separately from any arrow or bolt. When the
8traveling is done on a route other than a public highway or other
9public thoroughfare or right of way, notice shall be given to the
10department at least 24 hours before that traveling. The notice shall
11give the name and address of the person intending to travel through
12the refuge, the name of the refuge, the approximate route, and the
13approximate time when that person intends to travel through the