Senate BillNo. 683

Introduced by Senator Block

February 22, 2013

An act to amend Section 26525 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.


SB 683, as introduced, Block. Firearms: used firearms.

Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits a person from selling, leasing, or transferring firearms unless the person has been issued a firearms dealer license, as specified. Existing law provides an exception to that requirement for the sale, lease, or transfer of used firearms that are not handguns at gun shows or other events, as specified, if the person has a valid federal firearms license, a current certificate of eligibility, and certain other criteria are met.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

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 26525 of the Penal Code is amended to



(a) Section 26500 does not apply to the sale, lease, or
4transfer of used firearms, other than handguns, at gun shows or
5events, as specified in Article 1 (commencing with Section 26700)
6and Article 2 (commencing with Section 26800) of Chapter 2, by
7a person other than a licensee or dealer, provided the person has
8a valid federal firearms license and a current certificate of eligibility
P2    1issued by the Department of Justice, as specified in Section 26710,
2and provided all the sales, leases, or transfers fully comply with
3Section 27545. However, the person shall notbegin delete engage in the saleend delete
4begin insert sellend insert, lease, or transferbegin delete ofend delete used firearms other than handguns at more
5than 12 gun shows or events in any calendar year and shall not
6sell, lease, or transfer more than 15 used firearms other than
7handguns at any single gun show or event. In no event shall the
8person sell more than 75 used firearms other than handguns in any
9calendar year.

10(b) The Department of Justice shall adopt regulations to
11administer this program and shall recover the full costs of
12administration from fees assessed applicants.