BILL NUMBER: SB 1456 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Nielsen FEBRUARY 21, 2014 An act to amend Section 30625 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1456, as introduced, Nielsen. Firearms: Assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles: exemptions. Existing law generally makes it a crime to possess, manufacture, distribute, transport, import for sale, keep for sale, offer or expose for sale, or give or lend any assault weapon or .50 BMG rifle. Under existing law, these prohibitions on assault weapons and .50 BMG rifles do not apply to the sale to, purchase by, importation of, or possession by, the Department of Justice, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, or to any police department or sheriff's office, among other entities. This bill would also make the above prohibitions inapplicable to the sale to, purchase by, importation of, or possession of, assault weapons or .50 BMG rifles by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 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. Section 30625 of the Penal Code is amended to read: 30625. Sections 30600, 30605, and 30610 shall not apply to the sale to, purchase by, importation of, or possession of assault weapons or a .50 BMG rifle by the Department of Justice, police departments, sheriffs' offices, marshals' offices, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, district attorneys' offices, the Department of Fish and
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