Amended in Senate June 14, 2016

Amended in Assembly May 31, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1664


Introduced by Assembly Members Levine, Ting, and Chiu

(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, McCarty, Nazarian, and Santiago)

(Coauthor: Senator Leno)

January 14, 2016


An act to amend Sections 30515 and 30900 of, and to add Section 30680 to, the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1664, as amended, Levine. Firearms: assault weapons.

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(1) 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, “assault weapon” means, among other things, a semiautomatic centerfire rifle or a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has any one of several specified attributes, including, for rifles, a thumbhole stock, and for pistols, a 2nd handgrip.

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This bill would revise this definition of “assault weapon” to mean a semiautomatic centerfire rifle or a semiautomatic pistol that does not have a fixed magazine but has any one of those specified attributes. The bill would also define “fixed magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

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By expanding the definition of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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(2) Existing law makes any person who, within this state, possesses an assault weapon, except as otherwise provided, guilty of a misdemeanor or a felony.

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This bill would exempt from punishment under that prohibition a person who possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, if specified requirements are met.

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(3) Existing law requires that, with specified exceptions, any person who, prior to January 1, 2001, lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon, and which was not specified as an assault weapon at the time of lawful possession, register the firearm with the Department of Justice. Existing law permits the Department of Justice to charge a fee for registration of up to $20 per person but not to exceed the actual processing costs of the department. Existing law, after the department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse the department for processing costs, requires fees charged to increase at a rate not to exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living adjustment for the department’s budget or as otherwise increased through the Budget Act. Existing law requires those fees to be deposited into the Dealers’ Record of Sale Special Account. Existing law, the Administrative Procedure Act, establishes the requirements for the adoption, publication, review, and implementation of regulations by state agencies.

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This bill would require that any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that does not have a fixed magazine, as defined, and including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool, register the firearm with the Department of Justice before January 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of specified regulations. The bill would permit the department to increase the $20 registration fee as long as it does not exceed the reasonable processing costs of the department. The bill would also require registrations to be submitted electronically via the Internet utilizing a public-facing application made available by the department. The bill would require the registration to contain specified information, including, but not limited to, a description of the firearm that identifies it uniquely and specified information about the registrant. The bill would permit the department to charge a fee of up to $15 per person for registration through the Internet, not to exceed the reasonable processing costs of the department to be paid and deposited, as specified, for purposes of the registration program. The bill would require the department to adopt regulations for the purpose of implementing those provisions and would exempt those regulations from the Administrative Procedure Act. The bill would also make technical and conforming changes.

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(4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

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This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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(1) 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, “assault weapon” means, among other things, a semiautomatic centerfire rifle or a semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has any one of specified attributes, including, for rifles, a thumbhole stock, and for pistols, a second handgrip.

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This bill would define “detachable magazine” to mean an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm without disassembly of the firearm action, including an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool.

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By expanding the definition of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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(2) Existing law requires that any person who, within this state, possesses an assault weapon, except as otherwise provided, be punished as a felony or for a period not to exceed one year in a county jail.

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This bill would exempt from punishment under that provision a person who initially possessed an assault weapon prior to January 1, 2017, and until July 1, 2018, if specified requirements are met.

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(3) Existing law requires that, with specified exceptions, any person who, prior to January 1, 2001, lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was defined as an assault weapon, and which was not specified as an assault weapon at the time of lawful possession, register the firearm with the Department of Justice. Existing law permits the department to charge a fee for registration of up to $20 per person but not to exceed the actual processing costs of the department. Existing law, after the department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse the department for processing costs, requires fees charged to increase at a rate not to exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living adjustment for the department’s budget or as otherwise increased through the Budget Act. Existing law requires those fees to be deposited into the Dealers’ Record of Sale Special Account. Existing law, the Administrative Procedure Act, establishes the requirements for the adoption, publication, review, and implementation of regulations by state agencies.

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This bill would require that any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm without disassembly of the firearm action, including a weapon with an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with the use of a tool, to register the firearm with the department before July 1, 2018, but not before the effective date of specified regulations. The bill would permit the department to charge a registration fee not to exceed the reasonable processing costs of the department. This bill would also require registrations to be submitted electronically via the Internet utilizing a public-facing application made available by the department. This bill would require the registration to contain specified information, including, but not limited to, a description of the firearm that identifies it uniquely and specified information about the registrant. The bill would require the department to adopt regulations for the purpose of implementing these provisions and would exempt those regulations from the Administrative Procedure Act. This bill would also make technical and conforming changes.

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(4)  The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

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This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertSection 30515 of the end insertbegin insertPenal Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
2read:end insert

3

30515.  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 30510, “assault weapon”
4also means any of the following:

5(1) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle thatbegin delete has the capacity to
6acceptend delete
begin insert does not haveend insert abegin delete detachableend deletebegin insert fixedend insert magazinebegin delete andend deletebegin insert but hasend insert any
7one of the following:

8(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
9of the weapon.

10(B) A thumbhole stock.

11(C) A folding or telescoping stock.

12(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.

13(E) A flash suppressor.

14(F) A forward pistol grip.

15(2) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine
16with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

17(3) A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length
18of less than 30 inches.

19(4) A semiautomatic pistol thatbegin delete has the capacity to acceptend deletebegin insert does
20not haveend insert
abegin delete detachableend deletebegin insert fixedend insert magazinebegin delete andend deletebegin insert but hasend insert any one of the
21following:

22(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,
23forward handgrip, or silencer.

24(B) A second handgrip.

25(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely
26encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon
27without burning the bearer’s hand, except a slide that encloses the
28barrel.

29(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some
30location outside of the pistol grip.

31(5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the
32capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

33(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:

34(A) A folding or telescoping stock.

35(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
36of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

37(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a
38detachable magazine.

P6    1(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

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2
(b) For purposes of this section, “fixed magazine” means an
3ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached
4to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed
5 without disassembly of the firearm action.

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6(b)

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7begin insert(c)end insert The Legislature finds a significant public purpose in
8exempting from the definition of “assault weapon” pistols that are
9designed expressly for use in Olympic target shooting events.
10Therefore, those pistols that are sanctioned by the International
11Olympic Committee and by USA Shooting, the national governing
12body for international shooting competition in the United States,
13and that were used for Olympic target shooting purposes as of
14January 1, 2001, and that would otherwise fall within the definition
15of “assault weapon” pursuant to this section are exempt, as
16provided in subdivisionbegin delete (c).end deletebegin insert (d).end insert

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17(c)

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18begin insert(d)end insert “Assault weapon” does not include either of the following:

19(1) Any antique firearm.

20(2) Any of the following pistols, because they are consistent
21with the significant public purpose expressed in subdivisionbegin delete (b):end delete
22
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MANUFACTURERMODELCALIBER
   
BENELLIMP90.22LR
BENELLIMP90.32 S&W LONG
BENELLIMP95.22LR
BENELLIMP95.32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLI280.22LR
HAMMERLI280.32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLISP20.22LR
HAMMERLISP20.32 S&W LONG
PARDINIGPO.22 SHORT
PARDINIGP-SCHUMANN.22 SHORT
PARDINIHP.32 S&W LONG
PARDINIMP.32 S&W LONG
PARDINISP.22LR
PARDINISPE.22LR
WALTHERGSP.22LR
WALTHERGSP.32 S&W LONG
WALTHEROSP.22 SHORT
WALTHEROSP-2000.22 SHORT
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5(3) The Department of Justice shall create a program that is
6consistent with the purposes stated in subdivisionbegin delete (b)end deletebegin insert (c)end insert to exempt
7new models of competitive pistols that would otherwise fall within
8the definition of “assault weapon” pursuant to this section from
9being classified as an assault weapon. The exempt competitive
10pistols may be based on recommendations by USA Shooting
11consistent with the regulations contained in the USA Shooting
12Official Rules or may be based on the recommendation or rules
13of any other organization that the department deems relevant.

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begin insertSEC. 2.end insert  

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begin insertSection 30680 is added to the end insertbegin insertPenal Codeend insertbegin insert, to read:end insert

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begin insert30680.end insert  

Section 30605 does not apply to the possession of an
16assault weapon by a person who has possessed the assault weapon
17prior to January 1, 2017, if all of the following are applicable:

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(a) Prior to January 1, 2017, the person would have been
19eligible to register that assault weapon pursuant to subdivision
20(b) of Section 30900.

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(b) The person lawfully possessed that assault weapon prior to
22January 1, 2017.

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(c) The person registers the assault weapon by January 1, 2018,
24in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 30900.

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begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

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begin insertSection 30900 of the end insertbegin insertPenal Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to read:end insert

26

30900.  

(a) begin insert(1)end insertbegin insertend insert Any person who, prior to June 1, 1989, lawfully
27possessed an assault weapon, as defined in former Section 12276,
28as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989, shall
29register the firearm by January 1, 1991, and any person who
30lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was
31specified as an assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.5,
32as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as
33amended by Section 1 of Chapter 874 of the Statutes of 1990 or
34Section 3 of Chapter 954 of the Statutes of 1991, shall register the
35firearm within 90 days with the Department of Justice pursuant to
36those procedures that the department may establish.

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37(b)

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38begin insert(2)end insert Except as provided in Section 30600, any person who
39lawfully possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was
40defined as an assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.1,
P8    1as it read in Section 7 of Chapter 129 of the Statutes of 1999, and
2which was not specified as an assault weapon under former Section
312276, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989
4or as amended at any time before January 1, 2001, or former
5Section 12276.5, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the
6Statutes of 1989 or as amended at any time before January 1, 2001,
7shall register the firearm by January 1, 2001, with the department
8pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish.

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9(c)

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10begin insert(3)end insert The registration shall contain a description of the firearm
11that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the
12full name, address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner, and
13any other information that the department may deem appropriate.

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14(d)

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15begin insert(4)end insert The department may charge a fee for registration of up to
16twenty dollars ($20) per person but not to exceed thebegin delete actualend delete
17begin insert reasonableend insert processing costs of the department. After the
18department establishes fees sufficient to reimburse the department
19for processing costs, fees charged shall increase at a rate not to
20exceed the legislatively approved annual cost-of-living adjustment
21for the department’s budget or as otherwise increased through the
22Budgetbegin delete Act.end deletebegin insert Act but not to exceed the reasonable costs of the
23department.end insert
The fees shall be deposited into the Dealers’ Record
24of Sale Special Account.

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25
(b) (1) Any person who, from January 1, 2001, to December
2631, 2016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon that
27does not have a fixed magazine, as defined in Section 30515,
28including those weapons with an ammunition feeding device that
29can be readily removed from the firearm with the use of a tool,
30shall register the firearm before January 1, 2018, but not before
31the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant to paragraph
32(5), with the department pursuant to those procedures that the
33department may establish by regulation pursuant to paragraph
34(5).

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35
(2) Registrations shall be submitted electronically via the
36Internet utilizing a public-facing application made available by
37the department.

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38
(3) The registration shall contain a description of the firearm
39that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the
40date the firearm was acquired, the name and address of the
P9    1individual from whom, or business from which, the firearm was
2acquired, as well as the registrant’s full name, address, telephone
3number, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color, hair color,
4and California driver’s license number or California identification
5card number.

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(4) The department may charge a fee in an amount of up to
7fifteen dollars ($15) per person but not to exceed the reasonable
8processing costs of the department. The fee shall be paid by debit
9or credit card at the time that the electronic registration is
10submitted to the department. The fee shall be deposited in the
11Dealers’ Record of Sale Special Account to be used for purposes
12of this section.

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(5) The department shall adopt regulations for the purpose of
14implementing this subdivision. These regulations are exempt from
15the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
16Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government
17Code).

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begin insertSEC. 4.end insert  

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No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
19Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
20the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
21district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
22infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
23for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
24the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
25the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
26Constitution.

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to effectuate the
28intent of the Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989
29and to close the bullet button loophole by redefining “detachable
30magazine,” as used in Section 30515 of the Penal Code, to include
31an ammunition feeding device that can be readily removed from
32the firearm with the use of a tool.

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SEC. 2.  

Section 30515 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

34

30515.  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 30510, “assault weapon”
35also means any of the following:

36(1) A semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has the capacity to
37accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:

38(A) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
39of the weapon.

40(B) A thumbhole stock.

P10   1(C) A folding or telescoping stock.

2(D) A grenade launcher or flare launcher.

3(E) A flash suppressor.

4(F) A forward pistol grip.

5(2) A semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine
6with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

7(3) A semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has an overall length
8of less than 30 inches.

9(4) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a
10detachable magazine and any one of the following:

11(A) A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor,
12forward handgrip, or silencer.

13(B) A second handgrip.

14(C) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely
15encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon
16without burning the bearer’s hand, except a slide that encloses the
17barrel.

18(D) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some
19location outside of the pistol grip.

20(5) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the
21capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

22(6) A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:

23(A) A folding or telescoping stock.

24(B) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action
25of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip.

26(7) A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a
27detachable magazine.

28(8) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

29(b) For purposes of this section, “detachable magazine” means
30an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from
31the firearm without disassembly of the firearm action, including
32an ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from
33the firearm with the use of a tool.

34(c) The Legislature finds a significant public purpose in
35exempting from the definition of “assault weapon” pistols that are
36designed expressly for use in Olympic target shooting events.
37Therefore, those pistols that are sanctioned by the International
38Olympic Committee and by USA Shooting, the national governing
39body for international shooting competition in the United States,
40and that were used for Olympic target shooting purposes as of
P11   1January 1, 2001, and that would otherwise fall within the definition
2of “assault weapon” pursuant to this section are exempt, as
3provided in subdivision (d).

4(d) “Assault weapon” does not include either of the following:

5(1) Any antique firearm.

6(2) Any of the following pistols, because they are consistent
7with the significant public purpose expressed in subdivision (c):
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MANUFACTURERMODELCALIBER
   
BENELLIMP90.22LR
BENELLIMP90.32 S&W LONG
BENELLIMP95.22LR
BENELLIMP95.32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLI280.22LR
HAMMERLI280.32 S&W LONG
HAMMERLISP20.22LR
HAMMERLISP20.32 S&W LONG
PARDINIGPO.22 SHORT
PARDINIGP-SCHUMANN.22 SHORT
PARDINIHP.32 S&W LONG
PARDINIMP.32 S&W LONG
PARDINISP.22LR
PARDINISPE.22LR
WALTHERGSP.22LR
WALTHERGSP.32 S&W LONG
WALTHEROSP.22 SHORT
WALTHEROSP-2000.22 SHORT
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30(3) The Department of Justice shall create a program that is
31consistent with the purposes stated in subdivision (c) to exempt
32new models of competitive pistols that would otherwise fall within
33the definition of “assault weapon” pursuant to this section from
34being classified as an assault weapon. The exempt competitive
35pistols may be based on recommendations by USA Shooting
36consistent with the regulations contained in the USA Shooting
37Official Rules or may be based on the recommendation or rules
38of any other organization that the department deems relevant.

39

SEC. 3.  

Section 30680 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

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30680.  

Notwithstanding the meaning of “assault weapon” under
2Section 30515, as amended by the act that added this section,
3Section 30605 shall not apply to the possession of an assault
4weapon by a person who initially possessed the assault weapon
5prior to January 1, 2017, until July 1, 2018, if all of the following
6are applicable:

7(a) During the person’s possession, the person was eligible to
8register that assault weapon pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
930900.

10(b) The person lawfully possessed that assault weapon prior to
11January 1, 2017.

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SEC. 4.  

Section 30900 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

13

30900.  

(a) (1) A person who, prior to June 1, 1989, lawfully
14possessed an assault weapon, as defined in former Section 12276,
15as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989, shall
16register the firearm by January 1, 1991, and a person who lawfully
17possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was specified as
18an assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.5, as added
19by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as amended
20by Section 1 of Chapter 874 of the Statutes of 1990 or Section 3
21of Chapter 954 of the Statutes of 1991, shall register the firearm
22within 90 days with the Department of Justice pursuant to those
23procedures that the department may establish.

24(2) Except as provided in Section 30600, a person who lawfully
25possessed an assault weapon prior to the date it was defined as an
26assault weapon pursuant to former Section 12276.1, as it read in
27Section 7 of Chapter 129 of the Statutes of 1999, and which was
28not specified as an assault weapon under former Section 12276,
29as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of 1989 or as
30amended at any time before January 1, 2001, or former Section
3112276.5, as added by Section 3 of Chapter 19 of the Statutes of
321989 or as amended at any time before January 1, 2001, shall
33register the firearm by January 1, 2001, with the department
34pursuant to those procedures that the department may establish.

35(3) The registration shall contain a description of the firearm
36that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the
37full name, address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner, and
38any other information that the department may deem appropriate.

39(4) The department may charge a fee for registration of up to
40twenty dollars ($20) per person but not to exceed the reasonable
P13   1processing costs of the department. After the department establishes
2 fees sufficient to reimburse the department for processing costs,
3fees charged shall increase at a rate not to exceed the legislatively
4approved annual cost-of-living adjustment for the department’s
5budget or as otherwise increased through the Budget Act, but not
6to exceed the reasonable processing costs of the department. The
7fees shall be deposited into the Dealers’ Record of Sale Special
8Account.

9(b) (1) A person who, from January 1, 2001, to December 31,
102016, inclusive, lawfully possessed an assault weapon with an
11ammunition feeding device that can be removed readily from the
12firearm without disassembly of the firearm action, as defined in
13Section 30515, including those weapons with an ammunition
14feeding device that can be removed readily from the firearm with
15the use of a tool, shall register the firearm before July 1, 2018, but
16not before the effective date of the regulations adopted pursuant
17to paragraph (5), with the department pursuant to those procedures
18that the department may establish by regulation pursuant to
19paragraph (5).

20(2) Registrations shall be submitted electronically via the
21Internet utilizing a public-facing application made available by
22the department.

23(3) The registration shall contain a description of the firearm
24that identifies it uniquely, including all identification marks, the
25date the firearm was acquired, the name and address of the
26individual from whom, or business from which, the firearm was
27acquired, as well as the registrant’s full name, address, telephone
28number, date of birth, sex, height, weight, eye color, hair color,
29and California driver’s license number or California identification
30card number.

31(4) The department may charge a fee of no more than the
32reasonable processing costs of the department. The fee shall be
33paid by debit or credit card at the time that the electronic
34registration is submitted to the department. The fee shall be
35deposited in the Dealers’ Record of Sale Special Account.

36(5) The department shall adopt regulations for the purpose of
37implementing this subdivision. These regulations shall be exempt
38from the Administrative Procedure Act.

39

SEC. 5.  

No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
40Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
P14   1the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
2district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
3infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
4for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
5the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
6the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
7Constitution.

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