AB 2510, as amended, Linder. Firearms: license to carry concealed: uniform license.
Existing law authorizes the sheriff of a county or a chief or other head of a municipal police department of a city or a city and county to issue a license to carry a concealed firearm upon proof that the person applying for the license is of good moral character, that good cause exists for the issuance, that the applicant satisfies specified residency requirements, and that the applicant has completed a course of specified training.
Existing law requires that licenses and applications for licenses be uniform throughout the
begin delete state, and toend delete be submitted upon forms prescribed by the Attorney General.
bill would require the Attorney General to develop a uniform license that may be used as indicia of proof of licensure throughout the state. The bill would require the Attorney General to approve the use of licenses issued by local agencies
begin delete if theyend delete contain specified begin delete information andend delete a recent photograph of the applicant. The bill would require the Attorney General to retain exemplars of approved licenses and maintain a list of agencies issuing local licenses.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 26175 of the Penal Code is amended to
(a) (1) Applications for licenses and applications for
4amendments to licenses under this article shall be uniform
5throughout the state, upon forms to be prescribed by the Attorney
7(2) The Attorney General shall convene a committee composed
8of one representative of the California State Sheriffs’ Association,
9one representative of the California Police Chiefs Association, and
10one representative of the Department of Justice to review, and, as
11deemed appropriate, revise the standard application form for
12licenses. The committee shall meet for this purpose if two of the
13committee’s members deem that necessary.
14(3) (A) The Attorney General shall develop a uniform license
15that may be used as indicia of proof of licensure throughout the
17(B) The Attorney General shall approve the use of licenses
18issued by local agencies
begin delete providedend delete that begin delete the licensesend delete contain all the
19information required in subdivision
begin delete (i) andend delete a recent
20photograph of the
begin delete applicant.end delete The
24Attorney General shall retain exemplars of approved licenses and
25shall maintain a list of agencies issuing local licenses. Approved
26licenses may be used as indicia of proof of licensure under this
27chapter in lieu of the uniform license developed by the Attorney
7(b) The application shall include a section summarizing the
begin delete statutory provisions end delete of state law that result in the
9automatic denial of a license.
10(c) The standard application form for licenses described in
11subdivision (a) shall require information from the applicant,
12including, but not limited to, the name, occupation, residence, and
13business address of the applicant, the applicant’s age, height,
14weight, color of eyes and hair, and reason for desiring a license to
15carry the weapon.
16(d) Applications for licenses shall be filed in writing and signed
17by the applicant.
18(e) Applications for amendments to licenses shall be filed in
19writing and signed by the applicant, and shall state what type of
20amendment is sought pursuant to Section 26215 and the reason
21for desiring the amendment.
22(f) The forms shall contain a provision whereby the applicant
23attests to the truth of statements contained in the application.
24(g) An applicant shall not be required to complete any
25application or form for a license, or to provide any information
26other than that necessary to complete the standard application form
27described in subdivision (a), except to clarify or interpret
28information provided by the applicant on the standard application
30(h) The standard application form described in subdivision (a)
31is deemed to be a local form expressly exempt from the
32requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5
33(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
342 of the Government Code).
35(i) Any license issued upon the application shall set forth the
36licensee’s name, occupation, residence and business address, the
37licensee’s age, height, weight, color of eyes and hair, and the reason
38for desiring a license to carry the weapon, and shall, in addition,
39contain a description of the weapon or weapons authorized to be
40carried, giving the name of the manufacturer, the serial number,
P4 1and the caliber. The license issued to the licensee may be