Amended in Senate August 8, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2510


Introduced by Assembly Member Linder

February 19, 2016


An act to amend Section 26175 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

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 thebegin delete state, and toend deletebegin insert state andend insert be submitted upon forms prescribed by the Attorney General.

This 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 agenciesbegin delete if theyend deletebegin insert thatend insert contain specifiedbegin delete information andend deletebegin insert information, includingend insert 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.begin insert The bill would create a committee comprised of representatives from the California State Sheriffs’ Association, California Police Chiefs Association, and the Department of Justice to review and revise the uniform licenses, as specified.end insert

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

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

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SECTION 1.  

Section 26175 of the Penal Code is amended to
2read:

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26175.  

(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
6General.

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
16state.

17(B) The Attorney General shall approve the use of licenses
18issued by local agenciesbegin delete providedend delete thatbegin delete the licensesend delete contain all the
19information required in subdivisionbegin delete (i) andend deletebegin insert (i), includingend insert a recent
20photograph of thebegin delete applicant.end deletebegin insert applicant, and are deemed to be in
21substantial compliance with standards developed by the committee
22described in subparagraph (C), if developed, as they relate to the
23physical dimensions and general appearance of the licenses.end insert
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
28General.

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(C) A committee composed of two representatives of the
30California State Sheriffs’ Association, two representatives of the
31California Police Chiefs Association, and one representative of
32the Department of Justice shall convene to review and revise, as
P3    1the committee deems appropriate, the design standard for licenses
2issued by local agencies that may be used as indicia of proof of
3licensure throughout the state, provided that the design standard
4meets the requirements of subparagraph (B). The committee shall
5meet for this purpose if two of the committee’s members deem it
6necessary.

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7(b) The application shall include a section summarizing the
8begin delete statutory provisions end deletebegin insert requirementsend insert 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 additional
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
29form.

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
2laminated.



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