www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2551-2600/ab_2580_bill_20020221_introduced.htmlBILL NUMBER: AB 2580 INTRODUCED
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Simitian
FEBRUARY 21, 2002 An act to amend Section 12305 of, and to add Sections 12099,
12234, and 12289.5 to, the Penal Code, relating to dangerous weapons. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 2580, as introduced, Simitian. Dangerous weapons.
Existing law generally regulates various dangerous weapons,
including short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, machine
guns, assault weapons, and destructive devices.
This bill would require, in regard to those devices, that the
Department of Justice would, for every person, firm, or corporation
to whom a permit is issued relating to the device, annually conduct
an inspection for security and safe storage purposes, and to
reconcile the inventories of the devices. The bill would also
provide that for a person, firm, or corporation with an inventory of
fewer than 5 devices that require any Department of Justice permit,
the department would conduct an inspection for security and safe
storage purposes, and to reconcile inventories, once every 5 years,
or more frequently if determined by the department.
This bill would provide that its operation is contingent upon an
appropriation for its purposes in the Budget Act of 2002.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.