California: Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee Takes Up Suspense File on Thursday, May 16

California: Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee Takes Up Suspense File on Thursday, May 16

Gun Rights

On Thursday, May 16, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committee will be taking up their respective suspense files. Please use the TAKE ACTION buttons below to contact the Members of the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees to urge their support and opposition to the bills listed below. Assembly Appropriations Committee: Please use the TAKE ACTION button below to urge the Committee to SUPPORT AB 284 and OPPOSE AB 18, AB 688, AB 879, AB 1064, and AB 1254. Assembly Bill 284 , sponsored by Assembly Member Jim Frazier (D-11), would permanently place in statute California’s junior hunting license, which is due to sunset in 2020. Assembly Bill 18 , sponsored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-10), would impose a $25 excise tax on a handgun, semiautomatic rifle or shotgun purchased as new from a retailer. AB 18 also creates the California Violence Intervention and Prevention (CalVIP) Firearm Tax Fund, which the new excise tax will fund and the funds will be administered by the Board of State and Community Corrections, to award competitive grants for the purpose of violence intervention and prevention. Assembly Bill 688 , sponsored by Assembly Member Kansen Chu (D-25), would place stringent storage requirements on all firearms that are left in an unattended vehicle, regardless of the duration. The requirements set forth in this legislation are overly burdensome and in some cases unattainable storage options that are neither practical nor possible for the average firearm owner who may temporarily leave their vehicle unattended on […]

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