BILLS WE SUPPORTED
FAILED: Elk tags
AB 1792 (Wood, D-Healdsburg), to require the F&G Commission to allocate a specific number of elk tags to federally-recognized Indian tribes in California for the purpose of cultural or religious ceremonies or celebrations.
FAILED: Veteran hunting licenses
AB 1844 (Gallagher, R-Yuba City), to require the department to reduce the fee required to obtain the above-described licenses by an unspecified percentage for a person who is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States and is a resident of California.
FAILED: Disabled veteran hunting license
SB 1081 (Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga ), to require the department to issue a free hunting license, upon application to the department, to a disabled veteran or recovering service member and would require the department, to issue a reduced fee hunting license, upon application and payment of a fee of $5, to a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States who was honorably discharged.
FAILED: DFW management plans
SB 1191 (Berryhill, R-Modesto), CWA- sponsored bill to strengthen and clarify DFW’s and the Fish and Game Commission’s responsibilities to hunting.
BILLS WE OPPOSED
VETOED BY GOVERNOR: One long gun a month
AB 1674 (Santiago, D-Los Angeles), to prohibit the purchase, including a private party transaction, of more than one long gun (i.e. shotgun or rifle) within a 30-day period.
VETOED BY GOVERNOR: Reporting gun theft
SB 894 (Jackson D-Santa Barbara), to require every person, with exceptions, to report the theft or loss of a firearm he or she owns or possesses to a local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred within 5 days of the time he or she knew or reasonably should have known that the firearm had been stolen or lost, and requires every person who has reported a firearm lost or stolen to notify the local law enforcement agency within 48 hours if the firearm is subsequently recovered.
FAILED: Assault weapons
AB 1663 (Chu, D-Milpitas), to classify a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept no more than 10 rounds as an assault weapon.
SIGNED INTO LAW: Securing handguns
SB 869 (Hill, D-San Leandro), to require a person, when leaving a handgun in a vehicle, to secure the handgun by locking it in the trunk of the vehicle or locking it in a locked container and placing the container out of plain view.
SIGNED INTO LAW: Assault weapons
SB 880 (Hall, D-South Bay), to revise the 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.