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05-03-2007, 6:36 PM
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CALNRA: NRA-suggested "Plan For Next Week" (5/3/07)

1). During the week of 5/7/2007, there are no firearm-related committee votes currently scheduled. This could change quickly, but for now, members should focus on these 2 bills on the Assembly floor (they can be voted on at any time):

MANDATORY LOSS/THEFT REPORTING (Levine) - AB 334: This bill would make it an infraction for any person whose handgun is stolen or irretrievably lost to, within 5 working days after his or her discovery or knowledge of, or within 5 working days after the date he or she should reasonably have known of, the theft or loss, fail to report the theft or loss to a local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction in which the theft or loss occurred or in which the person resides. The bill would require specified notices of this requirement to persons acquiring handguns after July 1, 2008, as specified. The bill would provide that local governments are not prohibited from enacting ordinances imposing reporting requirements that are more strict than those specified in the bill. The bill would require the Attorney General, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies and firearms-related organizations to develop a protocol for the implementation of these provisions, as specified, on or before April 1, 2008.

LEAD AMMO BAN (Nava/Ridley) - AB 821: This bill would enact the Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act to require the use of nonlead centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition when taking big game and coyote within specified areas. The act would require the commission to establish, by regulation, by January 1, 2008, a public process to certify centerfire rifle and pistol ammunition as nonlead ammunition, and to define nonlead ammunition by regulation. The act would also require the commission, to the extent funding is available, to provide hunters in these areas with nonlead ammunition at no or reduced charge through a coupon program. Under the act, a person who violates those requirements would be guilty of an infraction punishable by a $500 fine for the first offense. Because the act would create a new crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

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2). Today, The Assembly unanimously (72-0) passed AB 854, an Outdoor Writers/NRA-introduced and sponsored bill. Please take this opportunity to call and thank the Assembly members and, in the same call, urge a NO vote on the above 2 bills. Assembly member phone numbers are available at:

CALNRA NOTE: Earlier, we incorrectly reported that AB 1471 had passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee and had moved onto the Assembly floor. AB 1471 remains in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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