Originally Posted by elenius
This doesn't seem correct. The paragraph mentions submitting a handgun, not renewing it.
Right - the clarification is later in the regs:
11 CCR § 4071
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 11, § 4071
BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 11. LAW
DIVISION 5. FIREARMS REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 5. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REGULATIONS FOR LABORATORY CERTIFICATION AND HANDGUN TESTING
ARTICLE 9. ROSTER OF CERTIFIED HANDGUNS; ROSTER OF CERTIFIED HANDGUN LISTING RENEWAL PROCEDURES
This database is current through 12/21/07, Register 2007, No. 51
§ 4071. Roster of Certified Handgun Listing Renewal Procedures.
A handgun model listing on the Roster of Certified Handguns must be renewed prior to expiration in order to remain valid. The following is the procedure for renewal of a listing:
(a) The DOJ will mail a renewal notice to each manufacturer/importer or other responsible person 60 days prior to the expiration of the handgun model listing.
(b) The manufacturer/importer or other responsible person wishing to renew the listing shall submit to the DOJ a copy of the renewal notice with the annual maintenance fee set forth in s 4072.
(c) Once these requirements are met and the request has been processed, the DOJ will send a notification that the listing has been renewed.
(d) If the manufacturer/importer or other responsible person fails to comply with these renewal requirements, the handgun model listing shall expire by operation of law at midnight on the date of expiration of the listing and the model will be removed from the Roster.
Only the stated entities may submit the gun for testing and subsequent listing.
The renewal notification is sent only to the entity that last submitted, therefore renewal is also restricted to manufacturers/importers.
The point I missed making is that not just anybody can volunteer to pay the fee; no informal group of collectors or gun club can do it, nor can any random individual.
Thanks for the reminder to be more complete; main post updated. It's really
close to the 10,000 character limit, so I can't get the whole reply into that one.
And that 'other responsible person'? 11 CCR § 4070(d) (sorry, Westlaw links time out. Rats. Start here
(d) A handgun model may remain on the Roster after a manufacturer/importer discontinues manufacturing/importing the model or goes out of business provided that all of the following requirements are met:
(1) Evidence is provided that the manufacturer/importer has either discontinued manufacturing/importing the handgun model or gone out of business.
(2) The manufacturer/importer is no longer offering the handgun model to licensed firearms dealers.
(3) Either a fully licensed wholesaler, distributor, or dealer submits a written request to continue the listing and agrees to pay the annual maintenance fee as set forth in s 4072 of these regulations. The request shall be submitted to the DOJ stating that all of the above conditions have been met.
Key concept: fully licensed wholesaler, distributor, or dealer
Any of our FFL members want to think about that?