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Old 02-19-2021, 3:06 PM
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Default 2021 AB 1057 Petrie-Norris - Firearms. ((Un)finished Frames & Receivers in GVROs)
Update 3/18/2021:
Existing law generally regulates the transfer and possession of firearms. Existing law defines a firearm as a device, designed to be used as a weapon, from which a projectile is expelled through a barrel by force of an explosion or other form of combustion. Existing law also defines a firearm to include the frame or receiver of the weapon within certain specified provisions.

Existing law authorizes an immediate family member of a person or a law enforcement officer to request that a court, after notice and a hearing, issue a gun violence restraining order against that person, prohibiting the subject of the petition from having in their custody or control, or owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm or ammunition, as specified. Under existing law, a violation of a gun violence restraining order is a crime.

The bill would define a firearm, for the purpose of the specified gun violence restraining order provisions, to include a frame or receiver of the weapon, including an unfinished frame or receiver of a weapon that can readily be converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver. By expanding the scope of existing crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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Currently no further information since it's a spot bill. A spot bill typically is a placemarker in line for being introduced and will be fleshed out at a later point in time (or gutted and amended). Going to quote Dvrjon's post in the future.
Originally Posted by Dvrjon View Post
These efforts are called "Spot Bills" as they hold a "spot" on the legislative calendar. They can be amended to any subject "germane" to the original issue.

This is the first year of a two-year session, and Members are allowed a limited number of pieces of legislation and there is a limited total number of bills which can be introduced during the two-year session. It's kind of like lining up the cars at the Indy 500.

Spot bills do serve a major purpose. They announce the legislator's availability to support legislation in a particular area. That draws support and money. They can also negotiate dropping the bill to allow another member's bill go through, but the other member will have to trade some other favor.

Let the games begin!
I'll update this once there's more information. If the bill information posts and I don't update the OP with details within 72 hours feel free to PM me.

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