California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 144


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

January 13, 2015


An act to amend Section 832.16 of the Penal Code, relating to peace officers.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 144, as introduced, Mathis. Peace officers.

Existing law requires the Department of Justice to notify a state or local agency employing a peace officer authorized to carry a firearm if a peace officer is prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or purchasing a firearm pursuant to state or federal law.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 832.16 of the Penal Code is amended to
2read:

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832.16.  

(a) On and after October 1, 1993, the Department of
4Justice shall notify a state or local agency employing a peace
5officer, as defined by this chapter, who is authorized by the
6employing agency to carry a firearm, as tobegin delete whetherend deletebegin insert ifend insert a peace
7officer is prohibited from possessing, receiving, owning, or
8purchasing a firearm pursuant to state or federal law. If the
9prohibition is temporary, the notice shall indicate the date that the
P2    1prohibition expires. However, the notice shall not provide any
2other information with respect to the basis for the prohibition.

3(b) Before providing the information specified in subdivision
4(a), the agency employing the peace officer shall provide the
5Department of Justice with the officer’s fingerprints and other
6identifying information deemed necessary by the department.

7(c) The information specified in this section shall only be
8provided by the Department of Justice subject to the availability
9of funding.

10(d) The notice required by this section shall not apply to persons
11receiving treatment under subdivision (a) of Section 8100 of the
12Welfare and Institutions Code.



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