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Firearms Regulations/Rulemaking Activities

Firearms Regulations can be found in Division 5, Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR)

To receive email notifications of future rulemaking activities, please contact: regulations@doj.ca.gov

Current Rulemaking Activity

Subject: Notice of proposed emergency regulations (2nd re-adoption) regarding Firearms Safety Certificates (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations

November 6, 2015

Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section 11346.1, subdivision (a)(1), the Department of Justice (Department) is providing notice of proposed re-adoption of emergency regulations regarding Firearm Safety Certificates and Safe Handling Demonstrations. There have been no changes to the text of the previously adopted regulations. Please be advised that the Department has also proposed permanent regulations (Certificate of Compliance) for the Firearm Safety Certificate program and Safe Handling Demonstrations. The public comment period for the permanent regulations ends on November 24, 2015. The text of the proposed permanent regulations and the rest of the rulemaking file are posted at the bottom of this page. Upon approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filing with the Secretary of State, the permanent regulations will replace the emergency regulations.

Submission of Comments

Government Code section 11346.1, subdivision (a)(2) requires that, at least five working days prior to submission of the proposed emergency action to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), the adopting agency provide a notice of the proposed emergency action to every person who has filed a request for notice of regulatory action with the agency. After submission of the proposed emergency to the OAL, the OAL shall allow interested persons five calendar days to submit comments on the proposed emergency regulations as set forth in Government Code section 11349.6.

The text of the proposed emergency regulations, all documents incorporated by reference, and the "Finding of Emergency" can be accessed by selecting the links below.

The Department plans to file the emergency rulemaking package with OAL at least five working days from the date at the top of this notice. If you would like to comment on the proposed emergency regulations or the Finding of Emergency, your comments must be received by both the Department and the OAL within five days of the Department's filing with OAL. Responding to comments is strictly at the Department's discretion. Send comments simultaneously to:

Department of Justice
Bureau of Firearms
Attn: Jeff Amador
P.O. Box 160487
Sacramento, CA 95816
email: Jeff.Amador@doj.ca.gov

And

Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento, CA 95814

Finding of Emergency
Text of Proposed Regulations

Forms Incorporated by Reference:



Subject: Notice of proposed adoption of permanent regulations regarding Firearm Safety Certificates (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations

October 9, 2015

The Department of Justice (Department or DOJ) proposes to make permanent California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 11, sections 4250, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4255, 4256, 4257, 4258, and 4259, and also proposes to add section 4251.5, after considering all public comments regarding the proposed action.

Copies of the notice, proposed text, forms incorporated by reference, and the initial statement of reasons can be downloaded from the links below:

Notice
Text of Proposed Regulations
Initial Statement of Reasons

Forms Incorporated By Reference



Completed Rulemaking Activity (within the past 12 months)

Subject: Re-adoption of emergency regulations regarding Firearms Safety Certificates (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations

Effective Date: August 31, 2015

Notice
Finding of Emergency
Text of Proposed Regulations

Forms Incorporated by Reference:



Subject: Adoption of emergency regulations regarding Firearms Safety Certificates (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations

Effective Date: March 9, 2015

Notice
Finding of Emergency
Text of Proposed Regulations

Forms Incorporated by Reference:

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