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: BOFregulations@doj.ca.gov

Current Rulemaking Activity

Proposed: Emergency Regulations regarding Firearms: Identifying Info – Existing and New California Residents – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 41.

Readoption of Emergency Regulations Notice Publication Date: June 12, 2019

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Initial Emergency Regulation Notice Publication Date: December 11, 2018

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Proposed: Emergency Regulations regarding Identification Requirements for Firearms and Ammunition Eligibility Checks – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 4.

Notice Publication Date: June 10, 2019

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Proposed: Regulations regarding Ammunition Purchases or Transfers – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 11. [OAL File No. Z-2018-1204-08]

Notice of Modifications to Text of Proposed Regulations, Initial Statement of Reasons Addendum, and Revised Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement: April 18, 2019

The 15-day Comment period will close at 11:59 pm on May 8, 2019

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Notice Register Publication Date: December 14, 2018

The written comment period will close at 5:00 pm on January 31, 2019

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Completed Rulemaking Activity (within the past 12 months)

Adopted: Regulations regarding the Automated Firearms System Information Updates – Title 11, Division 5, Sections 4350 – 4353 [OAL File No. 2019-0517-01S]

On June 13, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's regulations regarding Automated Firearms System Information Updates and filed them with the Secretary of State.

The newly adopted regulation adopts chapter 13, sections 4350-4353, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This regulation becomes effective on July 1, 2019

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Adopted: Regulations regarding the DROS Entry System – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 8 [OAL File No. Z-2018-1127-05]

On May 29, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's regulations regarding the DROS Entry System (DES) and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulation amends chapter 8, section 4200-4240, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This regulation becomes effective on July 1, 2019.

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Adopted: Regulations regarding the California Firearms Application Reporting System – Title 11, Division 5, Chapters 12, 39, and 41 [OAL File No. Z-2018-0925-03]

On May 28, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's regulations regarding the California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulation creates chapter 12, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This regulation becomes effective on July 1, 2019.

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Adopted: Regulations regarding Certificates of Eligibility – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 3
[OAL File No. 2019-0110-05S]

On April 22, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's regulations regarding Certificates of Eligibility and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulations are sections 4032, 4032.5, 4033, 4034, 4035, and 4038, the newly amended sections are 4030, 4031, 4036, 4037, 4039, 4040, 4041, and the newly repealed sections are 4032, 4033, 4034, and 4035, all of which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). These sections will become effective on July 1, 2019.

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Adopted: Regulations regarding Assault Weapon Definitions – Title 11, Division 5, Section 5460

On January 8, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's regulations regarding Assault Weapon Definitions and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulation is section 5460, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This section became effective on January 8, 2019.

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Adopted: Emergency Regulations regarding Firearms: Identifying Info – Existing and New California Residents – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 41. [Emergency Number: 2018-1218-01E]

On December 28, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) regulations regarding Firearms: Identifying Info – Existing and New California Residents, and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulations amend sections 5505, 5507, 5509, 5510, 5511, 5513, 5514, 5516, and 5517, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). These sections will become effective on January 1, 2019.

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Adopted: Regulations regarding Privacy Notices – Title 11, Division 5, Section 4002. [OAL File No. Z-2017-0717-03]

On August 2, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's (DOJ) regulations, regarding Privacy Notices and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulation is section 4002, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This section will become effective on October 1, 2018.

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Adopted: Regulations regarding Identifying Info and the Unique Serial Number Application (USNA) Process – Title 11, Division 5, Sections 5505-5522. [OAL File No. Z-2018-0123-05]

On May 21, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's (DOJ) regulations, regarding Firearms: Identifying Info and the Unique Serial Number Application (USNA) Process, and filed them with the Secretary of State. The newly adopted regulations are sections 5505 through 5522, which can be found within Title 11 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). These sections will become effective on July 1, 2018.

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