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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

Proposed: Regulations regarding Bullet-Button Assault Weapons – Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 39 – File and Print Regulations

On July 19, 2017, the Department of Justice filed proposed draft regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for a File and Print rulemaking action. The draft regulations are not open for public comment due to the exemption set forth in Penal Code section 30900. Per the stated exemption, the Department is not required to provide further clarification.

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Proposed: Regulations regarding Privacy Notices – Title 11, Division 5, Section 4002

Notice Register Publication Date: July 28, 2017

Public Hearing: The Department will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed regulatory action from 1:00 p.m.− 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the following location:

Resources Building Auditorium
1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California

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Proposed: Regulations regarding Ammunition Vendor Licensing – Title 11, Division 5, Sections 4260 - 4264

Public Hearing: The Department will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed regulatory action from 10:00 a.m.−12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the following location.

Resources Building Auditorium

1416 9th Street, Sacramento, California

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Subject: File and Print regulations regarding Bullet-Button Assault Weapons
On May 12, 2017, the Department of Justice filed proposed draft regulations with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for a File and Print rulemaking action. The draft regulations are not open for public comment due to the exemption set forth in Penal Code section 30900. Per the stated exemption, the Department is not required to provide further clarification.

Effective date:  OAL has until June 26, 2017 to file the proposed regulations.

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Subject: Emergency regulations regarding Large-Capacity Magazines

Effective date: January 2, 2017

Withdrawal:

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  • Form BOF 050 Large-Capacity Magazine Permit Adopt
  • Form BOF 050 Large-Capacity Magazine Permit Repeal
  • Form BOF 1002 Large-Capacity Magazine Report Adopt



Subject: Permanent regulations regarding Firearms Safety Certifications (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations

On March 23, 2016 the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Certificate of Compliance, making permanent, California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 11, sections 4250, 4251, 4251.5, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4255, 4256, 4257, 4258, and 4259, regarding Firearms Safety Certifications (FSC) and Safe Handling Demonstrations.

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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: November 23, 2015

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

Effective Date: August 31, 2015

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