Regulations: Assault Weapon Definitions
Penal Code section 30515 contains specific characteristic definitions of assault weapons. California Code of Regulations section 5471 defines forty-four terms used in the identification of assault weapons pursuant to Penal Code section 30515 or otherwise used in the section 5471 definitions themselves. The proposed regulation provides that the definitions of terms in section 5471 of the California Code of Regulations, shall apply to the identification of assault weapons pursuant to Penal Code section 30515, without limitation to context of the new registration process.
California Code of Regulations, Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 39
Status of the Proposal
This rulemaking is complete.
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. This regulation becomes effective on January 8, 2019.
45-Day Comment Period Documentation
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (including Informative Digest), pdf
- Text of Proposed Regulations, pdf
- Initial Statement of Reasons, pdf
- STD 399 Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement, pdf
- STD 400 (Part A) Notice Publication, pdf
15-Day Comment Period Documentation
Final Rulemaking Documents
NOTE: This webpage will be deleted 12 months after the rulemaking is completed and the regulation is filed with the Secretary of State.