Report 2013-103 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2013-103: Armed Persons With Mental Illness: Insufficient Outreach From the Department of Justice and Poor Reporting From Superior Courts Limit the Identification of Armed Persons With Mental Illness (Release Date: October 2013)

Recommendation #22 To: Justice, Department of

To ensure that its implementation of reviews of armed prohibited persons is consistent with state law, Justice should seek legislative change to confirm whether its practice of reviewing firearm records only back to 1996 is appropriate.

1-Year Agency Response

On February 21, 2014, Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas introduced Assembly Bill 2300, which seeks to amend Penal Code sections 30000 and 30005 to reflect that the Consolidate Firearms Information System (CFIS) contains information about the ownership or possession of a firearm on or after January 1, 1996, not January 1, 1991. This bill is sponsored by the Attorney Generals Office.

Assembly Bill 2300 was chaptered by the Secretary of State on July 23, 2014.

  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

On February 21, 2014, Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas introduced Assembly Bill 2300, which seeks to amend Penal Code sections 30000 and 30005 to reflect that the Consolidate Firearms Information System (CFIS) contains information about the ownership or possession of a firearm on or after January 1, 1996, not January 1, 1991. This bill is sponsored by the Attorney Generals Office.

Assembly Bill 2300 is currently making its way through the legislative process. The bill passed through the Assemblys Public Safety Committee on April 8, 2014 and was referred to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it will be heard on April 30, 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

The Department is reviewing options to obtain the legislative clarification recommended in the audit.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2014
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2013-103

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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