BILL NUMBER: AB 1034 INTRODUCED
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Nazarian
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
An act to amend Section 16460 of the Penal Code, relating to
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 1034, as introduced, Nazarian. Weapons: destructive device.
Existing law regulates the ownership and possession of various
weapons, including destructive devices, as defined.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 16460 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
16460. (a) As used in Sections 16510, 16520, and 16780, and in
Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 18710) of Division 5 of Title 2,
"destructive device" includes any of the following weapons:
Any A projectile containing
any an explosive or incendiary material
or any other chemical substance, including, but
not limited to, that which is commonly known as tracer or incendiary
ammunition, except tracer ammunition manufactured for use in
(2) Any A bomb, grenade, explosive
missile, or similar device or any a
launching device therefor.
(3) Any A weapon of a caliber
greater than 0.60 caliber which that
fires fixed ammunition, or any ammunition therefor, other than a
shotgun (smooth or rifled bore) conforming to the definition of a
"destructive device" found in subsection (b) of Section 479.11 of
Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, shotgun ammunition
(single projectile or shot), antique rifle, or an antique cannon.
(4) Any A rocket, rocket-propelled
projectile, or similar device of a diameter greater than 0.60 inch,
or any a launching device therefor, and
any a rocket, rocket-propelled
projectile, or similar device containing any
an explosive or incendiary material or any
other chemical substance, other than the propellant for that device,
except those devices as are designed primarily for emergency or
distress signaling purposes.
(5) Any A breakable container that
contains a flammable liquid with a flashpoint of 150 degrees
Fahrenheit or less and has a wick or similar device capable of being
ignited, other than a device which that
is commercially manufactured primarily for the purpose of
(6) Any A sealed device containing
dry ice (CO2) or other chemically reactive substances assembled for
the purpose of causing an explosion by a chemical reaction.
(b) A bullet containing or carrying an explosive agent is not a
destructive device as that term is used in subdivision (a).