BILL NUMBER: SB 175 INTRODUCED
INTRODUCED BY Senator Fuller
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
An act to amend Section 10506 of the Fish and Game Code, relating
to state game refuges.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 175, as introduced, Fuller. State game refuges: possession of
Existing law generally prohibits the use or possession is in a
game refuge of a firearm, BB device, crossbow, or bow and arrow
capable of being used to take birds or mammals. However, existing law
permits the possession of a firearm, BB device, crossbow and bolts,
or bow and arrow by a person when traveling through any state game
refuge when the firearms are taken apart or encased and unloaded and
the bows are unstrung or stored separately from any arrow or bolt.
Existing law requires that when the traveling is done on a route
other than a public highway or other public thoroughfare or right of
way, specified notice be given to the Department of Fish and Wildlife
at least 24 hours before that traveling.
This bill would exempt certain peace officers, whether active or
honorably retired, and any person licensed to carry a concealed
firearm from the above travel and notice requirements as they relate
to a firearm.
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 10506 of the Fish and Game Code is amended to
10506. Nothing in this code prohibits
10506. (a) Notwithstanding
Section 10500, the possession of firearms, BB devices as
defined in Section 16250 of the Penal Code, crossbows and bolts, or
bows and arrows is permitted by persons when traveling
through any game refuges when the firearms are taken apart or encased
and unloaded and the bows are unstrung or stored separately from any
arrow or bolt. When the traveling is done on a route other than a
public highway or other public thoroughfare or right of way, notice
shall be given to the department at least 24 hours before that
traveling. The notice shall give the name and address of the person
intending to travel through the refuge, the name of the refuge, the
approximate route, and the approximate time when that person intends
to travel through the refuge.
(b) The travel and notice of requirements in subdivision (a) as
they relate to a firearm do not apply to a peace officer listed in
Section 830.1 or 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33, of the
Penal Code, whether active or honorably retired, or to a person
licensed to carry a concealed firearm pursuant to subdivision (a) of
Section 26150 of the Penal Code.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), a concealed firearm shall not
be used to take game in a game refuge.