CA AB 2629

Title: Firearms: prohibited persons.
Author: Matt Haney

AB 2629, as amended, Haney. Firearms: prohibited persons. Existing law prohibits certain persons who have been the subject of specified mental health determinations, including having been placed under conservatorship by a court, having been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, having been found not guilty of specified crimes due to reason of insanity, having been adjudicated by a court to be a danger to others as a result of a mental disorder or mental illness, or having been adjudicated to be a mentally disordered sex offender, from possessing or receiving a firearm, as specified.Existing law removes this prohibition from a person who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial but is subsequently restored to competence, as specified.This bill would, commencing on September 1, 2025, specify that this prohibition also applies to persons found mentally incompetent to stand trial in a misdemeanor proceeding or in postrelease community supervision or parole revocation hearing.The bill would also, commencing on September 1, 2025, allow a person who has had a misdemeanor charge dismissed due to their mental incompetence to subsequently petition the court for a restoration of competence and would authorize the court, upon receiving such a petition, to appoint a psychologist or psychiatrist to evaluate the person. The bill would require the court, if the psychologist or psychiatrist finds that the person has regained competence, to notify the Department of Justice to remove the prohibition on the person from possessing or receiving a firearm.

Referred to Com. on PUB S.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2629 - 05/16/24 - Amended Assembly
05/16/24 - CA AB 2629 (05/16/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2629 - 03/21/24 - Amended Assembly
03/21/24 - CA AB 2629 (03/21/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2629 - 02/14/24 - Introduced
02/14/24 - CA AB 2629 (02/14/24 - Introduced)

Add To Favorites

Author Details

  • Matt Haney - D
    Assemblymember - State Assembly - CA

    Contact this Assemblymember
    Visit their Website

    Contact Tips

    Capital Address:
    P.O. Box 942849, 1021 O Street, Suite 5740
    Sacramento, CA 94249-0017

    District Address:
    455 Golden Gate Ave Ste 14300
    San Francisco, CA 94102 7007
    Phone: 4155573013