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Senate Bill 650 (Beilenson-1969)

Chapter 1002, Statutes of 1969 - SB 650

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Penal Code section 12001 was the only sections amended and affected with the passage of Senate Bill 650 of 1969.  (See Exhibit #1a)  Senator Anthony Beilenson introduced this measure, relating to firearms regulation, on March 19, 1969 on behalf of the Attorney General.  (See Exhibits #1a; #3; and #6, document PE-8) 

Senate Bill 650 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Assembly Committee on Criminal Procedures where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #4)  No amendments were made to Senate Bill 650 as the bill was reviewed by both Houses.  (See Exhibit #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed Senate Bill 650 on August 6, 1969, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on August 28, 1969 as Chapter 1002 of the Statutes of 1969.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)

The 1969 Summary Digest of Statutes Enacted described Senate Bill 650 as follows:


Specifically includes frame or receiver of pistol, revolver, and firearm capable of being concealed upon the person within definition of pistol, revolver and such firearm for specified regulatory purposes.

(See Exhibit #7, page 144)