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Thursday, March 1 2018

The chairman of the state Senate’s budget subcommittee on education and three other Democratic senators are proposing to add $1.2 billion to what Gov. Jerry Brown is budgeting for the Local Control Funding Formula. It’s the first stake in the ground in what could be protracted negotiations over ongoing education spending in the governor’s final state budget.

Thursday, March 1 2018

Even though California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, an 18-year-old can still buy an AR-15 rifle as long as it lacks a detachable magazine and other features that define it under state law as an assault weapon.

But after a 19-year-old man allegedly used a legally purchased AR-15 to kill 17 students and staffers last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla., California legislators began turning their attention to the age issue.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

California would raise the minimum age for purchasing a rifle and other long guns from 18 to 21 under legislation proposed Wednesday in response to the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school.

The measure by state Sen. Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) would also ban the purchase of more than one firearm by individuals in any 30-day period.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

A state senator is pushing a bill to raise the minimum age to legally purchase rifles and shotguns in California to 21.

Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, amended Senate Bill 1100 on Wednesday to prohibit someone from purchasing more than one gun in 30 days and to increase the age limit to buy all firearms to 21.

Wednesday, February 28 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, submitted amendments to SB 1100 to prevent gun violence. The bill would prohibit a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increase the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years. Senator Portantino has a long record of supporting gun control and has previously authored legislation to prevent gun violence.  He successfully authored legislation to end the open carry of firearms on Main Street California.