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CHAPTER 725
FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 9, 2011
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR OCTOBER 9, 2011
PASSED THE SENATE SEPTEMBER 8, 2011
PASSED THE ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
AMENDED IN SENATE JUNE 1, 2011
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 2, 2011

INTRODUCED BY Assembly Members Portantino and Ammiano
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Huffman and Swanson)
(Coauthor: Senator De León)

JANUARY 13, 2011

An act to amend Sections 7574.14 and 7582.2 of the Business and
Professions Code, and to amend Sections 16520, 16750, 16850, 25595,
and 25605 of, to add Sections 626.92, 16950, 17040, 17295, 17512, and
25590 to, and to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) to
Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 of, the Penal Code, relating to
firearms.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 144, Portantino. Firearms.
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense
to carry a concealed handgun on the person or in a vehicle, as
specified. Existing law provides that firearms carried openly in belt
holsters are not concealed within the meaning of those provisions.
This bill would establish an exemption to the offense for
transportation of a firearm between certain areas where the firearm
may be carried concealed, or loaded, or openly carried unloaded, as
specified.
Existing law prohibits, with exceptions, a person from possessing
a firearm in a place that the person knows or reasonably should know
is a school zone, as defined.
This bill would additionally exempt a security guard authorized to
openly carry an unloaded handgun and an honorably retired peace
officer authorized to openly carry an unloaded handgun from that
prohibition.
Existing law, subject to certain exceptions, makes it an offense
to carry a loaded firearm on the person or in a vehicle while in any
public place or on any public street in an incorporated city or in
any public place or on any public street in a prohibited area of
unincorporated territory.
The bill would, subject to exceptions, make it a misdemeanor to
openly carry an unloaded handgun on the person or openly and exposed
in a motor vehicle in specified public areas and would make it a
misdemeanor with specified penalties to openly carry an exposed
handgun in a public place or public street, as specified, if the
person at the same time possesses ammunition capable of being
discharged from the handgun, and the person is not in lawful
possession of the handgun, as specified.
Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any driver or owner of a
motor vehicle to allow a person to bring a loaded firearm into the
motor vehicle in a public place, as specified.
This bill would expand the scope of that crime to include allowing
a person to bring an open and exposed unloaded handgun into the
vehicle, as specified.
By creating a new offense, and expanding the scope of existing
crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The bill would make conforming and nonsubstantive technical
changes.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 7574.14 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
7574.14. This chapter shall not apply to the following:
(a) An officer or employee of the United States of America, or of
this state or a political subdivision thereof, while the officer or
employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties,
including uniformed peace officers employed part time by a public
agency pursuant to a written agreement between a chief of police or
sheriff and the public agency, provided the part-time employment does
not exceed 50 hours in any calendar month.
(b) A person engaged exclusively in the business of obtaining and
furnishing information as to the financial rating of persons.
(c) A charitable philanthropic society or association incorporated
under the laws of this state that is organized and duly maintained
for the public good and not for private profit.
(d) Patrol special police officers appointed by the police
commission of any city, county, or city and county under the express
terms of its charter who also under the express terms of the charter
(1) are subject to suspension or dismissal after a hearing on charges
duly filed with the commission after a fair and impartial trial, (2)
must be not less than 18 years of age nor more than 40 years of age,
(3) must possess physical qualifications prescribed by the
commission, and (4) are designated by the police commission as the
owners of a certain beat or territory as may be fixed from time to
time by the police commission.
(e) An attorney at law in performing his or her duties as an
attorney at law.
(f) A collection agency or an employee thereof while acting within
the scope of his or her employment, while making an investigation
incidental to the business of the agency, including an investigation
of the location of a debtor or his or her property where the contract
with an assignor creditor is for the collection of claims owed or
due or asserted to be owed or due or the equivalent thereof.
(g) Admitted insurers and agents and insurance brokers licensed by
the state, performing duties in connection with insurance transacted
by them.
(h) Any bank subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of
Financial Institutions of the State of California under Division 1
(commencing with Section 99) of the Financial Code or the Comptroller
of Currency of the United States.
(i) A person engaged solely in the business of securing
information about persons or property from public records.
(j) A peace officer of this state or a political subdivision
thereof while the peace officer is employed by a private employer to
engage in off-duty employment in accordance with Section 1126 of the
Government Code. However, nothing herein shall exempt such a peace
officer who either contracts for his or her services or the services
of others as a private patrol operator or contracts for his or her
services as or is employed as an armed private security officer. For
purposes of this subdivision, "armed security officer" means an
individual who carries or uses a firearm in the course and scope of
that contract or employment.
(k) A retired peace officer of the state or political subdivision
thereof when the retired peace officer is employed by a private
employer in employment approved by the chief law enforcement officer
of the jurisdiction where the employment takes place, provided that
the retired officer is in a uniform of a public law enforcement
agency, has registered with the bureau on a form approved by the
director, and has met any training requirements or their equivalent
as established for security personnel under Section 7583.5. This
officer may not carry an unloaded and exposed handgun unless he or
she is exempted under the provisions of Article 2 (commencing with
Section 26361) of Chapter 6 of Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 of the
Penal Code, and may not carry a loaded or concealed firearm unless
he or she is exempted under the provisions of Sections 25450 to
25475, inclusive, of the Penal Code or Sections 25900 to 25910,
inclusive, of the Penal Code or has met the requirements set forth in
subdivision (d) of Section 26030 of the Penal Code. However, nothing
herein shall exempt the retired peace officer who contracts for his
or her services or the services of others as a private patrol
operator.
(l) A licensed insurance adjuster in performing his or her duties
within the scope of his or her license as an insurance adjuster.
(m) Any savings association subject to the jurisdiction of the
Commissioner of Financial Institutions or the Office of Thrift
Supervision.
(n) Any secured creditor engaged in the repossession of the
creditor's collateral and any lessor engaged in the repossession of
leased property in which it claims an interest.
(o) A peace officer in his or her official police uniform acting
in accordance with subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 70 of the
Penal Code.
(p) An unarmed, uniformed security person employed exclusively and
regularly by a motion picture studio facility employer who does not
provide contract security services for other entities or persons in
connection with the affairs of that employer only and where there
exists an employer-employee relationship if that person at no time
carries or uses any deadly weapon, as defined in subdivision (a), in
the performance of his or her duties, which may include, but are not
limited to, the following business purposes:
(1) The screening and monitoring access of employees of the same
employer.
(2) The screening and monitoring access of prearranged and
preauthorized invited guests.
(3) The screening and monitoring of vendors and suppliers.
(4) Patrolling the private property facilities for the safety and
welfare of all who have been legitimately authorized to have access
to the facility.
(q) An armored contract carrier operating armored vehicles
pursuant to the authority of the Department of the California Highway
Patrol or the Public Utilities Commission, or an armored vehicle
guard employed by an armored contract carrier.
SEC. 2. Section 7582.2 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
7582.2. This chapter does not apply to the following:
(a) A person who does not meet the requirements to be a
proprietary private security officer, as defined in Section 7574.1,
and is employed exclusively and regularly by any employer who does
not provide contract security services for other entities or persons,
in connection with the affairs of the employer only and where there
exists an employer-employee relationship if that person at no time
carries or uses any deadly weapon in the performance of his or her
duties. For purposes of this subdivision, "deadly weapon" is defined
to include any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a
blackjack, slungshot, billy, sandclub, sandbag, metal knuckles, any
dirk, dagger, pistol, revolver, or any other firearm, any knife
having a blade longer than five inches, any razor with an unguarded
blade and any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used as a
club.
(b) An officer or employee of the United States of America, or of
this state or a political subdivision thereof, while the officer or
employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties,
including uniformed peace officers employed part time by a public
agency pursuant to a written agreement between a chief of police or
sheriff and the public agency, provided the part-time employment does
not exceed 50 hours in any calendar month.
(c) A person engaged exclusively in the business of obtaining and
furnishing information as to the financial rating of persons.
(d) A charitable philanthropic society or association duly
incorporated under the laws of this state that is organized and
maintained for the public good and not for private profit.
(e) Patrol special police officers appointed by the police
commission of any city, county, or city and county under the express
terms of its charter who also under the express terms of the charter
(1) are subject to suspension or dismissal after a hearing on charges
duly filed with the commission after a fair and impartial trial, (2)
must be not less than 18 years of age nor more than 40 years of age,
(3) must possess physical qualifications prescribed by the
commission, and (4) are designated by the police commission as the
owners of a certain beat or territory as may be fixed from time to
time by the police commission.
(f) An attorney at law in performing his or her duties as an
attorney at law.
(g) A collection agency or an employee thereof while acting within
the scope of his or her employment, while making an investigation
incidental to the business of the agency, including an investigation
of the location of a debtor or his or her property where the contract
with an assignor creditor is for the collection of claims owed or
due or asserted to be owed or due or the equivalent thereof.
(h) Admitted insurers and agents and insurance brokers licensed by
the state, performing duties in connection with insurance transacted
by them.
(i) Any bank subject to the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of
Financial Institutions of the State of California under Division 1
(commencing with Section 99) of the Financial Code or the Comptroller
of Currency of the United States.
(j) A person engaged solely in the business of securing
information about persons or property from public records.
(k) A peace officer of this state or a political subdivision
thereof while the peace officer is employed by a private employer to
engage in off-duty employment in accordance with Section 1126 of the
Government Code. However, nothing herein shall exempt a peace officer
who either contracts for his or her services or the services of
others as a private patrol operator or contracts for his or her
services as or is employed as an armed private security officer. For
purposes of this subdivision, "armed security officer" means an
individual who carries or uses a firearm in the course and scope of
that contract or employment.
(l) A retired peace officer of the state or political subdivision
thereof when the retired peace officer is employed by a private
employer in employment approved by the chief law enforcement officer
of the jurisdiction where the employment takes place, provided that
the retired officer is in a uniform of a public law enforcement
agency, has registered with the bureau on a form approved by the
director, and has met any training requirements or their equivalent
as established for security personnel under Section 7583.5. This
officer may not carry an unloaded and exposed handgun unless he or
she is exempted under the provisions of Article 2 (commencing with
Section 26361) of Chapter 6 of Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 of the
Penal Code, and may not carry a loaded or concealed firearm unless
he or she is exempted under the provisions of Article 2 (commencing
with Section 25450) of Chapter 2 of Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6
of the Penal Code or Sections 25900 to 25910, inclusive, of the Penal
Code or has met the requirements set forth in subdivision (d) of
Section 26030 of the Penal Code. However, nothing herein shall exempt
the retired peace officer who contracts for his or her services or
the services of others as a private patrol operator.
(m) A licensed insurance adjuster in performing his or her duties
within the scope of his or her license as an insurance adjuster.
(n) Any savings association subject to the jurisdiction of the
Commissioner of Financial Institutions or the Office of Thrift
Supervision.
(o) Any secured creditor engaged in the repossession of the
creditor's collateral and any lessor engaged in the repossession of
leased property in which it claims an interest.
(p) A peace officer in his or her official police uniform acting
in accordance with subdivisions (c) and (d) of Section 70 of the
Penal Code.
(q) An unarmed, uniformed security person employed exclusively and
regularly by a motion picture studio facility employer who does not
provide contract security services for other entities or persons in
connection with the affairs of that employer only and where there
exists an employer-employee relationship if that person at no time
carries or uses any deadly weapon, as defined in subdivision (a), in
the performance of his or her duties, which may include, but are not
limited to, the following business purposes:
(1) The screening and monitoring access of employees of the same
employer.
(2) The screening and monitoring access of prearranged and
preauthorized invited guests.
(3) The screening and monitoring of vendors and suppliers.
(4) Patrolling the private property facilities for the safety and
welfare of all who have been legitimately authorized to have access
to the facility.
(r) The changes made to this section by the act adding this
subdivision during the 2005-06 Regular Session of the Legislature
shall apply as follows:
(1) On and after July 1, 2006, to a person hired as a security
officer on and after January 1, 2006.
(2) On and after January 1, 2007, to a person hired as a security
officer before January 1, 2006.
SEC. 3. Section 626.92 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
626.92. Section 626.9 does not apply to or affect any of the
following:
(a) A security guard authorized to openly carry an unloaded
handgun pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) of
Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6.
(b) An honorably retired peace officer authorized to openly carry
an unloaded handgun pursuant to Section 26361.
SEC. 4. Section 16520 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
16520. (a) As used in this part, "firearm" means any device,
designed to be used as a weapon, from which is expelled through a
barrel, a projectile by the force of any explosion or other form of
combustion.
(b) As used in the following provisions, "firearm" includes the
frame or receiver of the weapon:
(1) Section 16550.
(2) Section 16730.
(3) Section 16960.
(4) Section 16990.
(5) Section 17070.
(6) Section 17310.
(7) Sections 26500 to 26588, inclusive.
(8) Sections 26600 to 27140, inclusive.
(9) Sections 27400 to 28000, inclusive.
(10) Section 28100.
(11) Sections 28400 to 28415, inclusive.
(12) Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive.
(13) Sections 29610 to 29750, inclusive.
(14) Sections 29800 to 29905, inclusive.
(15) Sections 30150 to 30165, inclusive.
(16) Section 31615.
(17) Sections 31705 to 31830, inclusive.
(18) Sections 34355 to 34370, inclusive.
(19) Sections 8100, 8101, and 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code.
(c) As used in the following provisions, "firearm" also includes
any rocket, rocket propelled projectile launcher, or similar device
containing any explosive or incendiary material whether or not the
device is designed for emergency or distress signaling purposes:
(1) Section 16750.
(2) Subdivision (b) of Section 16840.
(3) Section 25400.
(4) Sections 25850 to 26025, inclusive.
(5) Subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) of Section 26030.
(6) Sections 26035 to 26055, inclusive.
(d) As used in the following provisions, "firearm" does not
include an unloaded antique firearm:
(1) Subdivisions (a) and (c) of Section 16730.
(2) Section 16550.
(3) Section 16960.
(4) Section 17310.
(5) Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) of Division 5 of
Title 4.
(6) Sections 26500 to 26588, inclusive.
(7) Sections 26700 to 26915, inclusive.
(8) Section 27510.
(9) Section 27530.
(10) Section 27540.
(11) Section 27545.
(12) Sections 27555 to 27570, inclusive.
(13) Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive.
(e) As used in Sections 34005 and 34010, "firearm" does not
include a destructive device.
(f) As used in Sections 17280 and 24680, "firearm" has the same
meaning as in Section 922 of Title 18 of the United States Code.
(g) As used in Sections 29010 to 29150, inclusive, "firearm"
includes the unfinished frame or receiver of a weapon that can be
readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or
receiver.
SEC. 5. Section 16750 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
16750. (a) As used in Section 25400, "lawful possession of the
firearm" means that the person who has possession or custody of the
firearm either lawfully owns the firearm or has the permission of the
lawful owner or a person who otherwise has apparent authority to
possess or have custody of the firearm. A person who takes a firearm
without the permission of the lawful owner or without the permission
of a person who has lawful custody of the firearm does not have
lawful possession of the firearm.
(b) As used in Article 2 (commencing with Section 25850), Article
3 (commencing with Section 25900), and Article 4 (commencing with
Section 26000) of Chapter 3 of Division 5 of Title 4, and Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 26350) of Division 5 of Title 4, "lawful
possession of the firearm" means that the person who has possession
or custody of the firearm either lawfully acquired and lawfully owns
the firearm or has the permission of the lawful owner or person who
otherwise has apparent authority to possess or have custody of the
firearm. A person who takes a firearm without the permission of the
lawful owner or without the permission of a person who has lawful
custody of the firearm does not have lawful possession of the
firearm.
SEC. 6. Section 16850 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
16850. As used in Sections 17740, 23925, 25105, 25205, and 25610,
in Article 3 (commencing with Section 25505) of Chapter 2 of
Division 5 of Title 4, and in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
26350) of Division 5 of Title 4, "locked container" means a secure
container that is fully enclosed and locked by a padlock, keylock,
combination lock, or similar locking device. The term "locked
container" does not include the utility or glove compartment of a
motor vehicle.
SEC. 7. Section 16950 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
16950. As used in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) of
Division 5 of Title 4, a handgun shall be deemed to be carried openly
or exposed if the handgun is not carried concealed within the
meaning of Section 25400.
SEC. 8. Section 17040 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
17040. As used in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) of
Division 5 of Title 4, "public place" has the same meaning as in
Section 25850.
SEC. 9. Section 17295 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
17295. For purposes of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350)
of Division 5 of Title 4, a handgun shall be deemed "unloaded" if it
is not "loaded" within the meaning of subdivision (b) of Section
16840.
SEC. 10. Section 17512 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
17512. It is a misdemeanor for a driver of any motor vehicle or
the owner of any motor vehicle, whether or not the owner of the
vehicle is occupying the vehicle, to knowingly permit any other
person to carry into or bring into the vehicle a firearm in violation
of Section 26350.
SEC. 11. Section 25590 is added to the Penal Code, to read:
25590. Section 25400 does not apply to, or affect, the
transportation of a firearm by a person if done directly between any
of the places set forth below:
(a) A place where the person may carry that firearm pursuant to an
exemption from the prohibition set forth in subdivision (a) of
Section 25400.
(b) A place where that person may carry that firearm pursuant to
an exemption from the prohibition set forth in subdivision (a) of
Section 25850, or a place where the prohibition set forth in
subdivision (a) of Section 25850 does not apply.
(c) A place where that person may carry a firearm pursuant to an
exemption from the prohibition set forth in subdivision (a) of
Section 26350, or a place where the prohibition set forth in
subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not apply.
SEC. 12. Section 25595 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
25595. This article does not prohibit or limit the otherwise
lawful carrying or transportation of any handgun in accordance with
the provisions listed in Section 16580.
SEC. 13. Section 25605 of the Penal Code is amended to read:
25605. (a) Section 25400 and Chapter 6 (commencing with Section
26350) of Division 5 shall not apply to or affect any citizen of the
United States or legal resident over the age of 18 years who resides
or is temporarily within this state, and who is not within the
excepted classes prescribed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
29800) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of
this title, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code, who carries, either openly or concealed, anywhere within the
citizen's or legal resident's place of residence, place of business,
or on private property owned or lawfully possessed by the citizen or
legal resident, any handgun.
(b) No permit or license to purchase, own, possess, keep, or
carry, either openly or concealed, shall be required of any citizen
of the United States or legal resident over the age of 18 years who
resides or is temporarily within this state, and who is not within
the excepted classes prescribed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section
29800) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 29900) of Division 9 of
this title, or Section 8100 or 8103 of the Welfare and Institutions
Code, to purchase, own, possess, keep, or carry, either openly or
concealed, a handgun within the citizen's or legal resident's place
of residence, place of business, or on private property owned or
lawfully possessed by the citizen or legal resident.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the
application of Sections 25850 to 26055, inclusive.
SEC. 14. Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 26350) is added to
Division 5 of Title 4 of Part 6 of the Penal Code, to read:
CHAPTER 6. OPENLY CARRYING AN UNLOADED HANDGUN



Article 1. Crime of Openly Carrying an Unloaded Handgun


26350. (a) (1) A person is guilty of openly carrying an unloaded
handgun when that person carries upon his or her person an exposed
and unloaded handgun outside a vehicle while in or on any of the
following:
(A) A public place or public street in an incorporated city or
city and county.
(B) A public street in a prohibited area of an unincorporated area
of a county or city and county.
(C) A public place in a prohibited area of a county or city and
county.
(2) A person is guilty of openly carrying an unloaded handgun when
that person carries an exposed and unloaded handgun inside or on a
vehicle, whether or not on his or her person, while in or on any of
the following:
(A) A public place or public street in an incorporated city or
city and county.
(B) A public street in a prohibited area of an unincorporated area
of a county or city and county.
(C) A public place in a prohibited area of a county or city and
county.
(b) (1) Except as specified in paragraph (2), a violation of this
section is a misdemeanor.
(2) A violation of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of
subdivision (a) is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not
exceeding one year, or by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars
($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment, if both of the
following conditions exist:
(A) The handgun and unexpended ammunition capable of being
discharged from that handgun are in the immediate possession of that
person.
(B) The person is not in lawful possession of that handgun.
(c) (1) Nothing in this section shall preclude prosecution under
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 29800) or Chapter 3 (commencing
with Section 29900) of Division 9, Section 8100 or 8103 of the
Welfare and Institutions Code, or any other law with a penalty
greater than is set forth in this section.
(2) The provisions of this section are cumulative and shall not be
construed as restricting the application of any other law. However,
an act or omission punishable in different ways by different
provisions of law shall not be punished under more than one
provision.
(d) Notwithstanding the fact that the term "an unloaded handgun"
is used in this section, each handgun shall constitute a distinct and
separate offense under this section.

Article 2. Exemptions


26361. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by any peace officer or any honorably
retired peace officer if that officer may carry a concealed firearm
pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 25450) of Chapter 2,
or a loaded firearm pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section
25900) of Chapter 3.
26362. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by any person to the extent that
person may openly carry a loaded handgun pursuant to Article 4
(commencing with Section 26000) of Chapter 3.
26363. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun as merchandise by a person who is
engaged in the business of manufacturing, importing, wholesaling,
repairing, or dealing in firearms and who is licensed to engage in
that business, or the authorized representative or authorized agent
of that person, while engaged in the lawful course of the business.
26364. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by a duly authorized military or
civil organization, or the members thereof, while parading or while
rehearsing or practicing parading, when at the meeting place of the
organization.
26365. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun by a
member of any club or organization organized for the purpose of
practicing shooting at targets upon established target ranges,
whether public or private, while the members are using handguns upon
the target ranges or incident to the use of a handgun at that target
range.
26366. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by a licensed hunter while engaged in
hunting or while transporting that handgun when going to or
returning from that hunting expedition.
26367. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun incident to transportation of a
handgun by a person operating a licensed common carrier, or by an
authorized agent or employee thereof, when transported in conformance
with applicable federal law.
26368. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by a member of an organization
chartered by the Congress
of the United States or a nonprofit mutual or public benefit
corporation organized and recognized as a nonprofit tax-exempt
organization by the Internal Revenue Service while on official parade
duty or ceremonial occasions of that organization or while
rehearsing or practicing for official parade duty or ceremonial
occasions.
26369. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun within
a gun show conducted pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section
27200) and Article 2 (commencing with Section 27300) of Chapter 3 of
Division 6.
26370. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun within a school zone, as defined in
Section 626.9, with the written permission of the school district
superintendent, the superintendent's designee, or equivalent school
authority.
26371. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun when in accordance with the
provisions of Section 171b.
26372. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by any person while engaged in the
act of making or attempting to make a lawful arrest.
26373. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun incident to loaning, selling, or
transferring that handgun in accordance with Article 1 (commencing
with Section 27500) of Chapter 4 of Division 6, or in accordance with
any of the exemptions from Section 27545, so long as that handgun is
possessed within private property and the possession and carrying is
with the permission of the owner or lessee of that private property.

26374. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by a person engaged in
firearms-related activities, while on the premises of a fixed place
of business that is licensed to conduct and conducts, as a regular
course of its business, activities related to the sale, making,
repair, transfer, pawn, or the use of firearms, or related to
firearms training.
26375. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by an authorized participant in, or
an authorized employee or agent of a supplier of firearms for, a
motion picture, television or video production, or entertainment
event, when the participant lawfully uses the handgun as part of that
production or event, as part of rehearsing or practicing for
participation in that production or event, or while the participant
or authorized employee or agent is at that production or event, or
rehearsal or practice for that production or event.
26376. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun
incident to obtaining an identification number or mark assigned for
that handgun from the Department of Justice pursuant to Section
23910.
26377. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun at any
established target range, whether public or private, while the
person is using the handgun upon the target range.
26378. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun by a person when that person is
summoned by a peace officer to assist in making arrests or preserving
the peace, while the person is actually engaged in assisting that
officer.
26379. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun
incident to any of the following:
(a) Complying with Section 27560 or 27565, as it pertains to that
handgun.
(b) Section 28000, as it pertains to that handgun.
(c) Section 27850 or 31725, as it pertains to that handgun.
(d) Complying with Section 27870 or 27875, as it pertains to that
handgun.
(e) Complying with Section 27915, 27920, or 27925, as it pertains
to that handgun.
26380. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun incident to, and in the course and
scope of, training of or by an individual to become a sworn peace
officer as part of a course of study approved by the Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training.
26381. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun incident to, and in the course and
scope of, training of or by an individual to become licensed pursuant
to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 26150) as part of a course of
study necessary or authorized by the person authorized to issue the
license pursuant to that chapter.
26382. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun incident to and at the request of a
sheriff or chief or other head of a municipal police department.
26383. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun by a
person when done within a place of business, a place of residence, or
on private property, if done with the permission of a person who, by
virtue of subdivision (a) of Section 25605, may carry openly an
unloaded handgun within that place of business, place of residence,
or on that private property owned or lawfully possessed by that
person.
26384. Paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 26350 does not
apply to, or affect, the open carrying of an unloaded handgun if all
of the following conditions are satisfied:
(a) The open carrying occurs at an auction or similar event of a
nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation, at which
firearms are auctioned or otherwise sold to fund the activities of
that corporation or the local chapters of that corporation.
(b) The unloaded handgun is to be auctioned or otherwise sold for
that nonprofit public benefit or mutual benefit corporation.
(c) The unloaded handgun is to be delivered by a person licensed
pursuant to, and operating in accordance with, Sections 26700 to
26925, inclusive.
26385. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun pursuant to paragraph (3) of
subdivision (b) of Section 171c.
26386. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun pursuant to Section 171d.
26387. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun pursuant to subparagraph (F) of
paragraph (1) subdivision (c) of Section 171.7.
26388. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the open
carrying of an unloaded handgun on publicly owned land, if the
possession and use of a handgun is specifically permitted by the
managing agency of the land and the person carrying that handgun is
in lawful possession of that handgun.
26389. Section 26350 does not apply to, or affect, the carrying
of an unloaded handgun if the handgun is carried either in the locked
trunk of a motor vehicle or in a locked container.
SEC. 15. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.