(a)(1) The Department of Justice may require each dealer to charge each firearm purchaser
or transferee a fee not to exceed one dollar ($1) for each firearm transaction, except that the Department of Justice may increase the fee at a rate not to exceed
any increase in the California Consumer Price Index, as compiled and reported by the
Department of Industrial Relations, and not to exceed the reasonable cost of regulation
to the Department of Justice.
(2) The fee shall be for the purpose of supporting department program costs related
to this act, including the establishment, maintenance, and upgrading of related database
systems and public rosters.
(b)(1) There is hereby created within the General Fund the Firearm Safety Account.
(2) Revenue from the fee imposed by subdivision (a) shall be deposited into the Firearm
Safety Account and shall be available for expenditure by the Department of Justice
upon appropriation by the Legislature.
(3) Expenditures from the Firearm Safety Account shall be limited to program expenditures
as defined by subdivision (a).
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