Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) passed the first two bills of her freshman legislative session out of the Assembly unanimously. These bills focus on gun safety and expanding protections for human trafficking victims.
“I’m thrilled to have such overwhelming support from my colleagues on my very first bills heard on the Assembly Floor. California is one step closer to giving much needed protections to human trafficking victims and to closing significant loopholes in the current practice on how firearms are transferred” said Bauer- Kahan.
AB 1735 passed off the Assembly Floor with a vote of 75-0 and seeks to aid in the prosecution of human traffickers. The bill would allow a victim’s caseworker client privileges, which allows the survivor to seek assistance from skilled professionals without fear of retribution from their exploiters.
AB 1292 received a vote of 73-0 by Assemblymembers, and modernizes current law on the transfer of a firearm through a will or trust, to update woefully inconsistent and outdated procedures for the safe transfer of a firearm. This bill works to ensure that no gun slips through cracks, and that it can be tracked and accounted for.
AB 1735 and AB 1292 now head to the Senate for committee referral and consideration.