Assembly Bill 481 Military Equipment Funding, Acquisition, and Use Policy
On September 30, 2021, Governor Newsom signed AB 481 to address the funding, acquisition and use of military equipment.
AB 481 Definition of Military Equipment
The Assembly Bill has designated certain types of law enforcement equipment as “military equipment.” The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office has equipment that meets the criteria, including:
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
Commercial Armored Vehicle (BearCat)
Military Armored MRAP
Mobile Command Vehicle
Rifles identified as assault weapons under Penal Code 30510 & 30515
Kinetic Energy Weapons and Munitions
Tear Gas Launchers and Munitions
Noise Flash Diversionary Devices
Ballistic Body Armor and Helmets
Read the full text of AB 481 including the complete list of items described as “military equipment”.