SB 536, by California State Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) was taken up by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday. 

The bill will allow data regarding “gun violence restraining orders” -- those orders that result from secret hearings and hearsay evidence-- to be used for research, but only for an anti-gun researchers at the University of California and any other research organization that the California Department of Justice deems worthy.

That means pro-gun organizations will not have access to the same data that anti-gun groups do. 

SB 536 passed on a party line 5-2 vote. 

It now heading to the Assembly Appropriations committee. To continue opposing the bill, click here