Well the process will not be voluntary, it IS mandatory as of the date the signed executive order goes into effect.
Apparently you are confused about which were executive orders and which were recommendations for Congress. The president can recommend ideas, and even write full bills. This means nothing. Congress passes laws, not the president. If anything gets passed (don't be too sure anything at all will get passed), it wont look anything like what Obama or Feinstein have proposed. That's the way bills work.