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House Bill 1176


House Bill 1176

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF HB1176 (Updated March 8, 2006 6:30 pm - DI 84)


Handgun license renewal. Provides that the period during which an application for the renewal of a handgun license may be filed begins 180 days before the license expires. Requires the superintendent of the state police (superintendent) and local law enforcement agencies to allow an applicant desiring to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun to submit an application electronically if federal funds are available to establish and maintain an electronic application system. Requires the superintendent to keep on file one set of fingerprints from each applicant if an electronic application system is established. Requires the state to participate in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for firearms sales if federal funds are available to assist the state in participating in the NICS. Repeals provisions: (1) relating to an audit of the destruction of handgun purchase records by the attorney general; (2) describing state police procedures in reference to a background check request by a handgun dealer; (3) specifying a handgun buyer's right to review and correct criminal history information; (4) establishing a criminal penalty for obtaining criminal history information under false pretenses; and (5) establishing a criminal history check fee. Permits a person to apply for and receive a lifetime handgun license. Requires a person applying for a lifetime handgun license to pay a fee of: (1) $125 for a lifetime unlimited license if the person does not currently possess a valid handgun license; (2) $100 for a lifetime unlimited license if the person currently possesses a valid handgun license; (3) $75 for a lifetime qualified license if the person does not currently possess a handgun license; and (4) $60 for a lifetime qualified license if the person currently possesses a handgun license. Provides that the local law enforcement agency that initially processes the license application retains: (1) $50 if the person does not currently possess a valid handgun license; and (2) $40 if the person currently possesses a valid handgun license; the state receives the remaining fee. Increases the fee for a four-year license to $30, and raises the fee for a replacement license to $20. Provides that handgun license fees are to be deposited in the state general fund. Provides that if revenues from handgun license fees exceed $1,100,000 during a state fiscal year, the excess is appropriated to the state police department for expenses related to the central repository for criminal history data or an electronic log to record the sale of drugs containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Requires a person who may have become disqualified from holding a license to notify the superintendent within 30 days. Makes other changes and conforming amendments.
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