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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Handgun licenses and local firearms regulation. Provides that, for purposes of the law concerning access to public records: (1) information submitted by a person to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun; (2) information obtained by a federal, state, or local government entity in the course of an investigation concerning a person who applies to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun; and (3) the name, address, and any other information that may be used to identify a person who holds a license to carry a handgun; is confidential, may not be published, and is not open to public inspection. Specifies that: (1) any information concerning an applicant for or a person who holds a license to carry a handgun may be released to a federal, state, or local government entity for law enforcement purposes or to determine the validity of a license to carry a handgun; or (2) aggregate information concerning the issuance of licenses to carry handguns in Indiana may be released to a person conducting journalistic research, but only if all personal information that could disclose the identity or address of any person who holds a license to carry a handgun has been removed from the aggregate information. Repeals provisions that allow certain political subdivisions to adopt emergency ordinances to regulate firearms if a local disaster emergency has been declared.