Skip to main content

Senate Bill (H)

DIGEST

Handgun licensing. Replaces the dual license system (having "qualified" and "unlimited" licenses) with the single handgun license. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to determine the applicant's: (1) country of citizenship; (2) place of birth; and (3) alien or admission number issued by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any successor agency as applicable; when evaluating a noncitizen's application for a handgun license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made Handgun licensing. Replaces the dual license system (having "qualified" and "unlimited" licenses) with the single handgun license. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to determine the applicant's: (1) country of citizenship; (2) place of birth; and (3) alien or admission number issued by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any successor agency as applicable; when evaluating a noncitizen's application for a handgun license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to consult available local, state, and federal criminal history data banks, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), when determining whether possession of a firearm by an applicant would be a violation of state or federal law. Requires the superintendent of the state police to conduct a national fingerprint based criminal history check when investigating a person's eligibility for a license to carry a handgun. Prohibits a license to carry a handgun from being issued to a person who has certain pending charges. ... View more