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Senate Bill 0054

Senate Bill 0054

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB54 (Updated February 28, 2006 11:22 am - DI 84)

Handgun licensing. Specifies that a person: (1) is justified in using deadly force; and (2) does not have a duty to retreat; under certain circumstances. Establishes the criminal history data fund. 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, and specifies that an application for a lifetime handgun license may be filed at any time. Requires the superintendent of the state police (superintendent) and local law enforcement agencies to allow electronic handgun license applications 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. Repeals provisions: (1) specifying a handgun buyer's right to review and correct criminal history information; (2) establishing a criminal penalty for obtaining criminal history information under false pretenses; and (3) establishing a criminal history check fee. Permits a person to apply for and receive a lifetime handgun license. Establishes fees for lifetime handgun licenses. Provides for distribution of lifetime handgun license fees between local law enforcement agencies and the state.
    Current Status:
    In Conference Committee
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