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HB 2029 Concealed handgun permits; background check, exemption for permit holders.

Introduced by: Tony O. Wilt | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE: (all summaries)

Concealed handgun permits; fees; background check; exemption for permit holders. Provides that a licensed firearms dealer does not have to have a criminal background check performed to determine a person's eligibility to purchase a firearm if the purchaser possesses a valid concealed handgun permit and presents a photo ID issued by an agency of the Commonwealth or the Department of Defense. The bill increases from $10 to $20 the fee charged by the circuit court clerk for processing an application and issuing a permit. The bill also sets at $30 the maximum fee that is charged for conducting a background investigation of an applicant for a concealed handgun permit. Of this maximum $30 fee, $10 must be paid to the State Police to cover its costs associated with processing the application and the local law-enforcement agency may charge a fee not to exceed the remaining $20. The bill also requires that the State Police, in preparing the report from the Central Criminal Records Exchange for the circuit court with regard to an applicant for a concealed handgun permit, shall initiate a search of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for purposes of obtaining criminal history record information regarding the applicant. The bill also provides that an applicant for a concealed handgun permit must include his alien number or admission number if he is not a citizen of the United States. Finally, the bill provides that a person is disqualified from obtaining a concealed handgun permit if he is otherwise disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm pursuant to state or federal law.