Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that if the receipt of a firearm does not violate federal or State law, the Department of State Police shall (1) assign a unique identification number to the transfer; (2) provide the licensee with the number; and (3) destroy all records of the system with respect to the call, other than the identifying number and the date the number was assigned, and all records of the system relating to the person or the transfer within 24 hours. Provides that if the transfer of a firearm is denied by the Department of State Police, the Department of State Police may keep the records of a denial until the denial is appealed and overturned, or as long as necessary for a criminal prosecution. Provides that approvals issued by the Department of State Police for the purchase of a firearm are valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Provides that the Department of State Police may not retain, copy, or distribute any information previously collected under the dial up system. Effective immediately.
Fiscal Note (Illinois State Police)
Fiscal impact to the State of Illinois would be $520,000. Changes to the FOID mainframe system to comply with records destruction requirements will need to be developed and implemented at an estimated cost of $120,000. Additionally, the inability to bill firearms dealers would have a fiscal impact of approximately $400,000 ($2.00 per transaction).
Home Rule Note (Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
In the opinion of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, House Bill 935 does not pre-empt home rule authority.
Balanced Budget Note (Gov. Office of Management & Budget)
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget estimates that House Bill 935, as introduced, will have a cost to the State of $520,000.
State Mandates Fiscal Note (Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity)
Does not create a State Mandate under the State Mandates Act.