Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Requires a person who is not a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm of a size that may be concealed upon the person to another person, who is not a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, to do so only at the place of business of a federally licensed firearm dealer. Provides that the federally licensed firearm dealer shall conduct a background check on the prospective recipient of the firearm and follow all other applicable federal, State, and local laws as if he were the seller of the firearm. Provides that the purchaser or transferee may be required by the federally licensed firearm dealer to pay a fee not to exceed $10 per firearm, plus any applicable fees. Makes exceptions for (i) the transfer of a firearm between spouses, a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, (ii) transfers by persons acting pursuant to operation of law or a court order, or (iii) transfers on the grounds of a gun show. Imposes conditions on any rulemaking authority.
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note (Dept. of Transportation)
No land conveyances are included in this bill, therefore, there are no appraisals to be filed.
Housing Affordability Impact Note (Housing Development Authority)
This bill will have no effect on the cost of constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.
Fiscal Note (Dept. of Corrections)
HB 48 has no fiscal impact.
Correctional Note (Dept. of Corrections)
HB 48 has no corrections population impact
Fiscal Note (Illinois State Police)
It is difficult to estimate how many private transactions would be conducted, but the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) provided the estimate of 260,000 transactions. The Firearm Transfer Inquiry Program (FTIP) would see a significant increase in the number of transactions needing to be processed. It is believed additional personnel and IT resources would be needed to avoid processing delays. It is not unreasonable to estimate start up and out year costs to exceed $250,000 based on the ISRA estimate. Following are preliminary estimates: (1) 4 Office Associates (@ $55,000) = $220,000; (2) 5 Computers (@ $1,500) = $7,500; (3) 5 FTIP phones (@ $1,000) = $5,000; (4) 1 Supervisor = $75,000; (5) System Modifications = $50,000; Total = $357,500.
HB 48 will not impact any public pension fund or retirement system in Illinois.
State Debt Impact Note (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 48 would not change the amount of authorization for any type of State-issued or State-supported bond, and, therefore, would not affect the level of State indebtedness.
Judicial Note (Admin Office of the Illinois Courts)
Based on a review of HB 48, it is possible that the bill could result in additional litigation thereby impacting the workload of judicial officers in the State. However, it is not possible to determine the extent of this impact.
Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
HB 48 has no fiscal impact and will not add additional spending pressure to the General Revenue Fund or to the current Fiscal Year 2009 budget deficit.
Home Rule Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 48 (H-AM 1) does not pre-empt home rule authority.
State Mandates Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Government Forecasting & Accountability)
HB 48 (H-AM 1) does not create a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.