91st General Assembly
Summary of SB0048
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Short description: 
FIREARM OWNERS ID-MENTAL RECOR                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card  Act.  Requires  an      
   applicant  for  a firearm owners identification card to sign a release      
   waiving any right to confidentiality and consenting to the  disclosure      
   to  the  Department  of  State Police of the applicant's mental health      
   records from any state, the District of Columbia, any other  territory      
   of  the  United  States,  or  a foreign nation for the sole purpose of      
   determining eligibility for a card.                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Provides that an applicant for a  Firearm  Owners  Identification      
   Card must only sign a release of his or her mental health records upon      
   request of the Department of State Police.                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Deletes  everything  after  the  enacting  clause.   Limits   the      
   information  disclosed  to  the  Department  of State Police to mental      
   health institution admission information.   Provides  that  no  mental      
   health  or  treatment  records  may  be  requested.  Provides that the      
   information received shall be destroyed within one year of receipt.         
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0514

   Last action date: 99-08-13

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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