Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, the names and information of applicants or holders of a Firearm Owner's Identification ("FOID") Card are considered private and shall not be disclosed. Provides that no State or local law enforcement agency shall provide lists of information pertaining to FOID Card holders or applicants. Provides that a law enforcement agency may disclose whether an individual has or has not been issued, applied for, or denied a FOID Card in connection with a criminal investigation. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Further amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Authorizes the Department of State Police to continue to report to the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) information concerning individuals who have applied for, and been issued or denied, a firearm owner's identification card.
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that the names and information of people who have applied for or received Firearm Owner's Identification Cards under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act are exempt from inspection and copying, except in criminal investigations as otherwise provided for in that Act.