LD 823 LR 1599(02)
An Act To Upgrade the Concealed Handgun Permit Law
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $0 $88,903 ($116,940) ($116,940)
General Fund $0 $147,373 $0 $0
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $404,700 $589,530 $606,559
General Fund $0 $58,470 $116,940 $116,940
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 $404,700 $809,400 $809,400
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This bill repeals the authority of municipalities to issue concealed weapons permits, increases the application fees, increases the permit term from 4 to 5 years and establishes a centralized database of concealed handgun permit holders and applicants within the Department of Public Safety.  Other Special Revenue Funds revenue to the department would increase by $404,700 and General Fund revenue would increase by $58,470 in fiscal year 2016-17.  The bill includes an Other Special Revenue Funds allocation of $404,700 for 4 Office Associate II positions, 2 State Police Detective positions and related administrative costs, including a one-time cost of $260,000 for computer programming costs associated with the centralized database.  In fiscal year 2016-17, the dedicated revenue is insufficient to cover the costs, therefore the bill includes a General Fund appropriation to the department of $147,373 in fiscal year 2016-17.