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S1135................................................by JUDICIARY AND RULES CONCEALED WEAPONS - Amends existing law relating to concealed weapons to authorize the Attorney General to negotiate reciprocal agreements with other states related to the recognition of licenses to carry concealed weapons; and to provide that the Idaho State Police shall keep a record of the reciprocal agreements. 02/14 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/15 Rpt prt - to Jud 02/24 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/25 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/01 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Noble, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Stennett Floor Sponsor - Sweet Title apvd - to House 03/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to Jud 03/18 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/21 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 60-0-10 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Denney, Edmunson(Barker), Ellsworth, Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ringo, Roberts, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wood NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Black, Deal, Eskridge, Harwood, Mitchell, Ring, Rusche, Smith(24), Wills, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Sali Title apvd - to Senate 03/22 To enrol 03/23 Rpt enrol - Pres signed 03/24 Sp signed 03/25 To Governor 03/28 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 165 Effective: 07/01/05
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005 IN THE SENATE SENATE BILL NO. 1135 BY JUDICIARY AND RULES COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO CONCEALED WEAPONS; AMENDING SECTION 18-3302, IDAHO CODE, TO AU- 3 THORIZE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO NEGOTIATE RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER 4 STATES RELATED TO THE RECOGNITION OF LICENSES TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS 5 AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE IDAHO STATE POLICE SHALL KEEP A RECORD OF RECIPRO- 6 CAL AGREEMENTS. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 18-3302, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 18-3302. ISSUANCE OF LICENSES TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS. (1) The sheriff 11 of a county shall, within ninety (90) days after the filing of an application 12 by any person who is not disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm 13 under state or federal law, issue a license to the person to carry a weapon 14 concealed on his person within this state for four (4) years from the date of 15 issue. The citizen's constitutional right to bear arms shall not be denied to 16 him, unless he: 17 (a) Is ineligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under the provi- 18 sions of state or federal law; or 19 (b) Is formally charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment for a 20 term exceeding one (1) year; or 21 (c) Has been adjudicated guilty in any court of a crime punishable by 22 imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year; or 23 (d) Is a fugitive from justice; or 24 (e) Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, 25 stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined 26 in 21 U.S.C. 802; or 27 (f) Is currently suffering or has been adjudicated as follows, based on 28 substantial evidence: 29 (i) Lacking mental capacity as defined in section 18-210, Idaho 30 Code; or 31 (ii) Mentally ill as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code; or 32 (iii) Gravely disabled as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code; or 33 (iv) An incapacitated person as defined in section 15-5-101(a), 34 Idaho Code; or 35 (g) Is or has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable 36 conditions; or 37 (h) Is or has been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment 38 or suspended sentence for one (1) or more crimes of violence constituting 39 a misdemeanor, unless three (3) years has elapsed since disposition or 40 pardon has occurred prior to the date on which the application is submit- 41 ted; or 42 (i) Has had entry of a withheld judgment for a criminal offense which 43 would disqualify him from obtaining a concealed weapon license; or 2 1 (j) Is an alien illegally in the United States; or 2 (k) Is a person who having been a citizen of the United States, has 3 renounced his or her citizenship; or 4 (l) Is under twenty-one (21) years of age; or 5 (m) Is free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal or 6 sentencing for a crime which would disqualify him from obtaining a con- 7 cealed weapon license; or 8 (n) Is subject to a protection order issued under chapter 63, title 39, 9 Idaho Code, that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threat- 10 ening an intimate partner of the person or child of the intimate partner 11 or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate part- 12 ner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child. 13 The license application shall be in triplicate, in a form to be pre- 14 scribed by the director of the Idaho state police, and shall ask the name, 15 address, description and signature of the licensee, date of birth, social 16 security number, military status, and the driver's license number or state 17 identification card number of the licensee if used for identification in 18 applying for the license. The application shall indicate that provision of 19 the social security number is optional. The license application shall con- 20 tain a warning substantially as follows: 21 CAUTION: Federal law and state law on the possession of weapons and fire- 22 arms differ. If you are prohibited by federal law from possessing a weapon 23 or a firearm, you may be prosecuted in federal court. A state permit is 24 not a defense to a federal prosecution. 25 The sheriff shall require any person who is applying for original 26 issuance of a license to submit his fingerprints in addition to the other 27 information required in this subsection. Within five (5) days after the 28 filing of an application, the sheriff shall forward the application and 29 fingerprints to the Idaho state police for a records check of state and 30 national files. The Idaho state police shall conduct a national 31 fingerprint-based records check and return the results to the sheriff 32 within seventy-five (75) days. The sheriff shall not issue a license 33 before receiving the results of the records check and must deny a license 34 if the applicant is disqualified under any of the criteria listed in para- 35 graphs (a) through (n) of subsection (1) of this section. 36 The license will be in a form substantially similar to that of the 37 Idaho driver's license. It will bear the signature, name, address, date of 38 birth, picture of the licensee, expiration date and the driver's license 39 number or state identification card number of the licensee if used for 40 identification in applying for the license. Upon issuing a license under 41 the provisions of this section, the sheriff will notify the Idaho state 42 police on a form or in a manner prescribed by the state police. Informa- 43 tion relating to an applicant or licensee received or maintained pursuant 44 to this section by the sheriff or Idaho state police is confidential and 45 exempt from disclosure under section 9-338, Idaho Code. 46 (2) The fee for original issuance of a four (4) year license shall be 47 twenty dollars ($20.00) paid to the sheriff for the purpose of enforcing the 48 provisions of this chapter. The sheriff may collect any additional fees neces- 49 sary to cover the cost of processing fingerprints lawfully required by any 50 state or federal agency or department, and the cost of materials for the 51 license lawfully required by any state agency or department, which costs shall 52 be paid to the state. 53 (3) The fee for renewal of the license shall be twelve dollars ($12.00). 54 The sheriff may collect any additional fees necessary to cover the processing 55 costs lawfully required by any state or federal agency or department, and the 3 1 cost of materials for the license lawfully required by any state agency or 2 department, which costs shall be paid to the state. If a licensee applying for 3 renewal has not previously been required to submit fingerprints, the sheriff 4 shall require the licensee to do so and may collect any additional fees neces- 5 sary to cover the cost of processing fingerprints lawfully required by any 6 state or federal agency or department. 7 (4) A licensee may renew a license if the licensee applies for renewal at 8 any time before or within ninety (90) days after the expiration date of the 9 license. The sheriff shall require the licensee applying for renewal to com- 10 plete an application. The sheriff shall submit the application to the Idaho 11 state police for a records check of state and national databases. The Idaho 12 state police shall conduct the records check and return the results to the 13 sheriff within thirty (30) days. The sheriff shall not issue a renewal before 14 receiving the results of the records check and must deny a license if the 15 applicant is disqualified under any of the criteria listed in subsection (1), 16 paragraphs (a) through (n) of this section. A renewal license shall be valid 17 for a period of four (4) years. A license so renewed shall take effect on the 18 expiration date of the prior license. A licensee renewing after the expiration 19 date of the license shall pay a late renewal penalty of ten dollars ($10.00) 20 in addition to the renewal fee. The fee shall be paid to the sheriff for the 21 purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter. 22 (5) Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, the sheriff of the 23 county of the applicant's residence may issue a temporary emergency license 24 for good cause pending review under subsection (1) of this section. 25 (6) A city, county or other political subdivision of this state shall not 26 modify the requirements of this section, nor may a political subdivision ask 27 the applicant to voluntarily submit any information not required in this sec- 28 tion. A civil action may be brought to enjoin a wrongful refusal to issue a 29 license or a wrongful modification of the requirements of this section. The 30 civil action may be brought in the county in which the application was made or 31 in Ada county at the discretion of the petitioner. Any person who prevails 32 against a public agency in any action in the courts for a violation of subsec- 33 tions (1) through (5) of this section, shall be awarded costs, including rea- 34 sonable attorney's fees incurred in connection with the legal action. 35 (7) Except in the person's place of abode or fixed place of business, a 36 person shall not carry a concealed weapon without a license to carry a con- 37 cealed weapon. For the purposes of this section, a concealed weapon means any 38 dirk, dirk knife, bowie knife, dagger, pistol, revolver, or any other deadly 39 or dangerous weapon. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any 40 lawfully possessed shotgun or rifle. 41 (8) A county sheriff, deputy sheriff, or county employee who issues a 42 license to carry a concealed weapon under this section shall not incur any 43 civil or criminal liability as the result of the performance of his duties 44 under this section. 45 (9) While in any motor vehicle, inside the limits or confines of any city 46 or inside any mining, lumbering, logging or railroad camp a person shall not 47 carry a concealed weapon on or about his person without a license to carry a 48 concealed weapon. This shall not apply to any pistol or revolver located in 49 plain view whether it is loaded or unloaded. A firearm may be concealed 50 legally in a motor vehicle so long as the weapon is disassembled or unloaded. 51 (10) In implementing the provisions of this section, the sheriff shall 52 make applications readily available at the office of the sheriff or at other 53 public offices in his jurisdiction. 54 (11) The sheriff of a county may issue a license to carry a concealed 55 weapon to those individuals between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one 4 1 (21) years who in the judgment of the sheriff warrants the issuance of the 2 license to carry a concealed weapon. Such issuance shall be subject to limita- 3 tions which the issuing authority deems appropriate. Licenses issued to indi- 4 viduals between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) shall be easily 5 distinguishable from regular licenses. 6 (12) The requirement to secure a license to carry a concealed weapon under 7 this section shall not apply to the following persons: 8 (a) Officials of a county, city, state of Idaho, the United States, peace 9 officers, guards of any jail, court appointed attendants or any officer of 10 any express company on duty; 11 (b) Employees of the adjutant general and military division of the state 12 where military membership is a condition of employment when on duty; 13 (c) Criminal investigators of the attorney general's office, criminal 14 investigators of a prosecuting attorney's office, prosecutors and their 15 deputies; 16 (d) Any person outside the limits of or confines of any city, or outside 17 any mining, lumbering, logging or railroad camp, located outside any city, 18 while engaged in lawful hunting, fishing, trapping or other lawful outdoor 19 activity; 20 (e) Any publicly elected Idaho official; 21 (f) Retired peace officers with at least ten (10) years of service with 22 the state or a political subdivision as a peace officer and who have been 23 certified by the peace officer standards and training council; 24 (g) Any person who has a valid permit from a state or local law enforce- 25 ment agency or court authorizing him to carry a concealed weapon. A permit 26 issued in another state will only be considered valid if the permit is in 27 the licensee's physical possession. 28 (13) When issuing a license pursuant to this section, the sheriff may 29 require the applicant to demonstrate familiarity with a firearm by any of the 30 following, provided the applicant may select which one: 31 (a) Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved 32 by the department of fish and game or a similar agency of another state; 33 or 34 (b) Completion of any national rifle association firearms safety or 35 training course, or any national rifle association hunter education 36 course; or 37 (c) Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class avail- 38 able to the general public offered by a law enforcement agency, community 39 college, college, university, or private or public institution or organi- 40 zation or firearms training school, utilizing instructors certified by the 41 national rifle association or the Idaho state police; or 42 (d) Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course 43 or class offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies, or 44 any division or subdivision of a law enforcement agency or security 45 enforcement agency; or 46 (e) Presents evidence or equivalent experience with a firearm through 47 participation in organized shooting competition or military service; or 48 (f) Is licensed or has been licensed to carry a firearm in this state or 49 a county or municipality, unless the license has been revoked for cause; 50 or 51 (g) Completion of any firearms training or training or safety course or 52 class conducted by a state certified or national rifle association certi- 53 fied firearms instructor. 54 (14) A person carrying a concealed weapon in violation of the provisions 55 of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. 5 1 (15) The sheriff of the county where the license was issued or the sheriff 2 of the county where the person resides shall have the power to revoke a 3 license subsequent to a hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 4 52, title 67, Idaho Code, for any of the following reasons: 5 (a) Fraud or intentional misrepresentation in the obtaining of a license; 6 or 7 (b) Misuse of a license, including lending or giving a license to another 8 person, or duplicating a license, or using a license with the intent to 9 unlawfully cause harm to a person or property; or 10 (c) The doing of an act or existence of a condition which would have been 11 grounds for the denial of the license by the sheriff; or 12 (d) The violation of any of the terms of this section; or 13 (e) The applicant is adjudicated guilty of or receives a withheld judg- 14 ment for a crime which would have disqualified him from initially receiv- 15 ing a license. 16 (16) A person twenty-one (21) years of age or older issued a license to 17 carry a concealed weapon or a license renewal on or after July 1, 1995, is 18 exempt from any requirement to undergo a records check at the time of purchase 19 or transfer of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer. However, a 20 temporary emergency license issued under subsection (5) of this section shall 21 not exempt the holder of the license from any records check requirement. Tem- 22 porary emergency licenses shall be easily distinguishable from regular 23 licenses. 24 (17) The attorney general is authorized to negotiate reciprocal agreements 25 with other states related to the recognition of licenses to carry concealed 26 weapons. The Idaho state police shall keep a copy and maintain a record of all 27 such agreements, which shall be made available to the public. 28 (18) The provisions of this section are hereby declared to be severable 29 and if any provision of this section or the application of such provision to 30 any person or circumstance is declared invalid for any reason, such declara- 31 tion shall not affect the validity of remaining portions of this section.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 14813 This proposed legislation will authorize the Attorney General to negotiate reciprocal agreements with other states related to the recognition of Idaho licenses to carry concealed weapons in those other states. This bill also provides that the Idaho State Police shall keep records of those agreements and make them available to the public. FISCAL IMPACT No fiscal impact to the general fund. Contact Senator Gerry Sweet Phone: 332-1355 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE / FISCAL IMPACT S 1135