Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-47-2-0.5.

Synopsis: Handgun licensing policy. Specifies the intention that persons and agencies engaged in the issuance of handgun licenses must process license applications in a timely fashion, treat applicants with due consideration and respect, uniformly comply with applicable law, and impose no retribution on an applicant.

Effective: July 1, 2005.


    January 4, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture and Small Business.


First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-47-2-0.5; (05)IN0219.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-47-2-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 0.5. (a) It is the intention of the citizens of Indiana to establish policies requiring every person and every agency in Indiana engaged in the issuance of handgun licenses to:
        (1) process applications for a handgun license without delay in a timely and prompt fashion during normal business hours;
        (2) show both a first time applicant for and an applicant seeking to renew a handgun license due consideration and respect;
        (3) uniformly comply with statutory and regulatory requirements concerning handgun licensure; and

         (4) impose no retribution of any kind on a handgun license applicant, including demanding that the applicant pay an additional or increased fee.
    (b) This section does not create a cause of action or supersede any statute.