Bill Text: IA SF147 | 2017-2018 | 87th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the confidentiality of personally identifiable information of holders of nonprofessional permits to carry weapons and permits to acquire pistols or revolvers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-01-26 - Subcommittee: Garrett, Edler, and Petersen. S.J. 146. [SF147 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2017-SF147-Introduced.html

Senate File 147 - Introduced




                                 SENATE FILE       
                                 BY  CHAPMAN

                                      A BILL FOR

  1 An Act relating to the confidentiality of personally
  2    identifiable information of holders of nonprofessional
  3    permits to carry weapons and permits to acquire pistols or
  4    revolvers.
  5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
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  1  1    Section 1.  Section 724.23, Code 2017, is amended to read as
  1  2 follows:
  1  3    724.23  Records kept by commissioner and issuing officers.
  1  4    1.  The commissioner of public safety shall maintain a
  1  5 permanent record of all valid permits to carry weapons and of
  1  6 current permit revocations.
  1  7    2.  a.  The commissioner of public safety and any issuing
  1  8 officer shall keep confidential any information that would
  1  9 personally identify holders of nonprofessional permits to carry
  1 10 weapons and permits to acquire pistols or revolvers, including
  1 11 but not limited to the name, social security number, date of
  1 12 birth, driver's license or other identification number, and
  1 13 residential or business address of the permit holder, unless
  1 14 such confidentiality is waived in writing by the permit holder.
  1 15    b.  This subsection shall not prohibit the release of
  1 16 statistical information relating to the issuance, denial,
  1 17 revocation, or administration of nonprofessional permits to
  1 18 carry weapons and permits to acquire pistols or revolvers,
  1 19 provided that the release of such information does not reveal
  1 20 the identity of any individual permit holder.
  1 21    c.  This subsection shall not prohibit the release of
  1 22 information to any law enforcement agency, or an employee
  1 23 or agent thereof, when necessary for an investigation of
  1 24 a possible violation of law or for conducting a lawfully
  1 25 authorized background investigation.
  1 26                           EXPLANATION
  1 27 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
  1 28 the explanation's substance by the members of the general assembly.
  1 29    Current law requires the commissioner of public safety
  1 30 to maintain a permanent record of all valid permits to carry
  1 31 weapons and of current permit revocations.  The bill provides
  1 32 that, notwithstanding any other law or rule to the contrary,
  1 33 the commissioner of public safety and any issuing officer
  1 34 (county sheriff) shall keep confidential any information that
  1 35 would personally identify holders of nonprofessional permits
  2  1 to carry weapons and permits to acquire pistols or revolvers,
  2  2 including but not limited to the name, social security number,
  2  3 date of birth, driver's license or other identification number,
  2  4 and residential or business address of the permit holder
  2  5 unless such confidentiality is waived in writing by the permit
  2  6 holder.  The bill does not prohibit the release of statistical
  2  7 information relating to the issuance, denial, revocation, or
  2  8 administration of nonprofessional permits to carry weapons and
  2  9 permits to acquire pistols or revolvers if such information
  2 10 does not reveal the identity of any individual permit holder,
  2 11 or the release of information to any law enforcement agency,
  2 12 or an employee or agent thereof, when necessary for an
  2 13 investigation of a possible violation of law or for conducting
  2 14 a lawfully authorized background investigation.
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