OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6490

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR RELIEF FROM CERTAIN FEDERAL FIREARMS PROHIBITIONS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6423)

House Calendar No. : 338

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 12 $

FY 13 $

Various State Agencies

FF - Potential Revenue Gain

4. 8 million

4. 8 million

Note: FF=Federal Funds

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill establishes a process to protect the rights of citizens who are subject to a prohibition of firearm possession under state and federal law. Enactment of the bill would allow the state to qualify for $4. 8 million in federal funds through the U. S. Department of Justice under the NICS Act Record Improvement Program for States and State Courts. If approved, these funds would be distributed to the Judicial Department, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of Policy and Management and Department of Public Safety for computer system enhancements.

The bill would result in additional petitions to the Probate Court. It is anticipated that the number of additional petitions would be minimal, and would not result in additional cost to the Probate Court Administration Fund.

House 'A' makes clarifying changes regarding petitions to the probate court for relief from federal firearms disability, and will not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would be subject to availability of Federal appropriations.