PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 2323                      PRINTER'S NO. 2806

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE BILL

No. 1744 Session of 2007


        INTRODUCED BY CALTAGIRONE, BLACKWELL, DONATUCCI, FRANKEL,
           GODSHALL, HARPER, JAMES, JOSEPHS, KOTIK, MANDERINO, McGEEHAN,
           MURT, MYERS, M. O'BRIEN, PAYTON, SIPTROTH, STEIL, STURLA,
           J. TAYLOR, THOMAS, WALKO, YOUNGBLOOD AND HENNESSEY,
           JULY 13, 2007

        AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, HOUSE OF
           REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, OCTOBER 31, 2007

                                     AN ACT

     1  Amending Title TITLES 18 (Crimes and Offenses) AND 44 (LAW AND    <--
     2     JUSTICE) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further
     3     providing for grading of theft offenses and, for sale or       <--
     4     transfer of firearms AND FOR DUTIES OF PENNSYLVANIA STATE      <--
     5     POLICE; providing for limits on lending or transferring a
     6     handgun, FIREARM AND for a study by the Joint State            <--
     7     Government Commission and for additional authority for the     <--
     8     Office of Attorney General; and making an appropriation.;      <--
     9     FURTHER PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION OF UNIFORM FIREARM LAWS
    10     AND FIREARM SAFETY BROCHURES; ESTABLISHING THE FIREARM SAFETY
    11     EDUCATION PROGRAM AND THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND;
    12     PROVIDING FOR POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY
    13     GENERAL AND FOR A TRANSFER BETWEEN FUNDS; AND MAKING
    14     APPROPRIATIONS.

    15     The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    16  hereby enacts as follows:
    17     Section 1.  Sections 3903(a)(3) and 6111(b)(5), 6111(B)(5)     <--
    18  AND 6111.1(D) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
    19  Statutes are amended to read:
    20  § 3903.  Grading of theft offenses.
    21     (a)  Felony of the second degree.--Theft constitutes a felony
    22  of the second degree if:

     1         * * *
     2         [(3)  In the case of theft by receiving stolen property,
     3     the property received, retained or disposed of is a firearm
     4     and the receiver is in the business of buying or selling
     5     stolen property].
     6         * * *
     7  § 6111.  Sale or transfer of firearms.
     8     * * *
     9     (b)  Duty of seller.--No licensed importer, licensed
    10  manufacturer or licensed dealer shall sell or deliver any
    11  firearm to another person, other than a licensed importer,
    12  licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer or licensed collector,
    13  until the conditions of subsection (a) have been satisfied and
    14  until he has:
    15         * * *
    16         (5)  (i)  Issued a receipt containing the information
    17         from paragraph (4), including the unique approval number
    18         of the purchaser. This receipt shall be prima facie
    19         evidence of the purchaser's or transferee's compliance
    20         with the provisions of this section.
    21             (ii)  Provided to the buyer of a firearm, as defined
    22         in section 6102, a copy of the notice provided for in
    23         section 6111.6 (relating to notice of limits on lending
    24         or transferring a handgun).
    25         * * *
    26  § 6111.1.  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE.                             <--
    27     * * *
    28     (D)  DISTRIBUTION.--THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE SHALL
    29  PROVIDE, WITHOUT CHARGE[,]:
    30         (1)  SUMMARIES OF UNIFORM FIREARM LAWS AND FIREARM SAFETY
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     1     BROCHURES PURSUANT TO SECTION 6125 (RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION
     2     OF UNIFORM FIREARM LAWS AND FIREARM SAFETY BROCHURES)[.]; AND
     3         (2)  NOTICES OF LIMITS PURSUANT TO SECTION 6111.6
     4     (RELATING TO NOTICE OF LIMITS ON LENDING OR TRANSFERRING A
     5     HANDGUN).
     6     * * *
     7     Section 2.  Title 18 is amended by adding sections to read:
     8  § 6111.6.  Notice of limits on lending or transferring a handgun  <--
     9             FIREARM.                                               <--
    10     Each purchaser of a firearm, as defined in § 6102 (relating
    11  to definitions), shall receive a copy of a notice, to be
    12  promulgated by the Pennsylvania State Police, containing the
    13  following information:
    14                    Notice of Limits on Lending
    15                 or Transferring a Handgun FIREARM                  <--
    16         As the owner of a handgun, you must comply with certain    <--
    17     legal obligations and restrictions. You may not lend or give
    18     the handgun to any person, except as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. §
    19     6115(b) (relating to rules and regulations). A violation of
    20     this provision is a crime punishable by five years
    21     imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. You may not sell or transfer
    22     the handgun to another person unless the sale or transfer
    23     occurs at a licensed dealer or the office of the county
    24     sheriff, as provided in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111(c) (relating to
    25     sale or transfer of firearms). A violation of this provision
    26     is a crime, punishable by two years imprisonment and a $5,000
    27     fine. If the person to whom you sell or transfer the handgun
    28     is ineligible to possess a handgun, the penalty is seven
    29     years imprisonment and a $15,000 fine. FIREARM, YOU ARE        <--
    30     REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND
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     1     RESTRICTIONS:
     2         (1)  YOU MAY NOT LEND OR GIVE A FIREARM TO ANY PERSON,
     3     EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN 18 PA.C.S. § 6115(B).
     4         (2)  YOU MAY NOT SELL OR TRANSFER THE FIREARM TO ANOTHER
     5     PERSON UNLESS THE SALE OR TRANSFER OCCURS AT A LICENSED
     6     DEALER OR THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY SHERIFF. LIMITED TRANSFERS
     7     BETWEEN CERTAIN FAMILY MEMBERS ARE PERMISSIBLE. SEE 18
     8     PA.C.S. § 6111(C).
     9         (3)  PENALTIES FOR A CONVICTION ARE A MAXIMUM OF UP TO
    10     SEVEN YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND A $15,000 FINE.
    11         (4)  IN ADDITION, YOU COULD BE HELD CRIMINALLY AND
    12     CIVILLY LIABLE FOR ANY CRIME COMMITTED WITH THE FIREARM.
    13  § 6111.7.  Study by Joint State Government Commission.            <--
    14     The Joint State Government Commission shall conduct a
    15  continuing study for the purpose of evaluating the extent, if
    16  any, to which multiple purchases of firearms, as defined in
    17  section 6102 (relating to definitions), by any individual during
    18  the period of the study are a contributing factor to the use of
    19  firearms in criminal activity. Beginning on the effective date
    20  of this section and ending three years from the effective date
    21  of this section, the Pennsylvania State Police shall provide to
    22  the commission such information as is necessary to conduct the
    23  study. The commission may contract with such persons as
    24  appropriate for the purposes of carrying out the study. The
    25  commission shall issue a final report on the study within three
    26  years and six months after the effective date of this section.
    27  The commission may issue interim reports as it deems
    28  appropriate. No identifying information obtained by the
    29  commission may be publicly released by the commission or any
    30  other person in the reports or in any other manner. The
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     1  commission shall make information which it compiles on multiple
     2  firearms purchases available to the Office of Attorney General
     3  for law enforcement purposes. The Office of Attorney General or
     4  any other law enforcement agency which receives such information
     5  shall treat the information as intelligence information subject
     6  to the provisions of Chapter 91 (relating to criminal history
     7  record information).
     8  § 6111.7.  STUDY BY JOINT STATE GOVERNMENT COMMISSION.            <--
     9     (A)  STUDY.--THE JOINT STATE GOVERNMENT COMMISSION SHALL
    10  CONDUCT A CONTINUING STUDY FOR THE PURPOSE OF EVALUATING:
    11         (1)  THE EXTENT, IF ANY, TO WHICH MULTIPLE PURCHASES OF
    12     FIREARMS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 6102 (RELATING TO
    13     DEFINITIONS), WITHIN A 30-DAY PERIOD BY ANY INDIVIDUAL DURING
    14     THE PERIOD OF THE STUDY ARE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE USE
    15     OF FIREARMS IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY;
    16         (2)  THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER 61
    17     (RELATING TO FIREARMS AND OTHER DANGEROUS ARTICLES) DURING
    18     THE PERIOD OF THE STUDY AND FOR THREE YEARS PRECEDING THE
    19     PERIOD OF THE STUDY; AND
    20         (3)  THE NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF CHAPTER
    21     61 DURING THE PERIOD OF THE STUDY AND FOR THREE YEARS
    22     PRECEDING THE PERIOD OF THE STUDY.
    23     (B)  COOPERATION OF OTHER AGENCIES.--BEGINNING ON THE
    24  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND ENDING THREE YEARS FROM THE
    25  EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE
    26  SHALL PROVIDE TO THE COMMISSION SUCH INFORMATION AS IS NECESSARY
    27  TO CONDUCT THE STUDY. THE COMMISSION MAY CONTRACT WITH SUCH
    28  PERSONS AS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF CARRYING OUT THE
    29  STUDY.
    30     (C)  PROVISION OF DATA.--NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF
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     1  SECTIONS 6111(I) (RELATING TO SALE OR TRANSFER OF FIREARMS),
     2  6111.4 (RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS) AND 9121(B)(1)
     3  (RELATING TO GENERAL REGULATIONS), FOR THE LIMITED PURPOSES AND
     4  DURING THE LIMITED PERIOD OF THIS STUDY, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE
     5  POLICE SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE RECORDS CONCERNING
     6  MULTIPLE PURCHASES OF FIREARMS WITHIN A 30-DAY PERIOD AND
     7  CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION WITHOUT FEE TO THE JOINT
     8  STATE GOVERNMENT COMMISSION.
     9     (D)  REPORT.--THE COMMISSION SHALL ISSUE A FINAL REPORT ON
    10  THE STUDY WITHIN THREE YEARS AND SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
    11  DATE OF THIS SECTION. THE COMMISSION MAY ISSUE INTERIM REPORTS
    12  AS IT DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
    13     (E)  USE OF INFORMATION.--NO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OBTAINED
    14  BY THE COMMISSION MAY BE PUBLICLY RELEASED BY THE COMMISSION OR
    15  ANY OTHER PERSON IN THE REPORTS OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER. THE
    16  COMMISSION SHALL MAKE INFORMATION WHICH IT COMPILES ON MULTIPLE
    17  FIREARMS PURCHASES AVAILABLE TO THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
    18  FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL OR
    19  ANY OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHICH RECEIVES SUCH INFORMATION
    20  SHALL TREAT THE INFORMATION AS INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION SUBJECT
    21  TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 91 (RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY
    22  RECORD INFORMATION).
    23     SECTION 3.  SECTION 6125 OF TITLE 18 IS AMENDED TO READ:
    24  § 6125.  DISTRIBUTION OF UNIFORM FIREARM LAWS [AND], FIREARM
    25             SAFETY BROCHURES AND NOTICES.
    26     [IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE] (A)  BROCHURES.--THE
    27  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE [BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 1996, TO] SHALL
    28  DISTRIBUTE TO EVERY LICENSED FIREARM DEALER IN THIS COMMONWEALTH
    29  FIREARMS SAFETY BROCHURES AT NO COST TO THE DEALER. THE
    30  BROCHURES SHALL BE WRITTEN BY THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE,
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     1  WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GAME COMMISSION, AND
     2  SHALL INCLUDE A SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THIS
     3  SUBCHAPTER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DUTIES OF THE
     4  SELLERS AND PURCHASERS AND THE TRANSFEREES OF FIREARMS. THE
     5  BROCHURE OR A COPY THEREOF SHALL BE PROVIDED WITHOUT CHARGE TO
     6  EACH PURCHASER.
     7     (B)  NOTICES.--THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE SHALL DISTRIBUTE
     8  TO EVERY LICENSED FIREARM DEALER IN THIS COMMONWEALTH NOTICES OF
     9  LIMITS PURSUANT TO SECTION 6111.6 (RELATING TO NOTICE OF LIMITS
    10  ON LENDING OR TRANSFERRING A FIREARM) AT NO COST TO THE DEALER.
    11  THE NOTICES OR A COPY THEREOF SHALL BE PROVIDED WITHOUT CHARGE
    12  TO EACH PURCHASER.
    13     SECTION 4.  TITLE 18 IS AMENDED BY ADDING A SECTION TO READ:
    14  § 6127 6128.  Office of Attorney General.                         <--
    15     (a)  Authority.--In addition to the authority conferred upon   <--
    16  the Attorney General by the act of October 15, 1980 (P.L.950,
    17  No.164), known as the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, the Attorney
    18  General shall have the authority to investigate and to institute
    19  criminal proceedings for any violation of this chapter. No
    20  person charged with a violation of this chapter by the Attorney
    21  General shall have standing to challenge the authority of the
    22  Attorney General to investigate or prosecute the case, and, if
    23  any such challenge is made, the challenge shall be dismissed and
    24  no relief shall be available in the courts of this Commonwealth
    25  to the person making the challenge.
    26     (b)  Record examination.--The Attorney General may inspect or
    27  examine the inventory and records of a licensed importer,
    28  licensed manufacturer or licensed dealer without reasonable
    29  cause or warrant:
    30         (1)  in the course of a reasonable inquiry during the
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     1     course of a criminal investigation of a person or persons
     2     other than the licensee;
     3         (2)  for ensuring compliance with the recordkeeping
     4     requirements of this chapter:
     5             (i)  not more than once during any 12-month period;
     6         or
     7             (ii)  at any time with respect to records relating to
     8         a firearm involved in a criminal investigation that is
     9         traced to the licensee; or
    10         (3)  when such inspection or examination may be required
    11     for determining the disposition of one or more particular
    12     firearms in the course of a bona fide criminal investigation.
    13     (c)  Authority of law enforcement officers.--Nothing in this
    14  section shall limit or abrogate any existing authority of any
    15  law enforcement officer to investigate or arrest for any
    16  violation of law, or obtain or execute any search warrant,
    17  subpoena or other legal process.
    18     THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY, IN CONSULTATION WITH A DISTRICT      <--
    19  ATTORNEY, ESTABLISH A JOINT LOCAL-STATE FIREARM TASK FORCE TO
    20  ADDRESS ALLEGED VIOLATIONS UNDER THIS CHAPTER. THE JURISDICTION
    21  OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL BE AS SET FORTH IN THE ACT OF
    22  OCTOBER 15, 1980 (P.L.950, NO.164), KNOWN AS THE COMMONWEALTH
    23  ATTORNEYS ACT.
    24     SECTION 5.  TITLE 44 IS AMENDED BY ADDING A PART TO READ:
    25                              PART III
    26                              PROGRAMS
    27  CHAPTER
    28    31.  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM.
    29                             CHAPTER 31
    30                  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM
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     1  SEC.
     2  3101.  SCOPE OF CHAPTER.
     3  3102.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
     4  3103.  DEFINITIONS.
     5  3104.  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM.
     6  3105.  POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEY GENERAL.
     7  3106.  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND.
     8  3107.  TRANSFER FOR INITIAL FUNDING.
     9  § 3101.  SCOPE OF CHAPTER.
    10     THIS CHAPTER PROVIDES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FIREARM
    11  SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL.
    12  § 3102.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DECLARATION.
    13     THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS AND DECLARES AS FOLLOWS:
    14         (1)  THE MOST PRECIOUS AND VALUABLE ASSET OF OUR STATE
    15     AND NATION IS OUR CHILDREN, AND WE MUST DEDICATE OURSELVES,
    16     OUR ENERGY AND OUR RESOURCES TO THE NURTURING AND PROTECTION
    17     OF THESE MOST VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS.
    18         (2)  TEACHING CHILDREN TO ACT SAFELY AROUND FIREARMS IS A
    19     CRITICAL EFFORT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FIREARM-RELATED
    20     ACCIDENTS AMONG CHILDREN.
    21         (3)  COMMITTED TO KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE FROM GUNS, THE
    22     NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION CREATED THE EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE
    23     PROGRAM, DESIGNED TO TEACH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FIREARM SAFETY
    24     TO CHILDREN IN AN EFFECTIVE AND ENJOYABLE WAY, COMMUNICATING
    25     TO THEM THE LIFESAVING MESSAGE OFFERED BY THE PROGRAM: "IF
    26     YOU SEE A GUN:  STOP! DON'T TOUCH. LEAVE THE AREA. TELL AN
    27     ADULT."
    28         (4)  THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE
    29     PROGRAM HAS BEEN USED BY MORE THAN 25,000 PUBLIC OR PRIVATE
    30     SCHOOLS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND
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     1     SINCE 1988 HAS REACHED 20 MILLION CHILDREN.
     2         (5)  THE EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE PROGRAM HAS BEEN ENDORSED OR
     3     RECOMMENDED BY NUMEROUS GROUPS, SUCH AS THE NATIONAL
     4     SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE
     5     ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN EDUCATORS, AS WELL AS 23 STATE
     6     LEGISLATORS AND 26 STATE GOVERNORS.
     7         (6)  IT IS THEREFORE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THIS
     8     COMMONWEALTH TO ESTABLISH A FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM
     9     WITHIN THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROVIDE RESOURCES
    10     AND DIRECT GRANT MONEY TO SCHOOLS TO OFFER FIREARM SAFETY
    11     EDUCATION PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE PROGRAM.
    12  § 3103.  DEFINITIONS.
    13     THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND PHRASES WHEN USED IN THIS CHAPTER
    14  SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS GIVEN TO THEM IN THIS SECTION UNLESS THE
    15  CONTEXT CLEARLY INDICATES OTHERWISE:
    16     "FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION."  AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED
    17  TO TEACH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FIREARM SAFETY TO CHILDREN. THE
    18  TERM SHALL INCLUDE THE EDDIE EAGLE GUNSAFE PROGRAM CREATED BY
    19  THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND ANY OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
    20  APPROVED BY THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL.
    21     "FUND."  THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND ESTABLISHED IN
    22  SECTION 3106 (RELATING TO FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND).
    23     "PROGRAM."  THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM ESTABLISHED
    24  IN SECTION 3104 (RELATING TO FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM).
    25  § 3104.  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM.
    26     (A)  PURPOSE.--THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM IS
    27  ESTABLISHED AND SHALL PROVIDE GRANTS TO SCHOOLS TO UNDERWRITE
    28  THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION.
    29     (B)  APPLICATION.--ANY PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
    30  WHICH OFFERS INSTRUCTION ON ANY LEVEL FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH
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     1  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THIS COMMONWEALTH MAY MAKE APPLICATION FOR
     2  A GRANT UNDER THIS PROGRAM.
     3     (C)  PRIORITY OF GRANTS.--GRANTS SHALL BE PRIORITIZED BASED
     4  ON:
     5         (1)  THE INCIDENCE OF FIREARM ACCIDENTS AND FIREARM
     6     VIOLENCE IN A COUNTY WITHIN THIS COMMONWEALTH WHERE A SCHOOL
     7     IS LOCATED.
     8         (2)  DEMONSTRATION OF CURRENT SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPATION IN
     9     FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION.
    10     (D)  DUTY TO SEEK OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING.--A SCHOOL SHALL
    11  SEEK ALL AVAILABLE FUNDING, INCLUDING FEDERAL FUNDING OR FUNDING
    12  AVAILABLE FROM NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS, AND SHALL SEEK TO ENGAGE
    13  PRO BONO SERVICES FROM INDIVIDUALS AND OTHER ENTITIES TO CARRY
    14  OUT FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION.
    15     (E)  LIMITATION.--NO SCHOOL SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE MORE
    16  THAN 5% OF THE MONEYS DISPENSED FROM THE FUND IN ANY YEAR.
    17  § 3105.  POWERS AND DUTIES OF ATTORNEY GENERAL.
    18     IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER POWERS AND DUTIES, THE ATTORNEY
    19  GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH SHALL:
    20         (1)  ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MONEYS FROM THE
    21     FUND PURSUANT TO SECTION 3104 (RELATING TO FIREARM SAFETY
    22     EDUCATION PROGRAM).
    23         (2)  PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT THE
    24     PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
    25  § 3106.  FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND.
    26     THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN
    27  THE STATE TREASURY AS A RESTRICTED ACCOUNT. THE FUND SHALL
    28  CONSIST OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ALL
    29  MONEYS IN THE FUND AND THE INTEREST ACCRUING THEREON ARE HEREBY
    30  APPROPRIATED TO THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL ON A CONTINUING
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     1  BASIS TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
     2  § 3107.  TRANSFER FOR INITIAL FUNDING.
     3     THE SUM OF $100,000 IS HEREBY TRANSFERRED FROM THE GENERAL
     4  FUND TO THE FIREARM SAFETY EDUCATION FUND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
     5  JULY 1, 2007, TO JUNE 30, 2008, TO CARRY OUT THE PROVISIONS OF
     6  THIS CHAPTER.
     7     Section 3 6.  The sum of $300,000 is hereby appropriated to    <--
     8  the Joint State Government Commission for the purposes of
     9  conducting the study provided for in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111.7.
    10     SECTION 7.  THE SUM OF $50,000 IS HEREBY APPROPRIATED TO THE   <--
    11  PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROVIDING
    12  INFORMATION PURSUANT TO 18 PA.C.S. § 6111.7(B) AND (C).
    13     SECTION 8.  THE AMOUNT OF $3,000,000 IS HEREBY APPROPRIATED
    14  FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE
    15  OPERATION OF JOINT LOCAL-STATE FIREARM TASK FORCES.
    16     Section 4. 9.  THE PROVISIONS OF 18 Pa.C.S. § 6127 shall       <--
    17  expire three years after the effective date of this act SECTION.  <--
    18     Section 5 10.  This act shall take effect in six months.       <--








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