PRINTER'S NO. 564
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY WATERS, BROWNLEE, MCCARTER, BISHOP, SCHLOSSBERG, THOMAS, V. BROWN, COHEN, ROEBUCK, KINSEY, BRIGGS, GAINEY, KIRKLAND, SIMS, STURLA AND SANTARSIERO, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON JUDICIARY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
9§ 6109. Licenses.
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11(e) Issuance of license.--
12(1) A license to carry a firearm shall be for the
13purpose of carrying a firearm concealed on or about one's
14person or in a vehicle and shall be issued if, after an
15investigation not to exceed 45 days, it appears that the
16applicant is an individual concerning whom no good cause
17exists to deny the license, and the applicant has obtained
18firearm liability insurance as provided under subsection
1(e.1). A license shall not be issued to any of the following:
11(iv) An individual who, within the past ten years,
12has been adjudicated delinquent for a crime enumerated in
13section 6105 or for an offense under The Controlled
14Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
20(vii) An individual who is a habitual drunkard.
21(viii) An individual who is charged with or has been
22convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a
23term exceeding one year except as provided for in section
246123 (relating to waiver of disability or pardons).
25(ix) A resident of another state who does not
26possess a current license or permit or similar document
27to carry a firearm issued by that state if a license is
28provided for by the laws of that state, as published
29annually in the Federal Register by the Bureau of
30Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms of the Department of the
3(x) An alien who is illegally in the United States.
7(xii) An individual who is a fugitive from justice.
8This subparagraph does not apply to an individual whose
9fugitive status is based upon nonmoving or moving summary
10offense under Title 75 (relating to vehicles).
20(3) The license to carry a firearm shall be designed to
21be uniform throughout this Commonwealth and shall be in a
22form prescribed by the Pennsylvania State Police. The license
23shall bear the following:
1numbers issued in numerical sequence.
5(v) The reason for issuance.
6(vi) The period of validation.
10(5) The original license shall be issued to the
11applicant. The first copy of the license shall be forwarded
12to the Pennsylvania State Police within seven days of the
13date of issue. The second copy shall be retained by the
14issuing authority for a period of seven years. Except
15pursuant to court order, both copies and the application
16shall, at the end of the seven-year period, be destroyed
17unless the license has been renewed within the seven-year
19(e.1) Liability insurance.--
20(1) No individual shall be issued a license under
21subsection (e) without providing the licensing authority with
22a certificate of liability insurance verifying that the
23applicant has a valid insurance policy insuring against harm
24or damage that may arise out of the use of a firearm covered
25by the license.
28(i) Be in an amount of at least $1,000,000.
1involving the use of an insured firearm.
2(iii) May not cover any unlawful acts.
6(i) Notify the licensing authority of the county in
7which the insured resides if the firearm liability
8insurance has been canceled or terminated. An insurer
9shall provide a copy of the notice of cancellation or a
10copy of the insurer's filing procedures with proof that
11the notice was written in the normal course of business
12and placed in the normal course of mailing.
13(ii) Provide insurance identification certificates
14to the insured which shall be valid only for the period
15for which coverage has been paid by the insured.
16Insurance identification certificates must disclose the
17period for which coverage has been paid by the insured.
18If the insured has financed premiums through a premium
19finance company or is on an insurer-sponsored or agency-
20sponsored payment plan, insurance identification
21certificates may be issued for periods of six months
22notwithstanding that the payment by the insured may be
23for a period of less than six months.
24(4) A licensing authority shall not be required to
25produce proof that notice of termination, lapse or
26cancellation was provided to the insured in order to revoke
27the license to carry a firearm. A licensing authority shall
28immediately revoke a licensee's license if the licensing
29authority receives notice that a licensee's firearm liability
30insurance has been canceled or terminated.
1(5) The insurer's insurance identification certificate
2shall be carried simultaneously with the insured firearm and
3shall be exhibited to any law enforcement officer upon demand
4for inspection. Failure to produce the insurance
5identification certification shall result in the following:
8(ii) The owner of the confiscated firearm shall be
9provided with a signed and dated written receipt by the
10law enforcement officer. This receipt shall include a
11detailed identifying description indicating the serial
12number and condition of the firearm.
13(iii) If, within ten days, the law enforcement
14officer does not receive proof from the owner of the
15confiscated firearm that the owner has a valid firearm
16liability insurance policy, the law enforcement officer
17shall notify the licensing authority of the county in
18which the individual resides that proof of insurance was
19not provided and the firearm was confiscated. Upon
20receipt of the notification, the licensing authority
21shall immediately revoke the licensee's license to carry
22a firearm and immediately notify the law enforcement
23officer of the revocation.
26(A) after confirmation has been received that
27the owner's license to carry has been revoked and the
28law enforcement officer has notified the owner that
29the license has been revoked and that the owner may
30no longer carry the firearm in public; or
5(6) If a licensing authority revokes a licensee's
6license to carry a firearm, the licensing authority may not
7reissue the license to carry until the person furnishes proof
8of insurance. The licensing authority shall charge a fee of
9$50 to reissue a license to carry following a revocation.
10(7) An individual who is in this Commonwealth with a
11concealed firearm and possesses a valid and lawfully issued
12license or permit to carry that firearm which has been issued
13under the laws of another state as provided under section
146106(b)(15) (relating to firearms not to be carried without a
15license) shall be required to obtain firearm liability
16insurance as provided in this section within 30 days of
17arriving in this Commonwealth.
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2Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.