Is JB planning on doing the same thing Quinn did (slashing department funding to <50%)?
Comrade Pritzker thinks he's screwing gun owners by starving the licensing department for resources.
I'll be carrying on an expired license for the next decade...
It is explicitly called out in the law how much of each fee goes into the ISP firearm services fund. It would be interesting to know if it was getting appropriated elsewhere. (or how much exists in current fund)
State Police Firearm Services Funding - amount per fee going to fund
FOID (over 2.1M issued)
$3 per new card
$10 per renewal
$5 per corrected or replacement card
CCL (over 301K issued)
$120 per new or renewal card
$250 per non-resident new or renewal card
$60 per replacement card
(20 ILCS 2605/2605-595)
Sec. 2605-595. State Police Firearm Services Fund.
(a) There is created in the State treasury a special fund known as the State Police Firearm Services Fund. The Fund shall receive revenue under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act and Section 5 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. The Fund may also receive revenue from grants, pass-through grants, donations, appropriations, and any other legal source.
(b ) The Department of State Police may use moneys in the Fund to finance any of its lawful purposes, mandates, functions, and duties under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, including the cost of sending notices of expiration of Firearm Owner's Identification Cards, concealed carry licenses, the prompt and efficient processing of applications under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act
, the improved efficiency and reporting of the LEADS and federal NICS law enforcement data systems, and support for investigations required under these Acts and law. Any surplus funds beyond what is needed to comply with the aforementioned purposes shall be used by the Department to improve the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and criminal history background check system.
(c ) Investment income that is attributable to the investment of moneys in the Fund shall be retained in the Fund for the uses specified in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
Edited by InterestedBystander, 23 April 2019 - 07:59 AM.