A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION REGARDING CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMITS AND PISTOL PURCHASE PERMITS.
Amends GS 14-269.3(b) to allow a person with a valid concealed handgun permit to possess a handgun in a restaurant as defined in GS 18B-1000(6) or an eating establishment as defined in GS 18B-1000(2) unless the person in legal possession or control of the premises has posted a conspicuous notice prohibiting the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises in accordance with GS 14-415.11(c).
Amends GS 14-415.17 to prescribe that a sheriff maintain as confidential (1)the list of persons who are issued a gun permit, and (2) the information collected by the sheriff to process an application for a gun permit. However, maintains requirements that the sheriff make the list of permit holders and their permit information available upon request to all state and local law enforcement officials. Declares that the permit information and the list of permit holders is not a public record under GS 132-1.
Directs the State Bureau of Investigation to make the list of permit holders and the information collected by the sheriff to process an application available to law enforcement officers statewide, but eliminates any requirement to shareinformationwith clerks of courton astatewide system.
Makes conforming changes to GS 14-405.
Amends GS 14-406 torequire that a dealer of pistols and other weapons is to keep records of sales confidential and that such records are not a public record under GS 132-1; however, requires the dealer to makethe records available upon request to all state and local law enforcement agencies.
EffectiveDecember 1, 2013.
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