Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly this week announced support for Senate Bill 1966, a measure that would increase FOID card fees and mandate fingerprinting of new applicants. Under the bill, new applications for FOID cards, as well as renewals, would now cost $20, up from $10, and also include a fingerprinting mandate. Illinois residents however are currently experiencing delays in getting their Firearms Owners Identification Cards renewed. The stricter requirements will only add to the existing delays, due in part to a backlog from $30 million in processing fees being diverted from programs previously designed to streamline the process.

Source: NSSF Newsletter