Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 15 MRSA §455, as repealed and replaced by PL 2003, c. 452, Pt. H, §1 and affected by Pt. X, §2, is amended to read:
This amendment replaces the bill and amends the provision of law that requires a firearms dealer who sells, lets or loans a firearm to make a copy of the form the dealer must keep pursuant to federal law and to show that copy to a law enforcement officer or prosecuting attorney as follows.
1. Like the bill, it removes the requirement that a dealer make a state copy of that federal form;
2. It requires a dealer to show to or allow inspection of that federal form by a state law enforcement officer or prosecuting attorney upon presentation of a formal written request for inspection stating that the form relates to an active criminal investigation; and
3. It retains the exception currently in law regarding the sale of firearms by a wholesaler to a dealer or another wholesaler.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED