Time for a FOID fee hike?
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
* I didn’t know this until yesterday’s hearing…
That means it cost the state taxpayers $3 million to process existing FOID cards and another $140,000 a month. The state cops have a huge FOID card backlog right now, partly because the fees are too low, and they’re gonna need a whole lot more money if and/or when concealed carry permits have to be issued (I’ll get to that issue in a bit, so be patient).
Back in the 1960s, the state cops testified yesterday, FOID card fees were $1 a year. Now, they’re $10 for ten years. So, they’re still a dollar a year. $1 in 1969 money is now $6.26, according to a CPI inflation calculator I use.