If I'm reading this right, they are proposing that anyone trying to rent a firearm at a range has to go through a complete NICS style check by the PA State Police. House Bill 1217 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE BILL No. 1217 Session of 2015 INTRODUCED BY CRUZ, YOUNGBLOOD, BROWNLEE, DEAN AND COHEN, MAY 14, 2015 REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, MAY 14, 2015 AN ACT Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm rental at shooting ranges. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows: Section 1. Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a section to read: § 6111.6 Firearm rental at shooting ranges. (a) Application process for firearm rental.-- (1) No owner or operator of a shooting range authorized by the governing body of the jurisdiction in which the shooting range is located may approve the rental of a firearm to another person until a completed application for gun rental is submitted by the person to the owner or operator. (2) The application shall include, but need not be limited to: (i) The name, address, date of birth, gender, race, physical description and Social Security number of the applicant and the date of application. (ii) Inspected photo identification of the applicant, including, but not limited to, a driver's license, official Pennsylvania photo identification card or official government photo identification card. In the case of an applicant who is a member of a recognized religious sect or community whose tenets forbid or discourage the taking of photographs of members of that sect or community, an owner or operator of a shooting range shall accept a valid-without-photo driver's license or a combination of documents, as prescribed by the Pennsylvania State Police, containing the applicant's name, address, date of birth and the signature of the applicant. (iii) A criminal background, juvenile delinquency and mental health check of the applicant following the procedures set forth in section 6111 (relating to sale or transfer of firearms). (3) Approved applicants shall be permitted to rent a firearm after receiving a unique approval number for that inquiry from the Pennsylvania State Police with the date and the approval number recorded on their application form. (4) All information provided by the applicant under this section, including, but not limited to, the applicant's name or identity, shall be confidential and not subject to public disclosure under the act of February 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law. (b) Use of firearm at shooing range.--The use of a rented firearm by persons approved under subsection (a) shall be lawful, provided the firearm is kept at the shooting range during the entirety of its authorized rental. (c) Yearly application renewal.--Upon initial approval of the applicant, the owner or operator of the shooting range and the applicant shall sign an agreement permitting the applicant's firearm rental for a period not to exceed one year. Should the applicant seek to rent a firearm after expiration of the time period specified in the agreement, the applicant and owner or operator shall again submit and complete the application required under subsection (a). (d) Penalties.--In addition to any other sanction or penalty imposed by this chapter, any person, owner or operator of a shooting range, State or local governmental agency or department that violates this section shall be liable in civil damages in the amount of $1,000 per occurrence or three times the actual damages incurred as a result of the violation, whichever is greater, as well as reasonable attorney fees. (e) Definitions.--For purposes of this section, the term "shooting range" shall include an enclosed or open air firing range or area designed and operated for the use of rifle or handgun practice with targets or any other facility that permits the rental of firearms for use on its property and that is authorized to operate as such by the governing body of the jurisdiction in which the shooting range is located. Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.