On and after the effective date of the bill, if a law enforcement agency of the state has a policy, on the effective date of this act, of issuing photographic identification to peace officers who have retired from the agency, and the agency discontinues said policy after the effective date of this act, the agency shall continue to provide such photographic identification to peace officers who have retired from the agency if:
- The peace officer requests the identification;
- The peace officer retired from the law enforcement agency before the date upon which the agency discontinued the policy; and
- The peace officer is a qualified retired law enforcement officer, as defined in 18 U.S.C. sec. 926C (c).
The photographic identification shall satisfy certain provisions of federal law for the purpose of exempting the retired peace officer from state laws concerning the carrying of concealed firearms.
A law enforcement agency may charge a fee for issuing a photographic identification to a retired peace officer, which fee shall not exceed the direct and indirect costs assumed by the law enforcement agency in issuing the photographic identification.
A law enforcement agency of the state is not required to issue a photographic identification if the chief administrative officer of the agency elects not to do so.