Those trainers who have been approved are already taking applications for classes.
State police officials will submit their overall concealed carry program, along with the emergency rules, to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules at a Dec. 17 meeting in Chicago, JCAR executive director Vicki Thomas.
State police estimate a startup cost for administering the new law at $25.7 million or more. Bond said the agency has advertised 65 full-time positions to handle the new program and anticipates advertising for as many as 30 more.
House Republicans have received “an earful from constituents” about the rules and have set up a place on their webpage for comment, spokeswoman Vicki Crawford said.
“We want full public input into the process to help avoid problems down the line with the new law,” Crawford said.