HB 48

83(R) - 2013
2nd Amendment

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Dan Flynn

Bill Caption

Relating to the procedure under which a person may renew a license to carry a concealed handgun.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, a concealed handgun license holder must go through a continuing education course every five years to renew the license. HB 48 revises renewal requirements by:

  • Removing the requirement of a concealed handgun license holder to attend a continuing education class for renewal.
  • Requiring a renewal application and an informational form regarding state law and the use of deadly force to be signed and submitted to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Allowing a license holder to submit the necessary renewal documents via the Internet or mail.
  • Updating code to reflect the aforementioned changes.

Analysis: Law-abiding citizens should not have undue burdens placed on them regarding carrying a concealed handgun. The process to renew a concealed handgun license should not be burdensome. HB 48 removes the requirement of law-abiding citizens to take educational courses every five years to renew their concealed handgun license. For these reasons, we recommend voting YES on HB 48.