HB48: Passed

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HB48: Passed

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 21, 2013 8:32 pm

HB48 that removes the necessity of taking a class to renew a Texas CHL passed today. It now goes to the Governor.

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Postby mojo84 » Tue May 21, 2013 8:40 pm

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Postby K.Mooneyham » Tue May 21, 2013 8:56 pm

That sounds like great news! So, basically, just fill out the forms and send them in with a check?

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 21, 2013 9:12 pm

K.Mooneyham wrote:That sounds like great news! So, basically, just fill out the forms and send them in with a check?


That's pretty much it. It will likely be done on the Internet and people will have to acknowledge that they read the "laws" notification document DPS will be required to create.

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Zencyl » Tue May 21, 2013 9:13 pm

Is there a grandfather clause? I have a coworker who's license expired last week and he hasn't had time to go to a class, does he still have to take the renewal class?

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Zencyl wrote:Is there a grandfather clause? I have a coworker who's license expired last week and he hasn't had time to go to a class, does he still have to take the renewal class?


No, there is no grandfather provision. In fact, HB48 expressly states, " To renew a license, a license holder must , on or before the date the license expires, . . . " The emphasized phrase is new, whereas the current language allows a person to renewal a license after expiration. DPS has generously agreed by rule to allow people to renew up to one year after expiration. The express language of HB48 requires renewal prior to or on the date of expiration and it also requires that this be made possible purely online. So theoretically a person could renew on their birthday when their CHL would otherwise expire. This does not mean your CHL is good at that point. You still have to wait for the new license.

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Zencyl » Tue May 21, 2013 9:25 pm

Thank you for the explanation.

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby 4copas » Tue May 21, 2013 10:04 pm

Am I reading it correct that no shooting will be required for renewal?
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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby G26ster » Tue May 21, 2013 10:08 pm

4copas wrote:Am I reading it correct that no shooting will be required for renewal?


No class or shooting will be required.

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Jumping Frog » Tue May 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:HB48 that removes the necessity of taking a class to renew a Texas CHL passed today. It now goes to the Governor..

Does it remove the requirement for range re-qualification as well as the classroom time?
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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue May 21, 2013 10:30 pm

Jumping Frog wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:HB48 that removes the necessity of taking a class to renew a Texas CHL passed today. It now goes to the Governor..

Does it remove the requirement for range re-qualification as well as the classroom time?


Yes. Renewal will be only paperwork.

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby CainA » Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 am

Just to be clear, they took this part out of it?

(g) A person who has submitted to the department the renewal
materials described by Subsection (a) may continue to carry any
concealed handgun the person was licensed to carry under the
person's expired license until the renewed license is received if:
(1) at any time the person is carrying the concealed
handgun, the person also carries:
(A) the person's expired license; and
(B) documentation that the person has submitted
to the department the renewal materials described by Subsection
(a); and
(2) the person has not been notified by the department
that the person's renewal application has been denied

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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby RPBrown » Wed May 22, 2013 6:38 am

This is great.

However, I see they took out the part about carrying on an expired license.

This does trouble me a little with the extended times it is taking DPS to do what they do to issue the license.

I guess this was another "compromise"
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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby TexasCajun » Wed May 22, 2013 6:47 am

RPBrown wrote:This is great.

However, I see they took out the part about carrying on an expired license.

This does trouble me a little with the extended times it is taking DPS to do what they do to issue the license.

I guess this was another "compromise"


Not having to take a renewal class & requalify is a great win for us. The simplified process should help the DPS backlog once this has been in place for a while. With no class to take, there shouldn't be any need to carry on an expired license.
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Re: HB48: Passed

Postby longtooth » Wed May 22, 2013 6:51 am

TexasCajun wrote:
RPBrown wrote:This is great.

However, I see they took out the part about carrying on an expired license.

This does trouble me a little with the extended times it is taking DPS to do what they do to issue the license.

I guess this was another "compromise"


Not having to take a renewal class & requalify is a great win for us. The simplified process should help the DPS backlog once this has been in place for a while. With no class to take, there shouldn't be any need to carry on an expired license.



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