What does HB485 mean for Texas Military Forces?

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What does HB485 mean for Texas Military Forces?

Postby Paladin » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:35 am

HB485

Perry signs handful of bills that tweak concealed handgun license, firearm laws

As things currently stand, Active military get free CHLs.

As I understand it, this bill increases the fees for Active Texas Military Forces to $25? However Federal active military will still get their CHL's free?

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Re: What does HB485 mean for Texas Military Forces?

Postby Keith B » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:46 am

Nope. Active regular U.S. military is still free. It reduces current veterans, and law enforcement and state guard from $35 to $25
Renewal fee: Reduces the CHL renewal fee for certain honorably discharged veterans, current members of the state military forces, and certain peace and correctional officers to $25. Effective Sept. 1, 2013.


EDIT TO ADD: To clarify 411.1991 only relates to those that are veterans, not active. 411.1951 applies to active military (including state military
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/RSD/CHL/do ... hedule.pdf
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Re: What does HB485 mean for Texas Military Forces?

Postby Paladin » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:57 am

Currently the code states:

§ 411.1951
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, the department shall waive any fee required for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license under this subchapter if the applicant for the license is:

(1) a member of the United States armed forces, including a member of the reserves, national guard, or state guard; or


Texas Military Forces includes both Texas National Guard and State Guard.


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