SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by mojo84 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:15 pm

Just received a message the governor has signed this. Chalk one up for the good guys.


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My apologies. I misread the tweet. It has been sent to the Governor for his signature. I thought is said it had been sent and signed.
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by poppo » Fri May 12, 2017 6:18 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote: I think he meant that the 61st (and all subsequent) person to renew each year gets the lower rate.
Who would have thought that? Geeze, links to the text of the bills are posted several places include in this thread. :rules:

So to clarify - the renewal fee for those people who ore over 60 years of age is $35. That remains unchanged from prior to this bill.
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by ninjabread » Fri May 12, 2017 6:27 pm

I'm going to teach reciprocal state classes this summer for people who don't want Texas to "lose money" on this. :evil2:
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Post by jmorris » Fri May 12, 2017 7:16 pm

According to the Governor's signature page there's no action on SB16. Might be running behind.

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Post by nightmare69 » Sat May 13, 2017 7:17 pm

I know a few people personally who haven't gotten their LTC due to the cost. This bill reducing the fees will allow them and many others to get their plastic.
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Post by Oldgringo » Sat May 13, 2017 9:04 pm

What age and how many renewals before one doesn't have to pay for a class?


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Post by bayou » Sat May 13, 2017 9:12 pm

:hurry: DPSs website says you don't need a class with the renewal anymore

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Post by parabelum » Sun May 14, 2017 7:24 am

nightmare69 wrote:I know a few people personally who haven't gotten their LTC due to the cost. This bill reducing the fees will allow them and many others to get their plastic.
Not sure that will make that big of an impact, personally.

If you can't afford what amounts to few boxes of plinking ammo to practice with, or to barely buy a HiPoint :shock:, then I'm just not sure about that.

You want to make it about money impact, then just charge $1 for LTC or even better, everyone with LTC gets $140/year voucher to be redeemed at you local gun dealer. :biggrinjester:

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Post by Oldgringo » Sun May 14, 2017 8:25 am

bayou wrote::hurry: DPSs website says you don't need a class with the renewal anymore
Good! I think Mrs. Oldgringo and I have had enough classes.

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Post by Lambda Force » Sun May 14, 2017 9:27 am

parabelum wrote:
nightmare69 wrote:I know a few people personally who haven't gotten their LTC due to the cost. This bill reducing the fees will allow them and many others to get their plastic.
Not sure that will make that big of an impact, personally.
I agree. I think the cost of the license is an excuse not the real reason. Maybe I'm wrong but if $2.50 per month is their reason for not getting a LTC, and they don't qualify for the indigent discount, I will be surprised.

I agree the license cost is too high. It should never have been a money maker for the general fund. In principle it should cost the same as voter registration or a library card, but lowering the fee doesn't change that principle.
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Post by ScottDLS » Sun May 14, 2017 9:46 am

:iagree:

I made this point a couple years ago to a college student who posted about the cost and couldn't qualify for the indigent discount. And i got attacked for it. If you can't come up with the $140 then you really should focus on other priorities before getting a gun.

i'm glad they lowered the fee and think it makes sense. It shouldn't cost more than a drivers license, but that doesn't mean the world owes everyone a car. :rules:
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Post by Ruark » Sun May 14, 2017 1:00 pm

Does anybody know the approximate total administrative cost of producing a LTC? You have the registration, the cost of staff to do the background checks, telephone customer service, and of course the fingerprinting/photo work, which is typically contracted out.
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Post by TreyHouston » Sun May 14, 2017 3:21 pm

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Post by bblhd672 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:32 am

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... &Bill=SB16

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Post by RPBrown » Tue May 16, 2017 12:39 pm

So do seniors pay the $40.00 or the $5.00 as listed here?

SECTION 6. Section 411.195, Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 411.195. REDUCTION OF CERTAIN FEES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, if an applicant for the license is 60 years of age or older, the department shall reduce by:
(1) 50 percent any fee required for the issuance of a duplicate or modified license under this subchapter; and
(2) $5 any fee required for the issuance of a renewed license under this subchapter [if the applicant for the license is 60 years of age or older].
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