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 Papa_Tiger » Tue May 16, 2017 12:50 pm

RPBrown wrote: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].
The answer is actually $35. All* Original and Renewal LTCs cost $40 now. Seniors per 411.195(2) get a $5 reduction on the $40 cost of a renewal or original LTC.

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*Some exceptions for indigency or if you are an active or retired judicial officer.

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

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Post by jmorris » Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm

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RPBrown wrote: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].
The answer is actually $35. All* Original and Renewal LTCs cost $40 now. Seniors per 411.195(2) get a $5 reduction on the $40 cost of a renewal or original LTC.

ETA:
*Some exceptions for indigency or if you are an active or retired judicial officer.
I too misread that the first time through as seniors paying $5. Got to tie it back to the "reduce by"
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by twomillenium » Tue May 16, 2017 5:45 pm

There is no change in the price of renewal for seniors 60 and over.
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Post by Liberty » Tue May 16, 2017 6:18 pm

twomillenium wrote:There is no change in the price of renewal for seniors 60 and over.
Nor for veterans, but it's not as though we were paying a lot anyway.
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by poppo » Tue May 16, 2017 9:03 pm

RPBrown wrote: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].

$35 It says "shall reduce by $5" ($40-$5=$35 same as before, just worded differently)
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by Kolamer » Mon May 22, 2017 5:44 pm

So does anyone know what the deal is with this bill? It was sent to the gov for him to sign it back on 05/15 but it still hasnt been signed. Does he do a mass signing of bills at the end of the session?


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Post by Papa_Tiger » Mon May 22, 2017 8:20 pm

Kolamer wrote:So does anyone know what the deal is with this bill? It was sent to the gov for him to sign it back on 05/15 but it still hasnt been signed. Does he do a mass signing of bills at the end of the session?
The law doesn't go into effect until September 1, 2017. That will happen automatically if he signs it or not. The only thing that could stop it from becoming law is a veto and that is not very likely at all.

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Post by Flightmare » Mon May 22, 2017 8:37 pm

Kolamer wrote:So does anyone know what the deal is with this bill? It was sent to the gov for him to sign it back on 05/15 but it still hasnt been signed. Does he do a mass signing of bills at the end of the session?
The governor has 10 days once a bill is sent to his office to sign, veto, or allow it to become law without his signature....unless it is within 10 days of final adjournment. In which case, the governor has 20 days to sign, veto, or allow it to become law without his signature.

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

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Post by treadlightly » Wed May 24, 2017 9:45 am

Reduction of fee? Not sure I see much of a reduction. I'm dirt poor from property tax on land that doesn't earn its keep and can't be sold. Nobody wants it.

But if I don't pay my State property tax on time, I'll lose my license. This year, that "annual renewal" fee in the form of property tax is $18,300 with no hope of an equitable, fair appeal.

I guess I really like my little pea-shooter.

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

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Post by bigtek » Thu May 25, 2017 6:16 pm

treadlightly wrote:Reduction of fee? Not sure I see much of a reduction. I'm dirt poor from property tax on land that doesn't earn its keep and can't be sold. Nobody wants it.

But if I don't pay my State property tax on time, I'll lose my license. This year, that "annual renewal" fee in the form of property tax is $18,300 with no hope of an equitable, fair appeal.
That sounds like a good reason to get a license from a reciprocal state instead.
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Post by tx85 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 am

Gov. Abbott just signed SB16 at a gun range in Austin.

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Article in Texas Tribune:
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed a bill into law significantly reducing the cost to get a license to carry a handgun, making Texas one of the states with the lowest fee in the nation.

"The right to bear arms is something that is synonymous with the state of Texas. We are proud to expand the right to bear arms by lowering the cost of what you have to pay in order to get a license to carry," Abbott said. "Texans' ability to bear arms is going to be even bolder today than it's ever been before."
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Abbott said he was pleased with the bill, "Texas is known for its strong Second Amendment rights laws, and I’m proud to further strengthen those rights today," he said. "No law abiding Texan should be priced out of the ability to exercise their Second Amendment rights. I’d like to thank Senators Nichols and Huffman, and Rep. Phil King for their work in expanding liberty in Texas."


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

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri May 26, 2017 10:09 am

tx85 wrote:Gov. Abbott just signed SB16 at a gun range in Austin.
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Post by SewTexas » Fri May 26, 2017 10:22 am

Ah, I was wondering if that was "The Range", I thought I recognized the lanes from the few mins I spent there, now I recognize the display. Nice...
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Re: SB 16 - priority bill, reduction of LTC fees

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Post by nobius » Fri May 26, 2017 10:33 am

Any word on what address change fee will be? I was shocked when it cost almost twice as much to change my address for my CHL as it was form my DL.


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

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri May 26, 2017 11:20 am

nobius wrote:Any word on what address change fee will be? I was shocked when it cost almost twice as much to change my address for my CHL as it was form my DL.
There is nothing in SB16 that changes the fee for duplicate license.

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