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HB 2137/SB 1065 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:09 pm
by Papa_Tiger
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB2137
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=SB1065

Waved fees for honorably retired law enforcement officers that apply for an LTC.

*2/25/19* ETA SB 1065

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
by Maxwell
I was under the impression retired LEOs carried under a federal permit. They don't need a state LTC.

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:53 pm
by oohrah
How about waiving fees for all honorable law abiding citizens?

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:34 pm
by longtooth
Good deal. It is a good start.

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm
by srothstein
Maxwell wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
I was under the impression retired LEOs carried under a federal permit. They don't need a state LTC.
Some of us have them anyway. It gets us out of the phone call background check. It also covers the one very weird circumstance where a place has a regular no guns sign but no 30.06 or 30.07. The exemptions in 30.05 cover active officers and LTCs but let any sign apply to a retired officer.

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:08 am
by apostate
How about waiving the fees for Texas residents who pay property taxes? And raising the fees for nonresidents, regardless of their current or prior employer.

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:00 pm
by bblhd672
Is a honorably retired LEO less able to pay $40 for an LTC than a honorably retired trash worker or water department worker? How about a honorably retired teacher, or a honorably retired pastor or a honorably retired firefighter?

Re: HB 2137 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:13 pm
by montgomery
bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Is a honorably retired LEO less able to pay $40 for an LTC than a honorably retired trash worker or water department worker? How about a honorably retired teacher, or a honorably retired pastor or a honorably retired firefighter?
Exactly. Civilian is civilian, regardless of your sacrifice or contribution to society. Free for one, free for all. If lawmakers want to reward honorable people, start by waiving fees for single mothers.

Re: HB 2137/SB 1065 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:55 pm
by Papa_Tiger
https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=SB1065

Companion filed in the Senate - SB 1065

Re: HB 2137/SB 1065 - Waived LTC Fees for Honorably Retired Law Enforcement Officers

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:28 pm
by Gator Guy
Now I know which legislators don't support the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms.

Thank you anti Second Amendment legislators for making my job as a voter much easier.