HB 233 re: active duty and veterans

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HB 233 re: active duty and veterans

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Post by Mike1951 » Fri May 11, 2007 5:00 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:HB233 (Ritter D-A) Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license fees for certain members and veterans of the military. Waives all CHL fees for active and honorably discharged military. Final House passage; Final Senate passage 5/8/07..
This shows to be enrolled today. Isn't that the last step before going to the Governor for signature?

Speculation on whether he will sign?

As i read it, this will waive license fees for active duty military and honorably discharged veterans who apply with 365 days of getting out.

Also would reduce by 50% the license fee for all honorably discharged veterans past 365 days.
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Post by Right2Carry » Fri May 11, 2007 6:20 pm

This is great news but since I already served my time I should be grandfathered in for the no fees portion. But hey I guess 70.00 is better than 140.00.
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Post by stevie_d_64 » Fri May 11, 2007 8:07 pm

Well, I would certainly like mine to go from $70 to $35 (or free) at the stroke of a pen...

I'm not going to object...

This whole issue seems to be going very quietly through the legislature for some reason...

Maybe thats a good thing...
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Re: HB 233 re: active duty and veterans

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri May 11, 2007 8:43 pm

Mike1951 wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:HB233 (Ritter D-A) Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license fees for certain members and veterans of the military. Waives all CHL fees for active and honorably discharged military. Final House passage; Final Senate passage 5/8/07..
This shows to be enrolled today. Isn't that the last step before going to the Governor for signature?

Speculation on whether he will sign?

As i read it, this will waive license fees for active duty military and honorably discharged veterans who apply with 365 days of getting out.

Also would reduce by 50% the license fee for all honorably discharged veterans past 365 days.
Gov. Perry will sign it. The as-filed version waived all fees, but a substitute changed the bill as you stated.

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Re: HB 233 re: active duty and veterans

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Post by Liberty » Fri May 11, 2007 9:39 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Mike1951 wrote:
Charles L. Cotton wrote:HB233 (Ritter D-A) Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license fees for certain members and veterans of the military. Waives all CHL fees for active and honorably discharged military. Final House passage; Final Senate passage 5/8/07..
This shows to be enrolled today. Isn't that the last step before going to the Governor for signature?

Speculation on whether he will sign?

As i read it, this will waive license fees for active duty military and honorably discharged veterans who apply with 365 days of getting out.

Also would reduce by 50% the license fee for all honorably discharged veterans past 365 days.
Gov. Perry will sign it. The as-filed version waived all fees, but a substitute changed the bill as you stated.

Chas.
Will we need to prove with DD-214?
Will our CHLs be labeled as Veterans.
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Post by ElGato » Fri May 11, 2007 11:17 pm

A good bill for Vet's, but I still wanted all Disabled Vet's to get a freebe also.
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Post by Liberty » Sat May 12, 2007 8:42 am

ElGato wrote:A good bill for Vet's, but I still wanted all Disabled Vet's to get a freebe also.
That would have made more sense. Although I like the idea of free for the first year. It's the disabled Vets who paid the price and most likely could use a little extra help.

Maybe this can be fixed in 2009.
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Post by stevie_d_64 » Sat May 12, 2007 2:25 pm

ElGato wrote:A good bill for Vet's, but I still wanted all Disabled Vet's to get a freebe also.
I agree! :patriot:
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