Louisiana: Bill Eliminating Concealed Permit Fees for Vets Sent to Governor

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks about the state's budget and his plans to call a special session for June to try to raise revenue to stave off cuts, on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)
AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte

A bill to eliminate fees associated with acquiring a concealed handgun permit is sitting on Louisiana Governor John Bel Edward’s (D) desk.

The legislation — HB 304 — was sponsored by Louisiana Representative Tanner Magee (R-Dist. 53).

According to Task & Purpose, “a five-year [Louisiana] concealed carry permit costs $125 and a lifetime permit costs $500.” Veterans currently pay half price for either one, but Magee’s bill would eliminate the fees for veterans altogether.

LegiScan shows that HB 304 was sent to Governor Edwards on May 5 with a total of 59 state representatives signing on to sponsor the bill, in addition to Magee. The bill passed the House by a vote of 96-0 and passed the Senate by a vote of 37-1.

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