This week, Senate Bill 291 was reported favorably out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. It is now en route to the Senate Rules committee where it will be placed on the calendar for a floor vote by the full Senate.
SB291, sponsored by State Senator David Shafer (R-48), would allow a person lawfully licensed to carry a concealed firearm the right to carry while dropping off or picking up passengers at an airport or airport facility. Also included in the bill is a provision that would make the license renewal process much easier by basically creating an automatic renewal. Instead of the licensee having to remember to renew, the probate court will be required to send out renewals 90 days before expiration.
No action is needed at this time, but please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for updates on this important legislation.