The House voted Monday to overhaul the way concealed weapons permits are issued. Currently, the decision on issuing a concealed weapons permit rests with local sheriffs, who have broad latitude to make decisions and aren't required to explain why a request for a permit is denied. Under the measure approved Monday, sheriffs would still make the decision, but there are guidelines that must be followed and a decision to deny a permit must be explained in writing. The measure also includes an expedited appeals process when a permit is denied.
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