Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 354, sponsored by state Senator Scott Beason (R-17). This committee hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. in room 325 of the Alabama Statehouse, located across the street from the state Capitol.
SB 354 would allow an individual to carry a handgun in their vehicle without having to possess a valid Alabama pistol permit. SB 354 would also require a sheriff to issue or renew a permit within two weeks of his or her receipt of an application for a pistol permit. Current law allows sheriffs to take up to thirty days to issue or renew a permit.
Using the contact information provided below, please call and e-mail members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and respectfully urge them to support SB 354.
Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senator Cam Ward (R-14), Chairman
Senator Jerry Fielding (R-11), Vice-Chairman
Senator Linda Coleman (D-20)
Senator Vivian Davis Figures (D-33)
Senator Marc Keahey (D-22)
Senator Arthur Orr (R-3)
Senator Rodger Mell Smitherman (D-18)
Senator Bryan Taylor (R-30)
Senator Tom Whatley (R-27)
Senator Phil Williams (R-10)
Senator Greg Reed (R-5)