House Bill 431, passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the New Mexico Legislature, went into effect over the weekend - making multiple changes to the process of applying for and renewing a concealed handgun license in New Mexico.
Originally sponsored by state Representative Bob Wooley (R-66) and expanded by a floor amendment from state Senator Craig Brandt (R-40), HB 431 allows certain military service personnel and current New Mexico Mounted Patrol members to forego the training and fee requirements to apply for or renew a license. More information on the new law can be found here.
Further, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety has announced that individuals applying to renew their license are no longer required to submit fingerprints. With these changes, the renewal application fee will revert back to $75.