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Texas House to Vote on License To Carry Fee Reduction Bill this Tuesday!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Texas House to Vote on License To Carry Fee Reduction Bill this Tuesday!

Dear Texas NRA Member:

On Tuesday, May 2, House Bill 300 -- NRA-backed legislation sponsored by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) that would significantly reduce the cost of a License to Carry (LTC) -- is scheduled to be considered by the Texas House of Representatives.  The identical Senate companion bill, SB 16, will be substituted in for HB 300 on the House floor.  This means that if the House approves the measure with no amendments, it will head to Governor Greg Abbott for his expected signature!  Let's get this done - please contact your state Representatives on Monday or Tuesday morning and urge them to "support HB 300/SB 16 with no amendments."

At $140, the fee for an original Texas license is among the highest in the nation.  HB 300/SB 16 would bring the fees down to among the lowest in the country, slashing the cost of an original license by $100 to just $40, and cutting the cost of a renewal license from $70 to $40.  In other words, the annual cost of a five-year LTC would now be just $8 per year.  No law-abiding Texan should be priced out of the ability to exercise his or her right to self-defense! 

Thank you to Rep. King for sponsoring and working to pass this important legislation in the House, and to Reps. Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) and Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) for sponsoring similar measures HB 339 and HB 1024, respectively.  All versions of this important legislation helped raise awareness of the need to address the high cost of a license in the Lone Star State!

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