Today, the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee voted to advance Senate Bill 308 to the House floor. This bill creates the option of a statewide, lifetime carry permit for a cost of $300. The original bill had a $200 fee. The sheriffs wanted to raise the fee to an exorbitant $500. The Senate ended up passing the bill with the $300 fee it has now. Fortunately, the NRA was successful in adding a rebate clause in the Senate for anyone who is required by their sheriff to purchase a 1-year or 5-year permit prior to purchasing a lifetime permit. In most circumstances, that will bring the actual cost back to the original goal of $200. NRA expects no further changes to this on the House floor.
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