Yesterday, the House voted 66-43 to pass House Bill 4030 and 67-42 to pass House Bill 4498. These bills reduce both the application fee and the renewal fee for a Concealed Pistol License (CPL). They will now go to the Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 4030 and HB 4498.
House Bill 4030, sponsored by Representative Michele Hoitenga (R-102), reduces the initial application fee for a CPL from $115 to $60. House Bill 4498, sponsored by Representative Brad Paquette (R-78), reduces the renewal fee for a CPL from $115 to $45. This package of bills helps make the right to self-defense more accessible, especially to those of limited financial means. With the economic turmoil of the past year, it is important to ensure that law-abiding citizens can exercise their constitutional rights without exorbitant fees.
Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 4030 and HB 4498.