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HB 0917 - Guns - Counties Must Send Weapons License Holders a Renewal Notice
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Tracking Level: Oppose
Sponsor: James Burchett
Last Action: 2/20/2020 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Public Safety and Homeland Security
Assigned To:
Firearms/Carry LawsNext Bill
Todd EdwardsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill requires probate judges, at county expense, to send a notice to weapons carry license holders to let them know when their license is about to expire.  The notice can be sent via mail or e-mail and must be sent no more than 90 days, but no fewer than 30 says, before the expiration date of a person's license.  While this may be a good idea for a county to consider, there will be additional costs, your licensing system may not have this capability, and failure to adhere to this mandate will likely subject the county to litigation.  Lastly, if this is such a good idea, state law should require that notices be sent to the public whenever a driver's licenses or any other state license/permit is about to expire.  ACCG asks you to please contact your probate judge and let us know if this requirement is feasible, and at what cost to the county.  We welcome any other input you may have.   

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