Here's a great bill by Representative Jim Dotson that's going to need our support! A bill to lower CHCL fees in general to $70 paper/$50 online and to establish a LIFETIME license for $150. You know this will encounter some pushback by the ASP and others. The bill has an impressive list of cosponsors but please e-mail your reps and ask them to support this bill!
David Johson (D-Little Rock) has filed to make technical corrections to Title 5 but also impacts the Arkansas weapons laws under 5-73-120. Senator Linda Collins-Smith also filed a bill to provide an exemption for courthouse employees regarding the ban on carrying in court houses.
Representative Collins has filled HB1077 that would eliminate the 'opt in' provision in Arkansas law and force all public colleges to allow staff to carry a concealed handgun on campus.
- HB1077 - CONCERNING THE POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED HANDGUN IN A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDING.