|Posted:||January 27, 2021 11:21 AM|
|From:||Representative David H. Zimmerman|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Concealed Firearms License Fee Waiver (Prior HB 603, 19/20)|
|In the near future I am planning to reintroduce prior House Bill 603. This legislation will permit the governing body of a county, after consultation with the sheriff, to waive the fee that is imposed for the issuance of a license to carry a concealed firearm, where the applicant is an honorably discharged veteran or a person who is 65 years of age or older.
The $20 fee is set by Statute, 18 Pa.C.S. §6109 (h). It includes a $1.50 fee for renewal notice processing, $5 administrative fee for the sheriff and $1 to support the Firearms License Validation System account.
The decision whether to waive the fee will be left to the discretion of each county, though I believe many will choose to honor our veterans and senior citizens by establishing this small benefit.
I welcome your participation in this legislation by co-sponsoring this bill.
Previous cosponsors HB 603 (2019-2020): BARRAR, ROTHMAN, SIMMONS, MILLARD, RYAN, BERNSTINE, PYLE, OWLETT, JONES, GILLEN, RADER, KORTZ, MASSER and SNYDER
Introduced as HB946