State now required to give notice of expiring license to concealed pistol license holders
'I think if DOL can send your barber a notice, they should do the same for those exercising their Second Amendment rights,' says Taylor
The state Department of Licensing (DOL) is now required to mail a concealed pistol license (CPL) renewal notification to license holders 90 days before their license expires.
“A concealed pistol license is the only instance we can find where the Department of Licensing does not send out a notice when a license they issue is about to expire. This is something that needs to be rectified,” said Taylor. “It is also more expensive to renew a concealed pistol license after it has expired. I think if DOL can send your barber or manicurist a notice of an expiring license, they should do the same for those exercising their Second Amendment rights.”
According to DOL testimony in committee, it would cost approximately 84 cents per notice mailed to license holders. Taylor's bill directs one dollar from both the CPL original license fee and the renewal fee to be deposited in the newly-created CPL Renewal Notification Account in order to cover the expense.
The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the 2017 regular session, which is scheduled to end on April 23.
###Washington State House Republican Communications