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For Immediate Release 12.17.2018

Governor Hutchinson Affirms Support of Legislators’ Efforts to Reduce Conceal Carry Fees by Half

LITTLE ROCK – Senator Trent Garner, in conjunction with Representatives Bob Ballinger and Jim Dotson, have consistently vocalized the importance of reducing the costs associated with concealed carry licensure in Arkansas. Today, with support from Governor Hutchinson, Senator Garner filed legislation to enact the fee reduction.

Under the proposed legislation, the initial filing fee to receive a Conceal Handgun Carry License will be reduced from $100 to $50, and the license renewal fee will be decreased from $50 to $25. 

Governor Hutchinson issued the following statement: 

“I appreciate the commitment shown by Senator Garner and Representatives Ballinger and Dotson on this issue. Their partnership with my office and the State Police has led to what I believe is good legislation that strikes the right balance in reducing these fees. I fully support their efforts, and if the legislature passes this bill in the upcoming session, I will sign it into law.”

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