Arkansas House Votes To Cut Concealed Handgun License Fees

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has voted to cut in half the license fees for carrying a concealed handgun.

The House on Monday approved by a 74-18 vote a bill that would cut the initial filing fee for a concealed handgun license from $100 to $50. The measure would also cut the license renewal fee from $50 to $25. The measure now heads to the Senate.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December said he supported the proposal to cut the license fees. Arkansas State Police has said the financial impact of the proposed fee cut would be $1.2 million. Arkansas has more than 224,000 concealed carry license holders.

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