State House: Expired concealed handgun permits are OK

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010

JUNEAU - Alaska's concealed handgun permit holders won't have to surrender their permits after they expire under a bill the House passed unanimously Wednesday.

The bill now goes to the Senate.

The state doesn't require concealed handgun permits, but many gun owners get the $94 permits so they can legally carry their weapons in the 35 states that recognize Alaska permits. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Megan Peters says there are 7,568 concealed handgun permits.

Starting in 2012, the bill also requires the department to mail notices at least 90 days before the five-year permits expire.

The measure bars permit holders from representing expired permits as valid unless they've submitted timely renewals and the process was delayed for circumstances beyond their control.



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