A little history behind the change in the law. States like NM were concerned because their residents were acquiring and carrying under a UT CFP in the state of NM. The NM permit is substantially more costly than the UT CFP. This resulted in a loss of revenue for the state of NM, which also prompted them to stop recognizing the UT CFP. To protect their relationships with other states, and the further erosion of states from their impressive list of recognizing states, the law was drafted and passed by UT lawmakers.