SUMMARY
This bill modifies the concealed weapons laws of the State in the following ways.

It limits the prohibition against a person's carrying a concealed weapon without a permit to apply only when the person is in or entering:

1. The grounds or buildings of a school;

2. A polling place on election day; or

3. A nuclear power plant or hydroelectric facility.
It limits the prohibition against a person's carrying a concealed weapon without a permit to apply only when the person is in or entering, under certain conditions:

1. A structure, vehicle or craft owned by the State or a political subdivision of the State;

2. A public event or a private event permitted or licensed by a public entity; or

3. An establishment licensed for the sale of spirits, wine or malt liquor to be consumed on the premises.

It changes the concealed weapons permit application fee for

residents of the State from $35 to $10 and the renewal fee from $20 to $5 and the amount of those fees that are disbursed to the Chief of the State Police and the Treasurer of State.

It changes the requirement that a handgun safety course must be completed from having to be completed within 5 years of obtaining a concealed weapons permit to having to be completed any time before obtaining a concealed weapons permit.

It changes the term of a concealed weapons permit from 4 years to 7 years.

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