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Nichols and Huffman file License to Carry Fee Reform Act

Special to The Leader

 

Austin, TX – This week, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) filed Senate Bill 16, the License to Carry Fee Reform Act.

“Senate Bill 16 will reduce a barrier for all Texans to exercise their right to obtain a Concealed Handgun License,” said Senator Robert Nichols. “As a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I look forward to working with the National Rifle Association, the Texas State Rifle Association, and the members of the Legislature to pass this important piece of legislation.”

Senate Bill 16 will remove the requirement to pay the state’s current application and license fee to obtain a Concealed Handgun License.

“It is time for the State of Texas to make the ‘License to Carry’ process more affordable,” said Senator Joan Huffman. “I look forward to working with Senator Nichols and Lt. Governor Patrick to make this bill become law.”

In the Texas Senate, Nichols serves as Chairman for both the Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Transportation Funding. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee. He serves on the Senate Finance, Health and Human Services, Natural Resources and State Affairs Committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and the Sunset Advisory Committee.