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Short Title:        Concealed Carry Permits/Validity.



Senator Bingham (Primary Sponsor).

Referred to:

Judiciary II.

January 31, 2013


AN ACT to provide that concealed handgun permits obtained by nonresidents of the state issuing the permit are not valid in north carolina.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 14‑415.24 reads as rewritten:

"§ 14‑415.24.  Reciprocity; out‑of‑state handgun permits.

(a)        A valid concealed handgun permit or license issued by another state is valid in North Carolina.Carolina, except as otherwise provided in this section.

(b)        Repealed by Session Laws 2011‑268, s. 22(a), effective December 1, 2011.

(c)        Every 12 months after the effective date of this subsection, the Department of Justice shall make written inquiry of the concealed handgun permitting authorities in each other state as to: (i) whether a North Carolina resident may carry a concealed handgun in their state based upon having a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit and (ii) whether a North Carolina resident may apply for a concealed handgun permit in that state based upon having a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit. The Department of Justice shall attempt to secure from each state permission for North Carolina residents who hold a valid North Carolina concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun in that state, either on the basis of the North Carolina permit or on the basis that the North Carolina permit is sufficient to permit the issuance of a similar license or permit by the other state.

(d)        A concealed handgun permit issued by a state to a person who is not a resident of that state shall not be valid in North Carolina. The permit holder's address, as shown on a current drivers license, or other form of government issued identification that includes a photograph, shall be prima facie evidence of the permit holder's state of residence."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law and shall apply to all concealed handgun permits issued on or after the effective date.