83R10718 ADM-D
  By: Anderson H.B. No. 2759
  relating to decreasing the fee to apply for or renew a concealed
  handgun license.
         SECTION 1.  Section 411.174(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  An applicant for a license to carry a concealed handgun
  must submit to the director's designee described by Section
               (1)  a completed application on a form provided by the
  department that requires only the information listed in Subsection
               (2)  one or more photographs of the applicant that meet
  the requirements of the department;
               (3)  a certified copy of the applicant's birth
  certificate or certified proof of age;
               (4)  proof of residency in this state;
               (5)  two complete sets of legible and classifiable
  fingerprints of the applicant taken by a person appropriately
  trained in recording fingerprints who is employed by a law
  enforcement agency or by a private entity designated by a law
  enforcement agency as an entity qualified to take fingerprints of
  an applicant for a license under this subchapter;
               (6)  a nonrefundable application and license fee, in an
  amount not to exceed $95, set by and [of $140] paid to the
               (7)  evidence of handgun proficiency, in the form and
  manner required by the department;
               (8)  an affidavit signed by the applicant stating that
  the applicant:
                     (A)  has read and understands each provision of
  this subchapter that creates an offense under the laws of this state
  and each provision of the laws of this state related to use of
  deadly force; and
                     (B)  fulfills all the eligibility requirements
  listed under Section 411.172; and
               (9)  a form executed by the applicant that authorizes
  the director to make an inquiry into any noncriminal history
  records that are necessary to determine the applicant's eligibility
  for a license under Section 411.172(a).
         SECTION 2.  Section 411.185(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  The director by rule shall adopt a renewal application
  form requiring an update of the information on the original
  completed application. The director by rule shall set the renewal
  fee in an amount not to exceed $70 [that is sufficient to cover the
  actual cost to the department to renew a license]. Not later than
  the 60th day before the expiration date of the license, the
  department shall mail to each license holder a written notice of the
  expiration of the license and a renewal form.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application to obtain or renew a license to carry a concealed
  handgun submitted on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  application submitted before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect when the application was submitted,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.