Amends GS 14-415.12(a) to add to the conditions to be met in order for a sheriff to issue concealed handgun permit to require that applicants not suffer from a currently diagnosed and ongoing mental disorder that would reasonably prevent the safe handling of a handgun. Adds that previous treatment for transient disorders is not disqualifying.
Amends GS 14-415.13(a)(1) to authorize sheriffs to schedule appointments for concealed handgun applications, so long as the appointments are scheduled for 10 business days or less from the date on which the applicant informs the sheriff that the applicant possesses all documentation necessary for the application.
Amends GS 14-415.15 to direct sheriffs to issue or deny concealed handgun permits within 90 calendar days from the date on which the application was submitted, regardless of the receipt of required records concerning the applicant's mental health. Directs an appeal of a denial, revocation, or nonrenewal to the superior court (currently, district court), and deletes the provision making the determination of the court final.
Effective October 1, 2017, and applies to permit applications submitted on or after that date.
Status: Re-ref Com On Judiciary IV (House Action) (Apr 20 2017)
Bill H 438 (2017-2018)Summary date: Mar 22 2017 - More information