H49: Concealed Carry Permit Lapse/Revise Law. Latest Version



AN ACT providing that a concealed carry permittee who allows the permit to lapse does not have to take another firearms safety and training course upon applying for renewal under certain conditions.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 14‑415.16(e) reads as rewritten:

(e)      If the permittee does not apply to renew the permit prior to its expiration date, but does apply to renew the permit within no more than 60 days after the permit expires, the sheriff may shall waive the requirement of taking another firearms safety and training course. If the permittee applies to renew the permit more than 60 days after the permit expires, but no more than 180 days after the permit expires, the sheriff shall waive the requirement of taking another firearms and safety training course if the permittee (i) completes a refresher course on the laws governing the use or carry of firearms in this State that is certified or sponsored by at least one of the entities listed in G.S. 14‑415.12(a)(4) and (ii) submits documentation to the sheriff confirming the permittee completed the refresher course. This subsection does not extend the expiration date of the permit.

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective October 1, 2021, and applies to renewal applications submitted on or after that date.