March 15, 2011(Key vote)
Title: Carrying Firearms Without a License
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that authorizes any person 18 years of age or older to carry a firearm without a license.
Authorizes any person 18 years of age or older to carry a firearm, openly or concealed, loaded or unloaded, about his or her person or in a vehicle, regardless of whether or not such person possesses a license to carry a firearm (Sec. 2).
Exempts out-of-state residents from the requirement to obtain a license, provided that they are otherwise qualified to carry a firearm or have a valid license in another state (Sec. 5).
Reduces the fee for optional licenses granted to out-of-state residents from $100 to $50 (Sec. 4).
Extends the period of validity for the optional license to carry a firearm from 4 years to 5 years (Sec. 4).