Bill for temporary concealed carry permits sent to governor
BATON ROUGE - There's a 4 month backlog for a concealed carry permit in Louisiana, but with the governor's approval, domestic violence victims may only have to wait 72 hours.
The state Senate voted 31-2 Monday to give final legislative passage to a proposal from Rep. Valarie Hodges, a Denham Springs Republican, to create expedited, temporary concealed carry permits. The House unanimously supported the measure in a previous vote.
If signed by the governor, the bill will create the 45-day permit for victims who have a permanent protective order issued by a judge. Those seeking the permit could bypass that mandatory concealed permit training class, under the measure.
Victims could then have temporary permits transitioned to standard permits after obtaining the proper class certification.