Bill Text: NC S57 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended

Bill Title: Purchase Pistol Permit/Retired Veteran ID

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-16 - Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate [S57 Detail]

Download: North_Carolina-2017-S57-Amended.html



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Short Title:      Purchase Pistol Permit/Retired Veteran ID.



Senator Clark (Primary Sponsor).

Referred to:

Rules and Operations of the Senate

February 9, 2017


AN ACT to provide that a retired veteran who applies for a pistol permit may present a military identification card showing the veteran's retired status in lieu of a u.S. department of defense form 214 (dd‑214).

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 14‑404(e1) reads as rewritten:

"(e1)    The application for a permit shall be on a form created by the State Bureau of Investigation in consultation with the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association. This application shall be used by all sheriffs and must be provided by the sheriff both electronically and in paper form. Only the following shall be required to be submitted by an applicant for a permit:

(1)        The permit application developed pursuant to this subsection.

(2)        Five dollars for each permit requested pursuant to subsection (e) of this section.

(3)        A government issued identification confirming the identity of the applicant.

(4)        Proof of residency.

(5)        A signed release, in a form to be prescribed by the Administrative Office of the Court, that authorizes and requires disclosure to the sheriff of any court orders concerning the mental health or capacity of the applicant to be used for the sole purpose of determining whether the applicant is disqualified to receive a permit pursuant to this section.

No additional document or evidence shall be required from any applicant. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a retired veteran applying for a permit may present a military identification card showing the veteran's retired status in lieu of a U.S. Department of Defense Form 214 (DD‑214). The military identification card shall satisfy any requirement under this article to present a military discharge document."

SECTION 2.  This act becomes effective October 1, 2017.