HB1406 (2018) Detail

Relative to canceled carry licenses and evidence of domicile for voting purposes.










AN ACT relative to canceled carry licenses and evidence of domicile for voting purposes.


SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6


COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety






This bill adds a concealed carry license to the list of acceptable forms of proof of domicile for voting purposes, makes a concealed carry license valid for 3 years, and renders a resident's concealed carry license invalid 30 days after he or she relocates to a new city or town.


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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.






In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen


AN ACT relative to canceled carry licenses and evidence of domicile for voting purposes.


Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:


1  Pistols and Revolvers; License to Carry.  Amend RSA 159:6, I to read as follows:

I.(a)  The selectmen of a town, the mayor or chief of police of a city or a full-time police officer designated by them respectively, the county sheriff for a resident of an unincorporated place, or the county sheriff if designated by the selectmen of a town that has no police chief, upon application of any resident of such town, city, or unincorporated place, or the director of state police, or some person designated by such director, upon application of a nonresident, shall issue a license to such applicant authorizing the applicant to carry a loaded pistol or revolver in this state for not less than [5] 3 years from the date of issue, if it appears that the applicant has good reason to fear injury to the applicant’s person or property or has any proper purpose, unless the applicant is prohibited by New Hampshire or federal statute from possessing a firearm.  Hunting, target shooting, or self-defense shall be considered a proper purpose.  The license shall be valid for all allowable purposes regardless of the purpose for which it was originally issued.  A resident's license shall be invalid 30 days after the licensee moves out of the city, town, ward, or place in which the license was issued.

(b)  The license shall be in duplicate and shall bear the name, address, description, and signature of the licensee.  The original shall be delivered to the licensee and the duplicate shall be preserved by the people issuing the same for [5] 3 years.  When required, license renewal shall take place within the month of the [fifth] third anniversary of the license holder’s date of birth following the date of issuance.  The license shall be issued within 14 days after application, and, if such application is denied, the reason for such denial shall be stated in writing, the original of which such writing shall be delivered to the applicant, and a copy kept in the office of the person to whom the application was made.  The fee for licenses issued to residents of the state shall be $10, which fee shall be for the use of the town or city granting said licenses; the fee for licenses granted to out-of-state residents shall be $100, which fee shall be for the use of the state.  The director of state police is hereby authorized and directed to prepare forms for the licenses required under this chapter and forms for the application for such licenses and to supply the same to officials of the cities and towns authorized to issue the licenses.  The form shall require no more information than was required on the state of New Hampshire application for pistol/revolver license, form DSSP 85, as revised in December 2009.  No other forms shall be used by officials of cities and towns.  The cost of the forms shall be paid out of the fees received from nonresident licenses.

2  New Subparagraph; General Voter Registration; Determining Qualifications of Applicant.  Amend RSA 654:12, II(a) by inserting after subparagraph (3) the following new subparagraph:

(4)  A concealed carry license issued pursuant to RSA 159:6.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.


HB1406 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 16, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1406 Revision: 1991 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 10:51 a.m.


Feb. 8, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 3

Feb. 7, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 5 P. 5

: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)

Jan. 16, 2018: Executive Session: 01/16/2018 LOB 204

Jan. 16, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/16/2018 11:00 AM LOB 204

Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety HJ 1 P. 9