Monday, March 29, 2010

IOWA-SF 2379: "Shall Issue" Bill Passes House and Sentate!

Senate Bill 2379 passed both the House and the Senate today and is going on to the Governor who sources say will sign the bill.

What this means is that IA will be shall issue and recognize ALL State's permits for non-Iowa residents. Residents of Iowa must have an Iowa PTCW in order to carry. The permit will be valid of a period of five years and a re-qualification will be done as part of the renewal process.

If signed, the new law will go into effect Jan 1st, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I ever updated this.

    I was in MI tending to family matters when the Governor signed this legislation into law.

    It is effective 1-1-11 and Iowa will be shall issue. A training requirement is still necessary to apply, but there many ways of meeting that requirement such as simply participating in any organized shooting event. Club/match directors can basically write something on a napkin and it will be permissible by law.

    For persons renewing their permit, either attending a class or a life fire range session with an NRA instructor etc.

    Iowa DPS has put out a nice FAQ on the matter here:

    Of note is the following:

    QUESTION: I currently have an Iowa nonprofessional permit to carry weapons issued during calendar year 2010. Will I be
    grandfathered in, and if so, will my permit become a five year permit?
    ANSWER: Your current Iowa nonprofessional permit will be valid until the expiration date shown on the permit (unless revoked).
    All restrictions that appear on the current permit will remain valid. You also have the option to apply for a new unrestricted fiveyear
    permit after January 1, 2011, and before your current permit expires.


    QUESTION: Can my permit be restricted?
    ANSWER: No. Permits issued after January 1, 2011, are valid statewide and cannot be further restricted by the issuing officer. All
    carry permits and permits to acquire pistols or revolvers are invalid when the permit holder is intoxicated. This is defined as any
    one of the following: 1) while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or other drug or a combination of such substances, 2)
    while having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or 3) while any amount of a controlled substance is present in the person,
    as measured in the person's blood or urine.