Caldier bill allowing remote concealed pistol license renewal for deployed military gains House approval

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would allow Washington state members of the Armed Forces who are deployed out of state to remotely renew their concealed pistol licenses (CPLs).

Rep. Michelle Caldier sponsored House Bill 1934 at the request of a deployed soldier.

“He told me he’s been a resident of Washington state for 22 years, but he’s deployed in the military in Virginia. He didn’t think it is fair to have to fly all the way across the country to Washington state just to renew his concealed weapons permit,” said Caldier, R-Port Orchard.

“This bill would allow our active-duty military men and women to renew their license by mail, or potentially online,” Caldier added. “It’s a small, but important step, to help those who are sacrificing to keep our nation free.”

Under the measure, local law enforcement agencies are directed to implement a CPL renewal process that would allow mail or online application processes for Washington members of the Armed Forces who are serving out of state.

The bill now heads to the Senate for further consideration.


Washington State House Republican Communications