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SC: New Requirements for CWP .. Lower Processing Time?

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by wikki, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. wikki

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    http://www.fitsnews.com/2010/07/02/fees-raised-on-cwp-holders/

    By FITSNews || Packin’ heat on the D.L. (at least legally) is about to become more expensive in South Carolina …

    The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is reportedly raising fees on concealed weapons permit (CWP) holders, including GOP gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley (who received her CWP in 2008).

    This week, SLED sent a notice to CWP instructors alerting them to the fact that permits will no longer be accepted in the mail. In fact, after July 9, if citizens wish to obtain a new permit or renew an existing permit, they will be required to schedule an appointment with a company that SLED has hired to collect and store their fingerprint information.

    Fingerprints are already required for CWPs, but under the new system being implemented by the agency they must be collected digitally by a representative of the company – a major headache for CWP holders.

    In addition to the wasted time, an additional $10 fee will be associated with the inconvenience.

    SLED – which is part of Gov. Mark Sanford’s cabinet – is operating on a $63.7 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year. That’s $2.4 million less than it received a year ago, which is interesting when you consider that this year’s S.C. budget (post-vetoes, anyway) is the largest in state history.

    So much for funding core functions of government, right?

    Also, we’re surprised that Gov. Sanford – who vetoed fee increases for the state’s court system after they were initially exposed by FITS – would permit one of his cabinet agencies to turn around and quietly raise fees less than a month later.

    Incidentally, S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) has sponsored legislation that would require the General Assembly to approve any fee increases beforehand – a move that would save Palmetto state taxpayers millions. Davis’ bill passed the S.C. Senate (amazingly) but was bogged down in the S.C. House by Rep. Danny Cooper, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee.

    UPDATE: We just spoke with SLED Chief Reggie Lloyd who confirmed the $10 charge but says that it’s not a fee his agency is collecting. Lloyd says the money will go directly to Lifescan, the company collecting the fingerprints. Lloyd also says that the new electronic system will reduce processing time from three months to “a couple of weeks.”
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010

  2. dieseldude

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    Thanks, I havent heard about that until nnow. I plan to get my ccw soon.
     
  3. rwr-b

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    My CWP is only a week old - thank goodness I'll have four years before renewal... unless other political insanity ensues.
     
  4. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

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    thats not a bad trade off, ten more dollars to cut time from 3 months to a "couple of weeks". if it were an option im sure i would go the quicker route.
     
  5. rwr-b

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    I'm glad that I don't have to worry about it for 4 years! Mine just came.
     
  6. GT4494

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    Looks like there is a place in Mt Pleasant so it won't be too bad to renew..
     
  7. rwr-b

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    According to the letter that came with the permit, they really encourage you to renew on line. Which is fine by me.
     
  8. GT4494

    GT4494

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    On I-95 again

    I read that renew by mail is no longer an option.
     
  9. rwr-b

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    As I read your bolded quote, I think pertains to the original permit, as one doesn't have to get finger printed for a renewal.

    SLED has traditionally had problems with the prints made by instructors. Ours at ATP were very particular and spent what seemed an inordinate amount of time getting good sets.
     
  10. GT4494

    GT4494

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    I agree ATP does a great job. That's where I took my class.

    Knowing the .gov I would be willing to wager that your first renewal will have a reprint requirement. I understand that they want to get the prints electronically and not a paper edition. After you get a set in the system they probably will not require reprinting for future renewals.

    Its something that needs to be understood by all permit holders so any research on the subject would be appreciated.
     
  11. dieseldude

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    ^ yes, atp is were i would be doing my cwp at, off subject but does anyone know when there next class is going to be?
     
  12. GT4494

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    Looks like every Sat. I would call to make sure they have a slot.

    Let us know how they get prints now..

    http://atpguns.com/calendar.html
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  13. dieseldude

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  14. dieseldude

    dieseldude Glocker

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    I heard this morning on fox radio that the electronic fingerprint will be required on new and renewing of a cwp.
     
  15. dieseldude

    dieseldude Glocker

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    Just another update, So if you want to get/take your cwp the electronic fingerprinting does not start until august. so if you dont want to deal with the electronic stuff it now is the time to get.
     
  16. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    SC Governors Office has put a STOP to SLEDs following through with this program.

    There was enough opposition and calls to squeal the wheels on this for now.

    Many questions ar yet to be answered tho so keep complaining!
     
  17. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Actually under the preposed change, SLED will not accept any new CWP Applications in the mail from July 9 thru August 18-19(?).

    GrassRootSC was notified today by email from the Governors Office that SLED will NOT comence with the new program now because of all the complaints filed by the citizens.

    Way to go!
     
  18. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Their CWP Class appear to be offered every weekend so, why the wait?

    Here is their schedule, a link to follow to their site:

    http://www.atpguns.com/home.html


    Then click on the calendar.

    Best regards!
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  19. dieseldude

    dieseldude Glocker

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    yes i saw that, i cant wait untill this weekend every thing is set up to go. I should have no problem with the class i have been studying the sc law on cwp. one more day finally!!!!