ST. JOSEPH, Mo.—Committee hearings continue in the Missouri Senate.ConcealedCarry

Senator Dave Schatz is sponsoring Senate Bill 1026, which would allow a Missouri resident who meets the requirements for a concealed carry permit and pays a $200 fee to receive a concealed carry permit that lasts for the duration of the person’s life.

Such a permit would not need to be renewed every five years as in current law, and would be valid throughout the state of Missouri.

The lifetime permit would still be subject to the same suspension and revocation provisions that apply to permits that expire.

However, instead of an expiration date, a lifetime concealed carry permit must include a statement that the permit is only valid throughout Missouri.

If the holder of a lifetime concealed carry permit becomes a resident of another state, the permit would be suspended, and could be reactivated if the holder reestablishes Missouri residency, meets the requirements for a concealed carry permit, pays a $50 fee, and passes a name-based criminal background check.