Sanders Fingerprint Bill Clears Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation that would make it easier for Oklahomans to obtain a license to carry a firearm was approved today by a House committee.

House Bill 1366, by state Rep. Mike Sanders, would allow residents to get their fingerprints in a county using an electronic fingerprint system instead of an older process used by some counties. The fingerprint is used in the process of obtaining a license to carry a firearm and the older fingerprint system sometimes causes delays, he said.

“I have had a few constituents who were frustrated by the current process and, fortunately, there was a simple solution,” said Sanders, R-Kingfisher. “The electronic fingerprint system used in some counties is more accurate and reliable than the older process used in other counties. By allowing residents to get their fingerprint taken in any county instead of just the one in which they reside, we will solve the problems my constituents have run into in getting usable fingerprints taken as part of the licensing process.

House Bill 1366 was approved unanimously by the House Public Safety Committee. If approved by the House Calendar Committee, it will be available for a hearing on the House floor.

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