Here is a short summary of the changes related to CHLs:
- No more TR-100s! (Instructors will love this, but it will also help CHLs);
Instructors will only have to go to Austin to renew their certification every four years, and they can renew on the Internet in between;
All application materials will be available on the Internet;
Delinquent school loans are no longer disqualifying for a CHL;
Any conviction that was set aside, voided, or any any manner invalidated will no longer be a "conviction" for CHL purposes;
In order to be disqualifying for CHL purposes, a "conviction" must be classified as a felony both at the time it was committed and at the time of application for a CHL;
The duty to display your CHL when asked for ID remains, but the penalty for not doing so is repealed.
Alice Tripp and our very good friends in Austin worked hard to make this happen, as did many of their staff.
Edited to reflect changes in the published bill.