2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Section 19 Concealed Handgun Carry
Section 29-19-6 Appeal; license renewal; refresher firearms training course; suspension or revocation of license.

NM Stat § 29-19-6 (2015) What's This?

29-19-6. Appeal; license renewal; refresher firearms training course; suspension or revocation of license.

A. Pursuant to rules adopted by the department, the department, within thirty days after receiving a completed application for a concealed handgun license and the results of a national criminal background check on the applicant, shall:

(1) issue a concealed handgun license to an applicant; or

(2) deny the application on the grounds that the applicant failed to qualify for a concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act.

B. Information relating to an applicant or to a licensee received by the department or any other law enforcement agency is confidential and exempt from public disclosure unless an order to disclose information is issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. The information shall be made available by the department to a state or local law enforcement agency upon request by the agency.

C. A concealed handgun license issued by the department shall include:

(1) a color photograph of the licensee;

(2) the licensee's name, address and date of birth;

(3) the expiration date of the concealed handgun license; and

(4) the category and the largest caliber of handgun that the licensee is licensed to carry, with a statement that the licensee is licensed to carry smaller caliber handguns but shall carry only one concealed handgun at any given time.

D. A licensee shall notify the department within thirty days regarding a change of the licensee's name or permanent address. A licensee shall notify the department within ten days if the licensee's concealed handgun license is lost, stolen or destroyed.

E. If a concealed handgun license is lost, stolen or destroyed, the license is invalid and the licensee may obtain a duplicate license by furnishing the department a notarized statement that the original license was lost, stolen or destroyed and paying a reasonable fee. If the license is lost or stolen, the licensee shall file a police report with a local law enforcement agency and include the police case number in the notarized statement.

F. A licensee may renew a concealed handgun license by submitting to the department:

(1) a completed renewal form, under penalty of perjury, designed and provided by the department;

(2) a payment of a seventy-five-dollar ($75.00) renewal fee; and

(3) a certificate of completion of a four-hour refresher firearms training course approved by the department.

G. The department shall conduct a national criminal records check of a licensee seeking to renew a license. A concealed handgun license shall not be renewed more than sixty days after it has expired. A licensee who fails to renew a concealed handgun license within sixty days after it has expired may apply for a new concealed handgun license pursuant to the provisions of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act.

H. A licensee shall complete a two-hour refresher firearms training course two years after the issuance of an original or renewed license. The refresher course shall be approved by the department and shall be taken twenty-two to twenty-six months after the issuance of an original or renewed license. A certificate of completion shall be submitted to the department no later than thirty days after completion of the course.

I. The department shall suspend or revoke a concealed handgun license if:

(1) the licensee provided the department with false information on the application form or renewal form for a concealed handgun license;

(2) the licensee did not satisfy the criteria for issuance of a concealed handgun license at the time the license was issued; or

(3) subsequent to receiving a concealed handgun license, the licensee violated a provision of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act.

History: Laws 2003, ch. 255, 6; 2005, ch. 242, 5.

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