2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 29 - Law Enforcement
Article 19 - Concealed Handgun Carry
Section 29-19-15 - Military service persons; requirements.
A. For a concealed handgun license applicant or licensee who submits with a concealed handgun license application documentation satisfactory to the department that the applicant is a military service person as defined in Subsection E of this section, an application fee or renewal fee is not required. For a military service person discharged from military service within twenty years of the application for a license or renewal of a license, a firearms training course or refresher firearms training course is not required.
B. A military service person shall submit to the department two full sets of fingerprints and a color photograph of the military service person. The department shall conduct an appropriate check of available records and shall forward the fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation for a national criminal background check.
C. A military service person's concealed handgun carry license shall have printed on the license "military service person" and shall be valid for a period of five years.
D. The department shall suspend or revoke a military service person's concealed handgun license if:
(1) the military service person provided the department with false information on the application form or renewal form;
(2) the military service person 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 military service person violated a provision of the Concealed Handgun Carry Act.
E. As used in this section, "military service person" means a person who was accepted into the United States armed forces and:
(1) is on active duty with the United States armed forces;
(2) is on reserve or guard duty with the United States armed forces; or
(3) is a veteran or a retiree who received an honorable discharge as indicated on a United States department of defense form 214.
History: Laws 2015, ch. 157, § 2.ANNOTATIONS
Effective dates. — Laws 2015, ch. 157 contained no effective date provision, but, pursuant to N.M. Const., art. IV, § 23, was effective June 19, 2015, 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature.