Alabama: Retired Military Permit Fee Exemption Broadened in Special Session

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Earlier this year, Governor Robert Bentley (R) signed House Bill 98 into law.### Sponsored by state Representative David Standridge (R-Hayden), HB 98 allows qualified, law-abiding, retired military veterans to apply for and receive an Alabama concealed carry permit (CCP) without a fee.### Over the last few months numerous individuals have noticed that the new law had been drafted to explicitly exclude “nondisability retirees” from the fee exemption.### Confused about the overt discrimination of a class of retired veterans, a grassroots effort was initiated to remove the word “nondisability” from the new law.

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