23-7-53. Enhanced permit to carry concealed pistol--Application.

An applicant shall submit an application, to the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides, for an optional enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol. The application must include:

(1)    A copy of the applicant's fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information, for a state, national, and international criminal background check;

(2)    An authorization to run a fingerprint background check;

(3)    A separate payment for the cost of processing the criminal background check and, if the sheriff takes the fingerprints, the sheriff shall secure the fingerprints at no additional charge to the applicant;

(4)    A separate application fee of sixty dollars; and

(5)    Proof that the applicant:

(a)    Has successfully completed a qualifying handgun course as defined in § 23-7-58, within the preceding twelve months; or

(b)    Is a current or former law enforcement officer and has, within the preceding twelve months, qualified or requalified on a certified shooting course administered by a firearms instructor approved by the Law Enforcement Officers Standards Commission.

Fifty dollars of the application fee must be retained by the sheriff and ten dollars must be forwarded to the secretary of state for use in administering concealed carry permits.

The sheriff shall forward the copy of the applicant's fingerprints, the applicant's authorization for processing a criminal background check, and the payment for the criminal background check to the Division of Criminal Investigation for processing.

Source: SL 2015, ch 137, § 1; SL 2016, ch 131, § 2; SL 2018, ch 141, § 1, eff. Mar. 9, 2018; SL 2020, ch 94, § 1; SL 2021, ch 104, § 2.