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My wife is waiting for her CFP to come, so I called the BCI last week (July 5th) to see where they were at as far as sending them out. I was told they were working on the April 27th submissions. So they're just a bit beyond the 60 day turn-around.

I don't mean to condemn the BCI, because my impression is that they are really trying to do a great job for us. Rather, I hope they are behind because of the number of people wanting their permits.
 

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It's a bureaucracy just like any other gov't agency, so what are the chances that it is because they have too many applicants? Wishful thinking.
 

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The S.L. Tribune had an article on Friday (7-28-06) about the BCI's problem getting the concealed carry permits done on time. They attributed the problem to two causes: a 60% jump in the number of permit applications (58% of the total coming from requests for non-resident permits) and insufficent budget to hire additional people to handle the increase.

I wasn't aware that the CFP fees paid to the BCI for the permits doesn't stay with the BCI, it goes to the general state coffers. Then the state turns around and gives the BCI a budget (inadequate) to run the CFP program. Doesn't seem fair, because more applications don't result in more money coming to the BCI to administer the program. Some of the solution seems to be to get the state legislature to allow all the CFP fees to go to the BCI so they can do their job.
 

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Mjolnir said:
Some of the solution seems to be to get the state legislature to allow all the CFP fees to go to the BCI so they can do their job.
Not to mention that I read somewhere else that the other part of the problem is that the current fees aren't enough to run the program anyways and therefore BCI is getting "supported" by other funds (don't know how true that is, just something I read) -- anyways, reading that made me realize that perhaps with the huge jump of out-of-staters applying that they should pay a higher-fee than in-staters -- sort of like how our colleges and universities work charge...
 

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Actually, ALL of the moneys from the CFP's go directly into state coffers. Then the state returns only a portion of that money to the BCI, which is not enough to run the system efficiently.

The legislature needs to pass a law that takes ALL income from CFP fees and funnels it DIRECTLY to the BCI.
 

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Oh, I see... I'm sure I misunderstood what I had read then, so the clarification is good.
 

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The legislature needs to pass a law that takes ALL income from CFP fees and funnels it DIRECTLY to the BCI.
From GOUtah Alert #272 (3/4/2007) :
HB 39 passed. We supported this bill. This is Rep. Curt Oda's
bill that ensures that CCW permit fees don’t get used for any purpose
other than processing CCW permit applications and renewals.
Previously, these fees had been going into the state’s general fund,
where they could be used for any purpose.
 

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The law was passed, but has it gone into effect yet? If so, I wonder if that is not a direct impact on the reduction in receipt of concealed permits?
 

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A big part of the problem with the delayed turn around time was the HUGE ammount of people wng their permit AFTER Trolley Squares shooting. I stayed busy for three months EVERY DAY doing classes for people. So I guess I'm partially to blame for getitng a lot more people in line for their permit.... LOL
 

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Strategic Tactical said:
A big part of the problem with the delayed turn around time was the HUGE ammount of people wng their permit AFTER Trolley Squares shooting. I stayed busy for three months EVERY DAY doing classes for people. So I guess I'm partially to blame for getitng a lot more people in line for their permit.... LOL
NO

You were part of the solution.

Tarzan
 
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