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Abbott Orders No-Cost Replacement Handgun Licenses for Harvey Victims

Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to issue no-cost replacements for License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) cards and Private Security Board (PSB) licensee cards for those who had their cards damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

Abbott announced the directive today as part of a broad plan of responses to assist those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

"As Texas begins the recovery process, we are prepared to respond to a wide range of issues to help victims of this Hurricane," Abbott said in a statement. "By eliminating burdensome fees to replace these important licenses, Texans can focus on rebuilding their lives and communities."

Residents of Texas who are within a county that recieved a gubernatorial disaster declaration, and who are currently active Texas LTC or PSB license holders, are eligible to apply for replacement cards. Those who are eligible to replace the cards must contact the Regulatory Services Division center at 512-424-7293.

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Photo by KTRK

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