SB 5174 - DIGEST

Requires an issuing authority to issue a concealed pistol license or a denial: (1) Within thirty days of the date the application was filed; or

(2) Within sixty days if the applicant does not have a valid permanent state driver's license or state identification card or has not been a resident of the state for the previous consecutive ninety days.

Prohibits an application for a concealed pistol license from being denied unless the person has not provided evidence of handgun proficiency, in the form and manner required by the Washington state patrol.

Provides the requirements for when an applicant for a concealed pistol license must submit to a licensing authority.

Requires the Washington state patrol to, by rule, establish minimum standards for handgun proficiency and develop a course to teach handgun proficiency and examinations to measure handgun proficiency.

Authorizes the chief of the Washington state patrol to certify, as a qualified handgun instructor, a person who: (1) Is certified by the criminal justice training commission to instruct others in the use of handguns;

(2) Regularly instructs others in the use of handguns and has graduated from a handgun instructor school; or

(3) Is certified by the national rifle association as a handgun instructor.