IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATES: Which are the two law changes that have an effective date of April 13, 2017?
One provision relates to supervised possession of a handgun by a minor. For many years, Iowa law has required that a person under the age of 21 must, in most circumstances, have parent or guardian approval and supervision to possess a handgun. The minimum age for supervised possession of a handgun by a minor had been 14. The new law eliminates the minimum age provision, and more explicitly states that the required supervision must be direct supervision, and the person who is supervising possession of a handgun by a minor must not be intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs. The second provision relates to permit confidentiality. Under prior law, most permit related information, including the application form, was a public record. The new law makes permit information confidential and therefore not available for general release to the public.

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1. LAW CHANGES: I have heard that there are changes to Iowa weapons permit laws occurring in 2017. What are the topics of the law changes?
2. EFFECTIVE DATES: When do the 2017 changes in Iowa law regarding weapons permits take effect?
3. IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATES: Which are the two law changes that have an effective date of April 13, 2017?
4. UNIFORM PERMIT CARDS: What is the "uniform permit card" provision of HF 517?
5. PERMIT CARD AVAILABILITY: When will the new cards be available?
6. CURRENT: I have a weapons permit (carry or acquire) issued before the law changes take effect, or before the law changes are fully implemented – do I have to get a new permit card when they are ready?
7. DUPLICATES: I lost my permit, my permit was damaged, or I have an older style of permit. Can I obtain a duplicate of a current permit, but printed on the new uniform wallet size card?
8. DL/ID RECORDS: Instead of developing new uniform permit cards, and all the systems necessary to print the cards, could the information simply be added to my driver’s license or non-operator ID file?
9. APPLICATION PROCESS: How do I apply for a new, renewal, or duplicate Nonprofessional Permit to Carry Weapons?
10. RENEWALS: I have a Permit to Carry Weapons that will be expiring soon. What do I need to do to renew the permit?
11. TRAINING FOR RENEWALS: Do I need to complete another training course to renew my Permit to Carry Weapons?
12. MOVE WITHIN IOWA: I have moved since my permit was issued or will be moving soon. Am I required to notify anyone of the change of address and am I required to obtain an permit showing my new address?
13. TEXT OF NEW LAWS: I want to read the new law and understand the many different provisions of this law. How can I get a copy of the law and where can I learn more about the law?