Texas Legislative Update

Bill: HB 242
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably with 1 amendment (Vote: 8 aye, 0 nay, 1 absent)

Bill: HB 2560
Caption: Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Left pending on March 29th, 2011

Bill: HB 2127
Caption: Relating to the municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons in certain counties.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Left pending on March 29th, 2011

Bill: HCR 85
Caption: Urging the United States Congress to enact legislation to require that any subsequent law cite the constitutional section authorizing Congress to enact the law, state the extent and reasons for any preemption of state, local, or tribal law, include factual findings if the authority cited is the power to regulate interstate commerce, prohibit federal agency regulations from interfering with state or local powers without express statutory authority, and require the voluntary inclusion of states in federal rulemaking.
Committee: House Select Committee on State Sovereignty
Status Change: Reported favorably with no amendments (Vote: 5 aye, 0 nay, 2 absent)

Bill: HB 1083
Caption: Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain honorably retired peace officers.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Left pending on March 29th, 2011 (Bill added to SLP)

Bill: HB 3619
Caption: Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to certain statewide elected officials and members of the legislature.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably with 1 amendment (Vote: 5 aye, 0 nay, Rep. Burnam didn’t vote)

Bill: SB 766
Caption: Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range and the regulation of firearms, ammunition, firearm supplies, and sport shooting ranges.
Senate Status: Passed with 3 floor amendments (Vote: 31 Aye, 0 Nay)
House Status: Received from Senate

Courtesy of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League

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