Texas Legislative Update

Bill: SB 905
Caption: Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain state employees.
House Committee: Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Status Change: Left Pending on April 13th, 2011

Bill: SB 285
Caption: Relating to exempting certain judicial officers from certain requirements for obtaining or renewing a concealed handgun license and to the authority of certain judicial officers to carry certain weapons.
Senate Status: Passed in Senate (Vote: 30 aye, 1 nay)
Status Change: Referred to House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety

Bill: HB 25
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.
House Committee: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Status Change: Left Pending on April 12th, 2011

Bill: HB 77
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.
House Committee: House Committee on Criminal Juridprudence
Status Change: Left Pending on April 12th, 2011

Bill: HB 2756
Caption: Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun.
House Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on April 21st, 2011

Bill: HB 2613
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a procedure under which a person may maintain a license to carry a concealed handgun.
House Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on April 19th, 2011

Bill: HB 1530
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by county commissioners attending a meeting of the commissioners court.
House Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on April 19th, 2011

Bill: HB 1379
Caption: Relating to the purchasing of a firearm from the county by an honorably retired law enforcement officer.
Status Change: Passed in House, Record Vote #375 (142 aye, 1 nay)

Bill: HB 1083
Caption: Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain honorably retired peace officers.
Status Change: Passed in House, Record Vote #375 (142 aye, 1 nay)

Bill: HB 1329
Caption: Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license fees for certain veterans of the military.
Current Status: In House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety (Recalled from sub-committee on Law Enforcement Issues)
Status Change: Left pending on April 11th, 2011

Courtesy of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League

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