Texas Legislative Update

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: Left pending on April 21st, 2011

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.
Committee: Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Status Change: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 6 aye, 1 nay)

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.
Committee: House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Status Change: Reported favorably with no amendments (Vote: 7 aye, 0 nay, 2 absent)

Bill: HB 2782
Caption: Relating to exemptions from the sales tax for certain firearms, hunting equipment, ammunition, and firearm or hunting accessories for a limited period.
Committee: House Committee on Ways & Means
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on April 25th, 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.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Left pending 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.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Left pending 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.
House Status: Passed as part of record vote #375 (142 aye, 1 nay)
Status Change: Received in Senate

Bill: HB 1083
Caption: Relating to the issuance of an identification card to certain honorably retired peace officers.
House Status: Passed as part of record vote #375 (142 aye, 1 nay)
Status Change: Referred to Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Bill: HB 857
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.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably with no amendments (Vote: 7 aye, 0 nay, 2 absent)

Bill: HB 25
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably with no amendments (Vote: 5 aye, 0 nay, 4 absent)

Courtesy of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League

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