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.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably without amendment (Vote: 5 aye, 3 nay, 1 present not voting)

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.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably without amendment (Vote: 6 aye, 1 nay, 1 present not voting, 1 absent)

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: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 7 aye, 2 nay)

Bill: HB 2178
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 6 aye, 3 nay)

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: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 7 aye, 1 nay, 1 present not voting)

Bill: HB 1356
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 6 aye, 3 nay)

Bill: HB 1167
Caption: Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or public junior colleges and public technical institutes.
Committee: House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Status Change: Reported favorably with no amendments (Vote: 6 aye, 3 nay)

Bill: HB 2641
Caption: Relating to a civil action for deprivation of rights.
House Committee: House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on May 2nd, 2011

Courtesy of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League

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