Texas Legislative Update

Bill: HB 242
Caption: Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.
House Status: Passed (Vote: 143 aye, 0 nay, 2 present not voting)
Senate Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

Bill: HB 2560
Caption: Relating to transporting a foster child in a vehicle where a handgun is in the possession of a foster parent licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
House Status: Passed (Vote: 134 aye, 2 nay, 2 present not voting)

Bill: HB 25
Caption: Relating to the carrying of certain weapons in a watercraft.
House Status: Passed (Vote: 137 aye, 0 nay, 3 present not voting)

Bill: HB 2127
Caption: Relating to the municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons in certain counties.
House Status: Passed by House (Vote: 144 aye, 0 nay, 2 present not voting)
Senate Committee: Agricultural & Rural Affairs
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on May 16th, 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, Record Vote #375 (142 aye, 1 nay)
Senate Committee: Intergovernmental Relations
Status Change: Reported favorably without amendments

Bill: SB 1581
Caption: Relating to state fiscal matters related to public and higher education.
Senate Status: Passed by Senate (Vote: 19 aye, 12 nay)
House Committee: Appropriations
Status Change: Scheduled for formal meeting on May 13th, 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.
Senate Status: Passed (Vote: 25 aye, 6 nay)
House Committee: Criminal Justice
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on May 17th, 2011

Bill: SCR 14
Caption: Reaffirming the pride of all Texans in both our one and indivisible national union and our one and indivisible state, claiming sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution, serving notice to the federal government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
Senate Committee: State Affairs
Committee Status: Left pending on May 12th, 2011

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