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.
Senate Status: Passed (Vote: 25 aye, 6 nay)
House Committee: Criminal Justice
Status Change: Reported favorably as substituted (Vote: 5 aye, 0 nay, 4 absent)

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 (Out)
Status Change: Placed on local & uncontested calendar for May 19th, 2011

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: Left Pending on May 16th, 2011

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 (Vote: 142 aye, 1 nay)
Senate Committee: Criminal Justice
Status Change: Scheduled for public hearing on May 17th, 2011

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 (Out)
Status Change: Placed on major state calendar for May 18th, 2011

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)
Senate Status: Received from House

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)
Senate Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

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