Texas Legislative Update

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: Public Education (Out)
Status Change: Placed on general calendar for May 23rd, 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: Placed on intent calendar for May 23rd, 2011

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.
Senate Status: Passed (Vote: 31 aye, 0 nay)
House Status: Placed on general calendar for May 24th, 2011

Bill: HCR 50
Caption: Affirming 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government to cease and desist from certain mandates, and providing that certain federal legislation be prohibited or repealed.
House Status: Adopted by the House (Vote: 129 aye, 0 nay, 2 present not voting)
Senate Committee: State Affairs
Status Change: Reported favorably without amendments

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 Status: Placed on local & uncontested calendar for May 24th, 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: Recalled to committee, reported favorably as amended.

Bill: SB 321
Caption: Relating to an employee’s transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee’s employer.
Senate Status: Passed March 15th, 2011
House Status: Passed as amended
Current Status: Senate refused House amendments, conference committee to follow
Status Change Senate and House conferees appointed

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: Point of order sustained, bill referred back to Senate
Status Change: (supplemental) Reconsidered by Senate & passed as amended

Courtesy of the Lone Star Citizens Defense League

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