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 Status: Point of order sustained on May 23rd, 2011

CSSB 1581 – POINT OF ORDER
Representative Y. Davis raised a point of order against further consideration of CSSB 1581 under Rule 4, Section 32(c)(3) of the House Rules on the grounds that the committee report is incorrect.
The speaker sustained the point of order. CSSB 1581 was returned to the Committee on Public Education.

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: Passed as amended (Vote: 30 aye, 1 nay)
Supplemental Status: Conference Committee report distributed

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: Passed (Vote: not yet available)

Bill: HB 2127
Caption: Relating to the municipal regulation of the discharge of firearms and certain other weapons in certain counties.
House Status: Passed (Vote: 144 aye, 0 nay, 2 present not voting)
Senate Status: Passed (Vote: 31 aye, 0 nay)

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
Supplemental Status: Conference Committee report adopted by House and Senate

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: Passed as amended (Vote: not yet available)
Supplemental Status: Conference Committee formed

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: Passed (Vote: not yet available)

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 Status: Passed (Vote: not yet available)

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