2015 Texas Legislative Roundup

The following bills were passed this legislative session:

  • SB 273
    Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
  • HB 554
    Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.
  • HB 910
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
  • HB 905
    Relating to the regulation of knives and related supplies and the enforcement of regulations regarding certain weapons.
  • SB 11
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
  • SB 473
    Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.
  • HB 1376
    Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to community supervision and corrections department officers and juvenile probation officers; reducing a fee.
  • HB 2739
    Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification.
  • HB 2604
    Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces.
  • HB 1855
    Relating to training, continuing education, and weapons proficiency standards for correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Bills for consideration:

  • HB 195
    Relating to the carrying of handguns; providing for the open carrying of handguns; removing the requirement that a person who may lawfully possess handguns obtain a Concealed Handgun License in order to carry a handgun lawfully in the state of Texas, and conforming changes.
  • HB 164
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.
  • HB 106
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.
  • HB 198
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain persons attending a school board meeting.
  • HB 216
    Relating to the eligibility of a person for a license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • HB 226
    Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
  • HB 206
    Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.
  • SB 124
    Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.
  • SB 179
    Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.
  • HB 176
    Relating to protection of the right to keep and bear arms within the State of Texas.
  • HB 278
    Relating to authorizing certain attorneys representing the state to openly carry a handgun.
  • HB 308
    Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
  • HB 291
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.
  • HB 284
    Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.
  • HB 172
    Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun guns, knives, and personal defense sprays.
  • HB 413
    Relating to protection of the right to keep and bear arms within the State of Texas.
  • HB 353
    Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to certain volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
  • HB 415
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.
  • HB 421
    Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
  • HB 422
    Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
  • SB 228
    Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.
  • SB 229
    Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties.
  • HJR 56
    Proposing a constitutional amendment to remove legislative authority to regulate the wearing of arms.
  • HB 573
    Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a firearm on the premises of a polling place.
  • SB 258
    Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows.
  • SB 273
    Relating to certain offenses relating to carrying concealed handguns on property owned or leased by a governmental entity; providing a civil penalty.
  • SB 259
    Relating to criminal history background checks in connection with firearm transfers; creating offenses.
  • HB 554
    Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.
  • HB 571
    Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of possessing or carrying a weapon in or into the secured area of an airport.
  • SB 257
    Relating to the reporting of a lost or stolen firearm; providing criminal penalties.
  • HB 695
    Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun by the holder of a concealed handgun license on hospital or nursing home premises; authorizing a penalty.
  • HB 805
    Relating to authorizing a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on certain premises.
  • HB 890
    Relating to reducing certain fees for a license to carry a concealed handgun for county jailers.
  • HB 910
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
  • HB 844
    Relating to the possession of certain weapons by a security guard on the premises of a school or educational institution.
  • HB 905
    Relating to the regulation of knives and related supplies and the enforcement of regulations regarding certain weapons.
  • SB 311
    Relating to certain offenses involving the carrying of concealed handguns by license holders and to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of those offenses.
  • SB 342
    Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
  • HB 922
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; creating an offense; providing penalties.
  • HB 937
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
  • HB 944
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties.
  • HB 712
    Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for Firearms and Firearm supplies for a limited period.
  • HB 849
    Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.
  • SB 11
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.
  • SB 346
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
  • SB 342
    Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
  • HB 989
    Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.
  • HB 1179
    Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.
  • HB 1285
    Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons.
  • HB 1154
    Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license.
  • HB 1234
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution.
  • SB 439
    Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.
  • SB 473
    Relating to defenses and exceptions to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons, firearms, and related items.
  • SB 438
    Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
  • SB 476
    Relating to the duties of certain law enforcement officials under procedures regulating the making or transfer of firearms.
  • HB 1376
    Relating to the application of certain concealed handgun license laws to community supervision and corrections department officers and juvenile probation officers; reducing a fee.
  • HB 1509
    Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful carrying of weapons.
  • SB 613
    Relating to physician inquiries regarding firearm ownership.
  • HB 1627
    Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.
  • SB 625
    Relating to a prohibition against the use of certain sprays, stun guns, and Tasers against public school students.
  • SB 717
    Relating to the issuance of a concealed handgun license.
  • SB 1006
    Relating to gun violence restraining orders and gun seizure warrants; creating a criminal offense.
  • SB 1110
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution.
  • SB 718
    Relating to a permit to show that a person has passed a background check to possess a firearm; authorizing fees.
  • HB 3007
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns in a courthouse by certain court clerks.
  • HB 2958
    Relating to reducing certain fees for licensed firearms dealers for a license to carry a concealed handgun.
  • HB 2739
    Relating to the use of a concealed handgun license as valid proof of personal identification.
  • HB 2625
    Relating to a waiver of concealed handgun license renewal fees for qualified handgun instructors.
  • HB 2604
    Relating to a concealed handgun license application that is submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military forces.
  • HB 2603
    Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for gun safety devices for a limited period.
  • HB 2405
    Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a concealed handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.
  • HB 2373
    Relating to the creation of a task force to conduct a study and develop recommendations to alleviate the incidence of gun violence in this state.
  • HB 2359
    Relating to prohibiting the Department of Public Safety from responding to bulk requests from the federal government for lists of individuals licensed to carry a concealed handgun; creating a criminal offense.
  • HB 2241
    Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain county officers and employees in a courthouse.
  • HB 2190
    Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.
  • HB 1651
    Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a secured handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.
  • HB 2298
    Relating to prohibiting certain public places from excluding peace officers or special investigators from carrying weapons on the premises.
  • HB 1855
    Relating to training, continuing education, and weapons proficiency standards for correctional officers employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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