2015 Texas Legislative Session – Passed Gun Bills

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.

The full list of bills up for consideration can be found at http://www.weapon-blog.com/2015-texas-legislative-roundup/. The next opportunity to further gun rights legislation in Texas will not be until the 2017 legislative session.