Texas Firearm-Related Legislation

According to Texas law the first day to prefile bills was Monday, November 18, 2018. The 86th Legislature is in session 140 days, from Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Monday, May 27. The last day to file regular bills was Friday, March 8.

Governor Abbott has until Sunday, June 16 to review bills passed by the State Legislature. He can sign a bill to authorize new law, he can pass the bill to become law without signing, or he can veto a bill.

Bills without specific effective dates and not effective immediately will become effective Monday, August 26, 2019.

This catalog of firearm-related bills was by Larry Arnold, larry@talonsite.com.

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Texas Firearm Legislation introduced in the 86th Legislature

Bills by Category

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Bills Catalogued

157 bills cataloged. 109 House Bills, 0 House Joint Resolutions, 48 Senate Bills, 0 Senate Joint Resolutions, 0 Bills passed and became law, 0 Comments.

Bill Progress

SB 61, by Zaffirini
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials.
Removes sales tax for firearm storage devices and education materials
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance

 
SB 117, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.Thumbs Up!
Expands licensed carry to colleges, and expands carry during school events
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1009 by Metcalf | et al., Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 123, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Expands secure area of an airport
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1168 by Anchia, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 157, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans possession of firearms by a person under an extreme risk protection order, requires proof of disability, requires court hearing for temporary or perminant order, penalizes false reports.
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 131 by Moody | et al., Identical, 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 158, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.Thumbs Down!
Increases penalties for making a firearm accessible to a child
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4341 by Collier, Identical, 03/08/2019 H Filed
 
SB 187, by Miles
Category: Self-defense
Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or prejudice; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Up!
Makes it an offense to report a minority to cause a law enforcement (SWAT) response.
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 595 by Rosenthal | et al., Identical, 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 193, by Perry
Category: Schools
Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.Thumbs Down!
Waives fees for replacement LTCs for school marshals
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 203, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.
Firearm safety equipment sales-tax free
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
HB 2115 by Rosenthal, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means
 
SB 204, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.Thumbs Down!
Increases penalties for making a firearm accessible to a child
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4341 by Collier, Identical, 03/08/2019 H Filed
 
SB 243, by Creighton | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.Thumbs Up!
School marshals will no longer have to keep handguns in lockboxes.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee

 
SB 244, by Creighton | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates limits on number of school marshals a public or private school can have.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee
HB 1106 by Swanson, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education
 
SB 317, by Hughes | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.Thumbs Up!
Landowners may kill feral hogs without a hunting license.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 3550 by Cyrier, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Filed
 
SB 324, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.Thumbs Up!
Return of firearms to persons released from court-ordered mental health holds.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2842 by King, Phil, Identical, 03/01/2019 H Filed
 
SB 348, by Seliger
Category: Hunting
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of certain rivers and streams in particular counties.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits shooting along navigable streams in Hall County.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 489 by Springer, Identical, 03/05/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 372, by Campbell
Category: Schools
Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.Thumbs Up!
Charter schools may employ or use SROs.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Education

 
SB 378, by Hall
Category: Possession
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.Thumbs Up!
State funds may not be used to enforce federal or international firearm laws stricter than Texas law.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 381, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for and punishment for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
Reduces fines and penalties for violation of PC 30.06 and 30.07.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 388, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.
Creates new offenses and increases penalties for straw selling firearms to persons who intend to use them illegally.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1171 by Anchia, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 403, by Birdwell
Category: LTC
Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by and the issuance of handgun licenses to certain governmental officials.Thumbs Down!
Special licenses for attorneys representing government.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2146 by Kacal, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 406, by Birdwell
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.
School marshals can carry handguns or keep them in a lockbox at the schools discretion.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee
HB 2608 by Sanford, Identical, 02/27/2019 H Filed
 
SB 457, by Creighton
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearms and hunting supplies are exempt from sales tax the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
SB 715 by Fallon, Duplicate, 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
 
SB 472, by Hughes
Category: Possession
Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.Thumbs Up!
Renters can`t be prohibited from possessing firearms in their residence.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 302 by Paul | et al., Identical, 02/27/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 506, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.Thumbs Up!
Allows unlicensed carry while evacuating or reentering a disaster area, and allows carry in an emergency shelter with permission.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1177 by Phelan | et al., Identical, 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 535, by Campbell
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Up!
Removes the prohibition on carrying in a religious institution, reduces carry in a 30.06-07 posted hospital, nursing home, amusement park or government office to a Class C misdemeanor.
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1231 by Flynn | et al., Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 666, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.Thumbs Up!
Reduces information about family violence convictions sent to NICS.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 3812 by Collier, Identical, 03/07/2019 H Filed
 
SB 715, by Fallon
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearms and hunting supplies are exempt from sales tax the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
SB 457 by Creighton, Duplicate, 02/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
 
SB 741, by Hughes
Category: Possession
Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearm ammunition.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits HOAs from regulating legal possession of firearms.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 764, by Menendez
Category: Carry
Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
Trained code enforcement officers may carry a club to deter animal attack.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2584 by Cortez, Identical, 02/27/2019 H Filed
 
SB 772, by Hughes
Category: Carry
Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person's failure to forbid handguns on certain property.Thumbs Up!
Failure to ban carry is not admissible evidence in a civil action.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1018, by Alvarado
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.
Persons convicted of an offense or placed under a protective order have seven days to transfer their firearms to a designee, sell them to a FFL, or surrender them to law enforcement.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1057, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.Thumbs Up!
Property owners are not liable for injury for allowing legal carry.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1065, by Flores
Category: LTC
Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Down!
Waives the LTC fee for retired state and federal LEOs.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2137 by Burns, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1172, by Menendez
Category: Carry
Relating to the locations in which a person may carry a firearm, the seizure of a firearm by law enforcement on arrest, and interactions between law enforcement and a handgun license holder; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Makes failure to display when carrying a Class B misdemeanor, prohibits carrying firearms in a law enforcement facility with exemption for LTC.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1555, by Lucio
Category: Schools
Relating to the authorization of a license holder to carry a concealed handgun at a school or educational institution.
Allows schools to verify a LTC.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1573, by Alvarado
Category: Possession
Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
Requires DPS to conduct a firearm safety campaign.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Filed
HB 316 by Howard | et al., Identical, 02/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1691, by Fallon
Category: LTC
Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Up!
Applicants with a protective order get a free, expedited LTC.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1704, by Lucio
Category: Schools
Relating to a school district or open-enrollment charter school adopting a policy allowing a school employee to carry or possess a handgun on school property or at a school event.Thumbs Down!
School boards must hold a public vote with comment period before authorizing school marshals or faculty carry.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1766, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.Thumbs Down!
Requires county courts to create a large task force to establish gun surrender procedures for defendants required to surrender firearms. Requires defendants to surrender guns according ti whatever procedures the task force sets.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1849, by Miles
Category: Possession
Relating to public school safety measures, access to mental health professionals in public schools and during certain emergencies, access to criminal history and mental health records, and access to firearms; requiring a certificate for employment as a school behavioral counselor; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
This is a wide-ranging bill creating state and local committees, addressing school security personnel, increasing penalties for failure to secure firearms, creating an offence for failure to report a missing firearms, addressing school and emergency counseling, and more.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1900, by Fallon
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.Thumbs Up!
More strongly prohibits government entities from prohibiting concealed carry on government premises and extends it to include open carry.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed
HB 1791 by Krause, Identical, 03/04/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1927, by Fallon
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.Thumbs Up!
Strengthens the prohibition against municipal gun laws.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed
HB 3231 by Clardy, Identical, 03/05/2019 H Filed
 
SB 1945, by Watson
Category: Possession
Relating to a court's authority to temporarily restrict the ability of a proposed patient for court-ordered mental health services to possess a firearm.Thumbs Down!
A judge may issue an order prohibiting gun possession for 90 days to a person ordered to receive mental health services.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2007, by Lucio
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for certain felony offenses; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits a person placed on deferred adjudication for a felony from possessing a firearm.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2025, by Lucio
Category: Hunting
Relating to the expiration date of hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, permits, or tags.
Hunting and fishing licenses would expire a year after issue instead of Aug. 31.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2146, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by handgun license holders on the campus of a school district or open-enrollment charter school.Thumbs Up!
School districts and charter schools couldn't prohibit LTCs and LTC employees from carrying concealed at school.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2183, by Perry
Category: Hunting
Relating to permitting a hunter education component as part of a school district's physical education curriculum offered to certain students.Thumbs Up!
The Board of Education shall develop a Hunter Education curriculum which may be offered as physical education.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed
HB 2393 by Burrows, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Public Education
 
SB 2320, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing county commissioners who hold a license to carry a handgun to carry the handgun on the premises of a government court or an office utilized by a court and the form of the handgun licenses issued to county commissioners.Thumbs Down!
County commissioner LTCs would get a special license allowing carry in court.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2381, by Hughes
Category: Knife
Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.Thumbs Up!
Location-restricted knives could be carried in 51 percent venues, amusement parks and places of religious worship.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed
HB 2342 by Dutton, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 

House Joint Resolutions

Senate Bills

SB 61, by Zaffirini
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials.
Removes sales tax for firearm storage devices and education materials
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance

 
SB 117, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.Thumbs Up!
Expands licensed carry to colleges, and expands carry during school events
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1009 by Metcalf | et al., Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 123, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Expands secure area of an airport
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1168 by Anchia, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 157, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans possession of firearms by a person under an extreme risk protection order, requires proof of disability, requires court hearing for temporary or perminant order, penalizes false reports.
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 131 by Moody | et al., Identical, 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 158, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.Thumbs Down!
Increases penalties for making a firearm accessible to a child
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4341 by Collier, Identical, 03/08/2019 H Filed
 
SB 187, by Miles
Category: Self-defense
Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or prejudice; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Up!
Makes it an offense to report a minority to cause a law enforcement (SWAT) response.
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 595 by Rosenthal | et al., Identical, 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 193, by Perry
Category: Schools
Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.Thumbs Down!
Waives fees for replacement LTCs for school marshals
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 203, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.
Firearm safety equipment sales-tax free
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
HB 2115 by Rosenthal, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means
 
SB 204, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.Thumbs Down!
Increases penalties for making a firearm accessible to a child
Last Action: 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4341 by Collier, Identical, 03/08/2019 H Filed
 
SB 243, by Creighton | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.Thumbs Up!
School marshals will no longer have to keep handguns in lockboxes.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee

 
SB 244, by Creighton | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates limits on number of school marshals a public or private school can have.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee
HB 1106 by Swanson, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Public Education
 
SB 317, by Hughes | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.Thumbs Up!
Landowners may kill feral hogs without a hunting license.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 3550 by Cyrier, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Filed
 
SB 324, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.Thumbs Up!
Return of firearms to persons released from court-ordered mental health holds.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2842 by King, Phil, Identical, 03/01/2019 H Filed
 
SB 348, by Seliger
Category: Hunting
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of certain rivers and streams in particular counties.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits shooting along navigable streams in Hall County.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
HB 489 by Springer, Identical, 03/05/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 372, by Campbell
Category: Schools
Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.Thumbs Up!
Charter schools may employ or use SROs.
Last Action: 02/07/2019 S Referred to Education

 
SB 378, by Hall
Category: Possession
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.Thumbs Up!
State funds may not be used to enforce federal or international firearm laws stricter than Texas law.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 381, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for and punishment for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
Reduces fines and penalties for violation of PC 30.06 and 30.07.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 388, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.
Creates new offenses and increases penalties for straw selling firearms to persons who intend to use them illegally.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1171 by Anchia, Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 403, by Birdwell
Category: LTC
Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by and the issuance of handgun licenses to certain governmental officials.Thumbs Down!
Special licenses for attorneys representing government.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2146 by Kacal, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 406, by Birdwell
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.
School marshals can carry handguns or keep them in a lockbox at the schools discretion.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Left pending in committee
HB 2608 by Sanford, Identical, 02/27/2019 H Filed
 
SB 457, by Creighton
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearms and hunting supplies are exempt from sales tax the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
SB 715 by Fallon, Duplicate, 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
 
SB 472, by Hughes
Category: Possession
Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.Thumbs Up!
Renters can`t be prohibited from possessing firearms in their residence.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 302 by Paul | et al., Identical, 02/27/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 506, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.Thumbs Up!
Allows unlicensed carry while evacuating or reentering a disaster area, and allows carry in an emergency shelter with permission.
Last Action: 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1177 by Phelan | et al., Identical, 03/06/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 535, by Campbell
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Up!
Removes the prohibition on carrying in a religious institution, reduces carry in a 30.06-07 posted hospital, nursing home, amusement park or government office to a Class C misdemeanor.
Last Action: 02/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1231 by Flynn | et al., Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 
SB 666, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.Thumbs Up!
Reduces information about family violence convictions sent to NICS.
Last Action: 03/11/2019 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 3812 by Collier, Identical, 03/07/2019 H Filed
 
SB 715, by Fallon
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearms and hunting supplies are exempt from sales tax the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Finance
SB 457 by Creighton, Duplicate, 02/14/2019 S Referred to Finance
 
SB 741, by Hughes
Category: Possession
Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearm ammunition.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits HOAs from regulating legal possession of firearms.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 764, by Menendez
Category: Carry
Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
Trained code enforcement officers may carry a club to deter animal attack.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2584 by Cortez, Identical, 02/27/2019 H Filed
 
SB 772, by Hughes
Category: Carry
Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person's failure to forbid handguns on certain property.Thumbs Up!
Failure to ban carry is not admissible evidence in a civil action.
Last Action: 03/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1018, by Alvarado
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.
Persons convicted of an offense or placed under a protective order have seven days to transfer their firearms to a designee, sell them to a FFL, or surrender them to law enforcement.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1057, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.Thumbs Up!
Property owners are not liable for injury for allowing legal carry.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1065, by Flores
Category: LTC
Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Down!
Waives the LTC fee for retired state and federal LEOs.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2137 by Burns, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1172, by Menendez
Category: Carry
Relating to the locations in which a person may carry a firearm, the seizure of a firearm by law enforcement on arrest, and interactions between law enforcement and a handgun license holder; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Makes failure to display when carrying a Class B misdemeanor, prohibits carrying firearms in a law enforcement facility with exemption for LTC.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1555, by Lucio
Category: Schools
Relating to the authorization of a license holder to carry a concealed handgun at a school or educational institution.
Allows schools to verify a LTC.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1573, by Alvarado
Category: Possession
Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
Requires DPS to conduct a firearm safety campaign.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 S Filed
HB 316 by Howard | et al., Identical, 02/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1691, by Fallon
Category: LTC
Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Up!
Applicants with a protective order get a free, expedited LTC.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1704, by Lucio
Category: Schools
Relating to a school district or open-enrollment charter school adopting a policy allowing a school employee to carry or possess a handgun on school property or at a school event.Thumbs Down!
School boards must hold a public vote with comment period before authorizing school marshals or faculty carry.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1766, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.Thumbs Down!
Requires county courts to create a large task force to establish gun surrender procedures for defendants required to surrender firearms. Requires defendants to surrender guns according ti whatever procedures the task force sets.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1849, by Miles
Category: Possession
Relating to public school safety measures, access to mental health professionals in public schools and during certain emergencies, access to criminal history and mental health records, and access to firearms; requiring a certificate for employment as a school behavioral counselor; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
This is a wide-ranging bill creating state and local committees, addressing school security personnel, increasing penalties for failure to secure firearms, creating an offence for failure to report a missing firearms, addressing school and emergency counseling, and more.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 1900, by Fallon
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.Thumbs Up!
More strongly prohibits government entities from prohibiting concealed carry on government premises and extends it to include open carry.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed
HB 1791 by Krause, Identical, 03/04/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1927, by Fallon
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.Thumbs Up!
Strengthens the prohibition against municipal gun laws.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed
HB 3231 by Clardy, Identical, 03/05/2019 H Filed
 
SB 1945, by Watson
Category: Possession
Relating to a court's authority to temporarily restrict the ability of a proposed patient for court-ordered mental health services to possess a firearm.Thumbs Down!
A judge may issue an order prohibiting gun possession for 90 days to a person ordered to receive mental health services.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2007, by Lucio
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for certain felony offenses; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits a person placed on deferred adjudication for a felony from possessing a firearm.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2025, by Lucio
Category: Hunting
Relating to the expiration date of hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, permits, or tags.
Hunting and fishing licenses would expire a year after issue instead of Aug. 31.
Last Action: 03/07/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2146, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by handgun license holders on the campus of a school district or open-enrollment charter school.Thumbs Up!
School districts and charter schools couldn't prohibit LTCs and LTC employees from carrying concealed at school.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2183, by Perry
Category: Hunting
Relating to permitting a hunter education component as part of a school district's physical education curriculum offered to certain students.Thumbs Up!
The Board of Education shall develop a Hunter Education curriculum which may be offered as physical education.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed
HB 2393 by Burrows, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Public Education
 
SB 2320, by Creighton
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing county commissioners who hold a license to carry a handgun to carry the handgun on the premises of a government court or an office utilized by a court and the form of the handgun licenses issued to county commissioners.Thumbs Down!
County commissioner LTCs would get a special license allowing carry in court.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed

 
SB 2381, by Hughes
Category: Knife
Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.Thumbs Up!
Location-restricted knives could be carried in 51 percent venues, amusement parks and places of religious worship.
Last Action: 03/08/2019 S Filed
HB 2342 by Dutton, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
 

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