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, 2 Bills passed and became law, 0 Comments.

Bill Progress

Passed the House, sent to the Senate

  1. HB 489: Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of certain rivers and streams in particular counties.
  2. HB 1078: Relating to waiving certain driver's license and handgun license fees for certain applicants who hold a certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  3. HB 1143: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.
  4. HB 1177: Relating to carrying a concealed handgun following a mandatory evacuation order issued during a state of disaster.
  5. HB 1387: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.
  6. HB 1552: Relating to the weapons proficiency of and the carrying of a handgun by qualified retired law enforcement officers.
  7. HB 1791: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.
  8. HB 2164: Relating to imposing a civil penalty for prohibiting or otherwise restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on certain premises open to the public.
  9. HB 2195: Relating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.
  10. HB 2286: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm accessories.
  11. HB 2363: Relating to permitting certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in the same locked location.
  12. HB 2393: Relating to permitting a hunter education component as part of a school district's physical education curriculum offered to certain students.
  13. HB 2584: Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer performing official duties to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
  14. HB 2655: Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter response training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.
  15. HB 3016: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.
  16. HB 3054: Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.
  17. HB 3231: Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.
  18. HB 3503: Relating to firearms training for county jailers.
  19. HB 4428: Relating to the application for and expiration of a license to carry a handgun.

Passed the Senate, sent to the House

  1. SB 117: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
  2. SB 193: Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.
  3. SB 243: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.
  4. SB 244: Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.
  5. SB 324: Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.
  6. SB 372: Relating to the authority of an open-enrollment charter school to employ security personnel, commission peace officers, and have school resource officers.
  7. SB 406: Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.
  8. SB 535: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship.
  9. SB 666: Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.
  10. SB 741: Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearm ammunition.
  11. SB 772: Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person's failure to forbid handguns on certain property.
  12. SB 1691: Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.
  13. SB 2381: Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.

Passed the Legislature, sent to the Governor

  1. HB 121: Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.
  2. HB 446: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person.
  3. HB 1168: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
  4. SB 317: Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.

Signed by Gov. Abbott or Passed Without Signature Into Law

  1. HB 302: Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property. Effective 9/1/2019.
  2. HB 547: Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information. Effective 9/1/2019.
  3. HB 2137: Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee. Effective 9/1/2019.

Vetoed by the Governor

House Bills

HB 38, by Canales
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the manufacture, assembly, or ownership of unmarked firearms; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Requires owners of firearms without serial numbers, made after 1968, to obtain a serial number from DPS and affix it to the firearm, then register the serial number and owner`s name.
Last Action: 02/11/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 86, by Martinez | et al.
Category: Possession
House Committee Report
Makes it an offense to fire a firearm without an intended target or if reckless as to whether the firearm was aimed at the intended target.
Last Action: 04/02/2019 H Considered in Calendars

 
HB 95, by Hinojosa | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal offense of acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.Thumbs Down!
Makes it an offense for a prohibited person to acquire or attempt to acquire a firearm, requires FFLs to report denials to DPS, requires DPS to investigate.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 121, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
Adds a defense to prosecution for 30.06-07 for leaving promptly after oral warning.
Last Action: 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor

 
HB 131, by Moody | et al.
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: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 157 by Rodriguez | et al., Identical, 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 143, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.Thumbs Up!
State or local agencies may provide temporary storage for weapons which are prohibited in the public building. Does not apply to prisons, schools or colleges.
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 172, by Bernal
Category: Carry
Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.Thumbs Down!
Reduces size of 30.06-07 signs.
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 195, by Reynolds | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Requires NICS checks for any purchase at a gun show, except for LEOs and LTCs. Requires advanced registration of gun shows to law enforcement.
Last Action: 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1169 by Anchia | et al., Duplicate, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
 
HB 227, by Krause
Category: Possession
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
Federal law doesn't apply to firearms made and remaining in Texas.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 238, by Krause | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
Federal laws don't apply to Texas firearms
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 257, by Blanco
Category: Schools
Relating to a policy requiring certain public primary and secondary schools to provide local law enforcement agencies certain information regarding certain individuals authorized to carry a handgun on a campus.Thumbs Down!
Schools and junior colleges must notify law enforcement of the names of persons authorized to carry handguns and their campuses
Last Action: 05/07/2019 H Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar

 
HB 302, by Paul | et al.
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!
Property owners may not prohibit firearm ownership by condo owners or renters
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
SB 19 by Hughes | et al., Identical, 05/01/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
 
HB 316, by Howard | et al.
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: 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
SB 1573 by Alvarado, Identical, 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 346, by Holland
Category: Hunting
Relating to the regulation of bow fishing.Thumbs Up!
Allows bowfishing for catfish
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism

 
HB 349, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain parts designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle.Thumbs Down!
Bans devices to increase semiauto rate of fire
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 357, by Stickland | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Up!
Authorizes unlicensed handgun carry, retains LTC
Last Action: 02/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 419, by Geren | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Removes the state fee for license to carry.
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 446, by Moody | et al.
Category: Knife
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person.Thumbs Up!
Removes knuckles from prohibited weapons, and legalizes carrying a club.
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Sent to the Governor

 
HB 489, by Springer
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: 05/23/2019 S House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported
SB 348 by Seliger, Identical, 02/07/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs
 
HB 497, by VanDeaver
Category: LTC
Relating to the classroom instruction part of the handgun proficiency course taken to obtain a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Adds ammunition training to the LTC class.
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 516, by Springer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, leased, or managed by the person.Thumbs Up!
People can`t be sued for not posting 30.06 or 30.07 signs.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 772 by Hughes | et al., Similar, 05/23/2019 S Signed in the Senate
 
HB 544, by Nevarez
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons who are subject to certain judicial determinations; creating a criminal offense.
Firearm possession prohibited for persons declared incompetent by a court order.
Last Action: 02/20/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 545, by Nevarez | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.
Unlawful to transfer a firearm to a person determined by a court to be incompetent.
Last Action: 05/09/2019 H Postponed

 
HB 547, by Canales | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to verification of hunting and fishing license information.Thumbs Up!
People can display hunting or fishing licenses on their wireless device.
Last Action: 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19

 
HB 595, by Rosenthal | et al.
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: 02/25/2019 H Left pending in committee
SB 187 by Miles, Identical, 02/01/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 734, by Huberty
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying of concealed or holstered handguns by certain handgun license holders attending a meeting of the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.Thumbs Down!
Charter school superintendants and board members can carry in school board meetings.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 854, by Moody | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Supervised shooting requires parent approval, penalties increased
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 930, by Anchia
Category: Self-defense
Relating to use of force or deadly force in defense of a person.Thumbs Down!
Restricts justification presumption to habitations, imposes retreat requirement.
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 972, by Biedermann
Category: Hunting
Relating to repealing the authority of a county to regulate hunting with bows and arrows in certain subdivisions.Thumbs Up!
Limits county government authority to regulate explosives, air guns, firearms, and bows and arrows.
Last Action: 02/25/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism

 
HB 1009, by Metcalf | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.Thumbs Up!
Allows licensed carry on schools and colleges.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 117 by Creighton, Identical, 05/06/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: May 6 2019 9:04PM
 
HB 1078, by Oliverson
Category: LTC
Relating to waiving certain driver's license and handgun license fees for certain applicants who hold a certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Thumbs Up!
Waives LTC and DL fees for persons certified for CPR.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed

 
HB 1085, by Stucky
Category: LTC
Relating to the applicability of certain handgun laws to certain associate judges.Thumbs Down!
Reduces LTC fees for another category of judges.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1106, by Swanson
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 the limits on how many school marshals a school can appoint.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
SB 244 by Creighton | et al., Identical, 04/10/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 10 2019 2:01PM
 
HB 1108, by Swanson
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying and possession of a concealed handgun by a school marshal.Thumbs Up!
School marshals shall carry on their person.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1123, by Bohac | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Up!
Professional first responders with a special license requiring extra training can`t be prohibited from carrying on duty.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1126, by Bell, Cecil | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.Thumbs Up!
Businesses cannot be held liable if they allow LTC.
Last Action: 04/30/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1127, by Stucky
Category: Carry
Relating to the places where an active judicial officer may carry a concealed handgun if the officer is licensed to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Active judicial officers can carry despite 30.06 warnings.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1143, by Hefner | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.Thumbs Up!
Schools may not regulate how LTCs store guns in school parking lots.
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Signed in the House

 
HB 1149, by White
Category: LTC
Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates most state LTC eligibility requirements; anyone who is 21 and can possess a firearm under Federal law is eligible.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Withdrawn from schedule

 
HB 1163, by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate locations at which a license holder may openly carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Allows cities over 750,000 population to opt out of open carry.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1164, by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits licensed carry on a wide range of recreational venues, including indoor or outdoor arenas, stadiums, golf courses, automobile racetracks, amphitheaters, auditoriums, theaters, museums, zoos, botanical gardens, civic centers, and convention centers.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1165, by Anchia
Category: carry
Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.Thumbs Down!
Provides for smaller signs prohibiting licensed carry.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1166, by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from certain property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property.Thumbs Up!
More strongly prohibits government entities from prohibiting concealed carry on government premises and extends it to include open carry.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1167, by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions.
Adds restrictions on carrying weapons on school, technical school or college property, but allows licensed carry of handguns on the property.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1168, by Anchia | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.Thumbs Up!
Tweaks the definition of airport secured area to include runways but strengthens defense while checking firearms.
Last Action: 05/21/2019 E Sent to the Governor
SB 123 by West, Identical, 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1169, by Anchia | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits the sale of firearms at a gun show, including the parking lot, without a NICS check, requires LEO notification of gun shows.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 195 by Reynolds | et al., Duplicate, 02/13/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
 
HB 1170, by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the investment of certain state retirement system funds in companies that manufacture firearms or firearm ammunition.Thumbs Down!
State retirement systems would be prohibited from investing in companies that manufacture firearms or ammunition.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Pensions, Investments & Financial Services

 
HB 1171, by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Makes purchasing a firearm for a person known to be ineligible to possess one a state felony.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 388 by West, Identical, 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1172, by Anchia | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of certain conduct involving prohibited weapons; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits firearms containing parts printed by a three-dimensional printer.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1173, by Anchia | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.Thumbs Down!
Allows public colleges and universities to opt-out of concealed carry.
Last Action: 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1236 by Goodwin | et al., Duplicate, 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 1177, by Phelan | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a concealed handgun following a mandatory evacuation order issued 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: 05/23/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 506 by Creighton, Identical, 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1207, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to reporting the loss or theft of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires reporting a lost or stolen firearm to law enforcement and requires DPS to track all reported firearms.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1208, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to the storage of firearms surrendered by a person subject to a magistrate's order for emergency protection or protective order as a result of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.Thumbs Down!
Requires each county to establish a secure facility to store firearms owned by persons subject to a protective order for the duration of the order.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1231, by Flynn | et al.
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: 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 535 by Campbell | et al., Identical, 05/23/2019 S Signed in the Senate
 
HB 1236, by Goodwin | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.Thumbs Down!
Allows public colleges and universities to opt-out of concealed carry.
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee
HB 1173 by Anchia | et al., Duplicate, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
 
HB 1375, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires people who are not FFLs to record private firearm transfers and submit the document to DPS; Class C misdemeanor.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1376, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Requires people who are not FFLs to record private firearm transfers and submit the document to DPS; prohibits transferring more than 5 firearms per year without an FFL; Class C misdemeanor.
Last Action: 02/27/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1387, by Hefner | 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.
Reduces the limits on number of school marshals from one per 200 students to one per 100.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Reported enrolled
SB 244 by Creighton | et al., Similar, 04/10/2019 H Referred to Public Education: Apr 10 2019 2:01PM
 
HB 1445, by Rosenthal
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates an offense of carrying any firearm in a public place while intoxicated.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1552, by Paul | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the weapons proficiency of and the carrying of a handgun by qualified retired law enforcement officers.Thumbs Down!
Modifies requirements for retired LEOs to obtain a certificate to carry.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 S House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported

 
HB 1713, by Ramos | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a felony or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.Thumbs Down!
A person who is convicted of a crime or placed under a protective order must transfer any firearms to a FFL or to law enforcement.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1791, by Krause | et al.
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: 05/22/2019 H Signed in the House
SB 1900 by Fallon, Identical, 03/18/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1844, by Guillen
Category: LTC
Relating to authorizing certain optional designations on a person's driver's license, commercial driver's license, or personal identification certificate.Thumbs Up!
Allows a LTC to have the LTC number on their drivers license or commercial drivers license.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1945, by Ramos
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a handgun in certain areas of the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits carry in college day-care facilities.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1959, by Hefner
Category: Schools
Relating to the transportation or storage of a firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a private school parking area.Thumbs Up!
Includes private school employees in the provision saying they can keep handguns out of sight in cars parked in employer parking lots.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2046, by Ramos
Category: LTC
Relating to the establishment of a grant pilot program to fund mental health initiatives in public schools and to increasing fees for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Raises LTC fees to $100 and uses the funds for gun-violence studies in Dallas school districts.
Last Action: 03/05/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2051, by Murr
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by certain retired judges and justices and certain other governmental officials.Thumbs Down!
Special carry privileges for retired and active judges.
Last Action: 04/29/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 2115, by Rosenthal
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.
Exempts firearm storage safety equipment from sales tax.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means
SB 203 by Huffman, Identical, 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
 
HB 2136, by Schaefer
Category: Carry
Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits and to grounds for cancellation of those licenses and permits.Thumbs Up!
Removes requirement for alcohol licensed venues not meeting 51% criteria to post a sign prohibiting firearms, and removes the licensee obligation to prevent possession of firearms on premises.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures

 
HB 2137, by Burns | et al.
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: 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
SB 1065 by Flores, Identical, 03/07/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 2146, by Kacal
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: 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 403 by Birdwell, Identical, 02/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 2164, by Burns | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to imposing a civil penalty for prohibiting or otherwise restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on certain premises open to the public.
Establishes penalties for prohibiting carry by LEOs in public places.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Signed in the House

 
HB 2195, by Meyer | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.Thumbs Down!
Requires school districts to establish a school shooter emergency policy.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed

 
HB 2280, by Goodwin
Category: Carry
Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.Thumbs Down!
Replaces 30.06-07 signs with gun-buster signs.
Last Action: 04/03/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2286, by Oliverson | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm accessories.
Prohibits Texas officials from enforcing the federal rules pertaining to suppressors.
Last Action: 05/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
HB 2328, by Metcalf
Category: Schools
Relating to the training requirements for and the expiration of a school marshal license issued or renewed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.Thumbs Up!
Reduces school marshal training requirements.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2342, by Dutton | et al.
Category: Knife
Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.Thumbs Up!
Allows carry of location-restricted knives in 51% premises, amusement parks and places of worship.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2381 by Hughes | et al., Identical, 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 2352, by Burns
Category: Carry
Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Up!
Reduces penalties for carrying unlawfully in churches, amusement parks and government offices unless the LTC fails to depart.
Last Action: 03/06/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 2363, by Harris | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to permitting certain foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in the same locked location.
Guns with ammunition may be stored in foster homes in a glass-front lockbox.
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed

 
HB 2393, by Burrows | et al.
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: 04/29/2019 S Referred to Education
SB 2183 by Perry, Identical, 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
 
HB 2584, by Cortez
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: 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
SB 684 by Flores, Very Similar, 02/11/2019 S Withdrawn by the Author
 
HB 2608, by Sanford
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: 03/11/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 406 by Birdwell | et al., Identical, 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 2655, by Rosenthal | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter response training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.Thumbs Down!
Requires schools to prepare a school shooter policy and conduct training and drills.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Education

 
HB 2842, by King, Phil
Category: Possession
Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.Thumbs Up!
Adds people released from protective custody orders to a process for returning firearms.
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 324 by Huffman, Identical, 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 2849, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for a grant program for mental health services.Thumbs Down!
Imposes a one percent tax on firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories to fund a mental health veteran suicide program.
Last Action: 03/12/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means

 
HB 2949, by Guillen | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.Thumbs Up!
Creates a special license to carry for people with a variety of protective orders, who are under increased risk. License issuance is expedited, and it allows carry where LEOs can carry.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H No action taken in committee

 
HB 3016, by Schaefer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.Thumbs Up!
A holstered handgun can be visible in a car if the LTC is in the car.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
HB 3030, by Flynn
Category: Possession
Relating to the reporting of certain information for purposes of a federal firearm background check.
Expedites delivery of information to DPS for submission to NICS.
Last Action: 04/25/2019 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.

 
HB 3054, by Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.Thumbs Down!
Establishes June as Gun Violence Awareness Month to encourage communities to talk about gun control.
Last Action: 05/10/2019 S Referred to Administration

 
HB 3136, by Cain | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a weapon on the premises of a government court or offices utilized by the court.Thumbs Down!
Allows a LTC to carry on premises of a court if any court on the premises gives permission.
Last Action: 05/06/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 3191, by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order or arrested for or charged with an offense involving family violence 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 to whatever procedures the task force sets.
Last Action: 04/10/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 3231, by Clardy | et al.
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: 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed
SB 1927 by Fallon, Identical, 03/19/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 3257, by Raney | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal consequences of using or exhibiting an imitation firearm.
Defines imitation firearm and criminalizes exhibition of an imitation firearm in situations where threatening with a gun is illegal.
Last Action: 04/24/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 3281, by Hinojosa | et al.
Category: Self-defense
Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Gender identity or the sudden discovery of gender identity in a non-violent situation can`t be raised for defense.
Last Action: 04/15/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 3503, by Anderson, Charles "Doc"
Category: Carry
Relating to firearms training for county jailers.Thumbs Up!
Establishes a procedure for county jailors to qualify with and carry guns.
Last Action: 05/22/2019 H Signed in the House
SB 1879 by Schwertner, Identical, 05/21/2019 H Placed on General State Calendar
 
HB 3506, by Talarico
Category: Carry
Relating to the recognition and validity of a license to carry a handgun issued by another state.Thumbs Down!
A person with a Texas residence can't carry on an out of state license.
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3507, by Talarico
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with firearm loans at a sport shooting range; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Loaning someone a gun at a shooting range is prohibited without a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3508, by Talarico
Category: LTC
Relating to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
DPS shall may issue a license to carry, based on the preponderance of the evidence
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3550, by Cyrier
Category: Hunting
Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.Thumbs Up!
Landowners or their agents may take feral hogs without them causing depredation.
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism
SB 317 by Hughes | et al., Identical, 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor
 
HB 3585, by Sanford
Category: LTC
Relating to the repeal of certain eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Removes delinquent child support or tax payments from disqualifying a person for a LTC.
Last Action: 03/18/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3812, by Collier
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: 03/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 666 by Huffman | et al., Identical, 04/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Apr 26 2019 12:31PM
 
HB 4017, by Calanni
Category: LTC
Relating to the eligibility for a handgun license of a person who is identified as a member of a criminal street gang.Thumbs Down!
Adds members of criminal street gangs to those not eligible for a LTC.
Last Action: 05/01/2019 H No action taken in committee

 
HB 4021, by Dominguez
Category: Carry
Relating to certain locations at which a person is prohibited from carrying a weapon.Thumbs Down!
Extends the prohibition against carry in a court to within 100 feet of the location.
Last Action: 04/23/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 4041, by Toth
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Texas officials are prohibited from enforcing or allowing the enforcement of new federal laws violating the First or Second Amendment.
Last Action: 04/17/2019 H No action taken in committee

 
HB 4341, by Collier
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: 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee
SB 158 by Rodriguez, Identical, 02/01/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 4381, by Herrero
Category: LTC
Relating to the requirements for an honorably retired peace officer to obtain a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Honorably recently retired LEOs not required to demonstrate proficiency for LTCs.
Last Action: 03/25/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 4428, by Tinderholt
Category: LTC
Relating to the application for and expiration of a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
LTCs for non-permanent residents expire when they should leave the country. However, the way the law is worded may require annual renewal.
Last Action: 05/23/2019 H Signed in the House

 
HB 4496, by Hinojosa
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal offense of acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Makes it illegal to knowingly try to purchase a firearm if you know you are prohibited. Requires FFLs to report rejections to DPS, and DPS to investigate them.
Last Action: 03/26/2019 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: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee

 
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: 05/06/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1009 by Metcalf | et al., Identical, 02/26/2019 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
 
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 | et al., Identical, 05/21/2019 E Sent to the Governor
 
SB 157, by Rodriguez | et al.
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: Feb 13 2019 12:10PM
 
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, 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
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 | et al.
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: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee

 
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: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
HB 2115 by Rosenthal, Identical, 03/06/2019 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 6 2019 1:29PM
 
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, 04/29/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
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: 05/02/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
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: 04/10/2019 H Referred to Public Education
HB 1106 by Swanson, Identical, 03/26/2019 H Left pending in committee
 
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: 05/17/2019 E Sent to the Governor
HB 3550 by Cyrier, Identical, 03/18/2019 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism: Mar 18 2019 4:58PM
 
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: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
HB 2842 by King, Phil, Identical, 03/12/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 12 2019 12:07PM
 
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, 05/23/2019 S House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported
 
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: 05/22/2019 S House passage as amended reported

 
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: Feb 26 2019 12:44PM
 
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, 04/16/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 406, by Birdwell | et al.
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: 05/01/2019 H Left pending in committee
HB 2608 by Sanford, Identical, 03/11/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 11 2019 6:06PM
 
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: 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
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, 05/16/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
 
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, 05/23/2019 H Senate appoints conferees-reported
 
SB 535, by Campbell | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship.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: 05/23/2019 S Signed in the Senate
HB 1231 by Flynn | et al., Identical, 05/07/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 666, by Huffman | et al.
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: 04/26/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 3812 by Collier, Identical, 03/19/2019 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 19 2019 12:58PM
 
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, 04/24/2019 S Left pending in committee
 
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: 05/22/2019 S Reported enrolled

 
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: 05/10/2019 S Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 2584 by Cortez, Identical, 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 23 2019 3:26PM
 
SB 772, by Hughes | et al.
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: 05/23/2019 S Signed in the Senate
HB 516 by Springer | et al., Similar, 04/25/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 1018, by Alvarado | et al.
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 | et al., Identical, 05/23/2019 E Effective on 9/1/19
 
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: 03/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
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: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 316 by Howard | et al., Identical, 04/11/2019 H Considered in Calendars
 
SB 1691, by Fallon | et al.
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: 05/17/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
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: 03/14/2019 S Referred to Education

 
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: 03/14/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
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: 03/18/2019 S Referred to Education

 
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: 03/18/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1791 by Krause | et al., Identical, 05/22/2019 H Signed in the House
 
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: 03/19/2019 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 3231 by Clardy | et al., Identical, 05/23/2019 H Senate Amendments Analysis distributed: May 23 2019 10:28AM
 
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: 03/19/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
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: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Criminal Justice

 
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: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Water & Rural Affairs

 
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: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
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: 03/21/2019 S Referred to Education
HB 2393 by Burrows | et al., Identical, 04/29/2019 S Referred to 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: 03/21/2019 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 2381, by Hughes | et al.
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: 05/15/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2342 by Dutton | et al., Identical, 05/01/2019 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 

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