Texas Firearm-Related Legislation

According to Texas law the first day to prefile bills was Monday, November 9, 2020. The 87th Legislature will be in session 140 days, from Tuesday, January 12, 2021 to Monday, May 31. The last day to file regular bills was Friday, March 12.

Governor Abbott has 10 days after a bill is passed, or until until Sunday, June 20 for bills passed in the last 10 days of the session, 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 30, 2021.

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

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Texas Firearm Legislation introduced in the 87th Legislature

Bills by Category

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Bills Catalogued

187 bills cataloged. 133 House Bills, 1 House Joint Resolution, 52 Senate Bills, 1 Senate Joint Resolution, 0 Comments.

House Bills

HB 26, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, transportation, and use of weapons and ammunition during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
Removes guns from the list of things the governor can restrict during a declared disaster or emergency.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 547 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 29, 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!
Public government buildings where carry is prohibited MAY temporarily store such weapons.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

 
HB 52, 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!
Prohibits transfer of guns at a gun show without a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Left pending in committee
HB 245 by Bernal, Duplicate, 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
HB 55, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying and possession of a concealed handgun by a school marshal.Thumbs Up!
Removes requirement for school marshall to use a lockbox instead of carrying.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 73, 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 Up!
Gender identity and sexual orientation not justifications for use of force.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1510 by Whitmire, Identical, 03/24/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 112, by Toth | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Bans state officials from enforcing Federal gun laws stricter than Texas.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 499 by Kolkhorst, Similar, 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 118, by Ortega
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans most private sales without a NICS check.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
HB 127, by Ortega | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the unlawful carrying of certain firearms; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans carry of long guns in public.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 164, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Establishes an Extreme Risk Protection Order to confiscate guns when family or law enforcement think owners are dangerous.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 84 by Miles, Similar, 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 172, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.Thumbs Down!
Defines Assault Weapons, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, and bans possession.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 178, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.Thumbs Down!
Bans centerfire magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 185, by Meza
Category: Self-defense
Relating to creating the criminal offense of failure to safely store a firearm.Thumbs Down!
Requires all readily-dischargable guns to be locked up.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 196, by Meza
Category: Self-defense
Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.Thumbs Down!
Requires safe retreat before using deadly force, removes robbery and aggravated robbery from crimes justifying deadly force, and limits presumption to a habitation.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 201, by Meza
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 to opt-out of concealed carry, and limits immunity for damages.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1769 by Anchia, Duplicate, 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 10 2021 10:54AM
 
HB 208, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the manufacture of firearms without a federal license; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans private manufacture of firearms.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 210, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.Thumbs Down!
Sets up complex requirements for surrender of guns after convictions and for protective orders.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 283 by Alvarado, Identical, 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 213, by Bernal
Category: Carry
Relating to limiting the locations where a person may carry a firearm other than a handgun; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans carrying of long guns in public, and on another person's property without owner's permission.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 218, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Bans transfer of firearms without either a NICS check or documenting the transfer with submission to DPS. Limits private transfers to five firearms per year.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 223, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses in this state.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits possession of a firearm for five years for anyone convicted of a misdemeanor involving use or threat of force.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 227, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to notifying state law enforcement of an attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.Thumbs Down!
FFLs required to report NICS denials to DPS, who is required to investigate.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 229, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to reporting certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety.Thumbs Down!
Requires reporting protective orders and convictions to DPS within 48 hours instead of five working days.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 231, by Ortega
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the transfer of an assault weapon to certain recipients; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Bans selling or giving a club, location restricted knife or firearm to anyone less than 18. Bans selling or giving an assault weapon to anyone under 21. Defines which rifles, shotguns and pistols are assault weapons.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 234, by Ortega
Category: Possession
Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.Thumbs Down!
Bans possession of rimfire and centerfire magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 235, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the prohibition on the possession of a firearm by a person following the person's conviction of certain family violence misdemeanors.Thumbs Down!
Expands designation of people convicted of a misdemeanor who are banned from owning firearms for five years.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 236, 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 30.06-30.07 signs to 8.5X11 in.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 238, by Meza
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of firearms or ammunition by a municipality or county.Thumbs Down!
Allows municipalities and counties to regulate firearms.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 241, by Ortega
Category: Possession
Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.Thumbs Down!
Defines which rifles, shotguns and pistols are assault weapons and bans possession.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 245, by Bernal
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transfer of guns at a gun show without a NICS check.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 52 by Reynolds | et al., Duplicate, 03/18/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 276, 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!
Expands carry for retired and federal judges.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 328, by Gervin-Hawkins
Category: Possession
Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.Caution.
Designates June as Firearm Safety Month and encourages appropriate community activities.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism

 
HB 336, by Cain | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Bans recognizing or enforcing Estreme Risk Protection Orders.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 548 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 340, by Cain | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, dispensing, transportation, storage, and use of alcoholic beverages, ammunition, explosives, combustibles, and weapons during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits the governor from controling alcohol, firearms, explosives or flammable liquids during an emergency.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
HB 629 by White | et al., Duplicate, 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
HB 347, by Geren | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
Makes it a state jail felony to make a false or misleading statement during a NICS check.
Last Action: 04/12/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 162 by Blanco, Similar, 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 395, by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Establishes an Extreme Risk Protection Order to confiscate guns when family or law enforcement think owners are dangerous.
Last Action: 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 84 by Miles, Similar, 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 521, by Fierro
Category: Possession
Relating to the establishment and use of a voluntary registry of individuals experiencing mental illness who waive the right to purchase or receive transfer of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Creates a voluntary list of people who waive the right to purchase firearms due to mental illness. Requires FFLs to check the list before transferring a firearm. Establishes a way to revoke the waiver.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 524, by Rosenthal
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.Thumbs Up!
Removes sales and use tax from gun safes, boxes or locks.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means
SB 313 by Huffman, Identical, 04/12/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 530, by Patterson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the applicability to election judges of a prohibition on the carrying of a handgun at a polling place.Thumbs Up!
Allows election judges with LTCs to carry in their polling place.
Last Action: 03/30/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 603, by Meza
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting this state from recognizing a license to carry a handgun issued by another state.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits recognition of carry licenses from other states.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 606, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
All firearm transfers except to close family would require a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 242 by Eckhardt | et al., Identical, 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 629, by White | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, dispensing, transportation, storage, and use of alcoholic beverages, ammunition, explosives, combustibles, and weapons during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits the governor from controling alcohol, firearms, explosives or flammable liquids during an emergency.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
HB 340 by Cain | et al., Duplicate, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
HB 635, 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.Thumbs Up!
Bans state officials from enforcing Federal gun laws stricter than Texas.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 541 by Springer, Very Similar, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 670, by Martinez
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits shooting without a specific target.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 687, by Lozano | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.
Enhances human smuggling penalties for possessing a gun.
Last Action: 04/12/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 576 by Hinojosa, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 693, by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Raises age of child to 17, parents must specifically agree to child shooting, raises penalties.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 760, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transfer of guns at a gun show without a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 52 by Reynolds | et al., Duplicate, 03/18/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 781, by Sanford | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public junior college school marshal.Thumbs Up!
Removes the requirement for junior college school marshals to lock up guns.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
HB 791, by Goodwin
Category: Carry
Relating to displaying a firearm at or near a public demonstration; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Criminalizes displaying firearm at a demonstration of one or more people.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 311 by Eckhardt, Identical, 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 796, by King, Phil | et al.
Category: Self-defense
Relating to certain defenses to prosecution involving the justifiable use of force or threat of force.Thumbs Up!
Adds arson of an occupied place to the list of crimes justifying force.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 544 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 799, by Rosenthal
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Makes carrying a firearm while intoxicated a Class C misdemeanor. Exempts LEOs.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 821, by White | et al.
Category: Licensing
Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Removes state disqualifications for LTC. A person must be 21 and not prohibited under Federal law.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 825, by Geren | et al.
Category: Licensing
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 state fees for licensed carry.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 854, by Burns
Category: Carry
Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Down!
Uselessly reduces the punishment for carrying into a hospital, amusement park, or government meeting. They have to post 30.06-30.07, and that would determine punishment.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 880, by Hinojosa
Category: Possession
Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Criminalizes making a false statement during purchase, and requires FFLs to report failed NICS checks to DPS, who must investigate.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
HB 882, by Hinojosa | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
Creates a state jail felony for a fugitive of Class B Misdemeanor or above who obtains a firearm.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 883, by Hinojosa
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.
Makes it a felony for a fugitive to obtain a firearm, makes dealers report failed NICS checks to DPS, requires investigation.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 909, by Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.
Designates June as Firearm Safety Month, encourages education.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted

 
HB 915, by Krause | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.Thumbs Up!
Attempts to exempt guns and gun accessories made in Texas from federal regulation.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 542 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 918, by Leman | et al.
Category: Licensing
Relating to a license to carry a handgun for certain young adults who are protected under certain court orders related to family violence.Thumbs Up!
Makes a person 18 to 21 with a protection order eligible for a LTC.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator

 
HB 919, by Leman | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits Texas agencies from enforcing federal laws stronger than ours.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 499 by Kolkhorst, Identical, 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 929, by Sherman, Sr. | et al.
Category: Self-defense
Relating to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses and to certain recordings created by peace officers during an investigation or other law enforcement activity; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Mainly addresses LEO recordings, but adds the requirement you have to be inside your vehicle, home, or place of business to the presumption of justification.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Left pending in committee
SB 380 by West, Identical, 03/09/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence
 
HB 956, by Dutton | et al.
Category: Knife
Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.Thumbs Up!
Removes the ban on location-restricted knives in bars, amusement parks, and places of worship.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

 
HB 957, by Oliverson | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.Thumbs Up!
Attempts to make firearm supressors made in Texas exempt from federal regulations.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 543 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1016, by Ordaz Perez | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to active shooter drills conducted by public schools.Thumbs Up!
Restricts active killer drills from mimicking an event, and requires warning.
Last Action: 04/13/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 168 by Blanco, Identical, 03/03/2021 S Referred to Education
 
HB 1039, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to the duties of the Department of Public Safety, peace officers, officers of the court, and licensed firearms dealers with respect to the possession or use of a suspended, revoked, or expired license to carry a handgun; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires DPS to publish a list of suspended or revoked LTC numbers online, requires FFLs to check the list during a purchase and report attempts to use the LTC to DPS.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1040, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting certain persons with chemical dependencies from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates a complex system for courts to notify NICS when they order a person to take chemical dependency treatment. Bans possession for persons under treatment and for a year after.
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1069, by Harris | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.Thumbs Up!
Drops VESP. Fire and medical pro and volunteer first responders can't be prohibited from carrying on duty, provided they complete a new training course to be set up by DPS.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee
SB 737 by Birdwell | et al., Identical, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 1094, by Oliverson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.Thumbs Up!
Persons with a protective order over 18 can carry without a license.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee
SB 545 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1141, by Ramos
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; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Persons subject to Pos or convicted of family violence must sell their guns to a FFL or turn them into police within 48 hours.
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1238, by Biedermann | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm.Thumbs Up!
Removes the requirement to have a license to carry a handgun.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1253, by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of county task forces for the disposition of a firearm a person is prohibited from possessing under certain court orders related to family violence.Thumbs Down!
Creates a cumbersome task force in each county to study and set policy concerning the surrender of guns from persons under a protective order for family violence.
Last Action: 03/04/2021 H Referred to County Affairs

 
HB 1378, by Patterson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.Thumbs Up!
Premises holding a food and beverage license exempted from the 51 percent rule.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1379, by Patterson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.Thumbs Up!
Increases the 51 percent rule for alcohol premises to 60 percent.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 549 by Springer, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1387, by Harris | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the storage of firearms and ammunition in the same locked location in certain foster homes.Thumbs Up!
Allows storage of guns in foster homes in locked containers with ammo but without trigger locks.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1407, by Schaefer
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.Thumbs Up!
Allows unconcealed carry of handguns in motor vehicles by licensee in a holster.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

 
HB 1499, by White
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.Thumbs Up!
Establishes training for volunteer first responders. VESPs with LTCs and training can't be prohibited from carrying on duty.
Last Action: 03/05/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1500, by Hefner | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits restricting firearm businesses, including ranges and gun shops, because of a disaster.
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 18 by Creighton | et al., Identical, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 1513, by Zwiener
Category: Self-defense
Relating to law enforcement policies prohibiting a peace officer from using less lethal projectiles for the purpose of controlling the activity or movement of a gathering of people.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits LEOs from using less-lethal projectiles to control a crowd.
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1548, 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 can't be sued because they allow licensed carry.
Last Action: 03/31/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1587, by White | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.Thumbs Up!
Persons not prohibited from possessing a gun could carry with or without a license.
Last Action: 03/08/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 1911 by White | et al., Duplicate, 04/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 1690, by Tinderholt | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, dispensing, transportation, storage, and use of alcoholic beverages, ammunition, explosives, combustibles, and weapons during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits the governor from controling alcohol, firearms, explosives or flammable liquids during an emergency.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
HB 340 by Cain | et al., Duplicate, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
HB 1728, by Smithee
Category: Hunting
Relating to partnerships between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and nonprofit entities to promote hunting and fishing by certain veterans.Thumbs Up!
Texas Parks and Wildlife authorized to contract with nonprofits serving veterans that take vets hunting.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1750, by Crockett
Category: Self-defense
Relating to the use of force or deadly force in defense of a person.Thumbs Down!
Limits the presumption of self defense when a person makes a mistake about facts.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1758, by Krause
Category: Self-defense
Relating to the operation and use of an unmanned aircraft; creating a criminal offense.
Prohibits unmanned aircraft with weapons except over your own property or for military and police. Must be non-lethal force.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1765, by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transfer of guns at a gun show without a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 52 by Reynolds | et al., Duplicate, 03/18/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
HB 1766, 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 a straw purchase or lying on the NICS check a third degree felony.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 641 by West | et al., Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1767, 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 Down!
Allows use of 30-06 and 30-07 on government-owned property not occupied by a government entity.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1768, 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.Thumbs Down!
Expands gun-free areas of schools and amusement parks, but allows concealed carry on private colleges.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1769, by Anchia
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 to opt-out of concealed carry, and limits immunity for damages.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 201 by Meza, Duplicate, 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
HB 1770, 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 to have a local option election to opt out of open carry.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1771, by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of certain conduct involving prohibited weapons; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Bans making gun parts with a 3-D printer, and guns containing such parts. Offense is a felony.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1772, 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!
Reduces the wording of 30-06 30-07 signs and adds gunbuster logo. Signs would be smaller.
Last Action: 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1856, by Hefner | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.Thumbs Up!
Hotels can't prohibit guests from having guns in rooms or carrying back and forth. They can limit open carry in common areas but must allow concealed.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1857, 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!
Bans licensed carry in a wide range of outdoor and indoor recreational venues including arenas, golf courses, auditoriums, theaters, museums, zoos, and others.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1920, by Capriglione | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.Thumbs Down!
Bans gun possession in a secured aircraft parking area that is used by common carriers in air transportation but not by general aviation.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Left pending in committee
SB 825 by Springer, Very Similar, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 1927, by Schaefer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person 21 years of age or older and 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!
Persons 21 years or older, not prohibited from possessing a handgun, can carry without a license. Retains the LTC.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted

 
HB 1948, by Howard
Category: Possession
Relating to the duties of the Department of Public Safety and licensed firearms dealers with respect to the possession or use of a suspended or revoked license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
DPS will be required to maintain a public list of suspended or revoked LTCs. FFLs have to check the list before transferring a gun, and report attempts to purcase with a LTC.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1984, by Vasut | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to the duration of a special open hunting season restricted to persons under 17 years old.Thumbs Up!
Requires a youth hunting season for those less than 17 be at least seven consecutive days.
Last Action: 04/12/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 1057 by Huffman, Identical, 03/18/2021 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
 
HB 2040, by Gervin-Hawkins
Category: Hunting
Relating to special open season hunting of certain migratory game birds by veterans and members of the United States armed forces on active duty.Thumbs Up!
Texas Parks and Wildlife may insitute a special migratory birds season for veterans and active military.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
SB 675 by Kolkhorst | et al., Identical, 04/09/2021 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
 
HB 2105, by Dutton
Category: Carry
Relating to failure to identify to a peace officer while carrying certain firearms; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Makes it a misdemeanor for someone carrying a visible long gun to refuse to identify themselves to a law enforcement officer.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2112, by Metcalf | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.Thumbs Up!
A license holder open carrying could do so in any holster, not just a shoulder or belt holster.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 3628 by Schaefer | et al., Duplicate, 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 2141, by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to reporting the loss or theft of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires an owner to report a lost or stolen firearm within five working days. Requires a law enforcement officer to report lost or stolen firearms to TDPS, who retains that report for five years.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2143, by Rodriguez
Category: Carry
Relating to the regulation of modern sporting rifles by certain municipalities.Thumbs Down!
Defines modern sporting firearms the same way assault weapons are usually defined, and allows a city with population greater than 600,000 to regulate carrying them openly.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2169, by Sanford
Category: Licensing
Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Removes delenquency in paying taxes from the list of disqualifications for LTC.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
HB 2229, by Hull
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of a criminal offense prohibiting certain weapons on the premises of a polling place.Thumbs Up!
Limits the gun-free zone around polling places to areas where voting or election-related activities are going on.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2249, by Hefner
Category: Possession
Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits restricting firearm businesses, including ranges and gun shops, because of a disaster.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs
SB 18 by Creighton | et al., Identical, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 2281, by Hefner
Category: Possession
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 carry at school activities off-campus, and allows carry on public and private colleges.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2282, by Toth
Category: Possession
Relating to district and county attorney counsel in federal enforcement of laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunitions within the State of Texas.Thumbs Up!
District and county attorneys shall not be of counsel in federal court for actions enforcing federal law.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

 
HB 2303, by Kacal
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by peace officers, special investigators, certain retired law enforcement officers, municipal attorneys, and assistant municipal attorneys and the issuance of handgun licenses to municipal attorneys and assistant municipal attorneys.
Limits on carrying concealed in 46.035 do not apply to active or retired peace officers.
Last Action: 03/15/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2402, by Price | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to a prohibition on additional state and local taxes, assessments, and fees on ammunition, firearms, and firearm supplies.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits the Legislature from requiring new taxes on ammunition or sirearm supplies.
Last Action: 03/16/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means

 
HB 2440, by White
Category: Licensing
Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Removes all the state disqualifications for LTC for persons over 21 who may possess guns.
Last Action: 03/16/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2558, by Capriglione | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibited state contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.Thumbs Up!
Texas government contracts with companies with 10 or more employees require verification the company doesn`t discriminate against guns, ammo, or ranges.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 H Left pending in committee
SB 19 by Schwertner | et al., Very Similar, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 2622, by Holland | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.Thumbs Up!
Bans state officials from enforcing Federal gun laws stricter than Texas.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
SB 541 by Springer, Similar, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 2675, by Guillen | et al.
Category: Licensing
Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.Thumbs Up!
DPS must expedite LTCs for persons with protective orders or other proof of danger within 10 days.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2865, by Collier
Category: Licensing
Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Limits the LTC disqualification for offenses under deferred adjudication.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2878, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Red flag law with stricter requirements, and a provision for punishing false report.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 1742 by Whitmire, Identical, 03/26/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 2900, by Hefner | et al.
Category: Licensing
Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; making conforming changes.Thumbs Up!
Permits carry without a license, but retains LTC. Long bill.
Last Action: 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2910, by Goodwin
Category: Possession
Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for the family violence program in the Health and Human Services Commission.Thumbs Down!
Levies a one percent sales tax on guns, ammo and firearm accessories to provide funding to Health and Human Services for family violence prevention.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means
SB 1287 by Eckhardt, Identical, 03/18/2021 S Referred to Finance
 
HB 2967, by Cason
Category: Carry
Relating to the unlawful carrying of a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft.Thumbs Up!
Amends the member of a criminal street gang disqualification for vehicle carry to a court finding of gang activity.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
HB 3081, by Krause | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to the issuance of digital tags for the taking of certain animals.Thumbs Up!
Waives the combo hunting and fishing license fee for volunteer firefighters with a year of experience.
Last Action: 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted

 
HB 3124, by Vasut
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying a handgun on the premises of a public employer.Thumbs Up!
Public employers must let LTCs carry at work.
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3242, by Swanson
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for a handgun license holder who carries a handgun on certain premises.Thumbs Up!
Creates a defense to prosecution for carrying in most prohibited locations if the LTC leaves when notified.
Last Action: 03/19/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3361, by Murr
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal firearm, firearm accessory, and firearm ammunition regulations within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Guns made in Texas won't be subject to federal regulations.
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

 
HB 3587, by Jetton
Category: Licensing
Relating to the processing of applications for a license to carry a handgun during a state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
DPS must continue to process LTC applications during a disaster.
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3628, by Schaefer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.Thumbs Up!
A license holder open carrying could do so in any holster, not just a shoulder or belt holster.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 2112 by Metcalf | et al., Duplicate, 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 3671, by Johnson, Julie
Category: Possession
Relating to the reporting of certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation for use with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the transfer of firearms.
Requires the reporting of family violence convictions and protective orders to DPS and NICS within three days.
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3779, by Holland | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Sales tax holiday for guns and hunting supplies the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means
SB 934 by Creighton, Identical, 03/11/2021 S Referred to Finance
 
HB 3806, by Fierro
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with public junior colleges.Thumbs Down!
Allows junior colleges to opt-out of licensed carry.
Last Action: 03/23/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3953, by Herrero
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of the open burn pit registry fund and a voluntary contribution to that fund when applying for a handgun license.Thumbs Down!
Sets up an open pit burn fund and allows LTC applicants to voluntarily fund it.
Last Action: 04/07/2021 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 4259, by Morales Shaw
Category: Possession
Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm violence and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
DPS must publish a gun violence brochure and it must be given to anyone receiving a firearm.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 4346, by Leman | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm by certain persons during the use of an easement.Thumbs Up!
An easement contract can't have a no-guns provision.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 4358, by Spiller | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the manner of carrying a handgun by a person who holds a license under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates the provision that an open carry holster must be "shoulder or belt."
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 550 by Springer, Identical, 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
HB 4386, by Slawson
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing certain person to carry a handgunThumbs Up!
Unlicensed carry for persons 21 or older.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 540 by Springer | et al., Very Similar, 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 4415, by Herrero
Category: Knife
Relating to the display of knives by retail establishments.Thumbs Down!
Requires store owners to lock up any displayed knives.
Last Action: 03/29/2021 H Referred to Business & Industry

 

House Joint Resolutions

HJR 40, by White | et al.
Category: Possession
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the governor from regulating alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, or combustibles by order or proclamation.Thumbs Up!
Proposesa Texas Constitutional Amendment prohibiting the governor from regulating guns or alcohol by proclamation.
Last Action: 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs

 

Senate Bills

SB 18, by Creighton | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits restricting firearm businesses, including ranges and gun shops, because of a disaster.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 1500 by Hefner | et al., Identical, 04/07/2021 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 19, by Schwertner | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.Thumbs Up!
Texas government contracts with companies with 10 or more employees require verification the company doesn`t discriminate against guns, ammo, or ranges.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 2558 by Capriglione | et al., Very Similar, 04/01/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 60, by Zaffirini
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain firearm safety supplies, including educational materials.Thumbs Up!
Exempts gun storage devices and safety training manuals from sale and use tax.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance

 
SB 84, by Miles
Category: Possession
Relating to lethal violence protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Establishes Lethal Violence Protective Orders and allows family and law enforcement to confiscate guns.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 164 by Meza, Similar, 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 110, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Establish Extreme Risk Protective orders and allows family and law enforcement to confiscate guns.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 164 by Meza, Similar, 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 158, by Perry | et al.
Category: Licensing
Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.Thumbs Up!
Waives LTC renewal fees for school marshals.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 162, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Makes it an offense to make a false or misleading statement during a NICS check.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 347 by Geren | et al., Similar, 04/12/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
SB 163, by Blanco | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires a NICS check for almost all firearm transfers.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 164, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to notice for certain defendants regarding the unlawful possession or acquisition of a firearm or ammunition.
Requires persons be warned they will be prohibited from possessing guns before a conviction. Makes it an ffense to lie to the court about guns.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 168, by Blanco
Category: Schools
Relating to active shooter drills conducted by public schools.Thumbs Up!
Restricts active killer drills from mimicking an event, and requires warning.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to Education
HB 1016 by Ordaz Perez | et al., Identical, 04/13/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
SB 198, by Nelson
Category: Licensing
Relating to the demonstration of weapons proficiency by qualified retired law enforcement officers.Thumbs Up!
Establishes forms and procedures for LTC instructors to recertify retired LEOs.
Last Action: 04/09/2021 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar

 
SB 242, by Eckhardt | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires all private gun transfers except fotr immediate family go through an FFL.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 606 by Goodwin, Identical, 03/01/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 283, 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 family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.Thumbs Down!
Sets up complex requirements for surrender of guns after convictions and for protective orders.
Last Action: 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 210 by Meza, Identical, 02/25/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 311, by Eckhardt
Category: Carry
Relating to displaying a firearm at or near a public demonstration; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Criminalizes displaying firearm at a demonstration of one or more people.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 791 by Goodwin, Identical, 04/08/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
SB 313, by Huffman
Category: Possession
Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.Thumbs Up!
Removes sales and use tax from gun safes, boxes or locks.
Last Action: 04/12/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 524 by Rosenthal, Identical, 03/01/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 499, by Kolkhorst
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits Texas agencies from enforcing federal laws stronger than ours.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 112 by Toth | et al., Similar, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 513, by Hall
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits Texas agencies from enforcing federal laws stronger than ours.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 112 by Toth | et al., Identical, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 514, 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!
Employees with LTCs and other LTCs can carry in public schools and charter schools.
Last Action: 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 540, by Springer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing certain person to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Persons over 21 who can legally buy guns can carry without a LTC.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4386 by Slawson, Very Similar, 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
 
SB 541, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.Thumbs Up!
Bans state officials from enforcing Federal gun laws stricter than Texas.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 635 by Krause | et al., Very Similar, 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 542, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.Thumbs Up!
Attempts to exempt guns and gun accessories made in Texas from federal regulation.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 915 by Krause | et al., Identical, 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 543, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.Thumbs Up!
Attempts to make firearm supressors made in Texas exempt from federal regulations.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 957 by Oliverson | et al., Identical, 03/01/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 544, by Springer
Category: Self-defense
Relating to certain defenses to prosecution involving the justifiable use of force or threat of force.Thumbs Up!
Adds arson of an occupied place to the list of crimes justifying force.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 796 by King, Phil | et al., Identical, 03/01/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 1 2021 5:05PM
 
SB 545, by Springer
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.Thumbs Up!
Persons with a protective order over 18 can carry without a license.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1094 by Oliverson | et al., Identical, 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 546, by Springer
Category: Carry
Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a handgun and to certain related criminal offenses.Thumbs Up!
Allows licensees to carry almost anywhere a LEO can.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 547, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, transportation, and use of weapons and ammunition during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.Thumbs Up!
Removes guns from the list of things the governor can restrict during a declared disaster or emergency.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 26 by Swanson | et al., Identical, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 548, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Bans recognizing or enforcing Estreme Risk Protection Orders.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 336 by Cain | et al., Identical, 02/25/2021 H Referred to State Affairs: Feb 25 2021 2:07PM
 
SB 549, by Springer
Category: Carry
Relating to required notice prohibiting firearms at certain businesses selling or serving alcoholic beverages and the prohibition on carrying certain weapons on those premises.Thumbs Up!
Increases the 51 percent rule for alcohol premises to 60 percent.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1379 by Patterson | et al., Identical, 03/05/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 5 2021 1:21PM
 
SB 550, by Springer
Category: Carry
Relating to the manner of carrying a handgun by a person who holds a license under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.Thumbs Up!
Removes "belt or shoulder" requirement, allows open carry in any holster.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 4358 by Spiller | et al., Identical, 03/29/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 29 2021 11:47AM
 
SB 554, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to the reporting of lost or stolen firearms and to proof of loss for personal property insurance coverage for those firearms; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires owners to report lost or stolen guns within 10 days. Requires insuranc companies compensating owners to also report.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 555, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of offenses committed because of bias or prejudice or of certain felony offenses; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
A lifetime ban on gun possession for persons convicted of bias crimes or certain felonies.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 556, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates an offense for trying to obtain a gun while knowingly prohibited. Requires FFLs to report failed NICS checks to DPS, who must investigate.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 637, by Hughes
Category: Carry
Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.Thumbs Up!
Hotels with more than 10 rooms can't prohibit guests from having guns in rooms or carrying back and forth. They can limit open carry in common areas but must allow concealed.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 641, by West | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Makes a straw purchase or lying on the NICS check a third degree felony.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1766 by Anchia, Identical, 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 10 2021 10:54AM
 
SB 675, by Kolkhorst | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to special open season hunting of certain migratory game birds by veterans and members of the United States armed forces on active duty.Thumbs Up!
Texas Parks and Wildlife may allow a special waterfowl hunting season for veterans or active military personnel.
Last Action: 04/09/2021 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
HB 2040 by Gervin-Hawkins, Identical, 04/06/2021 H Reported favorably as substituted
 
SB 737, by Birdwell | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.Thumbs Up!
Drops VESP. Fire and medical pro and volunteer first responders can't be prohibited from carrying on duty, provided they complete a new training course to be set up by DPS.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 1069 by Harris | et al., Identical, 03/25/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 741, by Birdwell
Category: Schools
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal.Thumbs Up!
Allows schools to set school marshal handgun carry or storage policy.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Education

 
SB 825, by Springer
Category: Possession
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.Thumbs Down!
Bans gun possession in a secured aircraft parking area that is used by common carriers in air transportation but not by general aviation.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 1920 by Capriglione | et al., Very Similar, 04/01/2021 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 838, by Kolkhorst
Category: Schools
Relating to the authorization by a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a person to carry or possess a weapon on school premises for purposes of safety and security.Thumbs Down!
Establishes a definition for school guardians, requires the Texas School Safety Center to develop best practices, and requires reportingthe identity of guardians to the TSSC and local law enforcement.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 892, 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!
Schools can only authorize faculty carry by a governing body open vote after public comment.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Education

 
SB 893, by Lucio
Category: Schools
Relating to the authorization of a license holder to carry a concealed handgun at a school or educational institution.Thumbs Up!
Schools can verify the validity of an LTC from DPS before allowing carry. Allows carry in school of handguns and other weapons with written authorization.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 934, by Creighton
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Sales tax holiday for guns and hunting supplies the last weekend in August.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to Finance
HB 3779 by Holland | et al., Identical, 03/22/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 22 2021 4:23PM
 
SB 1057, by Huffman
Category: Hunting
Relating to the duration of a special open hunting season restricted to persons under 17 years old.Thumbs Up!
Requires a youth hunting season for those less than 17 be at least seven consecutive days.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs
HB 1984 by Vasut | et al., Identical, 04/12/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
 
SB 1223, by Springer
Category: Hunting
Relating to fee waivers for certain hunting and fishing licenses for certain volunteer firefighters.Thumbs Up!
Waives the combo hunting and fishing license fee for volunteer firefighters with a year of experience.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Water, Agriculture, & Rural Affairs

 
SB 1253, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to the issuance and renewal of licenses to carry a handgun for purposes of reciprocity with other states.Thumbs Up!
For reciprocity purposes, DPS must continue to issue LTCs regardless of whether they are required to carry.
Last Action: 04/08/2021 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .

 
SB 1287, by Eckhardt
Category: Possession
Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for the family violence program in the Health and Human Services Commission.Thumbs Down!
Levies a one percent sales tax on guns, ammo and firearm accessories to provide funding to Health and Human Services for family violence prevention.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to Finance
HB 2910 by Goodwin, Identical, 03/18/2021 H Referred to Ways & Means: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
 
SB 1289, by Eckhardt
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting the carrying of a firearm on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.Thumbs Down!
Licensed carry would be prohibited on property owned or leased by government.
Last Action: 03/18/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1478, by Johnson
Category: Possession
Relating to the establishment of the Texas Do-Not-Sell Registry for firearms; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Creates a voluntary registry where people could sign up to be prohibited from purchasing a firearm.
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1510, by Whitmire
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 Up!
Gender identity and sexual orientation not justifications for use of force.
Last Action: 03/24/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 73 by Hinojosa | et al., Identical, 04/06/2021 H Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
 
SB 1742, by Whitmire
Category: Possession
Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.Thumbs Down!
Red flag law with stricter requirements, and a provision for punishing false report.
Last Action: 03/26/2021 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2878 by Goodwin, Identical, 03/18/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety: Mar 18 2021 10:52AM
 
SB 1967, by West
Category: Possession
Relating to the establishment of a task force relating to reducing family violence by providing for the transfer of firearms.Thumbs Down!
Creates a task force heavily loaded with abuse prevention and law enforcement members to establish procedures for siezing firearms from family violence convictions or under protective orders.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1974, by Springer
Category: Carry
Relating to provisions relating to possession or carrying of a handgun by a person who is a member of a criminal street gang.Thumbs Up!
Rewords provision prohibiting car carry for members of criminal street gangs.
Last Action: 04/01/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 

Senate Joint Resolutions

SJR 24, by Hall
Category: Carry
Proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit the legislature from requiring a license or permit for the wearing of arms.Thumbs Up!
Proposes a Texas Constitutional Amendment prohibiting the state from requiring a license to carry.
Last Action: 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

 

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