Texas Legislation

According to Texas law the first day to prefile bills was Monday, November 14, 2016. The 85th Legislature will be in session 140 days, from Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to Monday, May 29. The last day to file regular bills was Friday, March 10.

Governor Abbott has until Sunday, June 18 to review bills passed by the State Legislature. He can sign a bill to authorize new law, he can let a bill become law without signing, or he can veto a bill.

Bills without specific effective dates and not effective immediately will become effective Monday, August 28, 2017.

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

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Texas Legislation introduced in the 85th Legislature

Bills by Category

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Bills Catalogued

144 bills cataloged. 102 House Bills, 1 Joint Resolution, 41 Senate Bills, 3 Bills passed, 0 Comments.

Bill Progress

Passed the House, sent to the Senate

  1. HB 14: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.

Passed the Senate, sent to the House

  1. SB 138: Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun.
  2. SB 264: Relating to an application made by a peace officer, county jailer, or state correctional officer to obtain a license to carry a handgun.
  3. SB 349: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
  4. SB 459: Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.
  5. SB 1408: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.
  6. SB 1736: Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person.
  7. SB 1807: Relating to the application of certain handgun license laws to certain federal and state attorneys and to the authority of those attorneys to carry certain weapons.
  8. SB 1942: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.
  9. SB 1943: Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearms ammunition.
  10. SB 2054: Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

Passed both Houses, to be reconciled

  1. HB 435: Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun.
  2. HB 867: Relating to school marshals.
  3. HB 913: Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons.
  4. HB 1935: Relating to the carrying of certain knives; creating a criminal offense.
  5. HB 2009: Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program.
  6. HB 2880: Relating to the criminal punishment for the threatened exhibition or use of a firearm in or on school property or on a school bus.
  7. HB 3784: Relating to certain applications to obtain a license to carry a handgun and to the associated handgun proficiency course.
  8. SB 263: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

Passed the Legislature, sent to the Governor

  1. HB 1771: Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of the Canadian River in Potter County.

Signed Into Law

  1. HB 873: Relating to prohibiting certain establishments serving the public from restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on the premises.
  2. HB 1819: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.
  3. SB 16: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.

House Bills

HB 14 , by Murr | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.Thumbs Down!
Bans LTC on state hospitals.
Last Action: 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1146 by Nichols, Identical, 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 56 , by Flynn | et al.
Category: Carry
House Committee ReportThumbs Down!
Professional first responder carry
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars

 
HB 83 , by Flynn | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to a fee waiver for a combination resident hunting and fishing license for certain military personnel.Thumbs Up!
Free hunting-fishing license for active military and disabled vets.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H No action taken in committee

 
HB 99 , by Keough | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition; creating a criminal offense.
Non-enforcement of federal gun law.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select

 
HB 110 , 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.
Non-enforcement of federal gun law.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
SB 93 by Hall, Similar, 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 111 , by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to an educational program and fee reductions to improve firearm safety.Thumbs Down!
Gun control education-safe storage device.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 131 , by Krause | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
Interstate guns and parts exempt from federal law.
Last Action: 04/28/2017 H Considered in Calendars

 
HB 191 , by Bernal | et al.
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!
8.5`X11` 30.06-07 signs.
Last Action: 02/14/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 234 , by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to wrongful exclusion of handgun license holders from property owned by or leased to a governmental entity and to certain offenses relating to the carrying of handguns on that property.Thumbs Up!
Texas governments can`t post 30.06-07.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 246 , by Anchia | et al.
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!
Gunbuster 30.06-07 signs.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 255 , 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 carry on certain recreational facilities.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 259 , by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of certain offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Registration of gun shows and NICS check requirement.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 282 , 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!
Public colleges can also opt-out of campus carry.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 391 by Howard | et al., Duplicate, 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
HB 291 , by Johnson, Eric
Category: Carry
Relating to limiting the locations in which a license holder may openly carry a handgun; restricting an exception to a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits open carry in Dallas.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 339 , by Burrows | 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!
No fees for LTC.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 16 by Nichols | et al., Identical, 05/15/2017 E Sent to the Governor
 
HB 356 , by Huberty
Category: Carry
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!
School superintendants and board members can carry to board meetings.
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 372 , by Springer | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Proficiency test handgun of .22 cal or above.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 263 by Perry, Very Similar, 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
 
HB 375 , by Stickland | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to providing for the carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.Thumbs Up!
No-license handgun carry, with LTC still available.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 391 , by Howard | 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!
Public colleges can also opt-out of campus carry.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HB 282 by Anchia | et al., Duplicate, 02/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
HB 392 , by Howard
Category: Carry
Relating to certain offenses involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain hospitals, mental health facilities, and nursing facilities.Thumbs Down!
Carry prohibited in hospitals, state hospitals and nursing homes.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 403 , by Springer | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Take proficiency test with any caliber handgun.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 263 by Perry, Identical, 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
 
HB 421 , by Rinaldi | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to an exemption from application of the Private Security Act for volunteer security services provided at a place of religious worship.Thumbs Up!
Volunteer security at religious places don`t need security officer licensing.
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Considered in Calendars

 
HB 435 , by King, Ken | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the application of certain weapons laws to and liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Expanded carry for voluntary emergency services personnel.
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S House concurs in Senate amendment(s)-reported

 
HB 447 , by Bell | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the business premises.Thumbs Up!
Business owners who prohibit licensed carry are liable if LTCs are injured. Business owners who allow LTCs are not liable.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 465 , by Anchia | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or educational institutions.Thumbs Down!
Expands the definition of educational institutions and prohibits weapons there, except for licensed concealed handguns.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 466 , by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to limiting the locations in which a license holder may openly carry a handgun; restricting an exception to a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Cities over 750,000 population may ban open carry.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 485 , by Fallon | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearm and firearm supplies sales tax holiday in August.
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means
SB 133 by Creighton, Identical, 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
 
HB 497 , by Rinaldi | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of a business that allows handguns to be carried on the business's premises.Thumbs Up!
Business owners aren`t liable if they allow LTC.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 1736 by Hughes | et al., Identical, 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 514 , by Simmons | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the authority of certain personal protection officers to carry certain weapons.
Personal protection officers can carry were LEOs can.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 556 , by Keough | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the civil liability of certain persons in connection with allowing or forbidding handguns on the premises of a business or apartment complex.Thumbs Up!
Owners of businesses or apartment buildings who prohibit carry are liable to injured LTCs. Owners who don`t prohibit carry are not liable.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H No action taken in committee

 
HB 560 , by Springer | et al.
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!
Eliminates most restrictions on where LTCs can carry.
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 606 , 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!
Business owners aren`t liable for allowing licensed carry.
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 618 by Estes, Similar, 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 621 , by Leach
Category: LTC
Relating to requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Down!
LEOs get LTCs free.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 631 , by Howard
Category: Possession
Relating to a public awareness campaign on firearm safety and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
Diverts LTC fees for gun control campaigns.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 781 , by Shaheen | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the issuance of a handgun license.
DPS will electronically issue temporary LTCs.
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 782 , by Shaheen
Category: LTC
Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Proficiency test handgun of .22 cal or above.
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 263 by Perry, Very Similar, 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
 
HB 790 , by Lozano | et al.
Category: Knife
Relating to the definition of an illegal knife.Thumbs Up!
Removes daggers, dirks, poniards and stilettos from illegal knives.
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar

 
HB 807 , by Dale
Category: Hunting
Relating to fee waivers for certain hunting and fishing licenses for game wardens.Thumbs Down!
Waives hunting license fees for deputy and special game wardens.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule

 
HB 866 , by Moody
Category: Possession
Relating to lethal violence protective orders; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates lethal violence protective orders, confiscates guns without a hearing.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 434 by Rodriguez, Identical, 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 867 , by Villalba | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to school marshals.Thumbs Up!
Expands school marshals to private schools.
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled
SB 444 by Taylor, Van | et al., Identical, 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
 
HB 873 , by Pickett | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to prohibiting certain establishments serving the public from restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on the premises.Thumbs Down!
Businesses can`t limit carry by LEOs.
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Sent to the Governor

 
HB 899 , by Nevarez
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!
Gunbuster 30.06-07 signs.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 913 , by Alvarado | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain prohibited explosive weapons.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits NFA explosive weapons even if legally registered.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate passage reported

 
HB 927 , by White | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, and firearm and air gun supplies; imposing a civil penalty.Thumbs Up!
Strengthens gun-law preemption and expands definition of political subdivision.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 960 , by Villalba
Category: Schools
Relating to the appointment of school marshals by public schools and the ammunition approved for use by a school marshal serving a public school or a public junior college.Thumbs Up!
Allows one school marshal per 200 students or separate building and allows TCOLE to define frangible ammo.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 778 by Taylor, Van, Identical, 02/22/2017 S Referred to Education
 
HB 968 , 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 Down!
Expands definition of schools and educational institutions, prohibits firearms but allows concealed carry.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 349 by Creighton | et al., Identical, 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 980 , by Wray
Category: LTC
Relating to reducing certain fees for a license to carry a handgun for county jailers.Thumbs Down!
County jailors pay $25 for a LTC.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 981 , by Wray | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns by and an exemption from application of the Private Security Act of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at an established place of religious worship.Thumbs Up!
Allows LTC for volunteer security for religious worship places without security officer certification.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 982 , by Wray
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a first responder engaged in the actual discharge of the first responder's duties.Thumbs Up!
Allows carry by pro or volunteer LEO, fire, and medical first responders.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 987 , by Anchia
Category: Self-defense
Relating to use of force or deadly force in defense of a person.Thumbs Down!
Establishes a requirement to retreat except in your own home.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1024, by Kacal | 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 LTC fee.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 16 by Nichols | et al., Identical, 05/15/2017 E Sent to the Governor
 
HB 1100, by Canales
Category: Hunting
Relating to the issuance of a permit to host a charity hunt outside the regular hunting season; authorizing the imposition of a fee.Thumbs Up!
Charity hunts may be authorized outside the regular seasons.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Culture, Recreation & Tourism

 
HB 1153, by Davis, Sarah
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of state hospitals and state supported living centers.Thumbs Down!
LTC prohibited in state hospitals and living centers.
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Public Health

 
HB 1209, by Burns
Category: Carry
Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Up!
Reduces some penalties, cleans up language.
Last Action: 02/22/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 583 by Campbell, Identical, 02/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1229, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the transfer of a firearm to a person listed in the terrorist screening database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transferring a firearm to a person on the terrorist watch list.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 221 by Menendez, Identical, 01/25/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
 
HB 1267, by Schaefer | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the exemption from certain security licensure of certain persons who provide security services on a volunteer basis at a private primary or secondary school or at a place of religious worship.Thumbs Up!
Allows LTCs to provide volunteer private school or church security without security officer certification.
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1313, by Villalba
Category: Schools
Relating to the establishment of school marshal grant programs by the criminal justice division of the governor's office and the adoption of a school marshals promotion program.Thumbs Down!
Provides funding for promoting the school marshal program, and grants to schools to implement them.
Last Action: 04/04/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 1337, by Leach
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a firefighter at the fire station to which the firefighter is assigned.Thumbs Up!
Cities can`t prohibit professional firefighters with LTCs from carrying or storing their gun at the station.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1637, 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!
Eliminates the licensed carry signs for ABC premises less than 51%.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures

 
HB 1692, by Hefner | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.Thumbs Up!
School employees can secure firearms in vehicles on school parking lots
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1942 by Hughes | et al., Identical, 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 1742, by Canales
Category: Possession
Relating to the rights of certain defendants who successfully complete a term of community supervision.Thumbs Down!
Judges who dismiss charges must specifically restore firearm possession rights.
Last Action: 03/06/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1771, by Price | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the use of certain weapons in or on the beds or banks of the Canadian River in Potter County.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits shooting on a two-mile river section.
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Sent to the Governor

 
HB 1819, by Springer | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.Thumbs Up!
Legalizes possession of a silencer if federal rules change.
Last Action: 05/22/2017 E Sent to the Governor
SB 842 by Perry | et al., Identical, 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1827, by Hinojosa, Gina | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated; creating an offense.Thumbs Down!
Criminalizes carrying a firearm while intoxicated, including LTC.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1911, by White | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to certain unlicensed persons and to related regulatory provisions and criminal offenses.
Authorizes unlicensed carry but retains LTC.
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 1914, by Cain
Category: Carry
Relating to the issuance of a citation for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
LTC may be issued citation instead of being arrested for a 30.06-07 violation.
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 1915, by Cain
Category: Carry
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or educational institutions.Thumbs Up!
Expands definition of schools and educational institutions, prohibits firearms but allows concealed carry.
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 1935, by Frullo | et al.
Category: Knife
Relating to the carrying of certain knives; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates the prohibition against carrying an illegal knife except a student at school.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate passage reported

 
HB 1945, by Swanson
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.Thumbs Up!
Legalizes possession of silencers.
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 842 by Perry | et al., Similar, 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 1966, by Paul | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of a condominium or multifamily residential rental property.Thumbs Up!
Landlord can`t prohibit LTC carry on leased property.
Last Action: 04/24/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 2009, by Bonnen, Greg | et al.
Category: Hunting
Relating to an exemption for certain law enforcement and military personnel from the requirement to complete a hunter education program.Thumbs Down!
Law enforcement and military personnel aren`t required to take Hunter Ed.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate passage reported

 
HB 2022, by Goldman
Category: Carry
Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates the licensed carry signs for ABC premises less than 51%.
Last Action: 04/17/2017 H No action taken in committee
SB 953 by Hancock, Identical, 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
 
HB 2034, by Blanco
Category: Possession
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm sales; creating an offense.Thumbs Down!
Requires a NICS check for intrastate internet gun sales.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2066, by Phillips
Category: LTC
Relating to the requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving fees.Thumbs Down!
Waives LTC fees for LEOs and veterans.
Last Action: 03/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2083, by Shaheen
Category: LTC
Relating to expedited processing of certain applications for a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Up!
Shortens the LTC process and eliminates the fee for persons with protective orders.
Last Action: 04/11/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2105, by Holland | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition in private vehicles on the campuses of institutions of higher education.Thumbs Up!
Colleges must allow anyone including students to store firearms in cars on campus.
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Referred to Higher Education

 
HB 2318, by King, Phil
Category: LTC
Relating to requirements for certain applicants to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving certain fees.Thumbs Down!
Retired LEOs pay no LTC fee.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2380, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
With oral 30.06-07 notification LTCs may leave.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 1719 by Hall, Identical, 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 2543, 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.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits possession of a firearm by peoplewith mental health records.
Last Action: 03/23/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2583, by Martinez, "Mando" | et al
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates an offense for discharging a firearm without a reasonable target
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar

 
HB 2655, by Nevarez
Category: Possession
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transfer of a firearm to a person with a range of mental health situations.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 2708, by Coleman
Category: Self-defense
Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.
Establishes a retreat requirement outside your home, limits self-defense against robbery
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 2712, by Uresti, Tomas
Category: Possession
Relating to a firearm buyback program administered by certain local law enforcement agencies.Thumbs Down!
Requires law enforcement agencies to conduct gun buy-back programs at $100 per gun, and provides funding.
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2735, by Bohac
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel; providing for a fee.Thumbs Up!
Creates a pro or volunteer first responder super LTC with 40 hours of training and keeps employers from limiting licensed carry.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 2772, by Phelan
Category: LTC
Relating to requirements for peace officers to obtain an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.Thumbs Down!
Waives LTC fee and training for law enforcement and military.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 2880, by Dutton
Category: Carry
Relating to the criminal punishment for the threatened exhibition or use of a firearm in or on school property or on a school bus.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits threatening to exhibit a firearm on school property.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 H Senate passage reported

 
HB 3006, by Swanson | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.Thumbs Down!
Harris Co government can ban LTC in buildings with secure storage.
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 3007, by Swanson
Category: Carry
Relating to temporary secure storage of weapons at public buildings; authorizing a fee.Thumbs Down!
Statewide government can ban LTC in buildings with secure storage.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3057, by Anchia
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.Thumbs Down!
Expands definition of airport secure area.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2054 by West | et al., Identical, 05/10/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 3242, by Springer
Category: LTC
Relating to eligibility for and the revocation of a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Procedure for LEO LTC.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
HB 3340, by Thompson, Senfronia | et
Category: LTC
Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm safety and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
Adds suicide prevention to the LTC class.
Last Action: 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 1778 by Garcia, Identical, 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 3390, by Meyer
Category: LTC
Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Exempts military from LTC proficiency.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
SB 138 by Taylor, Van, Identical, 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
HB 3553, by Swanson
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibited requests for or disclosures of information regarding certain child-care facility license holders' ownership, possession, use, or storage of a firearm or other weapon; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits asking child care workers about firearm ownership.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Human Services

 
HB 3693, by Wilson
Category: Self-defense
Relating to certain defenses to prosecution in a criminal case that are based on a fear of injury by an animal.
Defines dangerous animal and self-defense.
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

 
HB 3784, by Holland | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to certain applications to obtain a license to carry a handgun and to the associated handgun proficiency course.
Defines instructors for online LTC classroom courses.
Last Action: 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled

 
HB 3801, by Burns
Category: LTC
Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.
Provision for issuing a LTC to a person with pending charges.
Last Action: 03/30/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 1704 by Buckingham | et al., Identical, 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 3922, by Stucky | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the places where an active judicial officer may carry a handgun if the officer is licensed to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Allows judges to carry past 30.06.
Last Action: 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 3989, by Johnson, Eric
Category: LTC
Relating to the locations where a person may openly carry a holstered handgun.Thumbs Down!
Reduces definition for amusement park.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee

 
HB 4024, by Walle
Category: Ranges
Relating to the authority of certain counties to regulate noise levels in residential areas; providing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
Noise ordinance for Harris Co without range exemption.
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
HB 4037, by Anchia
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
State straw purchase law.
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
SB 206 by West, Identical, 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
 
HB 4061, by Hinojosa, Gina
Category: Possession
Relating to the creation of a task force on intentional violent deaths.Thumbs Down!
Creates a task force on intentional violent deaths.
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Public Health

 
HB 4200, by Hinojosa, Gina
Category: Possession
Relating to the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Requires DPS notification and investigation of NICS failures.
Last Action: 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee

 

Joint Resolutions

SJR 30 , by Huffines | et al.
Category: Possession
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from adopting or enforcing a law, ordinance, order, or other regulation requiring the registration of a firearm.
Proposes a Texas Constitutional amendment prohibiting gun registration.
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 

Senate Bills

SB 16 , by Nichols | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewed license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
$40 fee for LTC.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 E Sent to the Governor
HB 300 by King, Phil | et al., Identical, 05/02/2017 H Laid on the table subject to call
 
SB 86 , by Hall | et al.
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 aren`t liable for allowing LTC.
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 93 , 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!
Non-enforcement of federal gun law.
Last Action: 01/24/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 110 by Krause | et al., Similar, 03/01/2017 H Referred to State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
 
SB 101 , by Hall
Category: Schools
Relating to commissioned security officers employed by the board of trustees of a school district.Thumbs Up!
Allows schools to hire commissioned security officers.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Education

 
SB 104 , by Hall
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting certain physician questions regarding firearms.
Prohibits doctors from asking firearm questions.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services

 
SB 133 , by Creighton
Category: Possession
Relating to an exemption from the sales tax for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.Thumbs Up!
Firearm and firearm supplies sales tax holiday in August.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Finance
HB 485 by Fallon | et al., Identical, 02/16/2017 H Referred to Ways & Means
 
SB 138 , by Taylor, Van
Category: LTC
Relating to the exemption from range instruction for certain persons applying to obtain a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Exempts military from LTC proficiency.
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3390 by Meyer, Identical, 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 206 , by West
Category: Possession
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.Thumbs Down!
State straw purchase law.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 4037 by Anchia, Identical, 04/03/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 220 , by Menendez
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain mental health facilities.Thumbs Down!
Bans LTC in mental health facilities.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 221 , by Menendez
Category: Possession
Relating to prohibiting the transfer of a firearm to a person listed in the terrorist screening database maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.Thumbs Down!
Prohibits transferring a firearm to a person on the terrorist watch list.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1229 by Blanco, Identical, 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 222 , by Menendez
Category: Possession
Relating to designating June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.Thumbs Down!
Designates June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.
Last Action: 01/25/2017 S Referred to Administration

 
SB 263 , by Perry
Category: LTC
Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Up!
Take proficiency test with any caliber handgun.
Last Action: 05/25/2017 S Reported enrolled
HB 372 by Springer | et al., Very Similar, 02/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 264 , by Perry
Category: LTC
Relating to an application made by a peace officer, county jailer, or state correctional officer to obtain a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
$25 LTC for correctional officers.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
SB 294 , by Hinojosa
Category: Schools
Relating to a prohibition against the use of stun guns and Tasers against public school students.
Prohibits using tasers on students.
Last Action: 01/30/2017 S Referred to Education

 
SB 349 , by Creighton | et al.
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 definition of schools and educational institutions, prohibits firearms but allows concealed carry.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 968 by Metcalf | et al., Identical, 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 434 , by Rodriguez
Category: Possession
Relating to lethal violence protective orders; creating a criminal offense.Thumbs Down!
Creates lethal violence protective orders, confiscates guns without a hearing.
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 866 by Moody, Identical, 03/20/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 444 , by Taylor, Van | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to school marshals for private schools.Thumbs Up!
Expands school marshals to private schools.
Last Action: 05/15/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 867 by Villalba | et al., Identical, 05/26/2017 H Reported enrolled
 
SB 449 , by Burton
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a concealed handgun on the premises of certain businesses.Thumbs Up!
Allows carry on 51% premises.
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce

 
SB 450 , by Burton
Category: Possession
Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition.Thumbs Up!
Bans using state funds to enforce federal law.
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 458 , by Huffines
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense of carrying a handgun while intoxicated.
A gun in the car doesn`t count during DUI.
Last Action: 02/06/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice

 
SB 459 , by Huffines | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the regulation or taxation of firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition by a municipality or county.Thumbs Up!
Prohibits municipalities from regulating firearms airguns knives, ammunition or supplies.
Last Action: 05/16/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

 
SB 577 , by Nichols
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of state hospitals.Thumbs Down!
Bans LTC in state mental hospitals.
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 583 , by Campbell
Category: Carry
Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.Thumbs Up!
Reduces some penalties, cleans up language.
Last Action: 02/08/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1209 by Burns, Identical, 02/22/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 618 , by Estes
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of certain property owners who allow handguns to be carried on certain property.Thumbs Up!
Business owners aren`t liable for allowing licensed carry.
Last Action: 02/13/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 606 by Springer | et al., Similar, 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 778 , by Taylor, Van
Category: Possession
Relating to the appointment of school marshals by public schools and the ammunition approved for use by a school marshal serving a public school or a public junior college.Thumbs Up!
Allows one school marshal per 200 students or separate building and allows TCOLE to define frangible ammo.
Last Action: 02/22/2017 S Referred to Education
HB 960 by Villalba, Identical, 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 842 , by Perry | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer.Thumbs Up!
Legalizes possession of a silencer if federal rules change.
Last Action: 02/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 1819 by Springer | et al., Identical, 05/22/2017 E Sent to the Governor
 
SB 953 , by Hancock
Category: Carry
Relating to warning signs applicable to the carrying of weapons on the premises of certain holders of alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.Thumbs Up!
Eliminates the licensed carry signs for ABC premises less than 51%.
Last Action: 03/01/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2022 by Goldman, Identical, 04/17/2017 H No action taken in committee
 
SB 1146, by Nichols
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of state hospitals; providing a civil penalty.Thumbs Down!
Bans LTC on state hospitals.
Last Action: 03/07/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 14 by Murr | et al., Identical, 05/24/2017 S Not again placed on intent calendar
 
SB 1188, by West
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises of certain recreation centers.
Allows government to ban carry in government recreation centers.
Last Action: 03/09/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1408, by Huffines
Category: Carry
Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.
Volunteer first responders are allowed to carry where law enforcement can after 20-hour class.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
SB 1447, by Estes
Category: Ranges
Relating to the liability of a sport shooting range.Thumbs Up!
Makes it harder to prove liability claims against shooting ranges by setting standards and defining expert witnesses.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1448, by Estes
Category: Carry
Relating to restricting employers from prohibiting certain employees from carrying, transporting, storing, or using handguns or ammunition.Thumbs Up!
Employers can`t keep on or off-duty LTC employees from carrying off the employer`s property.
Last Action: 03/20/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 1704, by Buckingham | et al.
Category: LTC
Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.
Provision for issuing a LTC to a person with pending charges.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 3801 by Burns, Identical, 03/30/2017 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
 
SB 1719, by Hall
Category: Carry
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.Thumbs Up!
With oral 30.06-07 notification LTCs may leave.
Last Action: 03/22/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 2380 by Swanson | et al., Identical, 04/18/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 1736, by Hughes | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, controlled, or managed by the person.Thumbs Up!
Business owners aren`t liable if they allow LTC.
Last Action: 05/17/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 497 by Rinaldi | et al., Identical, 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 1778, by Garcia
Category: LTC
Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm safety and suicide prevention.Thumbs Down!
Adds suicide prevention to the LTC class.
Last Action: 03/23/2017 S Referred to State Affairs
HB 3340 by Thompson, Senfronia | et al., Identical, 04/25/2017 H Left pending in committee
 
SB 1807, by Huffman
Category: Carry
Relating to the application of certain handgun license laws to certain federal and state attorneys and to the authority of those attorneys to carry certain weapons.Thumbs Down!
Adds U.S. attorneys to carry where judges can
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars

 
SB 1942, by Hughes | et al.
Category: Schools
Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a license holder in a motor vehicle in a parking area of a primary or secondary school.Thumbs Up!
School employees can secure firearms in vehicles on school parking lots
Last Action: 05/18/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1692 by Hefner | et al., Identical, 05/05/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 
SB 1943, by Hughes | et al.
Category: Possession
Relating to restrictive covenants regarding firearms or firearms ammunition.Thumbs Up!
Property owners association may not regulate firearms in a dedicatory instrument.
Last Action: 05/19/2017 H Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

 
SB 1960, by Lucio
Category: LTC
Relating to firearm safety awareness; decreasing the application and license fee for a license to carry a handgun.Thumbs Down!
Sets LTC fees at $25, then requires $5 be spent on firearm safety awareness program.
Last Action: 03/27/2017 S Referred to State Affairs

 
SB 2054, by West | et al.
Category: Carry
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.Thumbs Down!
Expands definition of airport secure area.
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3057 by Anchia, Identical, 05/01/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
 

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