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Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:09:20 PM »
Hearings were held today on BOTH bills - there's some discussion that they might end up merging the two bills, taking the strengths of each bill and consolidating the support to get folks behind ONE effort.

NGR, OCT and TSRA representatives were present during the hearings, and many met with various legislators in an effort to develop a consensus and support.  Still too early to tell for sure, but early in the session, the "street talk" was that neither bill had a chance this session.  Given the many other states that are passing CC, and the gradual groundswell of support here in Texas - that could VERY well be changing.

I would encourage each of you to call YOUR state legislators, and push them to co-author one (or both) of these bills ASAP.  I think that IF we can generate enough "noise", we CAN make this happen this session!
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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 11:51:56 PM »
If you've been under a rock, HB1911 made it out of committee......it DOES have a chance if we'll ALL push for it in a tactful and polite manner. 
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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 08:47:38 PM »
My Google fu is weak.

Is there a good site to keep an eye on Texas legislation progress on a bill by bill basis?

I'd also like to take a look at the full text on these.

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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 06:07:40 AM »
Yeah - let me dig it up.....

Come to think of it - I'm pretty sure TSRA has a link to it on the website.
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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »
looked at the tsra site for a while and couldnt find it

the official texas legistature site is a nightmare to navigate, but i found this in my travels across the net https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB1911/2017


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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 08:23:11 PM »
     85R8501 JSC-F
 
     By: White    H.B. No. 1911
 
 
     
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
     
AN ACT
     relating to granting authority to carry a firearm to an unlicensed
     person who otherwise meets certain requirements for a handgun
     license and to related criminal offenses; creating a criminal
     offense.
            BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
            SECTION 1.  Chapter 506, Business & Commerce Code, as added
     by Chapter 794 (H.B. 2739), Acts of the 84th Legislature, Regular
     Session, 2015, is amended to read as follows:
     CHAPTER 506.  LICENSE TO CARRY [CONCEALED] HANDGUN [LICENSES] AS
     VALID FORM [FORMS] OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION
            Sec. 506.001.  [CONCEALED HANDGUN] LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN
     AS VALID PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION. (a) A person may not deny the
     holder of a [concealed] handgun license issued under Subchapter H,
     Chapter 411, Government Code, access to goods, services, or
     facilities, except as provided by Section 521.460, Transportation
     Code, or in regard to the operation of a motor vehicle, because the
     holder has or presents a [concealed] handgun license rather than a
     driver's license or other acceptable form of personal
     identification.
            (b)  This section does not affect:
                  (1)  the requirement under Section 411.205, Government
     Code, that a person subject to that section present a driver's
     license or identification certificate or other proof of identity on
     the request of a magistrate or peace officer [in addition to a
     concealed handgun license]; or
                  (2)  the types of identification required under federal
     law to access airport premises or pass through airport security.
            SECTION 2.  Section 51.220(g), Education Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (g)  A public junior college employee's status as a school
     marshal becomes inactive on:
                  (1)  expiration of the employee's school marshal
     license under Section 1701.260, Occupations Code;
                  (2)  suspension or revocation of the employee's license
     to carry a [concealed] handgun issued under Subchapter H, Chapter
     411, Government Code;
                  (3)  termination of the employee's employment with the
     public junior college; or
                  (4)  notice from the governing board of the public
     junior college that the employee's services as school marshal are
     no longer required.
            SECTION 3.  Section 231.302(c-1), Family Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (c-1)  For purposes of issuing a license to carry a
     [concealed] handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government
     Code, the Department of Public Safety is not required to request,
     and an applicant is not required to provide, the applicant's social
     security number.
            SECTION 4.  The heading to Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
     SUBCHAPTER H. LICENSE TO CARRY [A] HANDGUN AND OTHER PROVISIONS
     RELATING TO CARRYING OF FIREARMS
            SECTION 5.  Sections 411.1741(a) and (b), Government Code,
     are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  When a person applies for an original or renewal license
     to carry a [concealed] handgun under this subchapter, the person
     may make a voluntary contribution in any amount to the fund for
     veterans' assistance established by Section 434.017.
            (b)  The department shall:
                  (1)  include space on the first page of each
     application for an original or renewal license to carry a
     [concealed] handgun that allows a person applying for an original
     or renewal license to carry a [concealed] handgun to indicate the
     amount that the person is voluntarily contributing to the fund; and
                  (2)  provide an opportunity for the person to
     contribute to the fund during the application process for an
     original or renewal license to carry a [concealed] handgun on the
     department's Internet website.
            SECTION 6.  Section 411.190(c), Government Code, is amended
     to read as follows:
            (c)  In the manner applicable to a person who applies for a
     license to carry a handgun, the department shall conduct a
     background check of a person who applies for certification as a
     qualified handgun instructor. If the background check indicates
     that the applicant for certification would not qualify to receive a
     handgun license, the department may not certify the applicant as a
     qualified handgun instructor. If the background check indicates
     that the applicant for certification would qualify to receive a
     handgun license, the department shall provide handgun instructor
     training to the applicant. The applicant shall pay a fee of $100 to
     the department for the training. The applicant must take and
     successfully complete the training offered by the department and
     pay the training fee before the department may certify the
     applicant as a qualified handgun instructor. The department shall
     issue a license to carry a handgun under [the authority of] this
     subchapter to any person who is certified as a qualified handgun
     instructor and who pays to the department a fee of $100 in addition
     to the training fee. The department by rule may prorate or waive
     the training fee for an employee of another governmental entity.
            SECTION 7.  Sections 411.201(c), (e), and (h), Government
     Code, are amended to read as follows:
            (c)  An active judicial officer is eligible for a license to
     carry a handgun under [the authority of] this subchapter. A retired
     judicial officer is eligible for a license to carry a handgun under
     [the authority of] this subchapter if the officer:
                  (1)  has not been convicted of a felony;
                  (2)  has not, in the five years preceding the date of
     application, been convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or
     equivalent offense;
                  (3)  is not charged with the commission of a Class A or
     Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense or of a felony under an
     information or indictment;
                  (4)  is not a chemically dependent person; and
                  (5)  is not a person of unsound mind.
            (e)  On receipt of all the application materials required by
     this section, the department shall:
                  (1)  if the applicant is an active judicial officer,
     issue a license to carry a handgun under [the authority of] this
     subchapter; or
                  (2)  if the applicant is a retired judicial officer,
     conduct an appropriate background investigation to determine the
     applicant's eligibility for the license and, if the applicant is
     eligible, issue a license to carry a handgun under [the authority
     of] this subchapter.
            (h)  The department shall issue a license to carry a handgun
     under [the authority of] this subchapter to an elected attorney
     representing the state in the prosecution of felony cases who meets
     the requirements of this section for an active judicial officer.
     The department shall waive any fee required for the issuance of an
     original, duplicate, or renewed license under this subchapter for
     an applicant who is an attorney elected or employed to represent the
     state in the prosecution of felony cases.
            SECTION 8.  Section 411.203, Government Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            Sec. 411.203.  RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS. (a) This subchapter
     does not prevent or otherwise limit the right of a public or private
     employer to prohibit persons who are licensed under this subchapter
     or otherwise legally authorized to carry a handgun or other firearm
     from carrying a handgun or other firearm on the premises of the
     business.
            (b)  In this section, "premises" has the meaning assigned by
     Section 46.035(f) [46.035(f)(3)], Penal Code.
            SECTION 9.  Section 411.204(c), Government Code, is amended
     to read as follows:
            (c)  The sign required under Subsections (a) and (b) must
     give notice in both English and Spanish that it is unlawful for a
     person, including a person licensed under this subchapter or a
     person otherwise legally authorized to carry a handgun, to carry a
     handgun on the premises. The sign must appear in contrasting colors
     with block letters at least one inch in height and must include on
     its face the number "51" printed in solid red at least five inches
     in height. The sign shall be displayed in a conspicuous manner
     clearly visible to the public.
            SECTION 10.  Section 411.205, Government Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            Sec. 411.205.  REQUIREMENT TO DISPLAY IDENTIFICATION AND
     HANDGUN LICENSE. If a person [license holder] is carrying a handgun
     [on or about the license holder's person] when a magistrate or a
     peace officer demands that the person [license holder] display
     identification, the person [license holder] shall display [both]
     the person's [license holder's] driver's license or identification
     certificate issued by the department or other proof of identity. If
     the person is a license holder under this subchapter and is carrying
     the person's handgun license, the person also shall display [and]
     the person's [license holder's] handgun license.

            

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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 08:24:15 PM »
            SECTION 11.  The heading to Section 411.206, Government
     Code, is amended to read as follows:
            Sec. 411.206.  SEIZURE OF HANDGUN AND HANDGUN LICENSE.
            SECTION 12.  Sections 411.206(a) and (c), Government Code,
     are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  If a peace officer arrests and takes into custody a
     person [license holder] who is carrying a handgun [under the
     authority of this subchapter], the officer shall seize the person's
     [license holder's] handgun and, if the person is a license holder
     under this subchapter and is carrying the person's handgun license,
     the person's handgun license as evidence.
            (c)  Any judgment of conviction entered by any court for an
     offense under Section 46.035, Penal Code, must contain the handgun
     license number of the convicted person, if the person is a handgun
     license holder. A certified copy of the judgment is conclusive and
     sufficient evidence to justify revocation of a license under
     Section 411.186(a)(4).
            SECTION 13.  Sections 411.207(a), (b), and (c), Government
     Code, are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  A peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of
     the officer's official duties may disarm a person, including a
     license holder, who is carrying a handgun at any time the officer
     reasonably believes it is necessary for the protection of the
     person [license holder], officer, or another individual. The peace
     officer shall return the handgun to the person [license holder]
     before discharging the person [license holder] from the scene if
     the officer determines that the person:
                  (1)  [license holder] is not a threat to the officer,
     person [license holder], or another individual;
                  (2)  [and if the license holder] has not violated any
     provision of this subchapter or committed any other violation that
     results in the arrest of the person; and
                  (3)  is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun.
            (b)  A peace officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of
     the officer's official duties may [temporarily] disarm only
     temporarily a person who is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun when the person [a license holder]
     enters a nonpublic, secure portion of a law enforcement facility. 
     The[, if the] law enforcement agency shall provide [provides] a gun
     locker where the peace officer can secure the person's [license
     holder's] handgun. The peace officer shall secure the handgun in
     the locker and shall return the handgun to the person [license
     holder] immediately after the person [license holder] leaves the
     nonpublic, secure portion of the law enforcement facility.
            (c)  A law enforcement facility shall prominently display at
     each entrance to a nonpublic, secure portion of the facility a sign
     that gives notice in both English and Spanish that, under this
     section, a peace officer may temporarily disarm a person who is a
     license holder or otherwise legally authorized to carry a handgun
     when the person [license holder] enters the nonpublic, secure
     portion of the facility. The sign must appear in contrasting colors
     with block letters at least one inch in height. The sign shall be
     displayed in a clearly visible and conspicuous manner.
            SECTION 14.  The heading to Section 411.209, Government
     Code, is amended to read as follows:
            Sec. 411.209.  WRONGFUL EXCLUSION OF PERSON LEGALLY
     AUTHORIZED TO CARRY [CONCEALED] HANDGUN [LICENSE HOLDER].
            SECTION 15.  Sections 411.209(a) and (d), Government Code,
     are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state
     may not provide notice by a communication described by Section
     30.06 or 30.07, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to
     either of those provisions [that law or to a concealed handgun
     license], that a person who is [license holder] carrying a handgun
     [under the authority of this subchapter] is prohibited from
     entering or remaining on a premises or other place owned or leased
     by the governmental entity unless a person is [license holders are]
     prohibited from carrying a handgun on the premises or other place by
     Section 46.03 or 46.035, Penal Code, or other law.
            (d)  A resident [citizen] of this state or a person licensed
     to carry a [concealed] handgun under this subchapter may file a
     complaint with the attorney general that a state agency or
     political subdivision is in violation of Subsection (a) if the
     resident [citizen] or license holder [person] provides the agency
     or subdivision a written notice that describes the violation and
     specific location of the sign found to be in violation and the
     agency or subdivision does not cure the violation before the end of
     the third business day after the date of receiving the written
     notice. A complaint filed under this subsection must include
     evidence of the violation and a copy of the written notice.
            SECTION 16.  Section 12.092(b), Health and Safety Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            (b)  The medical advisory board shall assist the Department
     of Public Safety of the State of Texas in determining whether:
                  (1)  an applicant for a driver's license or a license
     holder is capable of safely operating a motor vehicle; or
                  (2)  an applicant for or holder of a license to carry a
     handgun under [the authority of] Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code, or an applicant for or holder of a commission as a
     security officer under Chapter 1702, Occupations Code, is capable
     of exercising sound judgment with respect to the proper use and
     storage of a handgun.
            SECTION 17.  Section 42.042(e-2), Human Resources Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            (e-2)  The department may not prohibit the foster parent of a
     child who resides in the foster family's home from transporting the
     child in a vehicle where a handgun is present if the handgun is in
     the possession and control of the foster parent and the foster
     parent is licensed to carry the handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter
     411, Government Code, or is otherwise legally authorized to carry a
     handgun.
          

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 SECTION 18.  Section 52.062(a), Labor Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (a)  Section 52.061 does not:
                  (1)  authorize a person who holds a license to carry a
     handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who
     otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully possesses
     ammunition to possess a firearm or ammunition on any property where
     the possession of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited by state or
     federal law; or
                  (2)  apply to:
                        (A)  a vehicle owned or leased by a public or
     private employer and used by an employee in the course and scope of
     the employee's employment, unless the employee is required to
     transport or store a firearm in the official discharge of the
     employee's duties;
                        (B)  a school district;
                        (C)  an open-enrollment charter school, as
     defined by Section 5.001, Education Code;
                        (D)  a private school, as defined by Section
     22.081, Education Code;
                        (E)  property owned or controlled by a person,
     other than the employer, that is subject to a valid, unexpired oil,
     gas, or other mineral lease that contains a provision prohibiting
     the possession of firearms on the property; or
                        (F)  property owned or leased by a chemical
     manufacturer or oil and gas refiner with an air authorization under
     Chapter 382, Health and Safety Code, and on which the primary
     business conducted is the manufacture, use, storage, or
     transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials,
     except in regard to an employee who holds a license to carry a
     handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who
     otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully possesses
     ammunition and who stores the [a] firearm or ammunition [the
     employee is authorized by law to possess] in a locked, privately
     owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other
     parking area the employer provides for employees that is outside of
     a secured and restricted area:
                              (i)  that contains the physical plant;
                              (ii)  that is not open to the public; and
                              (iii)  the ingress into which is constantly
     monitored by security personnel.
            SECTION 19.  Section 191.010(a), Local Government Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            (a)  In this section, "photo identification" means one of the
     following forms of photo identification:
                  (1)  a driver's license, election identification
     certificate, or personal identification card issued to the person
     by any state or territory of the United States that has not expired
     or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of
     presentation;
                  (2)  a United States military identification card that
     contains the person's photograph that has not expired or that
     expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
                  (3)  a United States citizenship certificate issued to
     the person that contains the person's photograph;
                  (4)  a United States Permanent Resident Card that has
     not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date
     of presentation;
                  (5)  an identification card issued by a municipality
     intended to serve as a general identification card for the holder
     that has not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days before
     the date of presentation;
                  (6)  a federally recognized tribal enrollment card or
     other form of tribal identification that has not expired or that
     expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of presentation;
                  (7)  a United States passport or a passport issued by a
     foreign government recognized by the United States issued to the
     person that has not expired or that expired no earlier than 60 days
     before the date of presentation; or
                  (8)  a license to carry a [concealed] handgun issued to
     the person by the Department of Public Safety that has not expired
     or that expired no earlier than 60 days before the date of
     presentation.
            SECTION 20.  Section 229.001(b), Local Government Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            (b)  Subsection (a) does not affect the authority a
     municipality has under another law to:
                  (1)  require residents or public employees to be armed
     for personal or national defense, law enforcement, or another
     lawful purpose;
                  (2)  regulate the discharge of firearms or air guns
     within the limits of the municipality, other than at a sport
     shooting range;
                  (3)  regulate the use of property, the location of a
     business, or uses at a business under the municipality's fire code,
     zoning ordinance, or land-use regulations as long as the code,
     ordinance, or regulations are not used to circumvent the intent of
     Subsection (a) or Subdivision (5) of this subsection;
                  (4)  regulate the use of firearms, air guns, or knives
     in the case of an insurrection, riot, or natural disaster if the
     municipality finds the regulations necessary to protect public
     health and safety;
                  (5)  regulate the storage or transportation of
     explosives to protect public health and safety, except that 25
     pounds or less of black powder for each private residence and 50
     pounds or less of black powder for each retail dealer are not
     subject to regulation;
                  (6)  regulate the carrying of a firearm or air gun, [by
     a person] other than a [person licensed to carry a] handgun carried
     by a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government
     Code, or by a person otherwise legally authorized to carry the
     handgun, at a:
                        (A)  public park;
                        (B)  public meeting of a municipality, county, or
     other governmental body;
                        (C)  political rally, parade, or official
     political meeting; or
                        (D)  nonfirearms-related school, college, or
     professional athletic event;
                  (7)  regulate the hours of operation of a sport
     shooting range, except that the hours of operation may not be more
     limited than the least limited hours of operation of any other
     business in the municipality other than a business permitted or
     licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises
     consumption; or
                  (8)  regulate the carrying of an air gun by a minor on:
                        (A)  public property; or
                        (B)  private property without consent of the
     property owner.
SECTION 21.  Sections 62.082(d) and (e), Parks and Wildlife
     Code, are amended to read as follows:
            (d)  Section 62.081 does not apply to:
                  (1)  an employee of the Lower Colorado River Authority;
                  (2)  a person authorized to hunt under Subsection (c);
                  (3)  a peace officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of
     Criminal Procedure; or
                  (4)  a person who:
                        (A)  is carrying [possesses] a handgun the person
     is legally authorized to carry [and a license issued under
     Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, to carry a handgun]; or
                        (B)  under circumstances in which the person would
     be justified in the use of deadly force under Chapter 9, Penal Code,
     shoots a handgun the person is legally authorized [licensed] to
     carry [under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code].
            (e)  A state agency, including the department, the
     Department of Public Safety, and the Lower Colorado River
     Authority, may not adopt a rule that prohibits a person [who
     possesses a license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code,] from entering or crossing the land of the Lower
     Colorado River Authority while:
                  (1)  carrying [possessing] a handgun that the person is
     legally authorized to carry; or
                  (2)  under circumstances in which the person would be
     justified in the use of deadly force under Chapter 9, Penal Code,
     shooting a handgun.
            SECTION 22.  Section 284.001(e), Parks and Wildlife Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            (e)  This section does not limit a person's [the] ability to
     carry a handgun if the person is legally authorized [of a license
     holder] to carry a handgun [under the authority of Subchapter H,
     Chapter 411, Government Code].
            SECTION 23.  Section 30.05(f), Penal Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (f)  It is a defense to prosecution under this section that:
                  (1)  the basis on which entry on the property or land or
     in the building was forbidden is that entry with a firearm [handgun]
     was forbidden; and
                  (2)  the person was carrying only[:
                        [(A)     a license issued under Subchapter H, Chapter
     411, Government Code, to carry a handgun; and
                        [(B)]  a handgun that at the time of the offense
     the person was legally authorized to carry:
                        (A) [(i)]  in a concealed manner; or
                        (B) [(ii)]  in a shoulder or belt holster.
            SECTION 24.  The heading to Section 30.06, Penal Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            Sec. 30.06.  TRESPASS BY PERSON [LICENSE HOLDER] WITH [A]
     CONCEALED HANDGUN.
            SECTION 25.  Sections 30.06(a), (c), (d), and (e), Penal
     Code, are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  A person [license holder] commits an offense if the
     person [license holder]:
                  (1)  carries a concealed handgun [under the authority
     of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,] on property of
     another without effective consent; and
                  (2)  received notice that entry on the property by a
     person [license holder] with a concealed handgun was forbidden.
            (c)  In this section:
                  (1)  "Entry" has the meaning assigned by Section
     30.05(b).
                  (2)  ["License holder" has the meaning assigned by
     Section 46.035(f).
                  [(3)]  "Written communication" means:
                        (A)  a card or other document on which is written
     language identical to the following:  "Pursuant to Section 30.06,
     Penal Code (trespass by person [license holder] with [a] concealed
     handgun), a person [licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code (handgun licensing law),] may not enter this
     property with a concealed handgun"; or
                        (B)  a sign posted on the property that:
                              (i)  includes the language described by
     Paragraph (A) in both English and Spanish;
                              (ii)  appears in contrasting colors with
     block letters at least one inch in height; and
                              (iii)  is displayed in a conspicuous manner
     clearly visible to the public at each entrance to the property.
            (d)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor
     punishable by a fine not to exceed $200, except that the offense is
     a Class A misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial of the offense
     that, after entering the property, the person [license holder] was
     personally given the notice by oral communication described by
     Subsection (b) and subsequently failed to depart.
            (e)  It is an exception to the application of this section
     that the property on which the person [license holder] carries a
     handgun is owned or leased by a governmental entity and is not a
     premises or other place on which the person [license holder] is
     prohibited from carrying the handgun under Section 46.03 or 46.035
     or other law.
            SECTION 26.  The heading to Section 30.07, Penal Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            Sec. 30.07.  TRESPASS BY PERSON [LICENSE HOLDER] WITH [AN]
     OPENLY CARRIED HANDGUN.
            SECTION 27.  Sections 30.07(a), (c), (d), and (e), Penal
     Code, are amended to read as follows:
            (a)  A person [license holder] commits an offense if the
     person [license holder]:
                  (1)  openly carries a handgun [under the authority of
     Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,] on property of another
     without effective consent; and
                  (2)  received notice that entry on the property by a
     person [license holder] openly carrying a handgun was forbidden.
            (c)  In this section:
                  (1)  "Entry" has the meaning assigned by Section
     30.05(b).
                  (2)  ["License holder" has the meaning assigned by
     Section 46.035(f).
                  [(3)]  "Written communication" means:
                        (A)  a card or other document on which is written
     language identical to the following:  "Pursuant to Section 30.07,
     Penal Code (trespass by person [license holder] with [an] openly
     carried handgun), a person [licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter
     411, Government Code (handgun licensing law),] may not enter this
     property with a handgun that is carried openly"; or
                        (B)  a sign posted on the property that:
                              (i)  includes the language described by
     Paragraph (A) in both English and Spanish;
                              (ii)  appears in contrasting colors with
     block letters at least one inch in height; and
                              (iii)  is displayed in a conspicuous manner
     clearly visible to the public at each entrance to the property.
            (d)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor
     punishable by a fine not to exceed $200, except that the offense is
     a Class A misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial of the offense
     that, after entering the property, the person [license holder] was
     personally given the notice by oral communication described by
     Subsection (b) and subsequently failed to depart.
            (e)  It is an exception to the application of this section
     that the property on which the person [license holder] openly
     carries a [the] handgun is owned or leased by a governmental entity
     and is not a premises or other place on which the person [license
     holder] is prohibited from carrying the handgun under Section 46.03
     or 46.035 or other law.
            SECTION 28.  Section 46.02(a-1), Penal Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (a-1)  A person commits an offense if the person
     intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or
     her person a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned
     by the person or under the person's control at any time in which:
                  (1)  the handgun is in plain view, unless the person is
     legally authorized [licensed] to carry a handgun [under Subchapter
     H, Chapter 411, Government Code], and the handgun is carried in a
     shoulder or belt holster; or
                  (2)  the person is:
                        (A)  engaged in criminal activity, other than a
     Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance
     regulating traffic or boating;
                        (B)  prohibited by law from possessing a firearm;
     or
                        (C)  a member of a criminal street gang, as
     defined by Section 71.01.
            SECTION 29.  Sections 46.03(e-1) and (e-2), Penal Code, are
     amended to read as follows:
            (e-1)  It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(5)
     that the actor:
                  (1)  possessed, at the screening checkpoint for the
     secured area, a [concealed] handgun that the actor was legally
     authorized [licensed] to carry [under Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code]; and
                  (2)  exited the screening checkpoint for the secured
     area immediately on [upon] completion of the required screening
     processes and notification that the actor possessed the handgun.
            (e-2)  A peace officer investigating conduct that may
     constitute an offense under Subsection (a)(5) and that consists
     only of an actor's possession of a [concealed] handgun that the
     actor is legally authorized [licensed] to carry [under Subchapter
     H, Chapter 411, Government Code,] may not arrest the actor for the
     offense unless:
                  (1)  the officer advises the actor of the defense
     available under Subsection (e-1) and gives the actor an opportunity
     to exit the screening checkpoint for the secured area; and
                  (2)  the actor does not immediately exit the checkpoint
     on [upon] completion of the required screening processes.
            SECTION 30.  Section 46.03(f), Penal Code, as amended by
     Chapters 437 (H.B. 910) and 1001 (H.B. 554), Acts of the 84th
     Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, is reenacted and amended to
     read as follows:
            (f)  Except as provided by Subsection (a)(1)(B) or (e-1), it
     is not a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor
     possessed a handgun and was:
                  (1)  licensed to carry a handgun under Subchapter H,
     Chapter 411, Government Code; or
                  (2)  otherwise legally authorized to carry a handgun.
          
 

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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 08:24:52 PM »
SECTION 31.  The heading to Section 46.035, Penal Code, is
     amended to read as follows:
            Sec. 46.035.  UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER
     OR OTHER PERSON LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO CARRY HANDGUN.
            SECTION 32.  Section 46.035, Penal Code, is amended by
     amending Subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) and adding Subsection
     (b-1) to read as follows:
            (a)  A person who is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun commits an offense if the person
     [license holder] carries a handgun [on or about the license
     holder's person under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code,] and intentionally displays the handgun in plain
     view of another person in a public place. It is an exception to the
     application of this subsection that the handgun was partially or
     wholly visible but was carried in a shoulder or belt holster [by the
     license holder].
            (b)  A person who is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun commits an offense if the person
     [license holder] intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a
     handgun [under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code], regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or
     carried in a shoulder or belt holster[, on or about the license
     holder's person]:
                  (1)  on the premises of a business that has a permit or
     license issued under Chapter 25, 28, 32, 69, or 74, Alcoholic
     Beverage Code, if the business derives 51 percent or more of its
     income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for
     on-premises consumption, as determined by the Texas Alcoholic
     Beverage Commission under Section 104.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code;
                  (2)  on the premises where a high school, collegiate,
     or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking
     place, unless the person [license holder] is a participant in the
     event and a handgun is used in the event;
                  (3)  on the premises of a correctional facility;
                  (4)  on the premises of a hospital licensed under
     Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code, or on the premises of a nursing
     facility licensed under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, unless
     the person [license holder] has written authorization of the
     hospital or nursing facility administration, as appropriate;
                  (5)  in an amusement park; or
                  (6)  on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other
     established place of religious worship.
            (b-1)  A person commits an offense if the person
     intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun,
     regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a
     shoulder or belt holster, on the premises of a business that has a
     permit or license issued under Subtitle A or B, Title 3, Alcoholic
     Beverage Code, other than a business described by Subsection
     (b)(1), unless the person is a license holder under Subchapter H,
     Chapter 411, Government Code.
            (c)  A person who is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun commits an offense if the person
     [license holder] intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a
     handgun [under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411,
     Government Code], regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or
     carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a
     meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an
     open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the
     entity provided notice as required by that chapter.
            (d)  A person who is a license holder or otherwise legally
     authorized to carry a handgun commits an offense if the person[,
     while intoxicated, the license holder] carries a handgun while the
     person is intoxicated [under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter
     411, Government Code], regardless of whether the handgun is
     concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster.
            SECTION 33.  Section 46.15(b), Penal Code, is amended to
     read as follows:
            (b)  Section 46.02 does not apply to a person who:
                  (1)  is in the actual discharge of official duties as a
     member of the armed forces or state military forces as defined by
     Section 437.001, Government Code, or as a guard employed by a penal
     institution;
                  (2)  is traveling;
                  (3)  is engaging in lawful hunting, fishing, or other
     sporting activity on the immediate premises where the activity is
     conducted, or is en route between the premises and the actor's
     residence, motor vehicle, or watercraft, if the weapon is a type
     commonly used in the activity;
                  (4)  holds a security officer commission issued by the
     Texas Private Security Board, if the person is engaged in the
     performance of the person's duties as an officer commissioned under
     Chapter 1702, Occupations Code, or is traveling to or from the
     person's place of assignment and is wearing the officer's uniform
     and carrying the officer's weapon in plain view;
                  (5)  acts as a personal protection officer and carries
     the person's security officer commission and personal protection
     officer authorization, if the person:
                        (A)  is engaged in the performance of the person's
     duties as a personal protection officer under Chapter 1702,
     Occupations Code, or is traveling to or from the person's place of
     assignment; and
                        (B)  is either:
                              (i)  wearing the uniform of a security
     officer, including any uniform or apparel described by Section
     1702.323(d), Occupations Code, and carrying the officer's weapon in
     plain view; or
                              (ii)  not wearing the uniform of a security
     officer and carrying the officer's weapon in a concealed manner;
                  (6)  is [carrying]:
                        (A)  a license holder [issued] under Subchapter H,
     Chapter 411, Government Code, or a person who meets the
     requirements under Sections 411.172(a)(1)-(13), Government Code
     [to carry a handgun]; and
                        (B)  carrying a handgun:
                              (i)  in a concealed manner; or
                              (ii)  in a shoulder or belt holster;
                  (7)  holds an alcoholic beverage permit or license or
     is an employee of a holder of an alcoholic beverage permit or
     license if the person is supervising the operation of the permitted
     or licensed premises; or
                  (8)  is a student in a law enforcement class engaging in
     an activity required as part of the class, if the weapon is a type
     commonly used in the activity and the person is:
                        (A)  on the immediate premises where the activity
     is conducted; or
                        (B)  en route between those premises and the
     person's residence and is carrying the weapon unloaded.
            SECTION 34.  The changes in law made by this Act relating to
     the authority of a person to carry a handgun apply to the carrying
     of a handgun on or after the effective date of this Act by any person
     who may legally carry a handgun under this Act.
            SECTION 35.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only
     to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
     An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
     governed by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and
     the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
     purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
     effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
     before that date.
            SECTION 36.  To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
     over another Act of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017,
     relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
     codes.
            SECTION 37.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.

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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 08:26:09 PM »
i'm assuming there are still going to be a few changes, unless they are serious about the effective date being september 1st 2017
(which would be pretty sweet)

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Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 06:06:11 PM »
Since neither bill passed, it's a moot question, I'm afraid.  You can bet it WILL be back - and with Straus finally out of the equation, maybe it can finally get put through.
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