HOUSE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
HB 38 Canales Requires serial numbers on all firearms, even homemade or 80% milled firearms. OPPOSE
HB 58 Raymond Requires parental approval prior to searching a student's property. SUPPORT
HB 86 Martinez Designed to address "celebratory gunfire," but creates additional offenses already codified in current law. OPPOSE
HB 95 Hinojosa Requires FFLs to report NICS rejections to the Department of Public Safety for investigation. NEUTRAL
HB 131 Moody This is an effort to institute so-called "red flag" laws in Texas without due process based on unfounded accusations. OPPOSE
HB 143 Swanson Allows for government agencies to provide temporary storage areas for firearms in buildings where firearms are prohibited. SUPPORT
HB 172 Bernal Reduces signage and notification requirements without reducing criminal penalties. OPPOSE
HB 195 Reynolds Institutes "universal background checks" and requires background checks on private sales at gun shows. OPPOSE
HB 227 Krause Exempts firearms and accessories manufactured and sold within the state from federal enforcement and gun control laws. SUPPORT
HB 238 Krause Prohibits state law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal gun control laws that are more strict than state laws. SUPPORT
HB 302 Paul Prevents landlords from banning guns of tenants or owners of apartments, condominiums, or homes SUPPORT
HB 316 Howard Dedicates tax money for "gun safety" awareness campaigns. We believe this is wasteful and instead support putting such gun safety training in our schools so 100% of Texans are exposed. OPPOSE
HB 349 Blanco Basically bans "bump stocks," but is worded to also ban belt loops, thumbs, or anything else that can "increase the rate of fire." OPPOSE
HB 357 Stickland Constitutional/unlicensed carry bill; makes state license voluntary for law abiding citizens who can legally possess a firearm SUPPORT
HB 419 Geren Removes fee for LTC renewal. SUPPORT
HB 446 Moody Removes "knuckles" from list of prohibited items Texans may possess. SUPPORT
HB 489 Springer Limits hunting along streams and rivers in Hall County. OPPOSE
HB 497 VanDeaver Adds a useless training requirement about ammunition types and uses to LTC class instruction. Will do nothing for safety. OPPOSE
HB 516 Springer Protects businesses from civil liability if they refuse to put up 30.06/07 signs. SUPPORT
HB 526 Israel Removes license to carry as acceptable form of identification to register to vote and allows for regular mail as proof of identity; will contribute to voter fraud. OPPOSE
HB 544 Nevárez Creates more prohibited persons based on "mental health" criteria that is easy to abuse. OPPOSE
HB 545 Nevárez Expects gun owners to act like doctors and know the medical history of people they sell guns to. OPPOSE
HB 734 Huberty Creates an exemption allowing a school board member to carry a firearm at a meeting while the public is still prohibited from defending itself. OPPOSE
HB 824 Reynolds Removes license to carry as acceptable form of identification to register to vote and allows for regular mail as proof of identity; will contribute to voter fraud. OPPOSE
HB 930 Anchia Repeals Texas' stand your ground law. OPPOSE
HB 1009 Metcalf Clarifies what constitutes a "school-related activity" to prevent roving gun free zones. SUPPORT
HB 1078 Oliverson Creates a special class of citizen by exempting people with certain certifications from paying LTC fees. Either everyone or no one (preferrable no one) should have to pay for an LTC. OPPOSE
HB 1085 Stuckey Creates a special class of citizen by exemption associate judges from licensing requirements and other gun laws. OPPOSE
HB 1108 Swanson Allows approved individuals in the School Marshal Program to carry a concealed firearm on school property. NEUTRAL
HB 1126 Bell Creates civil immunity for businesses for damages arising from the lawful carrying of a concealed or open handgun on the premises. SUPPORT
HB 1143 Heffner Prohibits schools officials from dictating how firearms are stored in locked and secured vehicles in parking lots. SUPPORT
HB 1149 White Removes unconstitutional restrictions to eligibility to obtain or renew a license to carry. SUPPORT
HB 1163 Anchia Allows big cities to hold votes on whether to allow open carry within city limits. OPPOSE
HB 1164 Anchia Expands gun free zones. OPPOSE
HB 1165 Anchia Reduces signage and notification requirements without reducing criminal penalties. OPPOSE
HB 1166 Anchia Prohibits government entities from banning open carry, but also allows non-governmental entities to post if they lease government property or government entities to post if they lease private property creating more gun free zones. OPPOSE
HB 1167 Anchia Expands "gun free zones" with expanded definitions of what constitutes school sponsored activities and theme parks. OPPOSE
HB 1168 Anchia Expands "gun free zones" to aircraft parking areas used by common carriers. OPPOSE
HB 1169 Anchia Requires background checks through an FFL for private individuals to sell a gun at a gun show. OPPOSE
HB 1171 Anchia Increases criminal penalty for purchasing/selling firearm to prohibited person and subjugates state law to federal law. OPPOSE
HB 1172 Anchia Bans sale, purchase, and possession of firearms that contain any component created with 3D printers. OPPOSE
HB 1173 Anchia Allows public universities to opt out of campus carry law. OPPOSE
HB 1177 Phelan Protects gun owners charged with carrying without a license who are forced to evacuate during an emergency order and during the return. SUPPORT
HB 1207 Rodriguez Creates a criminal penalty for failing to report a lost or stolen firearm. OPPOSE
HB 1231 Flynn Repeals the confusing prohibition related to carrying a firearm inside a church. SUPPORT
HB 1236 Goodwin Allows public universities to opt out of campus carry law. OPPOSE
HB 1288 Sanford Allows authorized individuals under the School Marshal Program to carry at a junior college school. NEUTRAL
HB 1445 Rosenthal Creates a prohibition for being "intoxicated in public" while exempting law enforcement and others. OPPOSE
HB 1471 Darby Allows schools to create a volunteer program for veterans and retired LEOs to provide armed security at schools. SUPPORT
HB 1791 Krause Prohibits state agencies from prohibiting or attempting to prohibit a license holder who is carrying a handgun from entering or remaining on a premises or other place owned or leased by the governmental entity. SUPPORT
HB 1844 Guillen Changes the law to allow law enforcement to demand a handgun license without probable cause. OPPOSE
HB 1945 Ramos Expands "gun free zones" to include child care facilities. OPPOSE
HB 1959 Hefner Allows law abiding citizens to keep their firearm in locked vehicles in private school parking lots. SUPPORT
HB 2015 Dutton Limits law enforcement use of SWAT situations involving an imminent threat of serious bodily injury to civilians or officers; clarifies that existence alone of a legally owned gun in the home of an individual does not constitute evidence of an imminent threat; and requires body cams on SWAT members. SUPPORT
HB 2046 Ramos Increases the cost of the license to carry a firearm from $40 to $100. OPPOSE
HB 2051 Murr Creates exemptions from gun laws for a protected class of government officials and retired government officials. OPPOSE
HB 2136 Schaefer Gets TABC out of the gun business. Abolishes blue signs that businesses must post if they sell alcohol for off-premises consumption. SUPPORT
HB 2137 Burns Exempts certain retired public officials from having to pay licensing fees that non-governmental gun owners must pay; creates special class of citizen. NEUTRAL
HB 2146 Kacal Adds yet another government official to the protected class of individuals who are exempt from firearms laws by adding municipal attorneys, who are often contracted civilian attorneys. OPPOSE
HB 2280 Goodwin Reduces the size of 30.06/07 signs and removes verbal notice as a means of notice. We are neutral because we believe in private property rights and removing the verbal notice aspect of the law, but oppose the criminal penalty being maintained. NEUTRAL
HB 2352 Burns Reduces violations of unlawful carry in a hospital, amusement park, or meeting of a government entity to a Class C misdemeanor. SUPPORT
HB 2608 Sanford Allows individuals under the School Marshal Program to carry a concealed weapon on school property. NEUTRAL
HB 3016 Schaefer Removes the restriction that handguns must be concealed in a motor vehicle for unlicensed carry. SUPPORT

SENATE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
SB 19 Hughes Prohibits property owners from banning guns on property which is rented or owned by tenants. SUPPORT
SB 61 Zaffirini Creates a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials. SUPPORT
SB 117 Creighton Clarifies what grounds constitute a premises for school-related activities; prevents roving "gun free zones." SUPPORT
SB 123 West Expands "gun free" zones to "adjacent aircraft parking areas used by common carriers in air transportation but not used by general aviation." We do not support any "gun free" zones. OPPOSE
SB 157 Rodríguez This is an effort to institute so-called "red flag" laws in Texas without due process based on unfounded accusations. OPPOSE
SB 158 Rodríguez Increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to felony is a child gains access to a firearm and injures someone. OPPOSE
SB 193 Perry Waives fees for LTC renewals and duplicates for school marshals. NEUTRAL
SB 203 Huffman Creates a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials. SUPPORT
SB 204 Huffman Increases penalties for making a firearm available to a child. OPPOSE
SB 243 Creighton Clarifies the law related to the carrying or storage of a handgun by a school marshal. NEUTRAL
SB 324 Huffman Requires police to return firearms confiscated under a court order after it is determined by a hearing that the individual represents no threat. SUPPORT
SB 348 Seliger Limits hunting along streams and rivers in Hall County. OPPOSE
SB 381 Hall Reduces 30.06/07 violations to a Class C misdemeanor and creates a defense for leaving when given verbal notice. SUPPORT
SB 388 West Clarifies that purchasing a rifle with the intent to knowingly sell it to a person who will use it to commit a crime is a felony. SUPPORT
SB 403 Birdwell Adds yet another government official to the protected class of individuals who are exempt from firearms laws by adding municipal attornies, who are often contracted civilian attorneys. OPPOSE
SB 406 Birdwell Allows authorized individuals under the School Marshal Program to carry a concealed firearm on school property. NEUTRAL
SB 472 Hughes Protects gun rights of tenants at their commercial and residential rental properties and carrying them between their properties and their vehicles; prohibits them from banning firearms. SUPPORT
SB 506 Creighton Protects gun owners charged with carrying without a license who are forced to evacuate during an emergency order and during the return. SUPPORT
SB 535 Campbell Repeals the confusing prohibition related to carrying a firearm inside a church. SUPPORT
SB 772 Hughes Repeals the confusing prohibition related to carrying a firearm inside a church. SUPPORT
SB 1057 Hall Prohibits parties from admitting into evidence that a cause of action resulted from not posting a 30.06/07 sign. SUPPORT
SB 1065 Flores Exempts certain retired public officials from having to pay licensing fees that non-governmental gun owners must pay; creates special class of citizen. OPPOSE
SB 2146 Hall Removes K-12 "gun free zones" for licensed individuals. SUPPORT
​​​​​​​​​​​Proposed Texas Bills relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in 2019:

2019 BILL TRACKING

OCT President CJ Grisham testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to get open carry passed in 2015.