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

​​​​​​​​​​Proposed Texas Bills relating to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in 2017:

2017 BILL TRACKING

HOUSE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
HB 56 Flynn Exempts licensed 1st responders from 30.06/07 signage SUPPORT
HB 83 Flynn Free hunting/fishing licenses for active duty or disabled veterans SUPPORT
HB 99 Keogh Bans enforcement of federal gun control laws more strict than state law SUPPORT
HB 110 Krause Bans coordination with federal agencies to enforce gun control laws more strict than state law SUPPORT
HB 111 Moody Reduces license fee to $40 if the applicant shows proof he/she purchased a "gun storage device" and mandates a safety education program pamphlet that gun stores must provide at point of sale OPPOSE
HB 131 Krause Firearms manufactured and sold within the state of Texas cannot be regulated by federal government SUPPORT
HB 138 Taylor, V Extends range qualification from 5 to 10 years for active duty military veterans SUPPORT
HB 191 Bernal Reduces the size of 30.06/30.07 signs to the sign of a standard sheet of paper OPPOSE
HB 234 Anchia Adds 30.07 to prohibiting licensed gun owner on government property, but makes more exceptions OPPOSE
HB 246 Anchia Makes language on "written communications" easier to supply to ban guns (gun buster sign) OPPOSE
HB 255 Anchia Extends places that guns are banned from "premises" to "property" - like fairgrounds OPPOSE
HB 259 Anchia Requires universal background checks OPPOSE
HB 291 Johnson, Eric Allows cities with more than 1.2 million citizens to prohibit open carry OPPOSE
HB 339 Burrows Reduces LTC fee to actual costs SUPPORT
HB 356 Huberty Allows school board members and superintendents to carry open or concealed at meetings; creates a special class for government officials OPPOSE
HB 372 Springer Reduces license qualification caliber to .22LR or higher SUPPORT
HB 375 Stickland No license required to carry; makes LTC voluntary SUPPORT
HB 391 Howard Allows public universities to ban license to carry individuals from carrying on campus OPPOSE
HB 392 Howard Expands the definition of mental health facility, to include the "premises" of universities, which could make entire buildings off limits if only one room provides mental health care OPPOSE
HB 403 Springer Reduces minimum caliber requirement from handgun proficiency SUPPORT
HB 435 King, Ken Allows emergency service personnel to carry past 30.06 or 30.07 signs if licensed to carry and carrying out their official duties SUPPORT
HB 447 Bell Makes businesses liable for damages incurred as a result of prohibiting handguns; creates immunity against damages arising from the lawful carrying of a handgun on the premises SUPPORT
HB 514 Simmons Creates special class of person for "personal security" officers to be exempt from licensing OPPOSE
HB 560 Springer Firearms prohibition defined as "portion" grounds or building for school activities or polling places SUPPORT
HB 866 Moody Loss of right to carry if issued a protected order for violent individuals; provides for due process hearing SUPPORT
HB 982 Wray Exempts licensed 1st responders from 30.06/07 signage SUPPORT
HB 1229 Blanco Prohibits transfer of firearms to individual on "terrorist screening database" without due process OPPOSE
HB 1692 Hefner Allowed LICENSED individuals to keep firearms in locked vehicle on school property; creates confusion and conflict with Motorist Protection Act OPPOSE
HB 1771 Price Prohibits hunting/shooting along a portion of the Canadian River OPPOSE
HB 1827 Hinojosa Makes carrying a firearm in public while intoxicated a crime (already codified in law), but exempts law enforcement OPPOSE
HB 1911 White Constitutional carry, but only applies to individuals that would otherwise qualify for LTC; keeps unconstitutional restrictions to license qualification in place SUPPORT
HB 1935 Frullo Expels students who use or possess illegal weapons in school, including knives over 5.5 inches SUPPORT

SENATE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
SB 93 Hall Bans the enforcement of federal gun control laws that are more strict than Texas law SUPPORT
SB 104 Hall Prohibits physicians - other than psychiatrists - from asking about gun ownership SUPPORT
SB 133 Creighton Tax exempt holiday for firearms and hunting supplies during last week in August of each year SUPPORT
SB 138 Taylor, Van Allows veterans to skip license qualification if qualified as a part of military service within past 10 years SUPPORT
SB 206 West Creates a state offense for lying on 4473, which is already a federal crime; double charges OPPOSE
SB 220 Menendez Adds mental health facilities to places where licensed gun owners are prohibited OPPOSE
SB 221 Menendez Prevents transfer of firearms to individuals on FBI "terrorist screening database" without due process OPPOSE
SB 434 Rodriguez Loss of right to carry if issued a protected order for violent individuals; provides for due process hearing SUPPORT
SB 449 Burton Allows licensed concealed carry in all TABC licensed businesses SUPPORT