HOUSE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
HB 14 Murr Adds state hospitals to places where licensed carriers cannot take a lawfully possessed handgun; creates more gun free zones OPPOSE
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 300 King Eliminates the fee to obtain a license to carry SUPPORT
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 465 Anchia Expands gun free zones OPPOSE
HB 466 Anchia Allows certain large municipalities to ban open carry OPPOSE
HB 497 Rinaldi Exempts businesses from liability rising from the use of a firearm by a person who discharges that firearm on the business's property SUPPORT
HB 514 Simmons Creates special class of person for "personal security" officers to be exempt from licensing OPPOSE
HB 560 Springer Exempts businesses from liability rising from the use of a firearm by a person who discharges that firearm on the business's property SUPPORT
HB 606 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 OPPOSE
HB 899 Nevarez Removes 30.06 & 30.07 signage requirements and allows for a "gun buster" sign OPPOSE
HB 981 Wray Allows church leaders to authorize a volunteer safety group to carry a firearm on church property SUPPORT
HB 953 Hancock Abolishes TABC signage requirements - gets TABC out of gun business SUPPORT
HB 982 Wray Exempts licensed 1st responders from 30.06/07 signage SUPPORT
HB 1024 Kacal Eliminates the fee to obtain a license to carry SUPPORT
HB 1229 Blanco Prohibits transfer of firearms to individual on "terrorist screening database" without due process OPPOSE
HB 1364 Thompson, Senfronia This is a civil asset forfeiture bill that would allow for confiscation of private property (including firearms) for more offenses, many minor. OPPOSE
HB 1637 Schaefer Abolishes TABC signage requirements - gets TABC out of gun business SUPPORT
HB 1692 Hefner Allowed licensed individuals to keep firearms in locked vehicle on school property SUPPORT
HB 1771 Price Prohibits hunting/shooting along a portion of the Canadian River OPPOSE
HB 1778 Garcia Adds suicide training requirement to LTC class and to be added to DPS website; we oppose the addition of more training requirements; we support suicide awareness campaigns, but not government mandated training 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 1966 Paul Prevents apartments, condominiums, and landlords from banning lawfully possessed firearms by tenants SUPPORT
HB 2022 Goldman Abolishes TABC signage requirements - gets TABC out of gun business SUPPORT
HB 3007 Swanson Requires public buildings where firearms are prohibited to provide storage lockers upon entering the building; provide for a fee not to exceed $1 per day. SUPPORT
HB 3340 Thompson, Senfronia Adds suicide training requirement to LTC class and to be added to DPS website; we oppose the addition of more training requirements; we support suicide awareness campaigns, but not government mandated training OPPOSE
HB 3784 Holland Allows for online LTC training, except for range qualification SUPPORT
HB 3801 Burns Allows individuals merely accused of a crime to petition to retain his/her license to carry until final conviction in a court of law - a return to due process SUPPORT

SENATE BILLS

BILL # AUTHOR SUMMARY OCT POSITION
SB 16 Nichols Eliminates the fee to obtain a license to carry SUPPORT
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 OPPOSE
SB 449 Burton Allows licensed concealed carry in all TABC licensed businesses SUPPORT
SB 1146 Nichols Adds state hospitals to places where licensed carriers can take a lawfully possessed handgun; creates more gun free zones OPPOSE
SB 1188 West Creates another gun free zone at recreational facilities owned by the government OPPOSE
SB 1704 Buckingham, Burton, Creighton Allows individuals merely accused of a crime to petition to retain his/her license to carry until final conviction in a court of law - a return to due process SUPPORT
SB 1736 Hughes Exempts businesses from liability rising from the use of a firearm by a person who discharges that firearm on the business's property SUPPORT
SB 1942 Hughes Allowed licensed individuals to keep firearms in locked vehicle on school property SUPPORT
SB 1960 Lucio Lowers cost of LTC to $25, but creates another government agency to manage a "Firearm Safety Awareness Program"; we don't this bill, but support adding firearm safety to school curriculum OPPOSE

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