May 23, 2007

Vol. 1   No. 10

New Legislation

If you are one of the folks whose employer forbids you from bringing your handgun onto the property, and keeping it locked in your car, you will have to wait for the next legislative session to get any relief.  SB 534 died on the House calendar.

Several other bills did pass the 80th Session, and have either been signed by Governor Perry, or are on the way to his desk for signature.  Here's a short recap of the bills that affect your right to carry.

  • Castle Doctrine - “Stand Your Ground” Legislation - SB 378 by Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and Rep. Joe Driver (R-Garland)
    • Signed by the Governor
  • Emergency Powers Act Amendments - SB 112 by Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) and Rep. Frank Corte (R-San Antonio)
    • Signed by the Governor
  • Replacement for the “Traveling” Law Passed in 2005 - HB 1815 by Rep. Carl Isett (R-Lubbock) and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
    • Passed and is on its way to the Governor's desk
  • CHL Employee Rights - Allow CHLs to Have Handguns In Locked Private Vehicles In Parking Areas - SB 534 by Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) and Rep. Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs)
    • Passed in the Senate.  Died on the House Calendar on May 22
  • CHL Confidentiality - HB 991 by Rep. Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs) and Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville)
    • Passed and on the Governor's Desk to be signed
  • Possession of Handgun by a CHL on LCRA Property - SB 535 by Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy)
    • Passed and on the Governor's Desk to be signed

Keep these results in mind next time you go to the polls.  How you vote does make a difference.

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