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HB 910 - Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns - Texas Key Vote

Trent Ashby Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (20-11) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (102-43) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) (63-79) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain individuals to openly carry holstered handguns, effective January 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with a Concealed Handgun License to carry a handgun that is wholly or partially visible in a shoulder or belt holster (Secs. 48 & 52).
  • Specifies that a “Concealed Handgun License” is hereby referred to as a “Handgun License” (Sec. 52).
  • Authorizes an individual to apply for a Handgun License, provided the individual meets the same eligibility and training requirements and submits all the application materials previously required of a Concealed Handgun License (Sec.17).
  • Specifies that trespassing on a posted gun-free zone on private property with any handgun is a Class C misdemeanor, unless the trespassing individual was personally asked to leave the property and failed to do so, in which case the violation is a Class A misdemeanor (Secs. 43 & 45).
  • Prohibits an individual from “intentionally” carrying a handgun in view of another person at an institution of higher education (Sec. 48).
  • Prohibits a law enforcement officer from making an investigatory stop to inquire as to whether an individual possesses a Handgun License solely because the individual is openly carrying a handgun in a shoulder or belt holster (Sec. 29).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (101-42) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes certain individuals to openly carry holstered handguns, effective January 1, 2016.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes an individual with a Concealed Handgun License to carry a handgun that is wholly or partially visible in a shoulder or belt holster (Secs. 48 & 52).
  • Specifies that a “Concealed Handgun License” is hereby referred to as a “Handgun License” (Sec. 52).
  • Authorizes an individual to apply for a Handgun License, provided the individual meets the same eligibility and training requirements and submits all the application materials previously required of a Concealed Handgun License (Sec.17).
  • Specifies that trespassing on a posted gun-free zone on private property with any handgun is a Class C misdemeanor, unless the trespassing individual was personally asked to leave the property and failed to do so, in which case the violation is a Class A misdemeanor (Secs. 43 & 45).
  • Prohibits an individual from “intentionally” carrying a handgun in view of another person at an institution of higher education (Sec. 48).

Disclaimer Highlights:

  • Rep. Debbie Riddle is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; she intended to vote “Yea.”
  • Rep. Edward Lynn “Ed” Thompson is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; he intended to vote “Yea.”
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Open Carry of Handguns

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