Today in the Texas Legislature
Houston, Tx –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, May 6th 2013, two pro-gun bills finally passed in the Texas Legislature.
SB 864 by Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), the Senate companion to HB 47 by Representative Dan Flynn (R-Van), is headed toward the Governor's desk. SB 864 will reduce the number of hours for a concealed handgun license to “not less than four or more than six” and will not include time on the shooting range or the range proficiency exam.
Rep. Flynn severs on the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. He's a long-time friend to TSRA and to Texas gun-owners. This is Senator Donna Campbell's first session in the Texas Legislature. Her counties include parts of Bexar, Travis, Guadalupe, and Hays plus all of Comal and Kendall County. We applaud her hard work and enthusiasm on behalf of Texans and CHLs.
SB 299 by Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), the Senate companion to HB 1304 by Representative Kenneth Sheets (R-Dallas), is also headed to Governor Perry's desk. SB 299 adds a more clear meaning in Texas law for “intentional failure to conceal” by a licensee.
Representative Kenneth Sheets serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety where he regularly adds his voice in support of law-abiding gun-owners and Texas concealed handgun licensees. Senator Craig Estes serves Texans in 14 North Texas counties and was awarded TSRA's Legislator of the Year award for passing a comprehensive range protection bill in 2011.
- More updates to follow as good-gun bills continue to move in the Texas Legislature.
- These pro-gun bills and others can be read and researched at Texas Legislature on Line
- Members, the bills above are complete, others are still moving in the process. Session ends May 27th.
Keep the Faith,Sincerely, Alice Tripp Legislative DirectorTexas State Rifle Association
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