Judicial officers & public safety officials

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1235 authored by Reps. Cook, Torr, and Lehman on judicial officers & public safety officials. The bill provides that a person commits battery on a public safety official if the offense is committed due to the … [Read more...]

Prohibited firearm transfers to minors

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Tomes’ SB 119 on prohibited firearm transfers to minors. The bill provides the following: that a person may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer ownership or possession of a machine gun to any person under 18 … [Read more...]

Handgun licenses

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1424 sponsored by Sens. Bray, Holdman and Ford on handgun licenses. The bill increases the duration of a four-year handgun license to five years, provides that an individual may simultaneously hold both a five-year license and a … [Read more...]

Houses of worship and firearms

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 33 on houses of worship and firearms, authored by Sen. Sandlin. The bill permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or … [Read more...]

Handgun licensing

The Senate heard SB 237 on handgun licensing, authored by Sen. Bray.  The bill provides the following: increases the duration of a four-year handgun license to five years. requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to … [Read more...]

Handgun matters

H.E.A. 1071, P.L. 221 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person … [Read more...]