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2019 Session of the Texas Legislature

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STATUS AT END OF 2019 SESSION

GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS MOST OF JUNE TO SIGN OR VETO

Click on bill links to see votes, steps taken in the Legislative process, and lists of authors and co-authors.  You will also discover explanations and a bill analysis

Primary Bills to Support

 

HB 121 Swanson, Valoree(R)
Creighton, Brandon(R)
Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

 

Companions:
HB 2380 Swanson, Valoree (F) (Refiled from 85R Session)
SB 1719 Hall, Bob (Refiled from 85R Session)

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date
HB 143 Swanson, Valoree(R) Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 302 Paul, Dennis(R)
Hughes, Bryan(R)
Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

 

Companions:
SB 19 Hughes, Bryan (Identical)
4-30-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date
HB 357 Stickland, Jonathan(R) Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm.  Check Bill Author’s List for your State Rep.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 414 Flynn, Dan(R) Relating to a defense to prosecution for and the civil liability of an educator who uses force to protect the educator’s person, students of the school, or property of the school.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-01-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Public Education
HB 419 Geren, Charlie(R) Relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 516 Springer, Drew(R) Relating to the liability of a person who allows handguns to be carried on property owned, leased, or managed by the person.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1009 Metcalf, Will(R) Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

 

Companions:
SB 117 Creighton, Brandon (Identical)
5- 6-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1126 Bell, Cecil(R) Relating to the civil liability of certain businesses in connection with allowing concealed handguns on the business premises.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-29-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1127 Stucky, Lynn(R) Relating to the places where an active judicial officer may carry a concealed handgun if the officer is licensed to carry a handgun.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 1143 Hefner, Cole(R)
Hughes, Bryan(R)
Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-24-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 1149 White, James(R) Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-16-19 H Removed from hearing 04/17/19 – House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 1177 Phelan, Dade(R)
Creighton, Brandon(R)
Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

 

Companions:
SB 506 Creighton, Brandon (Identical)
2-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-29-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 1231 Flynn, Dan(R) Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.

 

Companions:
SB 535 Campbell, Donna (Identical)
5-25-19 G Sent to the Governor

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-06-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1552 Paul, Dennis(R)
Schwertner, Charles(R)
Relating to the weapons proficiency of and the carrying of a handgun by qualified retired law enforcement officers.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-29-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 1791 Krause, Matt(R)
Fallon, Pat (F)(R)
Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.

 

Companions:
SB 1900 Fallon, Pat (F) (Identical)
3-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-24-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 1959 Hefner, Cole(R) Relating to the transportation or storage of a firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a private school parking area.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education
HB 2137 Burns, DeWayne(R)
Flores, Pete(R)
Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun.

 

Companions:
SB 1065 Flores, Pete (Identical)
3- 7-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date
HB 2352 Burns, DeWayne(R) Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2363 Harris, Cody (F)(R)
Birdwell, Brian(R)
Relating to possession of firearms and ammunition in certain foster homes.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-28-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 2393 Burrows, Dustin(R) Relating to permitting a hunter education component as part of a school district’s physical education curriculum offered to certain students.

 

Companions:
SB 2183 Perry, Charles (Identical)
3-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Education
HB 2842 King, Phil(R) Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.

 

Companions:
SB 324 Huffman, Joan (Identical)
5- 1-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 2949 Guillen, Ryan(D) Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-17-19 H Not heard in committee House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 3231 Clardy, Travis(R)
Fallon, Pat (F)(R)
Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.

 

Companions:
SB 1927 Fallon, Pat (F) (Identical)
3-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-29-19 G Sent to the Governor
HB 3550 Cyrier, John(R) Relating to the taking of feral hogs without a hunting license.

 

Companions:
SB 317 Hughes, Bryan (Identical)
9- 1-19 G Earliest effective date

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Culture, Recreation and Tourism
HB 3585 Sanford, Scott(R) Relating to the repeal of certain eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
HB 3946 Hefner, Cole(R) Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-29-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
SB 19 Hughes, Bryan(R) Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

 

Companions:
HB 302 Paul, Dennis (Identical)
9- 1-19 G Earliest effective date
SB 472 Hughes, Bryan (Identical)
2-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-30-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for
SB 61 Zaffirini, Judith(D) Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety devices and educational materials.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Finance
SB 117 Creighton, Brandon(R) Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

 

Companions:
HB 1009 Metcalf, Will (Identical)
2-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-06-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 203 Huffman, Joan(R) Relating to sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

 

Companions:
HB 2115 Rosenthal, Jon (F) (Identical)
3- 6-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Finance
SB 324 Huffman, Joan(R) Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.

 

Companions:
HB 2842 King, Phil (Identical)
3-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety
SB 381 Hall, Bob(R) Relating to a defense to prosecution for and punishment for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
SB 457 Creighton, Brandon(R) Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

 

Companions:
SB 715 Fallon, Pat (F) (Identical)
3- 1-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Finance
SB 472 Hughes, Bryan(R) Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

 

Companions:
SB 19 Hughes, Bryan (Identical)
4-30-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
SB 506 Creighton, Brandon(R) Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

 

Companions:
HB 1177 Phelan, Dade (Identical)
5-29-19 G Sent to the Governor

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
SB 535 Campbell, Donna(R)
Flynn, Dan(R)
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.

 

Companions:
HB 1231 Flynn, Dan (Identical)
5- 6-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-25-19 G Sent to the Governor
SB 715 Fallon, Pat (F)(R) Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

 

Companions:
SB 457 Creighton, Brandon (Identical)
4-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Finance

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance
SB 741 Hughes, Bryan(R)
Landgraf, Brooks(R)
Relating to restrictive convenants regarding firearms or firearm ammunition.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-25-19 G Sent to the Governor
SB 772 Hughes, Bryan(R)
Springer, Drew(R)
Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person’s failure to forbid handguns on certain property.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-25-19 G Sent to the Governor
SB 811 Hughes, Bryan(R)
Hefner, Cole(R)
Relating to immunity from liability of a school district or open-enrollment charter school for certain actions of security personnel.

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 05-06-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1057 Hall, Bob(R) Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner’s property.

 

Companions:
SB 86 Hall, Bob (Refiled from 85R Session)

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
SB 1900 Fallon, Pat (F)(R) Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.

 

Companions:
HB 1791 Krause, Matt (Identical)
5-24-19 G Sent to the Governor

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
SB 1927 Fallon, Pat (F)(R) Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.

 

Companions:
HB 3231 Clardy, Travis (Identical)
5-29-19 G Sent to the Governor

 

Position: Support

 

Track Name(s): Primary (Support)

 

Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

 

Total Bills: 44

 

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