Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Texas - Hearing On HB 878 February 25

Friday, February 21, 2003

On Tuesday, February 25, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on Rep. Suzanna Hupp`s (R-Lampasas) HB 878, a bill clarifying that cities and counties cannot use the state`s criminal trespass law to post signs prohibiting concealed handgun license holders (CHLs) from entering public buildings. HB 878 will help eliminate confusion among CHL instructors, licensees and law enforcement, and provide unformity and consistency in state law regarding where license holders may lawfully carry. The committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. or upon adjournment of the House in Room E2.112 of the Capitol Extenstion in Austin.

Update 2/25/03 - For an update on the hearing for HB 878 see the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Please contact the members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and urge them to support HB 878:

* Chairman Terry Keel (R-Austin) (512) 463-0652
* Vice-Chair Debbie Riddle (R-Houston) (512) 463-0572
Rep. Dan Ellis (D-Livingston) (512) 463-0570
Rep. Jim Dunnam (D-Waco) (512) 463-0508
Rep. Terri Hodge (D-Dallas) (512) 463-0586
Rep. Mary Denny (R-Flower Mound) (512) 463-0688
Rep. Paul Moreno (D-El Paso) (512) 463-0638
Rep. Aaron Pena (D-Edinburg) (512) 463-0426
* Rep. Robert Talton (R-Pasadena) (512) 463-0460

* indicates this Representative has signed on as a co-author to HB 878; please thank them for their support!

Also, Sen. Ken Armbrister has filed SB 501 (D-Victoria), a companion bill to HB 878. SB 501 has been referred to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. The bill has not been set for a hearing yet, but NRA members are encouraged to call the following Senators who serve on the Criminal Justice Committee and urge them to support SB 501:

Chairman John Whitmire (D-Houston) (512) 463-0115
Vice-Chair Tommy Williams (R-Beaumont; The Woodlands) (512) 463-0104
Sen. John Carona (R-Dallas) (512) 463-0116
Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) (512) 463-0113
Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen; Corpus Christi) (512) 463-0120
Sen. Steve Ogden (R-Bryan/College Station; Round Rock) (512) 463-0105
Sen. Bill Ratliff (R-Mount Pleasant) (512) 463-0101
TRENDING NOW
California: DOJ Issues “Notice of Modification” to Proposed Ammunition Background Check Regulations

Thursday, April 18, 2019

California: DOJ Issues “Notice of Modification” to Proposed Ammunition Background Check Regulations

Today, the California Department of Justice issued a “Notice of Modification” to their proposed regulations regarding the soon to be implemented ammunition background check procedures. As a result of these changes, a second 15-day public ...

Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bill Passes Legislature, On to Governor

Monday, April 22, 2019

Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bill Passes Legislature, On to Governor

On April 22nd, both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly voted to concur with the amendments made to House Bill 1284 during the conference committee process.  HB 1284 has been amended to now include many ...

New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing

News  

Friday, April 19, 2019

New York Times Admits Privately-Funded “Gun Violence” Research is a Thing

The New York Times – the “paper of record” – reports that “Gun Research is Suddenly Hot.” While we’re happy to see the Times has finally acknowledged that “gun research” can survive federal restrictions on taxpayer funded gun control ...

News  

Monday, April 22, 2019

With Proposed Federal Legislation, Anti-gun Advocates Seek to Impose May-Issue Gun Ownership

In 1987, only ten states had concealed carry laws that treated the Right-to-Carry in a manner consistent with our constitutional right to bear arms. Understanding that the whims and prejudices of government officials are incompatible ...

California: Legislature Returns from Spring Break

Sunday, April 21, 2019

California: Legislature Returns from Spring Break

The California Legislature returns from spring recess this week and seven different committees are considering bills that could impact your rights. 

Maine: Firearm Seizure Bill Heads To Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Maine: Firearm Seizure Bill Heads To Judiciary Committee

On April 22nd, the Maine Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Legislative Document 1312, which would allow for firearms to be seized and Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process. 

Heeee’s Baaack: Bill Clinton Peddles Gun Control on a Wish and a Lie

News  

Friday, April 19, 2019

Heeee’s Baaack: Bill Clinton Peddles Gun Control on a Wish and a Lie

Proving there is no statute of limitations on political opportunism, this week former President Bill Clinton used the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Littleton, Colo. to pen an op-ed pushing ...

Media Continues to Cause Distorted Fear of School Violence

News  

Friday, April 19, 2019

Media Continues to Cause Distorted Fear of School Violence

When it comes to the wellbeing of today’s youth, one would think that all could agree that provoking unnecessary fear should be avoided. That apparently is not the case, however, when it comes to pushing ...

President to Speak at 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26

News  

Monday, April 22, 2019

President to Speak at 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 26

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The complete list of ...

NRA Supporting Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owner's Private Data

News  

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NRA Supporting Challenge to Washington State Release of Gun Owner's Private Data

The NRA is supporting a challenge to Washington State's plan to release names and addresses of those who participated in the state’s bump stock buy-back program.  

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.