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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
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