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Texas - Bill Closing CHL "Local Loophole" To Be Considered By House Calendars Committee

Friday, February 28, 2003

On Tuesday, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee voted 6-1 to approve 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 uniformity and consistency in state law regarding where license holders may lawfully carry.
 
The Texas Municipal League was present in full-force at Tuesday`s hearing to oppose the bill. But thanks to our terrific witnesses who traveled long distances in terrible weather to deliver excellent testimony to the committee, our position prevailed in the first of many hurdles the bill must overcome toward passage.
 
Here`s how members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee voted on HB 878.  If your State Representative serves on this committee and voted YES on HB 878, please be sure to thank him or her for the support!
 
Chairman Terry Keel (R-Austin)    YES
(512) 463-0652
Vice-Chair Debbie Riddle (R-Houston)    YES
(512) 463-0572
debbie.riddle@house.state.tx.us                
Rep. Dan Ellis (D-Livingston)    YES
(512) 463-0570
Rep. Mary Denny (R-Flower Mound)    YES
(512) 463-0688
Rep. Aaron Pena (D-Edinburg)    YES
(512) 463-0426
Rep. Robert Talton (R-Pasadena)    YES
(512) 463-0460
 
Rep. Paul Moreno (D-El Paso)    NO
Rep. Jim Dunnam (D-Waco)    NOT PRESENT
Rep. Terri Hodge (D-Dallas)    NOT PRESENT
 
HB 878 now moves to the House Calendars Committee for consideration.  This committee will determine if and when HB 878 comes before the full House for a vote.  If your State Representative is a member of the Calendars Committee, please contact him or her and urge support of HB 878:
 
* Chair Beverly Woolley (R-Houston)
(512) 463-0696
Vice-Chair Arlene Wohlgemuth (R-Burleson)
(512) 463-0538
* Rep. Wayne Christian (R-Center)
(512) 463-0556
Rep. Vilma Luna (D-Corpus)
(512) 463-0484
* Rep. Jerry Madden (R-Plano)
(512) 463-0544
Rep. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio)
(512) 463-0634
* Rep. Gene Seaman (R-Corpus)
(512) 463-0672
Rep. Barry Telford (D-De Kalb)
(512) 463-0692
Rep. Vicki Truitt (R-Southlake)
(512) 463-0690
Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston)
(512) 463-0554
 
* indicates this Representative is a co-author of HB 878; please be sure to thank him or her for the support!
 
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