This week, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee reported out HB 225 by Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) and Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville). HB 225 extends the term of a renewed Concealed Handgun License (CHL) from 4 to 5 years. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for consideration, where anti-gun Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) is expected to try and amend several anti-gun provisions onto the bill. Please contact your Senators and urge them to support HB 225 and to OPPOSE SENATOR ELLIS` amendments to the bill.
Also, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider HB 823 by Representative Terry Keel (R-Austin) and Senator Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen) on Tuesday, May 10, at 1:30 p.m. or upon Senate adjournment in Room E1.016 of the State Capitol in Austin. HB 823 takes important steps towards clarifying that law-abiding Texans may carry a handgun for protection in their vehicles without a CHL. Please contact the committee members listed below and urge them to support HB 823.
Senator John Whitmire, Chairman (D-Houston)
Senator Kel Seliger, Vice-Chairman (R-Amarillo)
Senator John Carona (R-Dallas)
Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
Senator Steve Ogden (R-Bryan)
Senator Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands)