This was the first week for State Senators and Representatives to pre-file bills for the 2007 session of the Texas Legislature.
Several NRA-backed legislative initiatives have officially been filed and assigned bill numbers: SB 112 and HB 258 by Senator John Carona (R-16), and Representative Frank Corte (R-122), would prevent the confiscation of legally possessed firearms from law-abiding citizens during a state of emergency or natural disaster; HB 220, by Representative Phil King (R-61), would allow Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) to store handguns in locked vehicles while parked on their employer’s property.
Please begin contacting your State Senators and Representatives and urge them to support these important measures! Legislators’ contact information and the text of the bills listed above can be found at www.house.state.tx.us/bills/welcome.php.
More NRA-supported legislation is expected to be pre-filed in the coming weeks; we’ll keep you posted!