This week, Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) introduced SB 378, the NRA-backed “Castle Doctrine”/self- defense law reform bill, with 27 of his 31 Senate colleagues signed on as co-authors. This bill is the Senate companion to HB 284 by Rep. Joe Driver (R-Garland), who has gotten 100 of his 150 House colleagues to sign on as co-authors.
Special thanks to Sen. Wentworth and Rep. Driver for their efforts thus far- we’ll keep you posted as to when hearings are scheduled on these bills!
Also, several different versions of bills allowing Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) to transport and store handguns in locked vehicles while parked on their employers' property have been filed in the Texas House thus far: HB 220 by Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford), HB 511 by Rep. David Farabee (D-Wichita Falls) & HB 992 by Rep. Patrick Rose (D-Dripping Springs).
Please contact your State Representatives and urge them to co-author these important measures. Contact information for state lawmakers can be found at www.house.state.tx.us.