Three NRA-supported bills are moving through the legislative process: House Bill 220, sponsored by State Representative Phil King (R-61), House Bill 992, sponsored by State Representative Patrick Rose (D-45) and Senate Bill 534 by State Senator Glenn Hegar (R-18). Both HB220 and HB992 are currently in the Calendars Committee. SB534 passed unanimously in the Senate on Thursday, March 29 and now heads to the House for consideration.
All three bills would allow Concealed Handgun Licensees to transport and store handguns in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked on their employer’s property. HB992 and SB534 also provide employers with protection from civil liability for the unforeseeable acts of criminals.
Unfortunately, some in the business community are opposing these bills. Please contact your State Representative urge him or her to support HB220, HB992, and SB534. Contact information for your State Representative can be found at http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/welcome.php.