Please Contact the Members of the Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee!
State Senator George Munoz (D-4) has introduced Senate Bill 608, a measure that would permit Concealed Handgun Licensees to protect themselves in establishments that are licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises IF the establishment derives a majority of its annual gross receipts from the sale of food. The measure is somewhat similar to House Bill 105, sponsored by State Representative John Heaton (D-55), which is currently in the House Judiciary Committee.
SB 608 has been referred to the Senate Corporations & Transportation Committee. Please contact the committee members listed below at their capitol offices and urge them to support SB 608. Remind them that it is already unlawful to carry a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and that Concealed Handgun Licensees should not be denied their right to self-defense just because other patrons of a dining establishment can legally choose to consume alcoholic beverages on the premises.
Also, House Bill 105 has not yet been set for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. Please continue contacting the members of the House Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB 105 and to ask the Chairman to set the bill for a hearing. Contact information for both committees can be found below.
Corporations & Transportation Committee:
State Senator Lynda M. Lovejoy, (D-22), Vice Chair
State Senator Kent L. Cravens, (R-21)
State Senator Dianna J. Duran, (R-40)
State Senator Timothy M. Keller, (D-17)
State Senator George K. Munoz, (D-4)
State Senator John M. Sapien, (D-9)
State Senator William E. Sharer, (R-1)
State Senator David Ulibarri, (D-30)
State Senator Mark Boitano, (R-18)
House Judiciary Committee:
State Representative Al Park (D-26), Chairman
State Representative Joe Cervantes (D-52), Vice Chairman
State Representative Eliseo Lee Alcon (D-6)
State Representative Paul C. Bandy (R-3)
State Representative Elias Barela (D-8)
(Representative Barela has co-sponsored the bill so please thank him for that in your message)
State Representative Gail Chasey (D-18)
State Representative Zachary J. Cook (R-56)
State Representative Dennis J. Kintigh (R-57)
State Representative Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D-16)
State Representative W. Ken Martinez (D-69)
State Representative Bill B. O'Neill (D-15)
State Representative William "Bill" R. Rehm (R-31)
State Representative Mimi Stewart (D-21)
State Representative Gloria C. Vaughn (R-51)