apostate wrote:The amendment by Rep. Aliseda (?) limits it to USA/AUSA to mirror the existing exemption for DA/ADA/etc.
Except the existing law also has a §46.15 exception for judges, DA's, ADA's, etc. with a CHL, which allows them to carry anywhere a LEO can. Unless the amendment did more than remove elected officials and civilian DPS employees, the USAs and AUSAs wouldn't be able to do the same.
That's right. The scope of the engrossed senate bill was limited to 46.035 restrictions.
The version of the bill that passed the house committee adds the part in blue to 46.035.
It is a defense to prosecution under Subsections (b)(1), (2), and (4)-(6), and (c) that at the time of the commission of the offense, the actor was:
(1) a judge or justice of a federal court;
(2) an active judicial officer, as defined by Section 411.201, Government Code; [or]
(3) a district attorney, assistant district attorney, criminal district attorney, assistant criminal district attorney, county attorney, or assistant county attorney;(4) a United States attorney or an assistant United States attorney.
You better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone.
For the times they are a-changin'.