HB 896 Committee substitute

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HB 896 Committee substitute

Postby mr fixit » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:35 pm

Here is the text of the bill (HB896) as it was ammended, and made it out of the Committee. I got this from Alice Tripp.

Bill Number: TX79RHB 896 Date: 03-23-2005

HOUSE PROPOSED AMENDMENT(S)


A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

1 AN ACT

2 relating to the rights and liabilities of an employer with respect

3 to the carrying of a concealed handgun.

4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

5 SECTION 1. Section 411.203, Government Code, is amended to

6 read as follows:

7 Sec. 411.203. RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.

8 (a) This subchapter does not prevent or otherwise limit the right

9 of a public or private employer to prohibit persons who are licensed

10 under this subchapter from carrying a concealed handgun on the

11 premises of the business.

12 (b) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a

13 public or private employer may not establish, maintain, or enforce

14 any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting a person

15 licensed under this subchapter from transporting or storing a

16 concealed handgun in a locked vehicle in any parking lot, parking

17 garage, or other designated parking area. A private employer may

18 prohibit an employee from transporting or storing a concealed

19 handgun in a vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage or other

20 parking area the employer provides for employees if:

21 (1) the parking lot, garage, or other area is

22 completely surrounded by a gate and is not open to the public; and

23 (2) ingress to and egress from the parking lot,

24 garage, or other area is monitored by security personnel.



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1 (c) A public or private employer is not liable in a civil

2 action for damages resulting from an occurrence involving the

3 possession of a concealed handgun by a person licensed under this

4 subchapter.

5 (d) This section does not authorize a person licensed under

6 this subchapter to carry a concealed handgun on any premises where

7 the carrying of a concealed handgun is prohibited by state or

8 federal law.

9 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.


It is now at the Calandars Committee, hopefully it will be sent to the full House.

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