This is the final status report on selected firearms-related bills in the 2005 Texas Legislative Session. UPDATED 6/18/05
HB225 (Driver) - 5 year renewal on CHL â€“ Signed by Gov. Perry on 5/31/05; effective 9/1/05.
HB318 (Hupp) - CHL confidentiality â€“ Pass in the House; died in Senate Criminal Justice Committee ed
HB322 (Hupp) - CHL changes for military â€“ Signed by Gov. Perry on 6/17/05; effective 9/1/05
HB332 (Burnam) - Minor in possession of firearms â€“ Died in House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee (Please see separate post on this bill and post on CLEAT's support.)
HB685 (Rose) - Certain military exempted from range requirement of CHL â€“ Signed by Gov. Perry on 5/24/05; effective 9/1/05
HB823 (Keel) - Gun in car without CHL â€“ Signed by Gov. Perry on 6/16/05; effective 9/1/05
HB896 (Farbee) - Employersâ€™ parking lots; no CHL restriction Died in House Calendars Committee
HB1037 (Isett) - Establishes proper â€œexceptionâ€? language in Penal Code Chp. 46 â€“ Passed in the House, died in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee
HB1038 (Isett) - Reduction of certain CHL fees â€“ Signed by Gov. Perry on 6/16/05; effective 9/1/05.
HB1066 (Hegar) - Beneficial changes to reciprocity language â€“ Passed in the House; died in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee NOTE: This billâ€™s language was added by amendment to HB225 that passed.
HB1067 (Hegar) - Redefines â€œpremisesâ€? for schools â€“ Died in Criminal Justice Committee.
HB1075 (Menndez) - Exempts LEOâ€™s from 30.05 (trespass) based only upon firearm possession â€“ Final passage in the House; died in Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
HB2633 (Vo) - Companion bill to SB664 making "premises of a law enforcement agency" off-limits to CHL; Died in Law Enforcement Committee.
SB173 (Harris) - Redefines â€œpremisesâ€? for schools. Died in Criminal Justice Committee.
SB664 (Rodney Ellis) - Makes "premises of a law enforcement agency" off-limits to CHL. Died in Criminal Justice Committee.
SB1386 (Rodney Ellis) - "Assault Weapons" Ban. Died in Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
Please note: CLEAT supported every anti-gun bill introduced, all of which were defeated. The only exception is SB1386, Ellis' "assault weapon" bill that was never set for a hearing, so CLEAT never had the opportunity to "officially" support it. In fairness to CLEAT, it never went public with any support for SB1386, but they did for the other anti-gun bills. CLEAT certainly would have supported the "assault weapons" bill, had it been given a hearing.
It is also noteworthy that CLEAT vowed to kill HB823 (car carry), but was totally inept in the attempt.
Please remember CLEAT's long-standing opposition to gun owners rights, when you are deciding where to send your law enforcement organization donations. I hope that you LEO's will reconsider your membership in an organization that opposes the rights of the people who exhibit the strongest support of law enforcement.
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