DallasCHL wrote: apostate wrote:
rm9792 wrote:What all does the parking lot bill encompass?
Employees only. Locked, privately owned motor vehicles in parking area.
Some exceptions: preK-12 schools, company vehicles, chemical plants.
Complete text: http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/scanned/82ccrs/sb0321.pdf
Employees only and I believe CHLs only. The bill is badly written, but IMO the most reasonable interpretation is that it only applies to CHL holders.
That is not accurate.
"A public or private employer may not prohibit an employee who holds a license to carry a concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm
, or who lawfully possesses ammunition from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition the employee is authorized by law to possess in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer provides for employees."
This applies to anyone who lawfully possesses a firearm, not just CHL's. There is an exception for property:
"owned or leased by a chemical manufacturer or oil and gas refiner with an air authorization under
Chapter 382, Health and Safety Code, and on which the primary business conducted is the manufacture, use, storage, or
transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials"
That is limited to CHL's only. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/html/SB00321F.htm