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by nightmare69
Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Can someone find this law?
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: Can someone find this law?

ELB wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:46 pm
ELB wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:22 pm
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/DocV ... ce+officer

I believe this is it, although it appears it wasn't added until 2017:
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…and continuing with that thought, I wonder it this was added in response to this, which happened in 2016:

Cinemark Theater Manager Threatens To Have Off-Duty Officer Arrested

or, if that, in conjunction with the NFL nonsense, was the final straw.
I remember that story. Funny how it’s titled as the stating the manager somehow has the authority to order police to arrest a fellow off-duty officer. I would have politely asked for a refund and left then go write a nice email to the franchise. The pen is mightier than the sword.
by nightmare69
Wed May 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Can someone find this law?
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: Can someone find this law?

ELB wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:22 pm
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/DocV ... ce+officer

I believe this is it, although it appears it wasn't added until 2017:

CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE


TITLE 1. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE


CHAPTER 2. GENERAL DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Art. 2.1305. CARRYING WEAPON ON CERTAIN PREMISES. (a) An establishment serving the public may not prohibit or otherwise restrict a peace officer or special investigator from carrying on the establishment's premises a weapon that the peace officer or special investigator is otherwise authorized to carry, regardless of whether the peace officer or special investigator is engaged in the actual discharge of the officer's or investigator's duties while carrying the weapon.

(b) For purposes of this article:

(1) "Establishment serving the public" means:

(A) a hotel, motel, or other place of lodging;

(B) a restaurant or other place where food is offered for sale to the public;

(C) a retail business or other commercial establishment or an office building to which the general public is invited;

(D) a sports venue; and

(E) any other place of public accommodation, amusement, convenience, or resort to which the general public or any classification of persons from the general public is regularly, normally, or customarily invited.

(2) "Sports venue" means an arena, coliseum, stadium, or other type of area or facility that is primarily used or is planned for primary use for one or more professional or amateur sports or athletics events and for which a fee is charged or is planned to be charged for admission to the sports or athletics events, other than occasional civic, charitable, or promotional events.


Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 124 (H.B. 873), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
This has to be it even though I learned about it in 2014 it may have been revised since then. Thanks a bunch!
by nightmare69
Wed May 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Can someone find this law?
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: Can someone find this law?

Unfortunately the instructor that showed us the text passed away in 2014. LEOSA and PC: 46.15 allows carry but was more a blanket law covering sporting events and theme parks.

After the NFL’s policy the state wrote a short text specifically mentioning theme parks and professional sporting events to make it crystal clear that Texas LEOs cannot be denied entry for being armed.

I don’t think it was in the Penal Code. I just wish I could remember more about where it was located.
by nightmare69
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Can someone find this law?
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Can someone find this law?

When I was in the academy in 2014 we were shown a the text to a law in response to the NFL’s policy banning off-duty LEOs from carrying at Texas Stadium.

The Texas legislator stepped in and basically wrote a law that specifically said that Texas LEOs are never off-duty and can carry virtually anywhere including professional sporting events and theme parks.

I cannot for the life of my find this text and I was hoping a few wise members of this forum could assist me.

All I’m finding is old news articles about NFL’s policy.

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