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by Bladed
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: looks like NRA got it right
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Re: looks like NRA got it right

IlliniBill wrote:
jerry_r60 wrote: HB 1862 Last Action: 05/27/2013 E Sent to the Governor
Caption: Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a switchblade knife.
Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly does this bill do? Based on my reading, it looks like it decriminalizes owning a switchblade. Is this correct?

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup ... ill=HB1862" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Bear and mind that municipalities will still have the right to ban switchblades. Some already do. Check local ordinances before purchasing or carrying a switchblade.
by Bladed
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: looks like NRA got it right
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: looks like NRA got it right

G26ster wrote:
Bladed wrote:
G26ster wrote:I'm confused by SB 864 "effective 1 Sep 2013" and HB 48 "sent to the Governor." Each has different renewal requirements. How can they both become law?
This was discussed in another thread. The most recent bill passed takes precedence in any area of conflict; however, there is no major area of conflict between these two bills. SB 864 primarily deals with an initial CHL course, and HB 48 primarily deals with renewals.
The bills' languages do conflict. SB 864 has a training requirement for renewals, while HB 48 does not. The only thing I've read is that the "latest" one passed takes precedence, but I've only read that on another forum, and was looking for someone here, like Mr. Cotton, to confirm that.
SB 864 made very few changes to the existing language on renewal classes. HB 48 then struck the existing language on renewal classes. Aside from some minor wording changes, there was no conflict between the two bills. HB 48 was passed second, so it supersedes SB 864 with regard to the few minor conflicts that did exist.

Essentially, the only parts of a bill that count are the parts that are either underlined or struck through. If it's written in a normal font, you can ignore it for purposes of understanding the effect of the bill.

The end result of these two bills is that initial CHL classes go from 10-15 hours to 4-6 hours, and renewal classes go away altogether.
by Bladed
Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: looks like NRA got it right
Replies: 25
Views: 5219

Re: looks like NRA got it right

G26ster wrote:I'm confused by SB 864 "effective 1 Sep 2013" and HB 48 "sent to the Governor." Each has different renewal requirements. How can they both become law?
This was discussed in another thread. The most recent bill passed takes precedence in any area of conflict; however, there is no major area of conflict between these two bills. SB 864 primarily deals with an initial CHL course, and HB 48 primarily deals with renewals.

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