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by jmra
Sun May 12, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Update: Support HB972 - debate tomorrow (5/14)
Replies: 82
Views: 12354

Re: Support HB972 - not a dud!

J.R.@A&M wrote:If HB 290 passes, it would be possible for non-staff, non-student CHL folks to legally carry in public university buildings, WITH NO RESTRICTION.
:headscratch
HB 290
Relating to school district selection of assessment instruments in place of state-administered assessment instruments.
by jmra
Wed May 08, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Update: Support HB972 - debate tomorrow (5/14)
Replies: 82
Views: 12354

Re: Support HB972 - not a dud!

Bladed wrote:
baldeagle wrote:So it's no longer illegal but they can still prohibit it. And as an employee I could be fired for violating policy. And that's called progress? {{{sigh}}} My gun still stays in the car, and I'm not better off than I was before this law was passed (if indeed it is passed.)
The fact that this bill won't solve all of your problems doesn't mean its not a step in the right direction. Rome wasn't built in a day.

There is a lot of good stuff in CSHB 972, and it would put us a lot closer to ultimately passing comprehensive campus carry.

We must be careful not to make the perfect the enemy of the good. If on December 31, carrying in a campus building is a felony, and a student CHL holder can be expelled for keeping a handgun in his or her car, but on January 1, carrying in a campus building is not a crime, and a student CHL holder cannot be expelled for keeping a handgun in his or her car, I call that progress.
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by jmra
Wed May 08, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Update: Support HB972 - debate tomorrow (5/14)
Replies: 82
Views: 12354

Re: Support HB972 - not a dud!

Bladed wrote:
terryg wrote:baldeagle points out the 30.06 postings would still apply.
Per Rep. Fletcher's description of the amended bill at third reading, nothing in the bill (as passed by the House) would allow a public college or university to post 30.06 on campus buildings. The relevant language is in the amended Penal Code. The amended Government Code has no bearing on a public college's ability to post 30.06, only on a public college's ability to create administrative policies (which do not have force of criminal law). Nothing in the amended Penal Code would exempt a public college from the "governmental entity" restriction created by PC 30.06(e).
So, let me see if I am understanding this bill if passed:
- Public university equals no 30.06.
- No longer a crime to carry in buildings as long as there is not a sporting event in progress.
- University may establish rules for staff and students that would result in Disciplinary action (no bearing on visitors such as parents).
- Private universities would have to give notice under 30.06. Could be done in orientation for staff and students but would have to be posted for visitors.

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