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by dolanp
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB896 Regarding employer parking lots and CHLs
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HB896 Regarding employer parking lots and CHLs

New bill has been filed today, HB896. This bill seeks to prevent any employer from prohibiting possession of firearms by CHL holders in company parking lots or garages. It also removes any civil liability from occurences arising from the CHL holders carrying.

Link to the Bill
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED


AN ACT


relating to the rights and liabilities of an employer with respect
to the carrying of a concealed handgun.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 411.203, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 411.203. RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY.
(a) This subchapter does not prevent or otherwise limit the right
of a public or private employer to prohibit persons who are licensed
under this subchapter from carrying a concealed handgun on the
premises of the business. A public or private employer may not
establish, maintain, or enforce any policy or rule that has the
effect of prohibiting a person licensed under this subchapter from
transporting or storing a concealed handgun in a locked vehicle in
any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.
(b) A public or private employer is not liable in a civil
action for damages resulting from an occurrence involving the
possession of a concealed handgun by a person licensed under this
subchapter.
(c) This section does not authorize a person licensed under
this subchapter to carry a concealed handgun on any premises where
the carrying of a concealed handgun is prohibited by state or
federal law.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
Write your rep to support this good bill.

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