HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR

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Re: HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR


Post by CrimsonSoul » Mon May 27, 2019 10:17 am

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Re: HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR


Post by jmorris » Mon May 27, 2019 10:33 am

Gator Guy wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 am
RoyGBiv wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 am
CrimsonSoul wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:07 am
Gator Guy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
I just got my CPR card a week ago (Going to try and go into an lvn/rn program at the beginning of the year). How does having a cpr card allow you to ignore 30.06?
It doesn't. Although some people think it does.
IMO, just because you have a CPR card does not make you fit the definition of "volunteer emergency services personnel".
If you're not part of a more formal volunteer organization of some sort, good luck invoking 30.06/07 (f).

Just my opinion. Feel free to be a test case. I could certainly be wrong.

Emphasis mine.
https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 30-06.html
(f) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the license holder is volunteer emergency services personnel, as defined by Section 46.01.

https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 46-01.html
(18) “Volunteer emergency services personnel” includes a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical services volunteer as defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code , and any individual who, as a volunteer, provides services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.
Thank you for posting the text so everybody can see the law clearly says any individual who... not a member of a formal volunteer emergency services organization of some sort who... despite what some people think.

And just to throw some more oil on the fire, below is from the DPS new legislation pages.

House Bill 435 Effective: September 1, 2017
........other stuff.......
Authorizes volunteer emergency services personnel to carry a handgun while engaged in providing emergency services if that emergency service person is licensed to carry.

https://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/Legal ... lation.htm

(a) Sections 46.02 and 46.03 do not apply to:
(10) a person who is volunteer emergency services personnel if the person is:
(A) carrying a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code; and
(B) engaged in providing emergency services.

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Re: HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR


Post by SRO1911 » Mon May 27, 2019 12:18 pm

Not thrilled with the occupational license exemption. As a volunteer firefighter and EMT, CPR card is s.o.p. I'm currently working on my medic - purely as a volunteer.
I just picked up my CPR instructor ticket so I can maybe use this as a advertising tool, but they've managed to 'cut their losses' while still getting feel good bonus points.
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