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Discussion in 'Lone Star Glockers' started by Gumbo, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Gumbo


    Dec 19, 2006
    SB 534 (right to possession within employers p'lot) continues to move inexorably forward...

    Bill: SB 534
    Legislative Session: 80(R) Council Document: 80R 5428 KSD-F Add to Bill List | Add to Alert List

    Last Action: 04/18/2007 H Comte report filed with Committee Coordinator

    Caption Version: Engrossed
    Caption Text: Relating to certain rights and liabilities of an employer regarding an employee's access to a concealed handgun.


    Home > Postcards from the Lege > Archives > 2007 > April > 18 > Entry

    House resoundingly approves gun-license privacy
    By W. Gardner Selby | Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 11:07 AM

    Dripping Springs Rep. Patrick Rose won resounding preliminary approval of his proposal ending the ability of anyone to check with the state on whether someone else has a license to carry a concealed handgun.

    Democratic Rep. Lon Burnam of Fort Worth urged rejection by saying it didn’t make sense to make handgun licenses the only state-issued licenses not subject to open-records inquiries.

    “Why should we treat this particular license as a particularly protected class?” Burnam asked. “We need to defend the principle of open records.”

    Rose, a Democrat, urged approval on behalf of 267,000 licensed Texans.

    Members backed the proposal by 135-7.

    Among the “no” votes: Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin, who said afterward she voted as a parent who wants to keep the right to check on whether someone has a license for a handgun.

    “As a parent, I want to know that I could” check that, she said.
  2. Gumbo


    Dec 19, 2006
    SB 534(and companion HB)...legislation pertaining to carrying weapons on employers property - no movement since 4/25. Think may be dead for this session.