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. Also... 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 didnt 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.