Bill Text: TX HB1407 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor vehicle.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 12-1)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-18 - Effective on 9/1/21 [HB1407 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1407-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1407
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder in a motor
  vehicle.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 46.035(a), Penal Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A license holder commits an offense if the license
  holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person
  under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,
  and intentionally displays the handgun in plain view of another
  person in a public place.  It is an exception to the application of
  this subsection that the handgun was partially or wholly visible
  but was:
               (1)  carried in a shoulder or belt holster by the
  license holder; or
               (2)  in a holster, and the handgun and the license
  holder were in a motor vehicle.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after January 1, 2022.  An offense
  committed before January 1, 2022, is governed by the law in effect
  on the date the offense was committed, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.  For purposes of this section,
  an offense was committed before January 1, 2022, if any element of
  the offense occurred before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1407 was passed by the House on April
  15, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 97, Nays 47, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1407 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays 3.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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