Bill Text: TX SB86 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to be carried on the owner's property.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-01-30 - Co-author authorized [SB86 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB86-Introduced.html
  85R1003 LED-F
 
  By: Hall S.B. No. 86
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the liability of a property owner who allows handguns to
  be carried on the owner's property.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 4, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 95A to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 95A. LIMITED LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS WHO
  ALLOW HANDGUNS
         Sec. 95A.001.  LIMITED LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS
  WHO ALLOW HANDGUNS. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an
  owner of property on which the carrying of a handgun is not
  otherwise unlawful is immune from civil liability with respect to
  any claim that is based on the property owner's failure to exercise
  the option to forbid the carrying of handguns on the property.
         (b)  This section does not limit the liability of a property
  owner for any damage or injury that arises from a wilful or wanton
  act or gross negligence by the owner.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 95A, Civil Practice and Remedies Code,
  as added by this Act, does not apply to a cause of action that
  accrued before the effective date of this Act. A cause of action
  that accrued before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law applicable to the cause of action immediately before that
  date, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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