HB 1299

83(R) - 2013
Urban Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Jonathan Stickland

Bill Caption

Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun guns, knives, and personal defense sprays.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: This legislation would restrict a municipality from adopting or enforcing an ordinance or other regulation relating to the private ownership, keeping, carrying, transportation, licensing, or registration of an electric stun gun, a knife, or a personal defense spray. An exception to this legislation is the municipalities reserved right to restrict persons from entering restricted areas when in possession of the aforementioned items or devices.

Analysis: This bill is positive on individual liberty, property rights, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.