SB 987

83(R) - 2013
State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

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Glenn Hegar

Bill Caption

Relating to requiring the attorney general to obtain an injunction against a municipality or county that adopts prohibited regulations regarding firearms, ammunition, or firearm supplies.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: This legislation would allow the state’s attorney general to file an injunction against a county government if the county adopts regulations prohibiting firearms, firearms supplies, or ammunition.

Analysis: While we generally favor local control, we do recognize the state's need to intervene if local governments step beyond their boundaries and infringe on the individual liberties of their citizens. This legislation gives the Attorney General a tool to intervene if a county infringes on 2nd Amendment rights of its citizens. We support SB 987.