HB 910

84(R) - 2015
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety

Companion Bill

SB 17

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Larry Phillips


Charles Anderson
Rodney Anderson
Trent Ashby
Jimmie Don Aycock
Cecil Bell Jr.
Dwayne Bohac
Dennis Bonnen
Greg Bonnen
Cindy Burkett
DeWayne Burns
Dustin Burrows
Angie Chen Button
Giovanni Capriglione
Travis Clardy
Myra Crownover
Drew Darby
Gary Elkins
Wayne Faircloth
Marsha Farney
Allen Fletcher
Dan Flynn
James Frank
John Frullo
Rick Galindo
Craig Goldman
Ryan Guillen
Dan Huberty
Bryan Hughes
Jason Isaac
Kyle Kacal
James Keffer
Mark Keough
Ken King
Susan King
Stephanie Klick
Matt Krause
John Kuempel
Brooks Landgraf
Lyle Larson
Jodie Laubenberg
Jeff Leach
J.M. Lozano
Will Metcalf
Rick Miller
Geanie Morrison
Jim Murphy
Andrew Murr
John Otto
Chris Paddie
Tan Parker
Dennis Paul
Gilbert Pena
Dade Phelan
Four Price
John Raney
Debbie Riddle
Scott Sanford
Matt Schaefer
Mike Schofield
Matt Shaheen
Kenneth Sheets
Ron Simmons
David Simpson
Wayne Smith
Stuart Spitzer
Drew Springer
Phil Stephenson
Ed Thompson
Scott Turner
Gary VanDeaver
James White
Molly White
Paul Workman
John Wray
Bill Zedler
John Zerwas

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

This bill would create a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $4,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both. Existing resources can handle associated costs.  Revenue from fines should not have a significant fiscal impact. 

Bill Analysis

This bill will allow concealed carry license holders to openly carry a holstered handgun without another permit, effectively replacing the current concealed handgun license with a new license to carry concealed or openly at the license holder's discretion.  If the license holder intentionally carries on the property of another without consent, ignores notice, or fails to leave when requested to do so by the property owner, then the bill creates an offense punishable by a Class A misdemeanor. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill is a step in the right direction for expanding the 2nd Amendment right to carry, therefore we support this legislation.This bill has positive effects on property rights, personal responsibility, limited government, and individual liberty. Though the additional criminal regulation is not ideal, the bill does respect private property by allowing property owners to prohibit others from carrying a handgun on their property. This legislation is a win for limited government since it does not add more government licensing.