SB 179

84(R) - 2015
Senate State Affairs
Senate State Affairs
2nd Amendment

Companion Bill

HB 284

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Charles Perry

Bill Caption

Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

No fiscal implication to local governments is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 179 changes the minimum caliber required to measure demonstrate handgun proficiency in a concealed handgun course from .32 to .22.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/24/2015 update:

No changes were made in House committee. Second chamber sponsor is Rep. Drew Springer.

First chamber recommendation:

SB 179 would make it easier for people that only own or want to carry .22 caliber handgun to obtain a concealed handgun license, therefore we support this legislation on the basis of expanding 2nd Amendment rights and decreasing the regulatory burden on CHL applicants.