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Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Under current law, a school district or open-enrollment charter school "may not prohibit a person, including a school employee, who holds a license to carry a handgun...from transporting or storing a handgun or other firearm or ammunition in a locked, privately owned or leased motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area provided by the district or charter school."
HB 1143 would add to the current statute to prohibit a school district or open enrollment charter school from regulating "the manner in which the handgun, firearm, or ammunition is stored in the vehicle."
Texas Action recommends supporting HB 1143 because it promotes our principles of limited government and individual liberty. This bill protects 2nd amendment rights by prohibiting schools from creating stringent storage requirements that effectively negate the ability of a person to transport or store a firearm in their vehicle on school property.