HB 3231

86(R) - 2019
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate State Affairs
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Travis Clardy


Pat Fallon

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3231 would provide greater protections to gun, air gun, and knife owners by expanding preemption of municipal regulation over firearms, air guns, ammunition, knives, or accessories for firearms or air guns. The expanded preemption would cover possession, carrying, or storage of these items. The bill would also preempt municipalities from regulating commerce related to these items and would specifically void any municipal ordinances, resolutions, rules, or official actions in contravention of this statute.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 3231 because it promotes our principles of limited government, free markets, and individual liberty. This bill would ensure that overreaching political subdivisions could not regulate guns, knives, or related products. This bill adds to existing protections of 2nd Amendment rights of all Texans.

Organizations Supporting

Log Cabin Republicans of Texas
Republican Party of Texas

Organizations Opposed

City of San Antonio
League of Women Voters of Texas