SB 117

86(R) - 2019
Senate State Affairs
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs
House Criminal Jurisprudence
2nd Amendment

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 117 would add post-secondary schools and "property owned by and under the control of the school or post-secondary educational institution on which an activity by the school is being conducted." It defines "post-secondary educational institution" as an institution of higher education or a private or independent institution of higher education.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 117 as it advances our principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility. The bill would remove ambiguity within the law and promote the rights of law abiding gun owners by clarifying certain the places where people are able to exercise their second amendment rights. We believe this bill advances individual liberties for gun owners, and for these reasons, we are supportive.

Organizations Supporting

Game Warden Peace Officers Association