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Relating to evidence in certain civil actions of a person's failure to forbid handguns on certain property.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 772 would stipulate that the fact that a 30.06 or 30.07 card, sign, or other document is not posted on the property of a business is not admissible as evidence in a trial against a person or entity who owns, controls, or manages the property and in which the cause of action arises from an injury sustained on the property. Effectively, this means that business owners who choose not to prohibit the lawful carry of firearms on their property may not be held liable for firearms related injuries that happen on their property merely because they did not prohibit the firearms and post signs to that effect.
Texas Action supports SB 772 because it promotes limited government, property rights, and individual liberty. Licensed Texans have a right to carry a handgun into most private businesses so long as the business does not post a notice to the contrary. This bill would ensure that a business that allows handguns is not subject to frivolous lawsuits, which could lead to businesses adopting more restrictive policies regarding handguns.