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Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1069 would remove the liability of a government department in a civil action if a first responder uses their firearm on duty. Additionally, the bill would establish a training course for firearm safety for all first responders who choose to carry a handgun while on duty and require the first responder to have liability insurance.
Texas Action supports HB 1069 allowing first responders to carry a firearm for self-defense on the principle of limited government and personal responsibility.