Bill

HB 29

87(R) - 2021
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate State Affairs
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate State Affairs
Public Safety

Contact the Author

Valoree Swanson

Phone:

512-463-0572

Capitol Office:

E1.406

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Valoree Swanson
Cole Hefner
Jarred Patterson
James White

Co-Author(s)

Briscoe Cain
David Cook
Jacey Jetton
Tony Tinderholt
Cody Vasut

Sponsor(s)

Bryan Hughes

Co-Sponsor(s)

Bob Hall

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees. 

Fiscal Notes

Costs and gains associated with implementing the provisions of the bill are dependent on the amount of secure weapons storage state agencies install in buildings under their control, fees state agencies charge for weapons storage, costs associated with storing unclaimed weapons, and proceeds from the sale of forfeited weapons. Therefore, the fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined. 

Bill Analysis

HB 29 would allow temporary secure storage of weapons by citizens in certain buildings used by state agencies, generally open to the public, and in which carrying a firearm or other weapon is prohibited.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 29 on the principles of individual liberty and limited government. A person lawfully carrying a firearm or other weapon which they are prohibited from taking into a public building used by a state agency must choose between not entering the building, leaving their weapon in their vehicle, or leaving their weapon at home. This legislation would allow citizens to gain access to relevant public buildings to conduct business or go to work without having to leave their firearms at home or in a vehicle. 

Contact the Author

Valoree Swanson

Phone:

512-463-0572

Capitol Office:

E1.406

Email: