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Relating to the applicability to election judges of a prohibition
on the carrying of a handgun at a polling place.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 530 would allow election judges with a License to Carry a handgun to carry firearms at a polling place either during early voting or election day.
Texas Action supports HB 530 on the principles of individual liberty and limited government. The allowance of firearm possession by election judges helps to ensure the safety of the public as well as limit unnecessary government restriction.