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Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public
junior college school marshal.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 781 would update statute with respect to public junior college school marshals, including prohibiting the Texas Commission
on Law Enforcement from requiring a public junior college school marshal to store the
handgun in a locked container while on duty.
Texas Action supports HB 781 on the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. Requiring a school marshal to keep a handgun locked away while on duty defeats the purpose of having a school marshal by significantly reducing response time. HB 781 would help make the campus environment at public junior colleges more safe and secure.