Bill

HB 956

87(R) - 2021
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Criminal Justice
Weapons

Contact the Author

Harold Dutton Jr.

Phone:

512-463-0510

Capitol Office:

Room 3N.5

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive

Author(s)

Harold Dutton Jr.
John Frullo

Bill Caption

Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 956 would repeal the criminal offense of bringing a location-restricted knife onto the premises of a business that derives the majority of its income from the sale of alcohol, an amusement park, or a place of religious worship. The purpose of this bill is to undo the legislature's unintentional criminalization of employees of these entities who use knives for work purposes that technically meet the definition of location-prohibited. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 956 because it would advance individual liberty, personal responsibility, and limited government.

Contact the Author

Harold Dutton Jr.

Phone:

512-463-0510

Capitol Office:

Room 3N.5

Email: