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New laws for Handgun Licensing Program

Summary of new laws passed in the 85th Regular Legislative Session that impact Handgun Licensing.

Change in Fees

Senate Bill 16  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or renewal license to carry a handgun.

Online Course Provider Certification and Additional Changes

House Bill 3784  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to certain applications to obtain a license to carry a handgun and to the associated handgun proficiency course.

Additional Changes

House Bill 435  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to the carrying of weapons, including the application of certain weapons and handgun license laws to certain persons, the carrying of handguns by license holders on the property of a state hospital, the liability for certain actions of volunteer emergency services personnel licensed to carry a handgun providing a civil penalty.

General Information:

Signage:

Various Other Changes

Senate Bill 263  Effective: September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to the handgun proficiency required to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun.

House Bill 867   Effective:  September 1, 2017

Caption: Relating to school marshals.