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New laws for Handgun Licensing Program

Summary of new laws passed in the 86th Regular Legislative Session that impact Handgun Licensing.

House Bill 121 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption:  Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.

House Bill 302 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption:  Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.

House Bill 1143 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to the transportation or storage of a handgun or other firearm or ammunition by a handgun license holder in a school parking area.​

House Bill 1177 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.

House Bill 1552 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to firearms training for, weapons proficiency of, and carrying of a handgun or other firearm by county jailers and qualified retired law enforcement officers.

House Bill 1791 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns by license holders on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.

House Bill 2137 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to an application made by certain retired state and federal officers to obtain a license to carry a handgun; waiving a fee.

House Bill 3706 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to a license to carry a handgun for active and retired railroad peace officers and special ranger of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

House Bill 4428 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to the application for and expiration of a license to carry a handgun.

Senate Bill 535 Effective: September 1, 2019

Caption: Relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the premises of certain places of religious worship.