Summary of New Laws Impacting Handgun Licensing
HB 1760 Effective September 1, 2023
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
- Prohibits carrying of weapons on a post-secondary educational institution or school settings without written authorization by the school. LTC holders may carry concealed.
HB 2291 Effective: September 1, 2023
Caption: Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by certain retired judges and justices.
- Allows retired judicial officers who hold an LTC to conceal carry a handgun in places where it is prohibited by Penal Code, Chapter 46, Section 46.02 and 46.03.
SB 599 Effective: September 1, 2023
Caption: Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by a district or county clerk and the issuance of a handgun license to a district or county clerk.
- County clerks, district clerks, and active and retired judicial officers may obtain a License to Carry with a valid application and are exempt from paying the fee.
- District and county clerks are now permitted to demonstrate handgun proficiency with a TCOLE instructor.
SB 728 Effective: September 1, 2023
Caption: Relating to the reporting of mental health and intellectual disability information with respect to certain children for purposes of a federal firearm background check.
- Permits the Texas Department of Public Safety to obtain information concerning persons at least the age of 16 that are federally prohibited from obtaining a firearm due to mental health and intellectual disability as that information applies to a Texas License to Carry.