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by CWOOD
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED IT TODAY.

See his website at:

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/divisio ... rt:int=400

This is a good day.
by CWOOD
Wed May 23, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

jhutto wrote:Can someone post the text of this change in the travelling law?
Just for clarity, it is NOT a modification of the "traveling" portion of the law, except to take it back to its basic exception.

What HB1815 does is to actually modify PC 46.02 at the beginning so that the carrying as described above is not illegal...without regard to the "traveling" exception.

This is a MUCH stronger statement and it will be very difficult to be inventively interpreted by DA Rosenthal et al. They just used the previous "traveling exceptions" wording and made it an integral part of PC 46.02 rather than as a modification of "traveling".

To make this illegal, now, they would risk making carrying on your own property and law enforcement carry illegal as it now has equal weight in the code.

I am not an attorney and anything is possible, so I will await Chas's interpretation.
by CWOOD
Wed May 23, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

IT PASSED

If you would like to watch it go to the Senate Video archive here:

http://www.senate.state.tx.us/avarchive/

Click on " May 23- Senate Session Part One"

The actual passage starts about 29 min. / 25 sec. into the video. Drag the cursor to the time you want to watch. It comes just after consideration of HB 1795 and just before HB 1847, watch closely, it moves by VERY quickly.

NOTE! The Senate Arcive requires realPlayer. It will down load. Select "Remind Me Later" from the first drop down menu, then unselect all the options, and go on to "finish".
by CWOOD
Wed May 23, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

I WAS WATCHING THE SENATE PROCEEDINGS THIS AM

I changed the title of this thread.

Due to a computer issue (RealPlayer update) I actually missed the reading of HB 1815 so I cannot absolutely confirm it but I think HB 1815 passed the Senate this morning.

The Senate started processing the Local and Uncontested Calender this morning at 7AM. For those who haven't had a chance to watch it, it is a "Lightning Round" of the legislative process. Basically the title of the bill (HB1815) is read and a roll call report of "31 ayes no nays" and the gavel is whacked and it is passed. It takes about 30 seconds.

However, HB 1815 was still on the Local and Uncontested calender this morning and every other bill on it has been passed. There is no one in the chamber to object so I think passage is a safe bet. We will get absolute confirmation later today.

The Governor is sure to sign.

This is a good day in Texas.
by CWOOD
Mon May 21, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

The show is 'scheduled' for 7 AM. Should be an interesting ride in the next few days.

Fingers are crossed.
by CWOOD
Thu May 17, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

HB 1815 Unanimously passed out of Senate Criminal Justice Committee with favorable recommendation
AND
was certified for Local And Consent Calender.

Entering Local and Consent Calender means generally that it is a non-controversial bill likely to pass without much opposition.

This is really good news.

Edited to correct wording. HB 1815 was recommended for "Local and Concent Calender. Ooops.
by CWOOD
Wed May 16, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

This is my email to each member of the committee

Subject: HB 1815 needs to become law

Dear Senator,

It is past time that the affront to the legislature and law abiding citizens of this great State be concluded. For too long, various prosecuting agencies across the state have abused the clear intent of the legislature by refusing to acknowledge the fact that the legislature acted to ensure that good citizens in their personal vehicle should be able to travel in safety with a handgun and that law violators should not be able to do so.

The legislature should reaffirm that it is the legislature that makes the laws and the prosecutors who should follow their lead.

Sincerely,
cwood
by CWOOD
Wed May 16, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 13933

HB 1815--SIGNED INTO LAW 6-15-07!!!

NRA Alert: Texas Senate Committee To Consider Clarification to Right-To-Carry Legislation!

Please call the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Today!

Tomorrow afternoon, Thursday, May 17, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee will consider House Bill 1815 by Representative Carl Isett (R-Lubbock) and Senator Juan Hinojosa (D-McAllen).

This important NRA-supported measure will clarify, once and for all, that it is legal to transport a handgun in your motor vehicle for personal protection without a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), provided you are eligible to possess the firearm under state and federal law, you are not a member of a criminal street gang, and you are not committing any criminal activity at the time (other than a traffic violation,) and as long as the handgun is hidden from plain view.

Please contact the members of the committee below first thing Thursday morning and urge them to support HB 1815:

Chairman John Whitmire
512-463-0115
john.whitmire@senate.state.tx.us

Vice-Chairman Kel Seliger
512-463-0131
kel.seliger@senate.state.tx.us

Sen. John Carona
512-463-0116
john.carona@senate.state.tx.us

Sen. Bob Deuell
512-463-0102
bob.deuell@senate.state.tx.us


Sen. Glenn Hegar
512-463-0118
glenn.hegar@senate.state.tx.us


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