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by Charles L. Cotton
Tue May 22, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

GrillKing wrote:Anyone know what's going on with this one. The on-line site for bill status shows: Last Action: 05/23/2007 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar

How can the last action be tomorrow, or is that the last date action can occur or ????. Any hope this will pass. This is a good one!!!
It may pass tomorrow morning on the Local & Uncontested Calendar. PLEASE, no phone calls, emails, etc.!!

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 11, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

fadlan12 wrote:So whats the SB #? I did not see it on the Texas Leg website.
HB1815 doesn't have a Senate companion bill. HB1815 will be it.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 11, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

Mike1951 wrote:OK, I overlooked other than a motor vehicle.

But after decades of confusion, why don't they define traveling?

I still think wrong minded DA's will try to say that both sections have to apply. to still bring the undefined 'traveling' back into it.
Both sections do apply, but having a gun in your car simply isn't illegal any longer, if HB1815 passes. Not even Rosenthal can twist this one!

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 11, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

seamusTX wrote:
Mike1951 wrote:Can we hope that the traveling clause can be eliminated before passage?

As long as the ill-defined 'traveling' exists, it will be open to misinterpretation.
Traveling still applies to people who are not in motor vehicles. How about someone who is traveling cross-country by bicycle?

- Jim
Correct. The "traveling" exception was intentionally left in the Code to be available to anyone traveling by a method other than a private motor vehicle. Also, the traveling "presumption" was repealed to prevent any ambiguity.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 11, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

hirundo82 wrote:So if I'm reading the bill correctly, this also allows us to carry a club or "illegal knife" in our vehicle.

Is my interpretation correct?
Correct.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Fri May 11, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: HB1815 Passed the House
Replies: 30
Views: 9912

HB1815 Passed the House

HB1815, Motorist Protection Act just passed the House. Now it's on to the Senate where Senator Hinojosa will shephard it through the process. Time is running short, but Chuy is the guy to get it done!

This is the bill that finally ends the decades long "traveling" problem by changing the law so that it is not illegal to have a handgun in your car. There will be a separate violation for having a handgun in your car, if it isn't concealed, or if you are 1) a gang member; 2) engaging in illegal activity other than traffic violations; or 3) prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm.

Chas.

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