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by Mithras61
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: New Thread - Discussion of Pending Bills
Replies: 21
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jrosto wrote:
txinvestigator wrote:
razoraggie wrote:I'm a little confused about HB2112. My wife is a teacher and, up to this point, it has been "legal" for her to leave her carry piece secured in her locked vehicle. So, this bill would force her to park off of the school parking lot? Seems strange that they would pass a bill making it illegal for an employer to ban firearms from employee's vehicles unless it is not a public parking lot. Aren't schools owned by the State, thus making them a public parking lot? Yet another example of some one thinking they have a good idea but not planning it out.
It would not change the status of you wife's CHL status on school property.
HB 2112 would make it illegal for a CHL holder (or anyone else) to have a firearm in a school parking lot.
The actual change is
Sections 46.03(a) and (b), Penal Code, are amended to read as follows:

(a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon listed in Section 46.05(a):

(7) in or on any real property that is owned or leased by a public or private school or educational institution and routinely used by the faculty, staff, students, or visitors of the school or educational institution, including a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area.
It certainly appears that it would affect anyone who has a CHL in that it would prohibit all weapons from being on any real estate owned or controlled by a school or other educational institution.

On the other hand, it doesn't even have a co-sponsor or co-author yet. It appears to be languishing...

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