HB 302/SB 472 - Owners/Guests/Tenants of Condos cannot be barred from Carrying

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HB 302/SB 472 - Owners/Guests/Tenants of Condos cannot be barred from Carrying

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Post by RoyGBiv » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:41 pm

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Post by jordanmills » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:00 pm

weak but better than it could be

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Post by Flightmare » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:13 pm

So this would allow owners/tennents/guests to legally carry directly between their vehicle and their apartment/condo, without worrying about 30.06/30.07. That part in itself doesn't seem like much. HOWEVER...it also appears to state that landlords may NOT prohibit lawful possession of firearms. That section I like. I've heard rumors of some places prohibit residents from possessing firearms on the premises. This would prevent that. it would allow licensed carriers to go visit those people regardless of signage.

IANAL, but this seems like a good bill to me.
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Post by KLB » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:53 pm

I like it, and being as narrow as it is, it might pass.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:51 am

Companion Bill in the House is HB 302.

Received the following email today from TSRA... Alice Tripp.. Seeking testimony from people that have been impacted by no-guns signs/policies at their apartments or condos, etc. Please read below.
Support HB 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul (R-Houston)

We need witnesses with an LTC who have experienced being denied entrance to common areas of their condo or office space with their legally carried handgun by the posting of signage listed below. This denial could also include your customers, clients, or guests!

If you have a story to share

Step one: Please send me your written testimony, your impact story. This can serve as a handout and delivered to the committee prior to the hearing. Please include your full contact information and limit to one or two pages.

Next make a polite call or email to your State Rep. even if your State Representative is not "gun friendly". See the link below for their contact information. Urge all House members to Co-Author HB 302.

Finally are you willing to attend the hearing and testify before the committee, to share your impact statement in person, let me know! I'll put you on a contact list. We need you!

Please help
call or text 972-979-8616

Bill Explanation:

House Bill 302 by Rep. Dennis Paul protects the rights of owners or tenants of residential units or commercial spaces to lawfully possess firearms and ammunition in those locations, and to transport them directly en route between their vehicles and those residential units or commercial spaces.
Landlords and building owners can currently disenfranchise gun owners and effectively deny them the ability to protect themselves through contractual provisions prohibiting the possession or storage of firearms in apartment leases, condominium rules or commercial leases. Additionally, posting notice in common areas under Penal Code Section 30.05, 30.06 or 30.07 that prohibits firearms from being carried between personal vehicles and residential dwelling units or commercial offices forces gun owners to consider leaving their firearms in their cars or trucks, making them susceptible to theft. This method of restricting the carrying of handguns also conflicts with Penal Code Section 46.02, which allows a person to carry a handgun directly en route to a motor vehicle owned or controlled by the person.

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:38 pm

HB 302 was favorably reported from committee today with substitutions.

The committee substitute changes the "Exception to the application of" 30.05/6/7 to a "Defense do prosecution". It also extends the defense to lessees of condominiums.

This bill has also picked up 63 Authors, Joint Authors and Co-Authors including Rep. Nevarez.

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