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New CHL Legislation

The information below is a brief summary of CHL-related bills passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

House Bill 48
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the procedure where a person may renew a CHL.

House Bill 333  
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to requiring notice of a hotel’s firearms policy and other guest policies; providing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 485     
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the amount of fees paid by certain peace officers, correctional officers, members of state military forces, and veterans of the armed forces for a license to carry a concealed handgun and to the issuance of such a license to certain peace officers and members of state military forces; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 698    
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to certain procedures for submitting legible and classifiable fingerprints with an application for a license to carry a concealed handgun.

House Bill 1009   
Effective:  Immediately
Relating to the creation of a new category of law enforcement officer who shall be designated a school marshal, the training and appointment of certain employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school as school marshals, and the rights, restrictions, limitations and responsibilities as school marshals; authorizing the imposition of a fee.

House Bill 1349   
Effective:  Jan. 1, 2014
Relating to the information that may be requested by DPS from a person applying for or renewing a CHL.

House Bill 3142   
Effective: Immediately
Relating to handguns used to demonstrate proficiency in handgun use for purposes of obtaining a CHL.

House Bill 3370
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers and former reserve law enforcement officers to carry certain firearms.

Senate Bill 164     
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the issuance to veterans of specially marked licenses to carry a concealed handgun and specially marked personal identification certificates.

Senate Bill 299
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the intentional display of a handgun by a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun.

Senate Bill 864   
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to a handgun proficiency course that is taken to obtain or renew a CHL.

Senate Bill 1857    
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the certification of certain qualified handgun instructors to conduct school safety training.

Senate Bill 1907
Effective: Sept. 1, 2013
Relating to the transportation and storage of firearms and ammunition by CHL holders in private vehicles on the campuses of certain institutions of higher education.