Senate Gun Bills Update


AUSTIN – Today, as previously planned, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the following legislation to State Affairs:

  • Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education, referred to State Affairs committee.

Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, said, “I sent the Campus Carry bill to the State Affairs Committee for a full public hearing. The bill author already has 19 Senate co-authors which, because of last week’s rule changes, is enough to bring it to the floor for passage. Once passed we will forward the bill to the Texas House as quickly as constitutionally allowed.

“I am very pleased that the Senate is poised to cast this historic vote.

“Now that SB 11 has support and is moving towards passage we can focus on other 2nd Amendment issues, including Open Carry, which I have consistently supported.”