AUSTIN – Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the following legislation to the Senate State Affairs Committee:
-Senate Bill 342 (SB 342), Relating to providing for the open and concealed carrying of handguns without a license and to related offenses and penalties.
-Senate Bill 346 (SB 346), Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun.
“I have asked the chair of the committee to schedule these two bills, and the Campus Carry (Senate Bill 11) bill which was referred last week, for a public hearing as soon as possible.
“Over the past week the senators have been working hard to build support and I look forward to working on these 2nd Amendment priorities.”