AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement today following the passage of Senate Bill 20, the Second Amendment Protections for Travelers Act, by Sen. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels:
“Congratulations to Sen. Campbell and the Texas Senate for passing this important reform to ensure Second Amendment rights remain in place when Texans are traveling. Every Texan has the right to self-defense and SB 20 makes it clear that Texans retain their constitutional rights when they travel and use hotel rooms.”
Senate Bill 20 is authored by Senators Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Joan Huffman, R-Houston, Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, Angela Paxton, R-McKinney, Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, Drew Springer, R-Muenster, and Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood.