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HB 957: Weapons and Firearms


Weapons and Firearms; Increases penalties for person who exhibits weapon in certain way in presence of one or more persons on or near school; increases penalties for person who stores or leaves loaded firearm within reach of minor who commits specified violations; increases penalties for person who discharges weapon or firearm in violation of specified provision or fails to store or leave firearm in specified manner; prohibits discharge of firearm obtained by minor if person violates certain provisions; prohibits acts by adult resulting in child exhibiting weapon in certain way or discharging firearm.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/23/2017 House • Filed
    3/1/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 105
    3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 105
    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 957, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/23/2017 at 9:39 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 648 Weapons and Firearms Book Identical Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Criminal Justice

    Citations - Statutes (5)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 26 (pdf)
    790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions. Page 2 (pdf)
    790.174 Safe storage of firearms required. Page 6 (pdf)
    790.22 Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties. Page 7 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 8 (pdf)

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