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CS/CS/HB 259: Safety of Religious Institutions

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Education and Employment Committee ; Williamson ; Byrd ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Andrade ; Bell ; Beltran ; Brannan ; DiCeglie ; Duggan ; Fine ; Fischer ; Grall ; Gregory ; Harding ; Hawkins ; Ingoglia ; Maggard ; Maney ; Massullo ; McClain ; Overdorf ; Payne ; Roach ; Robinson, W. ; Rommel ; Sabatini ; Salzman ; Shoaf ; Sirois ; Smith, D. ; Snyder ; Yarborough

Safety of Religious Institutions; Authorizes, for specified purposes, concealed weapons or firearms licensee to carry firearm on certain property of church, synagogue, or other religious institution.

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 4/9/2021 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/14/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2021 House • Filed
1/22/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee; Education and Employment Committee; Judiciary Committee
2/3/2021 House • Added to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee agenda
2/10/2021 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Reported out of Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Now in Education & Employment Committee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
3/8/2021 House • Added to Education & Employment Committee agenda
3/10/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Education & Employment Committee
• Reported out of Education & Employment Committee
• Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
3/12/2021 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Judiciary Committee
3/15/2021 House • Added to Judiciary Committee agenda
3/17/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee
• Reported out of Judiciary Committee
3/18/2021 House • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
• CS Filed
• Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (3/25/2021)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
3/25/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
3/26/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 76, NAYS 37
3/31/2021 House • Message sent to senate
3/31/2021 Senate • In Messages
4/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Rules -SJ 387
4/7/2021 Senate • Received -SJ 387
4/9/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/14/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building