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HB 1619: Carrying and Possession of Weapons and Firearms


Carrying and Possession of Weapons and Firearms; Prohibits carrying of concealed handgun or unconcealed firearm without license & possession of such handgun or firearm without valid identification; repeals provisions relating to arrests without warrant & exemption from licensing requirements for law enforcement officers; allows open carrying of any otherwise legal firearm or electric weapon or device; revises list of places into which person may not carry handgun or concealed weapon or concealed firearm; provides exceptions; deletes provisions relating to open carry, collection of fees for licenses to carry concealed weapons or concealed firearms, allowing school districts to restrict possession of firearm in vehicle, exceptions to statutory protections of right to keep & bear arms in motor vehicles, temporary ex parte risk protection orders, & eliminating liability for acts or omissions related to obtaining certain risk protection orders; provides indigent person right to counsel in risk protection proceedings; authorizes, rather than requires, court to issue risk protection order in certain circumstances; revises factors to be considered in determining whether to grant risk protection order; revises definition of “bump-fire stock.”

Effective Date: upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/8/2024 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/9/2024 House • Filed
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    1/13/2024 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    • Referred to Appropriations Committee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    3/8/2024 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 1619, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/9/2024 at 8:54 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 365 (c1) Representation by Counsel in Hearings on Petitions for Risk Protection Orders Criminal Justice Subcommittee Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died on Second Reading Calendar
    H 1481 Taxes, Licenses, and Fees Beltran Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died in Ways & Means Committee

    Citations - Statutes (18)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.53 Appointment of assistants and other staff; method of payment. Page 34 (pdf)
    790.001 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    790.013 Carrying of concealed weapons or concealed firearms without a license. Page 4 (pdf)
    790.02 Officer to arrest without warrant and upon probable cause. Page 5 (pdf)
    790.051 Exemption from licensing requirements; law enforcement officers. Page 5 (pdf)
    790.053 Open carrying of weapons. Page 5 (pdf)
    790.06 License to carry concealed weapon or concealed firearm. Page 6 (pdf)
    790.0625 Appointment of tax collectors to accept applications for a concealed weapon or firearm license; fees; penalties. Page 11 (pdf)
    790.065 Sale and delivery of firearms. Page 12 (pdf)
    790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions. Page 14 (pdf)
    790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited. Page 16 (pdf)
    790.25 Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons. Page 16 (pdf)
    790.251 Protection of the right to keep and bear arms in motor vehicles for self-defense and other lawful purposes; prohibited acts; duty of public and private employers; immunity from liability; enforcement. Page 22 (pdf)
    790.401 Risk protection orders. Page 23 (pdf)
    943.051 Criminal justice information; collection and storage; fingerprinting. Page 36 (pdf)
    943.0585 Court-ordered expunction of criminal history records. Page 37 (pdf)
    943.059 Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records. Page 39 (pdf)
    985.11 Fingerprinting and photographing. Page 40 (pdf)

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