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Update – April 2, 2015

on April 2, 2015 in Weekly Update | Comments Off on Update – April 2, 2015

Good Afternoon San Jacinto College Community –

Many of you may be aware that legislation has been filed in both the Texas House of Representatives (House) and the Texas Senate (Senate) that would authorize an individual possessing a valid concealed handgun license (CHL), issued in the state of Texas, to carry a concealed handgun on premises associated with certain public institutions of higher education. The bill would allow an institution of higher education to establish rules governing the storage of handguns in dormitories (please note that San Jacinto College does not have dormitories so this piece would not apply to San Jac), and would stipulate an institution, officer, employee, peace officer or handgun instructor may not be held liable for damages or cause under the provisions of the bill. The Senate bill is SB 11. It recently passed the Senate and has been sent to the House for consideration. The House version of the bill (HB 937) has now passed out of the committee favorably, and we are waiting to see how it will be referred for next steps but most likely will be placed on the House calendar for a vote on the floor. Read the rest of this entry »