Texas 2021 Gun Legislation

Summary of firearm related bills

The bills listed here on this page are gathered from the Texas Legislature Online using the keywords: gun, firearm, and weapon. All bills listed here in some way affect firearms in some way, either directly or indirectly. Over time I will review and summarize the bills listed and provide opinion on the bill. These opinions will have a red border so they are separated from other text which is more more directly derived from the Texas Legislature page.
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Texas 2021 Gun Legislation

Texas 2021 Gun Legislation House Bills

House Bill 3
  • 02/24/2021, Filed
  • 03/01/2021, Referred to State Affairs
  • 03/11/2021, Scheduled for public hearing
  • 03/11/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to state and local government responses to a pandemic disaster; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 26
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the governor's power to control the sale, transportation, and use of weapons and ammunition during a declared state of disaster or state of emergency.

House Bill 29
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Homeland Scurity and Public Saftey
  • 03/18/2021, Scheduled public hearing
  • 03/18/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to authorizing the provision of temporary secure storage for weapons at certain public buildings; authorizing fees.

House Bill 52 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/18/2021, Scheduled public hearing
  • 03/18/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 55 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the carrying and possession of a concealed handgun by a school marshal.

House Bill 60 (Referred to International Relations and Economic Development)

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain firearm safety supplies, including educational materials.

House Bill 88
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Saftey
  • 03/25/2021, Schedule for public hearing

Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public, to peace officer liability for those interactions, and to the confinement, conviction, or release of detained or arrested individuals.

House Bill 95 (Referred to Homeland Security and Pubilc Safety)

Relating to requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a policy regarding the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer at or in the direction of a moving vehicle.

House Bill 112 (Referred to State Affairs)

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 118 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 127 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 3/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to the unlawful carrying of certain firearms; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 163 (Referred to Public Education)

Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 164 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to notice for certain defendants regarding the unlawful possession or acquisition of a firearm or ammunition.

House Bill 166 (Referred to LIcensing and Administration Procedures)

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 172 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.

House Bill 178 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

House Bill 185 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to creating the criminal offense of failure to safely store a firearm.

House Bill 196 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to the use of deadly force in defense of a person or property.

House Bill 201 (Referred to Homeland Security and Pubilc Safety)

Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

House Bill 208 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the manufacture of firearms without a federal license; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 210 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

House Bill 213 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to limiting the locations where a person may carry a firearm other than a handgun; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 218 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the regulation of certain firearm transfers; creating criminal offenses.

House Bill 223 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses in this state.

House Bill 227 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to notifying state law enforcement of an attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.

House Bill 229 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to reporting certain orders and convictions to the Department of Public Safety.

House Bill 231 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to prohibiting the transfer of an assault weapon to certain recipients; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 234 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of a large-capacity magazine.

House Bill 235 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the prohibition on the possession of a firearm by a person following the person's conviction of certain family violence misdemeanors.

House Bill 236 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.

House Bill 238 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the regulation of firearms or ammunition by a municipality or county.

Houes Bill 241 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to creating a criminal offense for the unlawful possession or transfer of an assault weapon.

House Bill 245 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 251
  • Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  • 03/15/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on
  • 03/15/2021, Testimony taken and left pending in committee

Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

House Bill 274 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.

House Bill 276 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by certain retired judges and justices and certain other governmental officials.

House Bill 313 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

House Bill 315
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to State Affirs
  • 03/11/2021, Scheduled for public hearing
  • 03/11/2021, Left pending in committee
  • 03/18/2021, Considered in public hearing
  • 30/18/2021, Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)

Relating to the purchasing of a uniform by certain honorably retired peace officers.

House Bill 326
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Public Health
  • 03/24/2021, Schedulted for public hearing

Relating to workplace violence prevention in certain health care facilities.

House Bill 328 (Referred to Culture, Recreation and Tourism)

Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.

House Bill 336 (Referred to State Affairs)

Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 347 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 358 (Referred to Corrections)

Relating to certain technical violations of conditions of community supervision.

House Bill 367
  • Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  • 03/15/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on
  • 03/15/2021, Considered in public hearing
  • Left pending in committee

Relating to the prosecution and reporting of certain offenses committed because of bias or prejudice; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 369 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to the statute of limitations for aggravated assaults involving communicable diseases.

House Bill 375
  • 11/09/2020, Filed
  • 02/25/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  • 03/15/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on
  • 03/15/2021, Considered in public hearing
  • 03/15/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of young child or disabled individual; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 395 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

House Bill 446 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving the damage or destruction of a public monument.

House Bill 521 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the establishment and use of a voluntary registry of individuals experiencing mental illness who waive the right to purchase or receive transfer of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

House Bill 524 (Referred to Ways and Means)

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

House Bill 579 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the administration and deployment of special weapons and tactics teams.

House Bill 606 (Referred to Homeland Security and Pubilc Safety)

Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 635 (Referred to State Affairs)

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

House Bill 659 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to the disposal of exhibits used in criminal proceedings.

House Bill 670 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 687 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.

House Bill 693 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; increasing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 760 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 791 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to displaying a firearm at or near a public demonstration; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 796 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to certain defenses to prosecution involving the justifiable use of force or threat of force.

House Bill 799 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 816
  • 12/14/2020, Filed
  • 03/01/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  • 03/22/2021, Scheudled for hearing

Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes outside the Penal Code, to repealing certain of those offenses, and to conforming punishments for certain of those offenses to the penalty structure provided in the Penal Code; increasing the punishment for the criminal offenses of sedition, sabotage, and capital sabotage; imposing a civil penalty.

House Bill 821 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.

House Bill 822 (Referred to Juvenile Justice and Family Issues)

Relating to requiring the expulsion of a public school student who engages in certain conduct that constitutes the felony offense of terroristic threat.

House Bill 830
  • 12/15/2020, Filed
  • 03/01/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to law enforcement policies regarding the issuance of citations for misdemeanors punishable by fine only and to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

House Bill 880 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 882 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 883 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the unlawful transfer of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

House Bill 909
  • 12/23/2020, Filed
  • 03/01/2021, Referred to Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
  • 03/15/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on
  • 03/15/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to designating June as Firearm Safety Awareness Month.

House Bill 915 (Referred to State of Affairs)

Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.

House Bill 919 (Referred to State of Affairs)

Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.

House Bill 957 (Referred to State of Affairs)

Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.

House Bill 1039
  • 01/11/2021, Filed
  • 03/04/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to the duties of the Department of Public Safety, peace officers, officers of the court, and licensed firearms dealers with respect to the possession or use of a suspended, revoked, or expired license to carry a handgun; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1040 (Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to prohibiting certain persons with chemical dependencies from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1069
  • 01/12/2021, Filed
  • 03/04/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.

House Bill 1086
  • 01/13/2021, Filed
  • 03/04/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
  • 03/22/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to the criminal penalties for certain criminal offenses.

House Bill 1094
  • 01/13/2021, Filed
  • 03/04/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Secheduled for public hearing

Caption: Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.

House Bill 1141 (Referred to Homeland Secuirty and Public Safety)

Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 1201 (Referred to Public Education)

Relating to alternative settings for behavior management in public schools, including the development of restorative discipline practices as part of a school district's discipline and placement of a student in a disciplinary alternative education program.

House Bill 1238
  • 01/21/2021, Filed
  • 03/04/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm.

House Bill 1253 (Referred to County Affairs)

Relating to the creation of county task forces for the disposition of a firearm a person is prohibited from possessing under certain court orders related to family violence.

House Bill 1306 (referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Caption: Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault or aggravated assault of a process server.

House Bill 1499 (referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety)

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders and volunteer emergency services personnel.

House Bill 1500 (Referred to Sate Affairs)

Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

House Bill 1503 (Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence)

Relating to the punishment for the offense of criminal trespass.

House Bill 1513 (Referred to Homeland Secuirty and Public Safety)

Relating to law enforcement policies prohibiting a peace officer from using less lethal projectiles for the purpose of controlling the activity or movement of a gathering of people.

House Bill 1514
  • Referred to Business and Industry
  • 03/16/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on<
  • 03/16/2021, Testimony taken...
  • 03/16/2021, Left pending in committee /ul>

    Relating to the administration of unclaimed property.

House Bill 1540
  • Referred to Crimnal Jurisprudence
  • 03/15/2021 H Scheduled for public hearing on
  • 03/15/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

House Bill 1560
  • 03/10/2021, Filed
  • 03/11/2021, Referred to Licensing and Administrative Procedures
  • 03/24/2021, Scheduled for public hearing
  • 03/24/2021, Withdrawn from schedule

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

House Bill 1580 (Referred to Public Health)

Relating to the establishment of the office of community violence intervention and prevention within the Department of State Health Services and a grant program for violence intervention and prevention services.

House Bill 1587 (Referred to Homeland Secuirty and Public Safety)

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.

House Bill 1655 (Referred to Licensing and Administrative Procedures)

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1709
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
  • 03/22/2021, Schedule for public hearing

Relating to status offenses committed by a child, including the repeal of the status offense of a child voluntarily running away from home.

House Bill 1735
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to criminal penalties for possession offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

House Bill 1758
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to the operation and use of an unmanned aircraft; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1765
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 1766
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 1768
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions.

House Bill 1771
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety

Relating to the prosecution of certain conduct involving prohibited weapons; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1788
  • 03/10/2021 H Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  • 03/24/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

House Bill 1856
  • 03/11/2021 H Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
  • 03/18/2021, Scheduled for public hearing
  • 03/18/2021, Testimony taken
  • 03/18/2021, Left pending in committee

Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.

House Bill 1911
  • 03/08/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Secrity and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a handgun by certain unlicensed persons and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; providing criminal penalties.

House Bill 1920
  • 02/12/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

House Bill 1927
  • 02/12/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheudled for public hearing

Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person 21 years of age or older and who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm; creating criminal offenses.

House Bill 1943
  • 02/16/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt policies prohibiting a peace officer from discharging a firearm at or in the direction of a moving vehicle; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 1948
  • 02/17/2021, filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the duties of the Department of Public Safety and licensed firearms dealers with respect to the possession or use of a suspended or revoked license to carry a handgun.

House Bill 1955
  • 02/19/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Secuirty and Public Safety

Relating to the use of deadly force to make an arrest.

House Bill 2077
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.

House Bill 2105
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to failure to identify to a peace officer while carrying certain firearms; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 2112
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.

House Bill 2135
  • 02/232/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for aggravated assault committed in or on school property or on a passenger transportation vehicle of a primary or secondary school.

House Bill 2141
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to reporting the loss or theft of a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 2143
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the regulation of modern sporting rifles by certain municipalities.

House Bill 2146
  • 02/23/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone.

House Bill 2229
  • 02/24/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the prosecution of a criminal offense prohibiting certain weapons on the premises of a polling place.

House Bill 2249
  • 02/24/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

House Bill 2278
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

Relating to the expulsion of public school students for engaging in conduct that constitutes serious offenses.

House Bill 2281
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.

House Bill 2282
  • 02/15/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to district and county attorney counsel in federal enforcement of laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunitions within the State of Texas.

House Bill 2285
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Licensing and Administravie Procedures

Relating to the regulation of and criminal offenses occurring near certain child-care facilities and age restrictions on persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating criminal offenses; increasing criminal penalties.

House Bill 2288
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Ways and Means

Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors.

House Bill 2300
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to the offense of solicitation of prostitution, civil racketeering related to human trafficking, and common and public nuisances related to certain criminal conduct, including prostitution; increasing a criminal penalty; making conforming changes.

House Bill 2303
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to prohibiting a peace officer from using less lethal devices to control the activity or movement of a nonviolent gathering of persons or disperse persons engaging in protected speech or expressive conduct.

House Bill 2334
  • 02/25/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by peace officers, special investigators, certain retired law enforcement officers, municipal attorneys, and assistant municipal attorneys and the issuance of handgun licenses to municipal attorneys and assistant municipal attorneys.

House Bill 2363
  • 02/26/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain criminal trespass offenses.

House Bill 2383
  • 02/26/2021, Filed
  • 03/15/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

House Bill 2402
  • 02/26/2021, Filed
  • 03/16/2021, Referred to Ways and Means

Relating to a prohibition on additional state and local taxes, assessments, and fees on ammunition, firearms, and firearm supplies.

House Bill 2440
  • 02/26/2021, Filed
  • 03/16/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the eligibility for a license to carry a handgun.

House Bill 2558
  • 03/02/2021, Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to prohibited state contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

House Bill 2588
  • 03/02/2021, Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors.

House Bill 2622
  • 03/02/2021, Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

House Bill 2675
  • 03/03/2021, Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • 03/25/2021, Scheduled for public hearing

Relating to a license to carry a handgun for a person who is at increased risk of becoming a victim of violence.

House Bill 2781
  • 03/03/2021, Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for an aggravated assault occurring as part of a mass shooting; increasing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 2795
  • 03/03/2021/ Filed
  • 03/17/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to the offense of solicitation of prostitution and certain other consequences of that offense; increasing a criminal penalty; making conforming changes.

House Bill 2878
  • 03/04/2021, Filed
  • 03/18/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

This is a so-called RED FLAG law. In short, the court can have firearms removed without the ability of the accused to defend themselves in court. Only after 14 days is the court required to set a hearing date. There is no time limitation on how long it can take to actually have said hearing. Thus the accused may be denied their second admendment rights indefinately.
House Bill 2886
  • 03/04/2021, Filed
  • 03/18/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the designation of a company representative for purposes of compliance with the Private Security Act.

House Bill 2900
  • 03/04/2021, Filed
  • 03/18/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to provisions governing the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law from possessing the firearm and to other provisions related to the carrying, possessing, transporting, or storing of a firearm; making conforming changes.

House Bill 2910
  • 03/04/2021, Filed)
  • 03/18/2021, Referred to Ways and Means

Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for the family violence program in the Health and Human Services Commission.

House Bill 2967
  • 03/05/2021, Filed
  • 03/18/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the unlawful carrying of a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft.

House Bill 3110
  • 03/08/2021, Filed
  • 03/19/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to possession or promotion of child sexual abuse material; increasing a criminal penalty.

House Bill 3242
  • 03/08/2021, Filed
  • 03/19/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to a defense to prosecution for a handgun license holder who carries a handgun on certain premises.

House Bill 3323
  • 03/09/2021, Filed
  • 03/19/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment or interruption of access to an automated teller machine.

House Bill 3338
  • 03/09/2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

Relating to activities the tolerance of which may constitute maintenance of a common nuisance.

House Bill 3350
  • 03/09/2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to a protective order regarding a defendant charged with certain offenses against persons or property; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 3361
  • 03/09/2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal firearm, firearm accessory, and firearm ammunition regulations within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 3520
  • 03/10/2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Licensing and Administrative Procedures

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 3599
  • 03/10/2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

House Bill 3628
  • 03/10,2021, Filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Homeland Security and Public Safety

Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.

House Bill 3660
  • 03/10/2021, filed
  • 03/22/2021, Referred to Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

Relating to youth diversion programs for children accused of certain fine-only offenses and related criminal justice matters; authorizing and imposing fees and fines.

House Bill 3779
  • 03/11/2021, Filed

Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

House Bill 3977
  • 03/11/2021, filed

Relating to the emergency detention of certain persons with a mental illness or cognitive disability and the scope of an order for psychoactive medication for certain patients under court-ordered mental health services.

House Bill 4049
  • 03/11/2021, Filed

Relating to dangerous wild animals; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense; authorizing a fee.

House Bill 4075
  • 03/12/2021, filed

Relating to the Texas reserve militia.

House Bill 4200
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to regulatory authority of a municipality, including authority to prohibit abortions.

House Bill 4259
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to the provision of information regarding firearm violence and suicide prevention.

House Bill 4281
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to the pretrial release of defendants and a prohibition on the use of monetary bail bonds.

House Bill 4346
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to the possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm by certain persons during the use of an easement.

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Texas 2021 Gun Legislation Senate Bills

Senate Bill 18
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.

Cannot prohibit ir restrict a business from selling or manufacturing firearms or ammunition.

Senate Bill 19
  • 03/03/2021, Filed
  • 03/09/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to prohibited contracts with companies that discriminate against the firearm or ammunition industries.

Senate Bill 20
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to carrying and storing a handgun or handgun ammunition by a hotel guest.

Senate Bill 21
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a bail bond or personal bond, to related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case, to the reporting of information pertaining to bail bonds, and to the regulation of charitable bail organizations.

I do not care for this one as it create a special class of law informcement.

Senate Bill 60
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to Finance

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for certain firearm safety supplies, including educational materials.

We don't need to make gun safety supplies tax exempt

Senate Bill 65
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty prescribed for certain acts of official oppression.

I think they are trying to make a law where peace officers are held accountable for thier actions. I find the language in this bill to vague and is ripe for abuse

Senate Bill 72
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to requiring law enforcement agencies to adopt a policy regarding the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer at or in the direction of a moving vehicle.

Wants to prevent officers from fire at or into a moving vehicle. While they attempt to carve out an exception, it only make the bill confusing. I don't think we need such a law.

Senate Bill 84
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to lethal violence protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

This is what is termed a "Red Flag" law. Basically one may sign a statement indicating that another has firearms. That one is, therefore, afraid of the other. Law enforcement will then remove the weapons from the other based solely on unverified information.

Senate Bill 110
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

Senate Bill 158
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to waiving the fee for the issuance of a duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun for school marshals.

[Senate Bill 161]
  • 02/11/2021 S Withdrawn by the Author

Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public, to peace officer liability for those interactions, and to the confinement, conviction, or release of detained or arrested individuals.

Senate Bill 162
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 163
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with certain firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 164
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to notice for certain defendants regarding the unlawful possession or acquisition of a firearm or ammunition.

Senate Bill 198
  • 03/03/2021 Referred to State Affairs
  • 03/08/2021 Left pending in committee

Relating to the demonstration of weapons proficiency by qualified retired law enforcement officers

Senate Bill 242
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 283
  • 03/03/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a person who is the subject of a family violence protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.

Senate Bill 311
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to displaying a firearm at or near a public demonstration; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 313
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Finance

Relating to a sales and use tax exemption for firearm safety equipment.

Senate Bill 315
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 404
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to status offenses committed by a child, including the repeal of the status offense of a child voluntarily running away from home.

Senate Bill 444
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to the purchasing of a uniform by certain honorably retired peace officers.

Senate Bill 499
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

Senate Bill 501
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Health & Human Services

Relating to regulation of certain group homes and other residential facilities for children, elderly individuals, and individuals with disabilities; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 512
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to youth diversion programs for children accused of certain fine-only offenses and related criminal justice matters; authorizing and imposing fees and fines.

Senate Bill 513
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 514
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by handgun license holders on the campus of a school district or open-enrollment charter school.

Senate Bill 516
  • 03/09/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of criminal mischief involving impairment or interruption of access to an automated teller machine.

Senate Bill 534
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Education

Relating to immunity from liability of public and private schools and security personnel employed by those schools for certain actions of security personnel.

Senate Bill 540
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to authorizing certain person to carry a handgun

Senate Bill 541
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.

Senate Bill 542
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.

Senate Bill 543
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to local, state, and federal regulation of firearm suppressors.

Senate Bill 544
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to certain defenses to prosecution involving the justifiable use of force or threat of force.

Senate Bill 545
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to authorizing certain persons to carry a handgun without a license.

Senate Bill 546
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the places where a person may carry a handgun if the person is licensed to carry a handgun and to certain related criminal offenses.

Senate Bill 548
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to prohibiting the recognition and enforcement of extreme risk protective orders; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 550
  • 02/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the manner of carrying a handgun by a person who holds a license under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code.

Removes the words shoulder or belt thus just leaving the word holster stand. In essance, making any holster legal not just a shoulder or belt holster

Senate Bill 554
  • 02/02/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the reporting of lost or stolen firearms and to proof of loss for personal property insurance coverage for those firearms; creating a criminal offense.

Requires an ower to report a lost or stolen gun witin ten day or face Class C mistomenor or felony charges.

Senate Bill 555
  • 02/02/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons convicted of offenses committed because of bias or prejudice or of certain felony offenses; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 556
  • 02/02/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 576
  • 02/03/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.

Senate Bill 637
  • 02/09/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to carrying and storing a firearm or firearm ammunition by a hotel guest.

Senate Bill 641
  • 02/10/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons; increasing a criminal penalty.

Senate Bill 683
  • 02/22/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Finance

Relating to defense economic readjustment zones.

Senate Bill 714
  • 03/11/2021, filed

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Senate Bill 737
  • 02/23/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the carrying of a handgun by certain first responders.

Senate Bill 768
  • 02/23/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for manufacture or delivery of fentanyl and related substances; creating a criminal offense.

Senate Bill 789
  • 02/24/2021, Filed
  • 03/11/2021, Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the administration of unclaimed property.

Senate Bill 825
  • 02/26/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.

Senate Bill 838
  • 02/26/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the authorization by a school district or open-enrollment charter school for a person to carry or possess a weapon on school premises for purposes of safety and security.

Senate Bill 893
  • 03/01/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to State Affairs

Relating to the authorization of a license holder to carry a concealed handgun at a school or educational institution.

Senate Bill 934
  • 03/02/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Finance

Relating to an exemption from sales and use taxes for firearms and hunting supplies for a limited period.

Senate Bill 950
  • 03/03/2021 S Filed
  • 03/11/2021 S Referred to Criminal Justice

Relating to law enforcement policies regarding the issuance of citations for misdemeanors punishable by fine only and to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

Senate Bill 972
  • 03/03/2021, filed
  • 03/11/2021, Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

Senate Bill 974
  • 03/03/2021, Filed
  • 03/11/2021, Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

Senate Bill 975
  • 03/03/2021, filed
  • 03/11/2021, Referred to Jurisprudence

Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.

Senate Bill 1036
  • 03/04/2021 S Filed

Relating to regulation of certain facilities and establishments with respect to, civil remedies for certain criminal activities affecting, and certain criminal offenses involving health, safety, and welfare; creating a criminal offense; increasing criminal penalties.

Senate Bill 1074
  • 03/05/2021 S Filed

Relating to positive behavior plans of school districts, development of positive behavior best practices by the Texas Education Agency, and reporting of disproportionate discretionary disciplinary action by school districts.

Senate Bill 1224
  • 03/09/2021, Filed

Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public, to peace officer liability for those interactions, and to the confinement, conviction, or release of detained or arrested individuals.

Senate Bill 1287
  • 03/09/2021, Filed

Relating to the imposition of a sales tax on ammunition, firearms, and firearms accessories to provide funding for the family violence program in the Health and Human Services Commission.

Senate Bill 1289
  • 03/09/2021, filed

Relating to prohibiting the carrying of a firearm on property owned or leased by a governmental entity.

Senate Bill 1478
  • 03/10/2021, Filed

Relating to the establishment of the Texas Do-Not-Sell Registry for firearms; creating criminal offenses.

Senate Bill 1511
  • 03/11/2021, Filed

Relating to the emergency detention of certain persons with a mental illness or cognitive disability and the scope of an order for psychoactive medication for certain patients under court-ordered mental health services.

Senate Bill 1545
  • 03/11/2021, Filed

Relating to the use of force by peace officers and other officer interactions and duties.

Senate Bill 1626
  • 03/11/2021, Filed

Relating to law enforcement policies regarding the issuance of citations for misdemeanors punishable by fine only and to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain fine-only misdemeanors.

Senate Bill 1742
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to extreme risk protective orders; creating criminal offenses.

Senate Bill 1775
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to criminal justice.

Senate Bill 1967
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to the establishment of a task force relating to reducing family violence by providing for the transfer of firearms.

Senate Bill 1974
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to provisions relating to possession or carrying of a handgun by a person who is a member of a criminal street gang.

Senate Bill 2063
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to public school discipline policies, practices, and procedures regarding student substance use and substance abuse prevention and intervention and mental health training for campus behavior coordinators.

Senate Bill 2139
  • 03/12/2021, Filed

Relating to criminal offenses related to mass violence; creating criminal offenses; changing the eligibility for community supervision; creating a grant program.

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