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CS/HB 779: Weapons and Firearms

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Combee ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Altman ; Byrd ; Drake ; Eagle ; Fischer ; Grant, M. ; Rodrigues

Weapons and Firearms; Removes statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying concealed weapon or firearm; reduces penalties applicable to person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm for first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; makes fine payable to clerk of court; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if firearm is temporarily & openly displayed.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/10/2017 House • Filed
2/23/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 89
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 89
3/13/2017 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 03/15/17, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/15/2017 House • CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 5 -HJ 372
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Criminal Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 365
3/17/2017 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 389
3/21/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/23/17, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/23/2017 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 12 NAYS 6 -HJ 459
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 459
3/30/2017 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/04/17
4/4/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 543
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/5/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 580
• CS passed; YEAS 80 NAYS 34 -HJ 580
4/12/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/13/2017 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 409
• Received -SJ 409
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary