New Gun Laws In Texas as of Sept 1, 2019

For those members who may have been busy last fall and over the holidays I’ll repeat the new laws here.

Senate Bill 535: allows Texans to carry guns in churches, synagogues and other places of worship, unless otherwise banned by those places with proper signage.

  • Senate Bill 741: prohibits property owners’ associations from banning storage of guns on rental properties.

  • House Bill 121: provides a legal defense for licensed handgun owners who unknowingly enter an establishment that bans firearms as long as they leave when asked.

  • House Bill 302: prohibits landlords from banning renters and their guests from carrying firearms in lease agreements.

  • House Bill 1387: loosens restrictions on the number of school marshals who can carry guns at public and private schools in Texas.

  • House Bill 1177: allows Texans to carry handguns without a license during a state of disaster.

  • House Bill 1143: prohibits school districts from banning licensed gun owners from storing guns and ammunition in their vehicles in parking lots.

  • House Bill 2363: allows certain foster homes to store guns and ammunition in a locked location.