Dan Patrick Defender of the Second Amendment

 

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80(R) 2007

SB 378 Castle Doctrine (Wentworth)  Dan joint author. Passed.

Extended Texans’ rights to use deadly force for means of self-defense, without retreat, in their home, vehicle or workplace.

81(R) 2009

SB 730 Carry in Employer Parking Lot (Hegar) Dan co-author. Did not pass.

Allowed for an employee’s transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee’s employer.

SB 1164 Campus carry (Wentworth)  Dan joint author. Did not pass.

Allows for carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

82(R) 2011

HB 25 Guns allowed in watercraft (Guillen) Dan sponsored.  Passed.

Allows carrying of a weapon in a watercraft that was owned or controlled by the person carrying the weapon.

SB 321 Carry in Employer Parking Lot (Hegar) Dan co-author. Passed.

Allowed for an employee’s transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee’s employer.

SB 354 Campus Carry (Wentworth) Dan joint author. Did not pass.

Allows for carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

SB 905 Expanding self-defense rights to public servants (Patrick)  Did not pass.

Extended the defense to carrying in certain places to certain public servants with concealed handgun licenses including statewide elected officials, certain current and former members of the legislature, and certain federal and state employees.

83(R) 2013

HB 48 Lowered Burden on CHL Renewal (Flynn) Dan Sponsored. Passed.

Removed from the requirements to renew a concealed handgun license the completion of a continuing education course in handgun proficiency and directs DPS to create an online renewal process over the internet.

HB 508 Government Signage Integrity (Guillen) Dan Sponsored. Did not pass

Prohibited a state agency or political subdivision from providing false notice to a compliant CHL holder that entering or remaining on certain government premises with a concealed handgun is prohibited.

HB 1314 Nullification of Certain Federal Gun Laws (Creighton) Dan Sponsored. Did not pass.

Made it a class A misdemeanor for an employee of the United States, Texas, or a subdivision of Texas — under color of the person’s office or employment — to knowingly seize a firearm that is permitted or required by a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation that imposes a prohibition or regulation that does not exist under Texas law.

HB 3370 Expanding Self-Defense Rights to Retired Police (Craddick) Dan Sponsored. Passed.

Added qualified retired law enforcement officers to those exempted from offenses involving the unlawful carrying of a weapon in a place where weapons were prohibited if they held a certificate of proficiency and allows an honorably retired peace officer to demonstrate weapons proficiency if they meet certain criteria.

SB 17 School safety (Patrick) Did not pass.

Allowed local school boards to designate personnel who would be permitted to carry a concealed handgun in school and receive training from the Department of Public Safety.

SB 182 Campus Carry (Birdwell) Dan joint author. Did not pass.

Allows for carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

SB 1348 Created the offense of Straw Purchases (West) Dan co-author. Did not pass.

Created an offense and prescribed a penalty for persons who knowingly purchase guns to deliver to those who cannot legally purchase firearms and for persons who provide false or misleading information on certain forms required to purchase a firearm.

SB 1857 School safety training instructors (Estes) Dan co-author. Passed.

Created a school safety certification for CHL instructors to train school personnel in basic defensive tactics to better equip them to protect their classrooms in dangerous situations.

SB 1907 Handguns allowed in higher education parking lots (Hegar) Dan co-author. Passed.

Prohibits a public or private institution of higher education from adopting or enforcing a provision prohibiting a CHL holder attending the institution from storing a legal handgun in his or her locked vehicle while parked on campus.

83(1) 2013

SB 9 Campus Carry (Birdwell) Dan co-author. Did not pass.

Allows for carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of institutions of higher education.

SB 16 Government Signage Integrity (Patrick)  Did not pass.

Prohibited a state agency or political subdivision from providing false notice to a compliant CHL holder that entering or remaining on certain government premises with a concealed handgun is prohibited.

83(2) 2013

SB 38 Government Signage Integrity (Patrick)  Did not pass.

Prohibited a state agency or political subdivision from providing false notice to a compliant CHL holder that entering or remaining on certain government premises with a concealed handgun is prohibited.

83(3) 2013

SB 8 Government Signage Integrity (Patrick)  Did not pass.

Prohibited a state agency or political subdivision from providing false notice to a compliant CHL holder that entering or remaining on certain government premises with a concealed handgun is prohibited.