Senate Gun Bills Update

AUSTIN – Today, as previously planned, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick referred the following legislation to State Affairs:

  • Senate Bill 11 (SB 11), Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education, referred to State Affairs committee.

Texas Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, said, “I sent the Campus Carry bill to the State Affairs Committee for a full public hearing. The bill author already has 19 Senate co-authors which, because of last week’s rule changes, is enough to bring it to the floor for passage. Once passed we will forward the bill to the Texas House as quickly as constitutionally allowed.

“I am very pleased that the Senate is poised to cast this historic vote.

“Now that SB 11 has support and is moving towards passage we can focus on other 2nd Amendment issues, including Open Carry, which I have consistently supported.”






Dan Patrick
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ICYMI: I released 57 interim charges that reflect issues that Texans have asked us to study. Our 31 senators submitted hundreds of ideas, with many senators sharing similar proposals. My staff and I worked diligently for weeks to review each request, and this is the first set of interim charges I am releasing in preparation for the 89th Legislature. We may release a second shorter list of additional charges before next session.

You can read more about them here:; and here is a list of all 57 charges for the Senate:
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Dan Patrick2 days ago
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