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    Hb 223

    While it's not open carry, I came upon this bill while checking to see if OC had been filed yet. It looks interesting and I love the fact that the bill number is 223. Maybe the OC bill will be 556. Anyway, here's the bill.

    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
    SECTION 1. Section 46.03, Penal Code, is amended by adding
    Subsection (j) to read as follows:
    (j) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(1)
    that at the time of the commission of the offense the actor was:
    (1) carrying a concealed handgun that the person was
    licensed to carry under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code;
    and
    (2) attending a school board meeting in an official
    capacity as:
    (A) a member of the school board; or
    (B) the superintendent of the school governed by
    the school board.

    SECTION 2. Section 46.035, Penal Code, is amended by adding
    Subsection (l) to read as follows:
    (l) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (c) that
    at the time of the commission of the offense the actor was attending
    a school board meeting in an official capacity as:
    (1) a member of the school board; or
    (2) the superintendent of the school governed by the
    school board.

    SECTION 3. The change in law made by this Act applies only
    to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
    An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
    covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and the
    former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of
    this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
    this Act if any element of the offense occurred before that date.
    SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

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    Re: Hb 223

    Sorry... I cannot support a bill (regardless of its number) that conveys special privileges to elected officials such as this. I don't recall their candidacy prerequisites to include special psychological testing, background checks, or letters from their mothers. In fact, some of the video I have seen indicates that board members can be just as moronic as the parents.

    No, this is not a baby step in the right direction. This only opens the doors toward other venues in which only a select few should be able to exercise God given rights, IMHO.
    "Government is not the solution to our problems. Government is the problem" Ronald Reagan 20 January 1981

    "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." George Washington

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    Completely agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravendove View Post
    While it's not open carry, I came upon this bill while checking to see if OC had been filed yet. It looks interesting and I love the fact that the bill number is 223. Maybe the OC bill will be 556. Anyway, here's the bill.

    (j) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(1) that at the time of the commission of the offense the actor was:

    (2) attending a school board meeting in an official capacity as:
    (A) a member of the school board; or
    (B) the superintendent of the school governed by the school board.
    So, only the "ruling elite" are allowed to carry? How is this a good thing for us?

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    Equal rights... but they're more equal for special elected officials! Yeah, I see myself being completely opposed to this bill.

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    So, I guess we're making some dissatisfied phone calls then?

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    I kind of want to see what idiots support it in committee.

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