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Texas HB 544 - Mental Health

(b-1) A person commits an offense if the person possesses a firearm and at the time of the offense the person:

(1) has been ordered by a court to receive inpatient mental health services under Chapter 574, Health and Safety Code;
(2) has been acquitted in a criminal case by reason of insanity or lack of mental responsibility, regardless of whether the person was ordered by a court to receive inpatient treatment or residential care under Chapter 46C, Code of Criminal Procedure;
(3) has been determined to be a person with an intellectual disability and has been committed by a court for long-term placement in a residential care facility under Chapter 593, Health and Safety Code;
(4) is an incapacitated adult for whom a court has appointed a guardian of the person under Title 3, Estates Code, based on a determination that the person lacks the mental capacity to manage the person’s affairs; or
(5) has been determined to be incompetent to stand trial under Chapter 46B, Code of Criminal Procedure.