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Texas HB 302 - Apartments and Condos

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LEAP Forward Position:  Oppose

LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

Texas HB 302

Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property

by DeWayne Burns (R), Ryan Guillen (D), Phil King (R), Poncho Nevarez (D), Dennis Paul (R) with Steve Allison (R), Doc Anderson (R), Trent Ashby (R), Trey Bell Jr. (R), Keith Bell (R), Dwayne Bohac (R), Greg Bonnen (R), Brad Buckley (R), Dustin Burrows (R), Briscoe Cain (R), Giovanni Capriglione (R), Travis Clardy (R), John Cyrier (R), Drew Darby (R), Jay Dean (R), Dan Flynn (R), James Frank (R), John Frullo (R), Craig Goldman (R), Cody Harris (R), Cole Hefner (R), Justin Holland (R), Stephanie Klick (R), Matt Krause (R), John Kuempel (R), Stan Lambert (R), Brooks Landgraf (R), Mike Lang (R), Ben Leman (R), Will Metcalf (R), Mayes Middleton (R), Rick Miller (R), Candy Noble (R), Tom Oliverson (R), Chris Paddie (R), Tan Parker (R), Jared Patterson (R), Dade Phelan (R), John Raney (R), Richard Raymond (D), Scott Sanford (R), Hugh Shine (R), Reggie Smith (R), John Smithee (R), Drew Springer Jr. (R), Phil Stephenson (R), Jonathan Stickland (R), Lynn Stucky (R), Valoree Swanson (R), Ed Thompson (R), Steve Toth (R), Gary VanDeaver (R), James White (R), Terry Wilson (R), Bill Zedler (R)

Last Action: Reported favorably as substituted 


(f-1) It is an exception to the application of this section that:

(1) the basis on which entry on the property was forbidden is that entry with a firearm or firearm ammunition was forbidden;

(2) the actor is:

(A) an owner of an apartment in a condominium regime governed by Chapter 81, Property Code;

(B) an owner of a condominium unit governed by Chapter 82, Property Code;

(C) a tenant or guest of an owner described by Paragraph (A) or (B); or

(D) a guest of a tenant of an owner described by Paragraph (A) or (B);

(3) the actor:

(A) carries or stores a firearm or firearm ammunition in the condominium apartment or unit owner’s apartment or unit;

(B) carries a firearm or firearm ammunition directly en route to or from the condominium apartment or unit owner’s apartment or unit;

(C) carries a firearm or firearm ammunition directly en route to or from the actor’s vehicle located in a parking area provided for residents or guests of the condominium property; or

(D) carries or stores a firearm or firearm ammunition in the actor’s vehicle located in a parking area provided for residents or guests of the condominium property; and

(4) the actor is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm or firearm ammunition.

(f-2) It is an exception to the application of this section that:

(1) the basis on which entry on a leased premises governed by Chapter 92 or 93, Property Code, was forbidden is that entry with a firearm or firearm ammunition was forbidden;

(2) the actor is a tenant of the leased premises or the tenant’s guest;

(3) the actor:

(A) carries or stores a firearm or firearm ammunition in the tenant’s rental unit;

(B) carries a firearm or firearm ammunition directly en route to or from the tenant’s rental unit;

(C) carries a firearm or firearm ammunition directly en route to or from the actor’s vehicle located in a parking area provided for tenants or guests by the landlord of the leased premises; or

(D) carries or stores a firearm or firearm ammunition in the actor’s vehicle located in a parking area provided for tenants or guests by the landlord of the leased premises; and

(4) the actor is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm or firearm ammunition.