Previous Campus Carry Bills

2011 – 82nd Legislative Session

  • Representative David Simpson (R-Longview) introduced HB 86 on November 8, 2010. At the author’s request, the bill was left pending in committee, whom he asked to instead support HB 750, a similar campus carry bill. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) introduced SB 354 on January 13, 2011. The bill left the Criminal Justice Committee, and was unable to acquire a two-thirds majority vote needed to bring the bill up for consideration on the Senate floor. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) introduced HB 750 on January 20, 1011. The bill left the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, but it failed to pass through the House Calendars Committee. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Representative Van Taylor (R-Plano) introduced HB 1167 (to legalize licensed concealed carry in public junior colleges and public technical institutes) on February 7, 2011. The bill left the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, but failed to be heard by the House Calendars Committee. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Representative Lance Gooden (R-Athens) introduced HB 1356 (to legalize licensed concealed carry on campus for college faculty, staff, and employees) on February 15, 2011. The bill left the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, but failed to be heard by the House Calendars Committee. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) introduced HB 2178 (to decriminalize licensed concealed carry on college campuses) on March 3, 2011. The bill left the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, but failed to be heard by the House Calendars Committee. The summary can be viewed here.
  • Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) introduced Floor Amendment 8 (concealed carry on campus amendment) to SB 5 (college business affairs bill) on May 3, 2011. The amendment was adopted, which caused the author of the bill to withdraw her bill from consideration in the Senate. The author of the bill later resumed consideration of her bill, and it was eventually passed without the concealed carry on campus amendment. The amendment can be viewed here.
  • Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) introduced Floor Amendment 5 (concealed carry on campus amendment) to SB 1581 (higher education fiscal matters bill) on May 9, 2011. The amendment was adopted, but then it was later removed after a parliamentary ruling declared the amendment not to be germane to the bill. The amendment can be viewed here.

2009 – 81st Legislative Session

  • Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) introduced HB1893 on Feb. 26, 2009. The bill left committee left the Public Safety Committee, was sent to the Calendars Committee and then placed on the General State Calendar on May 11, 2009. HB1893 was not able to meet the required deadline for a vote on the House floor and thus died. HB1893 had 75 of the 150 Representatives as sponsors of the bill.
  • Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) introduced SB1164 on February 26, 2009. The bill left the State Affairs Committee and passed the Senate by a vote of 20-11. SB1164 was then sent to the House Calendars Committee but ultimately died due to the Democratic filibuster in the Texas House over the Voter ID bill. The five-day filibuster resulted in the killing of not only Voter ID, but also hundreds of other bills, including SB1164. Had SB1164 been placed for a floor vote in the House, SCCC believes the bill would have overwhelmingly passed with 75 sponsors on HB1893, its companion bill. Both summaries can be viewed here.

1999 – 76th Legislative Session

  • Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp (R-Lampasas) introduced HB 1035 on Jan. 28, 1999. The bill left committee but a vote was never taken in the House. The summary can be viewed here.

1997 – 75th Legislative Session

  • Rep. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp (R-Lampasas) introduced HB 2855 on Mar. 13, 1997. The bill left committee but a vote was never taken in the House. The summary can be viewed here.