Bill Watch

Bill Watch

Stay up to date with gun legislation being considered in the Texas Legislature, posted below and updated throughout the legislative session.

Click highlighted bill numbers for a detailed analysis of what each will do to your Second Amendment rights in Texas.

87th Legislative Session (2021) – Last update: 11/12/21

TXGR Position

Bill Number

Author

Subject

Status

TXGR Priority

1927

Schaefer

Constitutional Carry for law-abiding adults at least 21 years of age. This bill, however, does not include Constitutional Carry on lands managed by the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) or college campuses.

VICTORY!

Signed into law 6/15/21

Oppose

HB 118

Ortega

Universal Gun Registration.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 127

Ortega

Bans open carry of long guns.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 164

Meza

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 172

Meza

So-called "Assault Weapons" Ban.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 178

Meza

Banning possession or transfer of standard capacity magazines over 10 rounds.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 185

Meza

Mandatory firearms storage law.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 196

Meza

Gutting the Texas ‘ "Castle Doctrine" law by requiring a duty to retreat.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 201

Meza

Repealing the Texas Campus Carry law.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 208

Meza

Bans DIY gun builds with 80% lowers. So-called "ghost gun" ban.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 210

Meza

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 213

Bernal

Bans open carry of long guns.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 218

Meza

Universal Gun Registration.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 227

Meza

Notifies state law enforcement of failed- NICS background checks, which notoriously produces 90% false positives.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 234

Ortega

Banning possession or transfer of standard capacity magazines over 10 rounds.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 238

Meza

Repeals state pre-emption laws, allowing liberal cities and counties to enact local level gun control.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 241

Ortega

So-called "Assault Weapons" Ban.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 245

Bernal

Gun Registration for those without a license to carry.

DEAD

Support

HB 336

Cain

Prohibiting the enforcement of "Red Flag" Gun Confiscation laws in Texas.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 395

Moody

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 603

Meza

Abolishes reciprocity of handgun licenses and the right of Texas LTC holders to carry in other states.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 606

Goodwin

Universal Gun Registration.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 760

Goodwin

Gun Registration for those without a license to carry.

DEAD

Oppose

HB 791

Goodwin

Banning open carry of firearms within 500 feet of a "public demonstration."

DEAD

Oppose

SB 84

Miles

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

SB 110

West

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

SB 163

Blanco

Gun Registration for those without a license to carry.

DEAD

Oppose

SB 242

Eckhardt

Universal Gun Registration.

DEAD

Oppose

SB 283

Alvarado

"Red Flag" Gun Confiscation without due process.

DEAD

Oppose

SB 311

Eckhardt

Banning open cary of firearms within 500 feet of a "public demonstration."

DEAD

Committee contact information:

House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee 
Chair: Rep. James White (Republican), (512) 463-0490, James.White@house.texas.gov 

House State Affairs Committee  
Chair: Rep. Chis Paddie (Republican), (512) 463-0556, Chris.Paddie@house.texas.gov 

House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee  
Chair: Rep. Nicole Collier (Democrat), (512) 463-0716, Nicole.Collier@house.texas.gov 

Senate State Affairs Committee  
Chair: Sen. Bryan Hughes (Republican), (512) 463-0101, Bryan.Hughes@senate.texas.gov