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CONCEALED CARRY NEWS
EPH 6:13  WHEREFORE TAKE UP THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD, THAT YE MAY BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND IN THE EVIL DAY, AND, HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND.

    Under State law, TXDPS must conduct a fingerprint based State and FBI
    Criminal History background check as part of the application process for
    both original and renewal applicants.  TXDPS will resubmit renewal
    applicants’ existing fingerprints for background check processing;
    however, if fingerprints on file do not meet current FBI or Texas quality
    standards applicants will be required to submit new fingerprints to
    complete the renewal application process.

    Effective March 1, 2011 all fingerprints must be submitted through
    Electronic Fingerprint Submission using Fast Centers— INDENTO GO
    (formerly L-1 Enrollment Services).  

                       http://www.identogo.com/FP/texas.aspx .

  • Fast Centers locations are available across the state of Texas.
  • Locations have various hours of operation, including some services on
    Saturdays.
  • Applicants have the option to select the location, date and time.
OPEN CARRY LAWS IN EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016

    The Texas House and Senate have adopted the Conference Committee
    report and passed the open carry bill from both houses. HB 910 bill  
    took effect after being signed by the Governor on January 1, 2016,  
    allowing people with Concealed Handgun Licenses to openly carry a
    handgun in a belt or shoulder holster.  LTC licensees WILL NOT be able
    to OPEN CARRY a handgun on campus.

    Other places where concealed carry is not authorized remains
    unchanged.

    The so-called “Dutton Amendment” which would prohibit police officers
    from stopping someone openly carrying a handgun solely because they
    were carrying a handgun has been removed by the Conference
    Committee. However, some legislators argued earlier this week that
    court rulings already prohibit such investigatory stops.
Campus Carry
Senate Bill 11 Effective: August 1, 2016

Caption: Relating to the carrying of handguns on the campuses of and
certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education;
providing a criminal penalty.

1. Authorizes a license holder to carry a concealed handgun on or about
the license holder's person while the license holder is on the campus of
an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of
higher education in this state. Open carrying of handguns is still
prohibited at these locations.

2. Authorizes an institution of higher education or private or
independent institution of higher education in this state to establish
rules, regulation, or other provisions concerning the storage of
handguns in dormitories or other residential facilities that are owned or
leased and operated by the institution and located on the campus of the
institution.

3. Requires the president or other chief executive officer of an institution
of higher education in this state to establish reasonable rules,
regulations, or other provisions regarding the carrying of concealed
handguns by license holders on the campus or on specific premises
located on the campus.

4. Authorizes posting of a sign under Penal Code Section 30.06 with
respect to any portion of a premises on which license holders may not
carry.

The effective date of this law for a public junior college is August 1, 2017
 Senate Bill 16 for 85th Texas Legislature (Signed 5/26/17)

    The Texas Senate Bill 16 was signed by Governor Abbott on May 26,
    2017.  Relating to decreasing the fee for the issuance of an original or
    renewed license to carry a handgun.   Legislation will take effect on
    September 1, 2017.   

    This bill is relating to the removal of a fee for the issuance of an
    original, duplicate, modified, or renewed license to carry a handgun
    and establishes application and renewal fees in amounts sufficient to
    cover the cost of administering the program.   
    An applicant for a license to carry a handgun must submit to the
    following to the State:
    (1) A completed application on a form provided by the department.
    (2) One or more photographs of the applicant that meet the
    requirements of the department.  
    (3) A certified copy of the applicant ’s birth certificate or certified
    proof of age.  
    (4) Proof of residency in this state.  
    (5) Two complete sets of legible and classifiable fingerprints of the
    applicant taken by a person appropriately trained in recording
    fingerprints who is employed by a law enforcement agency or by a
    private entity designated by a law enforcement agency as an entity
    qualified to take fingerprints of an applicant for a license.  
    (6) Evidence of handgun proficiency, in the form and manner
    required by the department.
    (7) An affidavit signed by the applicant stating that the applicant: