|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).
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
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
The effective date of this law for a public junior college is August 1, 2017