|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.
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