Author Topic: hb284  (Read 2929 times)


  • Guest
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:52:43 PM »
This bill (hb284) and its companion bill in the Senate seem to be on the fast track. I believe the vote in the Senate was 31 to 0.
    Concerns:  Beside the bipartisan vote, the wording of the bill seems to suggest proficiency testing for renewals. Is that the case?

 I believe the purpose is to lower the minimum caliber requirement to .22.... That's a good thing IMO
      SECTION 1.  Section 411.188(a), Government Code, is amended
    to read as follows:
           (a)  The director by rule shall establish minimum standards
    for handgun proficiency and shall develop a course to teach handgun
    proficiency and examinations to measure handgun proficiency. The
    course to teach handgun proficiency is required for each person who
    seeks to obtain or renew a license and must contain training
    sessions divided into two parts. One part of the course must be
    classroom instruction and the other part must be range instruction
    and an actual demonstration by the applicant of the applicant's
    ability to safely and proficiently use a handgun. An applicant must
    be able to demonstrate, at a minimum, the degree of proficiency that
    is required to effectively operate a handgun of .22 [.32] caliber or
    above. The department shall distribute the standards, course
    requirements, and examinations on request to any qualified handgun
Thanks in advance!!!!!!
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Guest »


  • Administrator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 996
    • View Profile
Re: hb284
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 09:16:43 AM »

At the end of the day, we won’t know what’s going to happen in terms of specific requirements until a final version is passed and signed into law by Governor Abbott. We’ll keep you updated on how it plays out in terms of caliber and renewal requirements.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Guest »


  • Guest
Re: hb284
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2015, 04:49:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing good reference.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Guest »