Author Topic: 46.035 vs 52.062  (Read 2745 times)

KA5CVH

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46.035 vs 52.062
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:16:19 PM »
I am confused between 46.035 and 52.062 on where I can lawfully have / leave a weapon in my privately owned vehicle (POV).  Specifically, my job takes me to many petrochemical and power generations sites.  Occasionally because there is "no outside public parking" areas I must take my POV inside the fenced and secure area of their facility.  My vehicle will be in the very same parking lot that is for the employees to use, its just inside their secure entrance.  My concern is with knowing whether or not I am in violation of Texas law?

As I read and interpret, I can under 46.035 but then in 52.062(F) it takes it out  ... but then later in 52.062(F) it exempts that language by saying except for CHL holders .

A part II to this question is, if my employer reimburses me for mileage on my POV going to and from the site does that constitute "leased" under the law.
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Re: 46.035 vs 52.062
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 10:20:42 AM »
KA5CVH,

Texas Labor Code 52.062 states that a concealed handgun license holder cannot possess a firearm on property owned or leased by a chemical manufacturer or oil and gas refiner, unless it is in your locked motor vehicle, and the parking area is outside of the secured and restricted area.

A violation of this section is not a crime, but it may subject you to termination or other discipline by your employer.

As far as your personal vehicle and reimbursement, no, it does not constitute leased under the law as you maintain control of the vehicle even though they reimburse you for mileage.

Hope that helps. Thanks for the questions.
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