Texas House takes up ‘open carry’ on Friday

Texas State Capitol (KXAN Photo)
Texas State Capitol (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Media partner Texas Tribune reports a bill to allow Concealed Handgun License holders to openly carry their handguns is up for a vote in the Texas House on Friday. That’s after one of the bill’s opponents halted debate on Tuesday.

Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, raised a point of order and said testimony from three different witnesses from committee hearings were incorrect. The website says the bill was sent back to the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, which immediately voted it out again after fixing the mistake.

The Tribune says once the open carry bill comes up for a vote, it should pass easily.

Eyes are also on the progress of a bill to repeal the DREAM act. That program offers in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.

See the breakdown of where undocumented immigrants pay in-state tuition.


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