Honorable Poncho Nevárez, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB2051 by Murr (Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by a retired judicial officer and certain other governmental officials.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Penal Code as it relates to the application of unlawful carrying of a handgun or possessing a handgun where prohibited. Under the provisions of the bill, retired judicial officers and certain other governmental officials would be added to the list of those who may exercise a defense to prosecution under current statute for certain weapons-related offenses.
The Office of Court Administration and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice do not anticipate any significant fiscal implications to the state resulting from the modifications outlined in the provisions of the bill. This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill addressing sanctions for criminal offenses would not result in a significant fiscal impact to the state and state correctional agencies.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Association of Counties, no significant fiscal implication to counties is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 696 Department of Criminal Justice