Honorable Joan Huffman, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3231 by Clardy (relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to prohibit municipalities and counties from adopting certain regulations related to firearms, air guns, knives, or ammunition. The bill authorizes the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to bring an action against a municipality or county and recover reasonable expenses for violations of these provisions.
According to the Office of Court Administration (OCA), it is not anticipated that the bill will create a significant increase in court caseloads. No significant impact to the state court system is anticipated.
According to OAG, any legal work resulting from the passage of this bill could be reasonably absorbed with current resources.
Local Government Impact
According to OCA, no significant impact to the local courts is anticipated.
According to the Texas Municipal League, no significant impact to cities is anticipated.
According to the Texas Association of Counties, no significant fiscal impact to counties is anticipated.
302 Office of the Attorney General, 212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council