H.B. No. 781
  relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public
  junior college school marshal.
         SECTION 1.  Section 51.220(e), Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (e)  Any written regulations adopted for purposes of
  Subsection (d):
               (1)  must:
                     (A)  authorize [provide that] a school marshal to
  [may] carry a concealed handgun as described by Subsection (d); and
                     (B)  [, except that if the primary duty of the
  school marshal involves regular, direct contact with students, the
  marshal may not carry a concealed handgun but may possess a handgun
  on the physical premises of a public junior college campus in a
  locked and secured safe within the marshal's immediate reach when
  conducting the marshal's primary duty. The written regulations must
  also] require [that] a handgun carried or possessed by [or within
  access of] a school marshal to [may] be loaded only with frangible
  duty ammunition approved for that purpose by the Texas Commission
  on Law Enforcement; and
               (2)  may not require a school marshal to store the
  handgun in a locked container while on duty.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies beginning with the 2021-2022
  academic year.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 781 was passed by the House on April
  29, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 104, Nays 43, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 781 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 20, Nays 11.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________