Honorable Chris Paddie, Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1500 by Hefner (Relating to authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to regulate firearms, ammunition, knives, air guns, explosives, and combustibles and certain associated businesses during certain disasters and emergencies.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Texas Government Code to limit the authority of the governor and certain political subdivisions to prohibit or restrict manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, supply, retail, or access to firearms or ammunition during a disaster or emergency.
The Office of the Governor, the Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Department of Emergency Management all indicate that they could absorb the costs associated with the bill within current resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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300 Trusteed Programs - Gov, 405 Department of Public Safety, 575 TX Division of Emergency Management