COMMITTEE:    Homeland Security & Public Safety 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Thursday, April 8, 2021 

PLACE:       E2.030 
CHAIR:       Rep. James White 


The Committee will meet to hear the following bills, in no particular order, with a two-minute time limit:


HB 118         Ortega                                                
Relating to requiring a national instant criminal background check in connection with private firearm transfers; creating a criminal offense.

HB 558         White                                                 
Relating to the taking of a blood specimen on arrest for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 781         Sanford | et al.                                       
Relating to the carrying and possession of a handgun by a public junior college school marshal.

HB 791         Goodwin                                               
Relating to displaying a firearm at or near a public demonstration; creating a criminal offense.

HB 831         Thompson, Senfronia | et al.       Posting Rule Suspended
Relating to prohibiting the use of certain techniques when using force to make an arrest or search.

HB 880         Hinojosa                                              
Relating to a false or misleading statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.

HB 832         Thompson, Senfronia | et al.                           
Relating to the duties and powers of peace officers.

HB 833         Thompson, Senfronia | et al.                           
Relating to the use of force to make an arrest or search and to law enforcement policies regarding de-escalation and proportionate response.

HB 1757        Krause | et al.                                        
Relating to recordings of peace officer performance of official duties and interactions with the public; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1838        González, Mary                                         
Relating to intelligence databases for combinations and criminal street gangs.

HB 2112        Metcalf | et al.                                       
Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.

HB 2147        Allen                                                 
Relating to the punishment for the offense of driving while license invalid.

HB 2169        Sanford                                               
Relating to the eligibility requirements for a license to carry a handgun.

HB 2248        Thompson, Senfronia                                    
Relating to next generation 9-1-1 services provided through an Internet Protocol network and wireless service provider expense reimbursements for certain counties; imposing a fee.

HB 2366        Buckley                                               
Relating to criminal conduct that endangers law enforcement; creating a criminal offense and increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2706        Howard | et al.                                        
Relating to the reporting of sexual assault and other sex offenses, to the emergency services and care provided to victims of those offenses, and to the processes associated with preserving and analyzing the evidence of those offenses.

HB 2746        Ellzey                                                
Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of use of laser pointers; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2967        Cason                                                 
Relating to the unlawful carrying of a handgun in a motor vehicle or watercraft.

HB 3413        Murr                                                  
Relating to occupational driver's licenses; requiring the imposition of a fee.

HB 3628        Schaefer | et al.                                      
Relating to the carrying of holstered handguns by handgun license holders.

HB 3712        Thompson, Ed                                          
Relating to the training and hiring of peace officers.

HB 4299        Dean                                                  
Relating to a study by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement on mental health services provided to peace officers in this state.

HB 4300        Dean                                                  
Relating to a biennial report by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement regarding peace officer salaries.

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here: https://house.texas.gov/committees/public-access-house-committee-meetings/


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c420




Bills added after last posting:

HB 831


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