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Posted: 8/11/2011 9:13:14 PM EDT
With september 1st fast approaching i want to be sure of what the new parking lot law says. I work at a chemical refinery and i have a chl and from what i have heard, i'm allowed to also keep rifles and shotguns if i wish to do so, but when i read the text of the law i didn't see that. I may have read something wrong though and i don't know if what i read was the final say. Can someone please clarify this and post the text of what applies to me? Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:32:07 PM EDT
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:41:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06


Can you make it hot? I'm on my phone. Why did you reference 30.06?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:42:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 9:45:27 PM EDT by fundummy]
Originally Posted By lowonair:
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06


Can you make it hot? I'm on my phone. Why did you reference 30.06?


sheesh ... http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

Heya txinvestigator,

Thanks for all the work you do here.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 9:58:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lowonair:
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06


Can you make it hot? I'm on my phone. Why did you reference 30.06?


Good grief.  Read it and you will see that the law you are asking about is part of penal code 30.06

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:00:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fundummy:
Originally Posted By lowonair:
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06


Can you make it hot? I'm on my phone. Why did you reference 30.06?


sheesh ... http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

Heya txinvestigator,

Thanks for all the work you do here.


Thanks man
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:14:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
Originally Posted By lowonair:
Originally Posted By txinvestigator:
http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=686

section 30.06


Can you make it hot? I'm on my phone. Why did you reference 30.06?


Good grief.  Read it and you will see that the law you are asking about is part of penal code 30.06



calm down. I couldn't read it at that time due to being on my phone. Now i see why you referenced it. If i'm reading correctly my employer can still prohibit me or is that only if the parking lot doesn't meet the requirements? I still see nothing about rifles and shotguns. Is that why it reads "Firearms" instead of handguns? I'm just looking for clarification so i'm not doing what i'm not able to under the law.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 10:22:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2011 10:26:38 PM EDT by StealthCRF]
Even with language not excluding long arms in 30.06, I don't think they have any exception in 30.05 as licensed handguns do. I've not read the bill closely so don't fault me if I'm wrong.

edit: N/m this is labor code and modifies neither 30.05 or .06, it appears to NOT EXCLUDE long arms
Link Posted: 8/12/2011 6:09:37 AM EDT
Here is the enrolled version of the law:



S.B. No. 321
     
   
   
     



       

     

     

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

       

     

     

       

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       

     

     

       

       




         

         
AN ACT

       

         
relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain

         
firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or

         
controlled by the employee's employer.

         
      BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

         
      SECTION 1.  Chapter 52, Labor Code, is amended by adding

         
Subchapter G to read as follows:

         
SUBCHAPTER G. RESTRICTIONS ON PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE

         
TRANSPORTATION OR STORAGE OF CERTAIN FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION

         
      Sec. 52.061. RESTRICTION ON PROHIBITING EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO

         
OR STORAGE OF FIREARM OR AMMUNITION.  A public or private employer

         
may not prohibit an employee who holds a license to carry a

         
concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,

         
who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully

         
possesses ammunition from transporting or storing a firearm or

         
ammunition the employee is authorized by law to possess in a locked,

         
privately owned motor vehicle in a parking lot, parking garage, or

         
other parking area the employer provides for employees.

         
      Sec. 52.062.  EXCEPTIONS.  (a)  Section 52.061 does not:

         
            (1) authorize a person who holds a license to carry a

         
concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,

         
who otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, or who lawfully

         
possesses ammunition to possess a firearm or ammunition on any

         
property where the possession of a firearm or ammunition is

         
prohibited by state or federal law; or

         
            (2)  apply to:

         
                  (A) a vehicle owned or leased by a public or

         
private employer and used by an employee in the course and scope of

         
the employee's employment, unless the employee is required to

         
transport or store a firearm in the official discharge of the

         
employee's duties;

         
                  (B)  a school district;

         
                  (C) an open-enrollment charter school, as

         
defined by Section 5.001, Education Code;

         
                  (D) a private school, as defined by Section

         
22.081, Education Code;

         
                  (E) property owned or controlled by a person,

         
other than the employer, that is subject to a valid, unexpired oil,

         
gas, or other mineral lease that contains a provision prohibiting

         
the possession of firearms on the property; or

         
                  (F) property owned or leased by a chemical

         
manufacturer or oil and gas refiner with an air authorization under

         
Chapter 382, Health and Safety Code, and on which the primary

         
business conducted is the manufacture, use, storage, or

         
transportation of hazardous, combustible, or explosive materials,

         
except in regard to an employee who holds a license to carry a

         
concealed handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,

         
and who stores a firearm or ammunition the employee is authorized by

         
law to possess in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in a

         
parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area the employer

         
provides for employees that is outside of a secured and restricted

         
area:

         
                        (i)  that contains the physical plant;

         
                        (ii)  that is not open to the public; and

         
                        (iii) the ingress into which is constantly

         
monitored by security personnel.

         
      (b) Section 52.061 does not prohibit an employer from

         
prohibiting an employee who holds a license to carry a concealed

         
handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, or who

         
otherwise lawfully possesses a firearm, from possessing a firearm

         
the employee is otherwise authorized by law to possess on the

         
premises of the employer's business.  In this subsection,

         
"premises" has the meaning assigned by Section 46.035(f)(3), Penal

         
Code.

         
      Sec. 52.063. IMMUNITY FROM CIVIL LIABILITY.  (a) Except in

         
cases of gross negligence, a public or private employer, or the

         
employer's principal, officer, director, employee, or agent, is not

         
liable in a civil action for personal injury, death, property

         
damage, or any other damages resulting from or arising out of an

         
occurrence involving a firearm or ammunition that the employer is

         
required to allow on the employer's property under this subchapter.

         
      (b) The presence of a firearm or ammunition on an employer's

         
property under the authority of this subchapter does not by itself

         
constitute a failure by the employer to provide a safe workplace.

         
      (c) For purposes of this section, a public or private

         
employer, or the employer's principal, officer, director,

         
employee, or agent, does not have a duty:

         
            (1)  to patrol, inspect, or secure:

         
                  (A) any parking lot, parking garage, or other

         
parking area the employer provides for employees; or

         
                  (B) any privately owned motor vehicle located in

         
a parking lot, parking garage, or other parking area described by

         
Paragraph (A); or

         
            (2) to investigate, confirm, or determine an

         
employee's compliance with laws related to the ownership or

         
possession of a firearm or ammunition or the transportation and

         
storage of a firearm or ammunition.

         
      Sec. 52.064. CONSTRUCTION OF PROVISION RELATING TO IMMUNITY

         
FROM CIVIL LIABILITY.  Section 52.063 does not limit or alter the

         
personal liability of:

         
            (1) an individual who causes harm or injury by using a

         
firearm or ammunition;

         
            (2) an individual who aids, assists, or encourages

         
another individual to cause harm or injury by using a firearm or

         
ammunition; or

         
            (3) an employee who transports or stores a firearm or

         
ammunition on the property of the employee's employer but who fails

         
to comply with the requirements of Section 52.061.

         
      SECTION 2.  Section 411.203, Government Code, is amended to

         
read as follows:

         
      Sec. 411.203.  RIGHTS OF EMPLOYERS.  This subchapter does

         
not prevent or otherwise limit the right of a public or private

         
employer to prohibit persons who are licensed under this subchapter

         
from carrying a concealed handgun on the premises of the business.  

         
In this section, "premises" has the meaning assigned by Section

         
46.035(f)(3), Penal Code.

         
      SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only

         
to a cause of action that accrues on or after the effective date of

         
this Act.  A cause of action that accrues before that date is

         
governed by the law as it existed immediately before the effective

         
date of this Act, and that law is continued in effect for that

         
purpose.

         
      SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.

         



         



         


____________________________________________________________
  President of the SenateSpeaker of the House    

         
      I hereby certify that S.B. No. 321 passed the Senate on

         
March 15, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1;

         
May 17, 2011, Senate refused to concur in House amendments and

         
requested appointment of Conference Committee; May 20, 2011, House

         
granted request of the Senate; May 27, 2011, Senate adopted

         
Conference Committee Report by the following vote:  Yeas 29,

         
Nays 2.

         


______________________________
Secretary of the Senate    

         
      I hereby certify that S.B. No. 321 passed the House, with

         
amendments, on May 4, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 117,

         
Nays 29, two present not voting; May 20, 2011, House granted

         
request of the Senate for appointment of Conference Committee;

         
May 26, 2011, House adopted Conference Committee Report by the

         
following vote:  Yeas 130, Nays 11, two present not voting.

         


______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House  

         



         
Approved:

         



         
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