A Sampling of Bills Introduced for the 85th Texas Legislature: Nov. 29
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 01:55 PM

News Bite: Already introduced for the 85th Texas Legislature are bills that would 1) call for a report by the secretary of state summarizing each act of the legislature granting rule making authority and the full text of any rule adopted under the rule making authority granted by the act; 2) disqualifying someone from unemployment compensation benefits who provides advanced resignation notice, but is terminate prior to the effective date of resignation; 3) redefines locations associated with the offense of  intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possessing or going with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon; and 4) allow a municipality with a population of more than 750,000 to prohibit a handgun licensee from carrying a partially or wholly visible handgun within the corporate boundaries of the municipality.  

See each introduced bill at the link included.


HB 462 A Report on Legislation That Grants Rulemaking Authority.  This bill calls upon the secretary of state to submit to each member of the legislature a report that includes: a summary of each act of the legislature granting rulemaking authority enacted during the preceding regular legislative session and any special sessions of that legislature that has or will become law; and the full text of any rule adopted under the rulemaking authority granted by that act.”

HB 463 Relating to disqualification of certain individuals terminated from employment after giving notice. This bill would disqualify an individual for unemployment compensation benefits if “after giving advance notice…of resignation…employment was terminated by the employer before the date stated in the advance notice of resignation as the individual’s las day of work.”

HB 465 Relating to prosecution of certain offenses involving carrying weapons at amusement parks, schools or educational institutions.  This bill redefines locations associated with the offense of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possessing or going with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon.
HB 466 limiting the locations in which a license holder may openly carry a handgun.  This bill would allow a municipality with a population of more than 750,000 to adopt an ordinance “prohibiting a person who holds a license to carry a handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, from carrying a partially or wholly visible handgun within the corporate boundaries of the municipality.