If this is true, then it's not good for us.srothstein wrote: ↑Thu May 06, 2021 11:28 pmThe way I read it, they can leave 30.06 or 30.07 signs up but they only apply to the specific people already covered by it, if even that. Just because you have an LTC does not mean you are carrying under its authority. So the new 30.05 sign applies to everyone (except peace officers), licensed or not, and carrying openly or concealed.Flightmare wrote: ↑Thu May 06, 2021 5:27 pmAmendment 13 offered by Schwertner that was approved.
https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/a ... 7S2F13.HTM
Amend HB 1927 (senate committee printing) by striking the recital to SECTION 17 of the bill (page 6, lines 9-11) and substituting the following:
SECTION 17. Section 30.05, Penal Code, is amended by adding Subsections (c), (d-3), and (f-4) and amending Subsections (d) and (f) to read as follows:
(c) A person may provide notice that firearms are prohibited on the property by posting a sign at each entrance to the property that:
(1) includes language that is identical to or substantially similar to the following: "Pursuant to Section 30.05, Penal Code (criminal trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm";
(2) includes the language described by Subdivision (1) in both English and Spanish;
(3) appears in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch in height; and
(4) is displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.
The way I read it, they would create a new sign that says "Pursuant to Section 30.05, Penal Code (criminal trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm" or something similar.
I'd rather have had a new sign for unlicensed carry, that way we don't get inundated with tons of new signs.
Or better yet, make it so that signs only apply to unlicensed carry, to act as a carrot to get people to get their LTC anyway. That would have been GREAT.