Texas: Consideration of NRA-Backed Employee/Parking Lot Protection Bill Delayed Until
House Bill 681, sponsored by state Representative Tim Kleinschmidt (R-Lexington), had been set on Monday's House Calendar for consideration. But as is sometimes the case, especially during the last few weeks of session, the House did not complete work on all the bills slated for action today. So all measures on today's calendar that were not taken up, including HB 681, will carry over to tomorrow. HB 681 would prevent employers from enacting and enforcing policies to prohibit employees from storing firearms in their locked private motor vehicles while parked at work. Texas gun owners should not have to worry about being fired for lawfully storing a firearm in their personal vehicle, should they choose to carry a handgun for self-defense during their daily commutes or transport firearms to and from their hunting leases or local shooting ranges.