City-Related Bills Filed

FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION

S.J.R. 64 (Carona) – Gambling:  would:  (1) authorize the operation of casino games and slot machines by a limited number of licensed operators and certain Indian tribes; (2) tax poker proceeds; and (3) provide that part of the proceeds be allocated to a city in which a casino is located.

PUBLIC SAFETY

S.B. 1857 (Estes) – Firearms:  would provide that: (1) the Texas Department of Public Safety shall establish and maintain a school safety certification for qualified handgun instructors; and (2) the certification shall be used to instruct a person who holds a concealed handgun license and who is an employee of a school district or an open-enrollment charter school in the following: (a) best practices in the protection of students; (b) how to interact with the first responders on their arrival; (c) tactics to deny an intruder entry into a classroom or school facility; and (d) accuracy with handgun under duress.

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