Legislative Session: 80(R)

Senate Bill 112

Senate Author:  Carona et al.

Effective:  4-27-07

House Sponsor:  Corte, Frank et al.

            Senate Bill 112 amends the Government Code and Local Government Code to prohibit the seizure or confiscation, during a state of disaster or a state of emergency, of any firearm or ammunition from an individual lawfully carrying or possessing those items. The bill authorizes a peace officer during such times to disarm an individual if the officer reasonably believes it necessary for the protection of the officer or another individual and requires the officer to return the firearm or ammunition to the individual before ceasing to detain the individual unless the officer arrests the individual or seizes the firearm as evidence in a criminal investigation.