HBA-TBM S.B. 1713 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1713 By: Van de Putte Public Safety 5/8/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, peace officers from another state and special investigators are not allowed to carry a weapon in the same manner as a peace officer of this state. Senate Bill 1713 allows commissioned peace officers of another state and special investigators to carry weapons in the same manner as peace officers in this state. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 1713 amends the Penal Code to add special investigators and commissioned peace officers from any other state to the list of persons who may lawfully carry a weapon and to whom restrictions of carrying a weapon in certain places do not apply. The bill also provides that a peace officer of this state or any other state or special investigator is not prohibited from carrying a weapon into any establishment within this state serving the public. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.