The Texas House of Representatives has passed a bill on to second reading that would allow people with Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) to openly carry handguns. The bill (HB 910) came to a vote after several hours of contentious debate over amendments and parliamentary procedural issues. It was approved by a vote of 96-35.
There appear to be some differences between the version that passed the Senate and the House version that passed on Friday. After final passage by the House, one chamber will need to pass the version passed by the other chamber in order for a bill to move forward to Governor Greg Abbott for approval.
A vote for final approval of the bill is expected to happen next week.
This article will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.