Good and bad news for Texas knife law reform. The good news is that HB 905 is headed to Governor Abbott's desk. If only one knife reform bill is to pass this session, this is the preferred one. The bad news is that knife decriminalization seems to have been killed.
In a spot of good news, HB 905 (knife preemption) is on its way to Governor Abbott. Unfortunately, HB 3884 (decriminalization of "illegal" knives) was killed after Senator Whitmire double-crossed us. He agreed to sponsor HB 3884 and hear it in his committee, in order to get one of his own bills out of the author's (Rep. Harold Dutton) committee.I have not been able to confirm the comment by Bladed, but he has been a very reliable source. I know that HB 905 was on the "Local & Uncontested" calendar, and that HB 3884 had not been listed there.
Then, after passing the bill out of committee (on unanimous vote) and recommending it for the Local and Uncontested Calendar, he pulled it down.
I suspect that it is too late in the session to resurrect HB 3884, which was probably Senator Whitmire's strategy.
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