S.B. No. 535
  relating to the carrying of a handgun by a license holder on the
  premises of certain places of religious worship.
         SECTION 1.  Sections 46.035(b) and (i), Penal Code, are
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A license holder commits an offense if the license
  holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun
  under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,
  regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a
  shoulder or belt holster, on or about the license holder's person:
               (1)  on the premises of a business that has a permit or
  license issued under Chapter 25, 28, 32, 69, or 74, Alcoholic
  Beverage Code, if the business derives 51 percent or more of its
  income from the sale or service of alcoholic beverages for
  on-premises consumption, as determined by the Texas Alcoholic
  Beverage Commission under Section 104.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code;
               (2)  on the premises where a high school, collegiate,
  or professional sporting event or interscholastic event is taking
  place, unless the license holder is a participant in the event and a
  handgun is used in the event;
               (3)  on the premises of a correctional facility;
               (4)  on the premises of a hospital licensed under
  Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code, or on the premises of a nursing
  facility licensed under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Code, unless
  the license holder has written authorization of the hospital or
  nursing facility administration, as appropriate;
               (5)  in an amusement park; or
               (6)  [on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other
  established place of religious worship; or
               [(7)]  on the premises of a civil commitment facility.
         (i)  Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), [(b)(6),] and (c) do not
  apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section
  30.06 or 30.07.
         SECTION 2.  Section 46.035(h-1), Penal Code, as added by
  Chapter 1222 (H.B. 2300), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2007, is amended to read as follows:
         (h-1)  It is a defense to prosecution under Subsections
  (b)(1), (2), (4), and (5)[, and (6)] and (c) that at the time of the
  commission of the offense, the actor was:
               (1)  a judge or justice of a federal court;
               (2)  an active judicial officer, as defined by Section
  411.201, Government Code; or
               (3)  the attorney general or a United States attorney,
  assistant United States attorney, assistant attorney general,
  district attorney, assistant district attorney, criminal district
  attorney, assistant criminal district attorney, county attorney,
  or assistant county attorney.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect at the time the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 535 passed the Senate on
  May 1, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 23, Nays 8.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 535 passed the House on
  May 21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 86, Nays 53, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House