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Legal Updates Last Revised               08/31/2017
September 1 2017  The State Fee for a New License to Carry a Handgun will be $40.00

September 1 State law has been amended to remove the term illegal knife and created the term location-restricted knife. Knives will no longer be specifically classified as daggers, dirks, stilettos, swords, so on and so forth. Instead, all knives that have a blade over five and half inches from guard to tip, are simply location-restricted. Any knife that has a blade shorter than five-and-a-half inches is legal and unregulated. As of September 1st, so long as over the age of 18, it will be legal for you to carry your location-restricted knife on your person anywhere that isn't set out by law as being restricted.
What are these restricted areas? 51% establishments, high school, collegiate, or professional sporting events, correctional facilities, hospitals, mental hospitals, nursing facilities, amusement parks, and places of religious worship. Also ,the premises of a school are off-limits. Anywhere else you are free to carry your location-restricted knife unless you are under the age of 18, in which case you can only have that knife on your own property, in your own motor vehicle or watercraft, or under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian.
 
September 1 2017 School teachers that hold a valid Texas License to Carry a Handgun are not prohibited from storing a loaded handgun and/or ammunition in a privately owned automobile on school employee parking lots.