10/30/2017 09:30 AM-04:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane Austin, TX - Lonestar Room
Purpose: House Bill 2994, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, relating to workforce continuing education offered by public community colleges, amends Texas Education Code Chapter 130 by adding Subchapter L, Workforce Continuing Education. The legislation requires the THECB to adopt rules for the administration of this subchapter by using a negotiated rulemaking process as described in Texas Government Code Section 2008 (Negotiated Rulemaking Act).
Status: Proposed rule with committee consensus published in the Nov. 17 edition of the Texas Register for a 30-day public comment period that expires Dec. 17.
Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "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, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter." Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.
Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.