Texas Government Code

Sec. § 411.198
Law Enforcement Officer Alias Handgun License


On written approval of the director, the department may issue to a law enforcement officer an alias license to carry a handgun to be used in supervised activities involving criminal investigations.


It is a defense to prosecution under Section 46.035 (Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder), Penal Code, that the actor, at the time of the commission of the offense, was the holder of an alias license issued under this section.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 25, eff. January 1, 2016.

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