Texas Government Code

Sec. § 76.0051
Authorization to Carry Weapon

An officer is authorized to carry a weapon while engaged in the actual discharge of the officer’s duties only if:


the officer possesses a certificate of firearms proficiency issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement under Section 1701.257 (Firearms Training Program for Supervision Officers), Occupations Code; and


the director of the department agrees to the authorization.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1261, Sec. 29, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 255 (H.B. 1326), Sec. 5, eff. May 30, 2005.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 93 (S.B. 686), Sec. 2.22, eff. May 18, 2013.

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