HB 1927 amends Texas Penal Code §§ 30.05 and 46.15(o) to clarify that a person or business may provide notice that firearms are prohibited on the person’s property by posting a sign at each entrance.

Penalties for people who enter such property with a firearm vary. Officers should understand that it is a Class C misdemeanor to enter a property with a firearm against appropriate signage, except that it is a Class A misdemeanor if the person is asked to leave and refuses to depart. Note that it is a defense to prosecution under these provisions (but not necessarily a prohibition on arrest or citation) if the person is carrying a concealed handgun in a holster and is licensed to carry a handgun under the Texas Gov’t Code.