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HB 1076 - Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations - Texas Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an entity of the state from enforcing certain federal firearm regulations, effective September 1, 2013.


  • Prohibits the state, or any entity of the state, from enforcing any federal firearm regulations “inconsistent with state laws” that are enacted on or after January 1, 2013 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the prohibition applies to federal regulations including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • Any capacity or size limitation;
    • Any registration requirement; and
    • A background check. 
  • Specifies that state entities include, but are not limited to, the following branches (Sec. 2): 
    • Any agency, department, commission, bureau, board, office, council, or court that is in any branch of state government or created by the constitution or a statute of the state;
    • Any university system or a system of higher education;
    • Any governing body, officer, employee, or other body that is part of a municipality, county, or special district of authority; and
    • Any district attorney or criminal district attorney.
  • Specifies that any entity that enforces federal firearm regulations will not receive state grant funds the following fiscal year (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes any citizen to report any violation of the provisions of this bill to the Attorney General (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a Class A misdemeanor (Sec. 2).

Title: Prohibits the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations