81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2225, Chapter 153 Page: 1 of 7
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
S.B. No. 2225
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in
3 certain conduct involving the transporting or transferring of a
4 firearm and to creating the offense of firearm smuggling.
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Chapter 46, Penal Code, is amended by adding
7 Section 46.14 to read as follows:
8 Sec. 46.14. FIREARM SMUGGLING. (a) A person commits an
9 offense if the person knowingly engages in the business of
10 transporting or transferring a firearm that the person knows was
11 acquired in violation of the laws of any state or of the United
12 States. For purposes of this subsection, a person is considered to
13 engage in the business of transporting or transferring a firearm if
14 the person engages in that conduct:
15 (1) on more than one occasion; or
16 (2) for profit or any other form of remuneration.
17 (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third
18 degree, unless it is shown on the trial of the offense that the
19 offense was committed with respect to three or more firearms in a
20 single criminal episode, in which event the offense is a felony of
21 the second degree.
22 (c) This section does not apply to a peace officer who is
23 engaged in the actual discharge of an official duty.
24 (d) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this
Here’s what’s next.
This document can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Legislative Document.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2225, Chapter 153, legislative document, May 23, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149525/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.