81st Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 2225, Chapter 153 Page: 1 of 7
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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
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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 September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.