Trespass by License Holder with a Concealed Handgun
A person with a License to Carry (LTC) in Texas needs to be alert when entering a business. There may be 30.06 signs on the premises prohibiting a person from carrying a concealed handgun on the property.
What does a 30.06 Sign Say?
A sign prohibiting a concealed carry gun owner in Texas from entering the property will usually say, in both english and spanish, the following:
Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (hand-gun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.Texas Penal Code Section 30.06
What Does a 30.06 Sign Look Like?
The sign must have the language stated in the paragraph above and appear in contrasting colors with block letters at least 1 inch in height and displayed in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.
What is the Punishment for Ignoring a 30.06 Sign?
If you ignore or do not obey a 30.06 sign the penalty is a Class C Misdemeanor and a fine of up to $200.
It becomes a Class A Misdemeanor if a concealed gun carrier is verbally told to leave the premises and refuses to leave. If after being given oral communication to leave and he or she promptly leaves the premises it is a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass.
What is Considered Proper Notice That Concealed Handguns are Prohibited?
Notice is considered proper if the owner of the property or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner provides notice orally or in writing to a person carrying a concealed handgun .
Texas 30.06 Covers LTC no Longer Called CHL
Texas handgun law is now LTC-License to Carry and not CHL-Concealed Handgun. Since open carry is now allowed the law had to be refined to cover the new aspects of legal handgun carry laws.
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