Members of the Texas House of Representatives initially passed a bill to allow Texans to carry handguns without a license to carry. The bill will need one additional vote before being sent to the Senate for consideration. If signed into law, the measure will allow Texans 21 years and older eligible to carry a gun in Texas to carry a handgun, openly in a holster or concealed, without a permit.
By a 143-2 vote, the Texas House has passed a bill that would allow people to have a digital plate on their cars’ rear. They would still have a usual style plate on the front of their vehicles. The benefits of digital license plates are electronic vehicle registration renewal, eliminating the need for stickers or visits to the tax office. They can also display pre-approved banners messaging, such as an Amber or Silver alerts. They will likely come with a small monthly fee for those who choose to use them.