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Safety of Religious Institutions (Watch) 

CS/SB 498 (Gruters) and CS/CS/HB 259 (Williamson) authorize an individual who is a licensed concealed weapons or firearms holder to carry their weapon or firearm on property of a church, synagogue or any other religious institution unless specifically prohibited by the religious institution. CS/SB 498 was substituted for CS/CS/HB 259. CS/CS/HB 259 passed the House (76-37) and the Senate (24-16). (Taggart)