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Texas Penal Code - Section 46.02. Unlawful Carrying Weapons

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§ 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his person a handgun, illegal knife, or club. (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor. (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages. Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 109, ch. 49, § 1, eff. April 15, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 918, ch. 342, § 14, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1330, ch. 494, § 2, eff. June 19, 1975; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1879, ch. 746, § 26, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2273, ch. 552, § 1, eff. Aug. 31, 1981; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5113, ch. 931, § 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 262, § 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 873, § 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 168, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Redesignated from V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 46.02, 46.03 and amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 229, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, § 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 754, § 15, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 790, § 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 998, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, § 10.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1221, § 1, eff. June 20, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1261, § 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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