The Texas Legislature passed SB 321 and sent it to the Governor for approval. The bill restricts public and private employers from prohibiting employees who are concealed handgun license holders, or otherwise lawfully possessing firearms or ammunition, from transporting or storing firearms or ammunition in the employee’s privately-owned, locked car on the employer’s premises. This bill does not apply to an employer owned or leased car; most school districts, chemical manufacturers and oil/gas refiners.
Because the bill prohibits employers from banning firearms in most employee’s cars, it also provides employers with immunity from civil liability for injury, death, property damage or other damages arising out of an incident involving a firearm or ammunition that the employer is required to allow on its property.
The law, if signed by the Governor, is effective September 1, 2011. You can download the text of the bill here.