S.B. No. 299
  relating to the intentional display of a handgun by a person
  licensed to carry a concealed handgun.
         SECTION 1.  Subsections (a) and (h), Section 46.035, Penal
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A license holder commits an offense if the license
  holder carries a handgun on or about the license holder's person
  under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code,
  and intentionally displays [fails to conceal] the handgun in plain
  view of another person in a public place.
         (h)  It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) that
  the actor, at the time of the commission of the offense, displayed
  the handgun under circumstances in which the actor would have been
  justified in the use of force or deadly force under Chapter 9.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only to
  an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.  An
  offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed
  by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose.  For purposes of
  this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
  this Act if any element of the offense occurred before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 299 passed the Senate on
  April 4, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays 2.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 299 passed the House on
  May 6, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 6, one present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House