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  H.B. No. 2604
  relating to a concealed handgun license application that is
  submitted by a peace officer or a member of the state military
         SECTION 1.  Section 411.1991, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsections (a) and (b) and adding Subsections (a-1) and
  (a-2) to read as follows:
         (a)  A person who is licensed as a peace officer under
  Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, and [is] employed as a peace
  officer by a law enforcement agency, or who is a member of the Texas
  military forces, excluding Texas State Guard members who are
  serving in the Texas Legislature, may apply for a license under this
         (a-1)  An applicant who is a peace officer [The person] shall
  submit to the department [two complete sets of legible and
  classifiable fingerprints and a sworn statement of the head of the
  law enforcement agency employing the applicant. A head of a law
  enforcement agency may not refuse to issue a statement under this
  subsection. If the applicant alleges that the statement is untrue,
  the department shall investigate the validity of the statement. The
  statement must include]:
               (1)  the name and rank of the applicant; and
               (2)  a current copy of the applicant's peace officer
  license and evidence of employment as a peace officer [whether the
  applicant has been accused of misconduct at any time during the
  applicant's period of employment with the agency and the
  disposition of that accusation;
               [(3)     a description of the physical and mental
  condition of the applicant;
               [(4)     a list of the types of weapons the applicant has
  demonstrated proficiency with during the preceding year; and
               [(5)     a recommendation from the agency head that a
  license be issued to the person under this subchapter].
         (a-2)  The department shall adopt rules regarding the
  information required to be included in an application submitted by
  a member of the Texas military forces under this section.
         (b)  The department may issue a license under this subchapter
  to an applicant under this section if the [statement from the head
  of the law enforcement agency employing the] applicant complies
  with Subsection (a-1) or rules adopted under Subsection (a-2), as
  applicable [(a) and indicates that the applicant is qualified and
  physically and mentally fit to carry a handgun].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for a license to carry a concealed handgun that is
  submitted to the Department of Public Safety on or after the
  effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2604 was passed by the House on April
  16, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2604 was passed by the Senate on May
  15, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________