HBA-TBM S.B. 483 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 483 By: Duncan Public Safety 4/4/2001 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, a sheriff is required to complete the initial requirements to carry a handgun upon retirement in order to continue carrying a handgun. The law does not provide for completion of the requirements after retirement. Senate Bill 483 provides for completion of the requirements to carry a handgun for retired sheriffs. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS Senate Bill 483 amends the Penal Code to specify that the provision prohibiting the carrying of a handgun does not apply to a person who is an honorably retired sheriff. The bill sets forth the criteria for the determination of honorable retirement, an establishes that an honorably retired sheriff is not exempt from the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act. The bill amends the Government Code to require the Department of Public Safety to allow a retired sheriff a reasonable opportunity to demonstrate the weapons proficiency required as a criteria for honorable retirement. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.