Effective January 1, 2016, Texas Penal Code Chapter 46 was amended. House Bill 910 was passed by the 84th Texas Legislature. This bill allows persons licensed to carry a handgun, under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Texas Government Code, to openly carry a handgun in the same places that allow the licensed carrying of a concealed handgun with some exceptions, provided the handgun is carried in a shoulder or belt holster.
- Texas license holders can carry openly or concealed in any place not expressly prohibited by law.
- License holders may be subject to criminal charges for carrying a handgun in plain view unless carried in a shoulder or belt holster.