House Bill 910 – which allows a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to now openly carry a holstered handgun – goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016.
The License to Carry (LTC) portion of the DPS website, http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/index.htm, has been updated in several places with information relevant to the new law, including an expanded Frequently Asked Questions section, which can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/faqs/index.htm.
Information about HB 910, including an overview of the legislation and a link to the text of the bill, can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/Legal/newlegislation.htm.
There are also updated instructor resources at http://www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/CHL/LicenseRegistration/instrguidepres.htm. (Please note that much of this information can only be accessed by LTC instructors.)
Historical information related to handgun licenses can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/chl/reports/demographics.htm.