State Representative Briscoe Cain (Deer Park) was today appointed by Speaker of the House Dade Phelan to serve as Chair of the House Elections Committee and as a member of the House Business & Industry Committee. Speaker Phelan announced committee assignments for the 87th legislative session this afternoon.
State Representative Briscoe Cain (Deer Park), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Driver’s License Issuance and Renewal, sent a formal request seeking Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s legal opinion on how the Governor’s executive order extending the expiration date of a Texas driver’s license that expired on or after March 13, 2020 affects a federally licensed firearm dealer in the transfer/sale of a firearm to a Texas resident who attempts to use a Texas driver’s license that expired on or after March 13, 2020 in order to purchase a firearm.
State Representative Briscoe Cain sent a letter to the Harris County Commissioners Court demanding they add specialty retailers that sell firearms, ammunition, and firearms accessories to the list of “essential” retail businesses allowed to remain open during the shelter-in-place mandate. You can view the letter here: https://briscoecain.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cain-Letter-Gun-Stores-During-Stay-Home-Orders.pdf