A new law went into affect in reference to security practices in TEXAS churches on September 1st, 2017.
This will remove churches from the license requirements of the Texas occupations Code. Thus, churches will be able to use individuals who can "legally carry" to be part of the church's security team. There are restrictions on this new law. And a violation could be costly.
Sheepdog Seminars will now hold continuous training for Texas churches, especially in the DFW area.
If you want to be notified of when this training is offered, or, if you want us to come to your town, fill out the form below. We will contact you asap.
WHAT THE NEW BILL LOOKS LIKE
ARTICLE 11. VOLUNTEER SECURITY SERVICES
SECTION 11.001. Subchapter N, Chapter 1702, Occupations
Code, is amended by adding Section 1702.333 to read as follows:
Sec. 1702.333. PLACE OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP; CERTAIN
VOLUNTEERS. (a) In this section, "volunteer security services"
means services or activities that are:
(1) regulated under this chapter; and
(2) provided without compensation or remuneration.
(b) This chapter does not apply to a person who is providing
volunteer security services on the premises of a church, synagogue,
or other established place of religious worship.
(c) While providing volunteer security services under
Subsection (b), a person may not wear a uniform or badge that:
(1) contains the word "security"; or
(2) gives the person the appearance of being a peace
officer, personal protection officer, or security officer.