Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Fax (512) 463-0923

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2006
Contact: Dave Nelson
(817) 424-3446

SENATOR NELSON TO CO-AUTHOR "CASTLE DOCTRINE" LEGISLATION

GRAPEVINE -- Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, announced today that she will co-author legislation protecting the rights of homeowners to use firearms against intruders. "This legislation puts criminals on notice. If you break into someone's home in Texas, you enter at your own risk," Senator Nelson said.

The legislation, announced recently by the National Rifle Association, will be patterned after Florida's landmark "Castle Doctrine" law and will make key amendments to the Texas Penal Code and Civil Practices & Remedies Code.

The Texas Legislature will convene for its 80th Regular Session in January 2007. The prefiling of bills begins November 13, 2006.

SENATOR JANE NELSON, R-LEWISVILLE, represents District 12, which includes parts of Tarrant and Denton counties.

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