A bill to allow licensed carriers of concealed firearms to bring their weapons into college and university campus buildings has been sent to the Senate Committee on State Affairs by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
You can access SB 11 here. (Click on "text" for the bill itself. New proposed language adding to current law is underlined.) The bill is very similar, if not identical, to failed measures introduced in previous Regular Sessions. Here is a recent post for background.
You will note that the Senate bill also has many sponsors—an indication of broad support in the chamber, which has only 31 members.
Media reports indicate that Senate passage is likely, especially given a recent Capitol dust-up over the Lt. Gov.'s presumed intentions involving a separate "open carry" firearms bill. The Lt. Gov. is the presiding officer of the Senate and controls the agenda, absent any extremely unusual circumstances.
From an article in the Austin American-Statesman by Chuck Lindell (not online presently):
Stung by criticism from gun rights supporters, Lt Gov, Dan Patrick announced Wednesday that he had advanced a bill to allow guns to be carried on public college and university campuses.
In announcing that Senate Bill 11 was sent to the State Affairs Committee for action—a relatively routine matter, Patrick promised to move the campus carry measure to the House "as quickly as constitutionally allowed."
The move also will allow the Senate to focus on other pro-gun legislation, including bills allowing gun owners to openly carry pistols in holsters, Patrick said, "which I have consistently supported."
Many gun rights advocates blasted Patrick after he announced Tuesday that he didn't see enough support in the Senate or House to pass legislation allowing open carry of handguns.
Here is the TCCTA Legislative Resources page.