HB 910 (Acts 2015, 84th R.S., ch. 437, General and Special Laws of Texas) makes a number of changes to sections of the government code, occupations code, education code, family code and other Texas laws, but most of these changes (most) are not intended to be substantive. Instead, these changes adjust the current language of the laws to conform to the changes involved with introducing open carry into Texas. For a simple example, concealed handgun licenses are no longer concealed handgun licenses: they are handgun licenses. Many of the changes simply remove the word "concealed" from the law.
There are, however, also substantive changes to the law, some of which I will mention now. First, handgun instructors must be qualified to provide instruction in the proper use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns. Furthermore, they must provide instruction in the proper use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried weapons as part of handgun licensing courses. This was not previously required.
Although instruction on the use of restraint holsters is required, licensed handgun carriers are not required to use them. This does not mean licensed handgun carriers can open carry however they wish. Handguns carried in the open must be carried in either a belt holster or a shoulder holster.
Additionally, Section 30.07, regarding prohibiting open carry on one's property, has been added to the Texas Penal Code as a sort of counterpart to section 30.06 which addresses concealed carry. 30.07 provides as follows: