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22 total bills, 11 anti-gun bills,
6 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Georgia Gun Laws

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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note: Georgia carries over legislation from odd-numbered years to even numbered years without exception

this is an anti-gun bill

HB10

Title: Dangerous instrumentalities and practices; certain assault weapons; prohibit possession; provide for crimes; provide penalties

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to prohibit the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for crimes involving the possession, sale, transport, distribution, or use of certain assault weapons, large capacity magazines, armor-piercing bullets, and incendiary .50 caliber bullets; to provide for criminal penalties; to provide for enhanced penalties for the possession and use of machine guns; to provide for definitions; to provide for exemptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: January 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB11

Title: Firearms; completion of safety training by certain persons for carry license; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to require the completion of firearms safety training by certain persons for the issuance of a weapons carry license; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Prefiled

Last Action Date: November 28, 2016

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HB67

Title: Crimes and offenses; entering a motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or felony; provide for increased punishment

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to theft, so as to provide for increased punishment for entering an automobile or other motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or felony; to provide for another type of crime of entering an automobile or other motor vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or felony and provide for punishment therefor; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Tabled

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB156

Title: Conservation and natural resources; law regarding use or possession of handgun in a park, historic site, or recreational area; revise provisions

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 12 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding parks, historic areas, memorials, and recreation, so as to revise provisions of law regarding the use or possession of any handgun in a park, historic site, or recreational area; to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to provide a definition; to amend Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to transportation passenger safety; to amend Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to game and fish; to amend Part 2 of Article 10 of Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., relating to parking for persons with disabilities; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB232

Title: Weapons; certain persons making application for a carry or renewal license; provide for training requirement

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-129 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to weapons carry license, temporary renewal permit, mandamus, and verification of license, so as to provide for a training requirement for certain persons making application for a weapons carry license or renewal license; to provide for a definition; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB280

Title: Firearms; license holders; carrying and possession of certain weapons in certain buildings or real property owned or leased to public institutions of postsecondary education; authorize

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to authorize the carrying and possession of handguns in certain manners by weapons carry license holders in certain buildings or on real property owned by or leased to public institutions of postsecondary education; to provide for exceptions; to provide for definitions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Effective Date

Last Action Date: July 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB286

Title: Firearms; persons eligible for weapons carry license to lawfully carry weapon without license; allow

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 12, Title 16, and Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding parks, historic areas, memorials, and recreation, crimes and offenses, and game and fish, respectively, so as to allow persons who are eligible for a weapons carry license to lawfully carry a weapon without such license; to provide that a weapons carry license shall serve as an administrative confirmation of a person's right to carry a weapon; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB292

Title: Firearms; laws relating to the carrying of weapons and safety; revise and clarify

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16, Code Section 35-3-34, and Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, disclosure and dissemination of criminal records to private persons and businesses, resulting responsibility and liability of issuing center, and provision of certain information to the FBI in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and general provisions regarding torts, respectively, so as to provide for, revise, and clarify laws relating to the carrying of weapons and safety; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Effective Date

Last Action Date: May 8, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB334

Title: April's Law; enact

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to prohibit the issuance to and maintenance of a weapons carry license for any person against whom certain restraining orders or protective orders have been issued for the duration of such orders; to provide for it to be unlawful for any person convicted of an offense involving family violence to receive, possess, or transport any firearm; to provide for exceptions; to provide for definitions; to provide for criminal penalties; to provide for a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB406

Title: Weapons; reciprocity of recognizing and giving effect to licenses to carry from other states; revise requirements

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-126 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to having or carrying handguns, long guns, or other weapons, license requirement, exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, private property, and other locations and conditions, so as to revise the requirements for the reciprocity of recognizing and giving effect to licenses to carry from other states; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Effective Date

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

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HB541

Title: Crimes and offenses; persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting a firearm; prohibit

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Titles 16 and 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses and to domestic relations, respectively, so as to prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, or transporting a firearm and to prohibit persons subject to family violence protective orders from receiving, possessing, or transporting a firearm; to provide an effective date and applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB651

Title: Georgia Firearms and Weapons Act; enact

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to make unlawful the possession and use of bump fire stock; to revise definitions; to subject the possession and use of bump fire stock to criminal penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Prefiled

Last Action Date: November 15, 2017

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SB49

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; definition of a term; change provisions

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-125.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions for carrying and possession of firearms, so as to change provisions relating to the definition of a term; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read Second Time

Last Action Date: February 16, 2017

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SB80

Title: Public Order and Safety, Offenses Against; citizens of this state; at least ten years of aggregate service as a law enforcement officer; authorize to carry handgun

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-130 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to exemptions from Code Sections 16-11-126 through 16-11-127.2, so as to authorize certain persons who are citizens of this state and have retired with at least ten years of aggregate service as a law enforcement officer with powers of arrest under the laws of any state of the United States or of the United States to carry a handgun anywhere within this state; to require such persons to possess and to meet the standards for issuance of an identification card for retired law enforcement officers as issued by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB84

Title: Disposition of Property Seized; destroy or sell certain firearms; provide law enforcement agencies the option

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to disposition of property seized, so as to provide law enforcement agencies the option to destroy or sell certain firearms; to revise procedures for the disposition of certain firearms in custody of law enforcement agencies; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB91

Title: Transfers or Purchases of Firearms Subject to NICS; require judicial review; Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-172 of the O.C.G.A., relating to transfers or purchases of firearms subject to the NICS, information concerning persons who have been involuntarily hospitalized to be forwarded to the FBI, penalties for breach of confidentiality, and exceptions, so as to require judicial review for a transfer or sale of a firearm to certain individuals designated by the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center; to amend Article 9 of Chapter 3 of Title 35 of the O.C.G.A., relating to the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center, so as to require each agency to submit to the center certain identifying information about known or suspected terrorists; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB92

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; investigating whether person has a weapons carry license; allow a person to be detained by law enforcement

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to allow a person to be detained by law enforcement for the purpose of investigating whether such person has a weapons carry license; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

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SB104

Title: Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and Related Offenses; human trafficking hotline model notice in government buildings; require posting

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to kidnapping, false imprisonment, and related offenses, so as to require the posting of the human trafficking hotline model notice in government buildings; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to require government entities to have a hyperlink to the human trafficking hotline model notice on their websites; to delete the sunset provision; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Effective Date

Last Action Date: May 8, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB135

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; carrying of weapons in government buildings; prohibit

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to prohibit all carrying of weapons in government buildings; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB136

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; training requirement for issuance of a weapons carry license; provide

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to provide for a training requirement for the issuance of a weapons carry license; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB163

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; reporting of weapons carry license and renewal license information to the Georgia Crime Information Center; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to carrying and possession of firearms, so as to require the reporting of weapons carry license and renewal license information to the Georgia Crime Information Center for affiliation with certain records such that, for the safety of officers and citizens, law enforcement officers may have foreknowledge of the possible presence of a firearm when effecting a traffic stop or other investigative encounter; to provide for an exception; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 35 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Georgia Crime Information Center, to provide for restricted access to information; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB177

Title: "Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2017"

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 12 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding parks, historic areas, memorials, and recreation, so as to revise provisions of law regarding the use or possession of any handgun in a park, historic site, or recreational area; to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to carrying and possession of firearms; to amend Part 2 of Article 4 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to transportation passenger safety; to amend Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to game and fish; to amend Part 2 of Article 10 of Chapter 6 of Title 40 of the O.C.G.A., relating to parking for persons with disabilities; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

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