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82 total bills, 11 anti-gun bills,
43 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Tennessee Gun Laws

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note: Legislation carries over from odd-numbered to even-numbered years. All bills that did not go to the Governor for action are carried over.

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HB0011

Title: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Hearing Protection Act," which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302.

Description: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Hearing Protection Act," which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 339

Last Action Date: May 19, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0027

Title: As enacted, exempts active-duty military service members and veterans who have specialties as military police, special operations, or special forces from handgun carry permit firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, exempts active-duty military service members and veterans who have specialties as military police, special operations, or special forces from handgun carry permit firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 159

Last Action Date: May 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0040

Title: As introduced, enacts the "Open Carry Firearms Freedom Act." - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Description: As introduced, enacts the "Open Carry Firearms Freedom Act." - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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HB0047

Title: As introduced, requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal convictions involving semi-automatic firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal convictions involving semi-automatic firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0048

Title: As introduced, requires one-half of every handgun carry permit fee to be annually donated to one or more nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical staff who lost lives or are victims of serious and disabling injury in the line of duty. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Description: As introduced, requires one-half of every handgun carry permit fee to be annually donated to one or more nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical staff who lost lives or are victims of serious and disabling injury in the line of duty. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0061

Title: As enacted, treats a licensed firearms dealer the same as a private citizen by allowing the dealer to occasionally sell, exchange, or transfer firearms from the dealer's personal collection without conducting a background check on the buyer; clarifies that the criminal history records check requirements do not apply to an occasional sale of a used or second-hand firearm by a person who is not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, treats a licensed firearms dealer the same as a private citizen by allowing the dealer to occasionally sell, exchange, or transfer firearms from the dealer's personal collection without conducting a background check on the buyer; clarifies that the criminal history records check requirements do not apply to an occasional sale of a used or second-hand firearm by a person who is not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 185

Last Action Date: May 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0170

Title: As introduced, permits veterans who possess a handgun carry permit to carry a handgun while on property owned, operated, or controlled by a public institution of higher education, if certain requirements are met. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Description: As introduced, permits veterans who possess a handgun carry permit to carry a handgun while on property owned, operated, or controlled by a public institution of higher education, if certain requirements are met. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0363

Title: As introduced, authorizes handgun carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into a posted building or prohibited place operated by a state or local governmental entity unless there are metal detectors and armed security guards stationed at all public entrances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes handgun carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into a posted building or prohibited place operated by a state or local governmental entity unless there are metal detectors and armed security guards stationed at all public entrances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0367

Title: As introduced, permits the use of certain defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a person with a prior conviction for a felony involving the use of force, violence, deadly weapon, or drugs if convictions have been expunged or the person's rights of citizenship have been restored. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1308 and Title 40, Chapter 29, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, permits the use of certain defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a person with a prior conviction for a felony involving the use of force, violence, deadly weapon, or drugs if convictions have been expunged or the person's rights of citizenship have been restored. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1308 and Title 40, Chapter 29, Part 1.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 7, 2017

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HB0409

Title: As enacted, clarifies that the curriculum required before an employee is permitted to carry a handgun on the property of schools in distressed rural counties may be adapted by the instructing law enforcement agency from an existing curriculum approved by POST. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Description: As enacted, clarifies that the curriculum required before an employee is permitted to carry a handgun on the property of schools in distressed rural counties may be adapted by the instructing law enforcement agency from an existing curriculum approved by POST. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 278

Last Action Date: May 11, 2017

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HB0452

Title: As enacted, increases penalty for unlawfully possessing a firearm with a prior conviction for a felony involving use of force or violence from Class C felony to Class B felony; increases from Class D felony to Class C felony penalty for person unlawfully possessing firearm with prior felony drug offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 3.

Description: As enacted, increases penalty for unlawfully possessing a firearm with a prior conviction for a felony involving use of force or violence from Class C felony to Class B felony; increases from Class D felony to Class C felony penalty for person unlawfully possessing firearm with prior felony drug offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 3.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 475

Last Action Date: June 14, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0493

Title: As introduced, amends various firearms provisions, including changes to firearms on school property, open or concealed carrying of a firearm, handgun carry permits, and posted firearms prohibitions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49 and Title 70.

Description: As introduced, amends various firearms provisions, including changes to firearms on school property, open or concealed carrying of a firearm, handgun carry permits, and posted firearms prohibitions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49 and Title 70.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0506

Title: As introduced, makes a person relocating to Tennessee eligible to be issued a handgun carry permit without completing the classroom and firing range requirements if, within 5 years from the application, the person had a valid handgun carry permit in another state with substantially similar classroom and firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As introduced, makes a person relocating to Tennessee eligible to be issued a handgun carry permit without completing the classroom and firing range requirements if, within 5 years from the application, the person had a valid handgun carry permit in another state with substantially similar classroom and firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0508

Title: As enacted, creates a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms that is preempted by state law; restricts certain actions by local government in regard to handgun carry permittees. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, creates a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms that is preempted by state law; restricts certain actions by local government in regard to handgun carry permittees. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 467

Last Action Date: June 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0561

Title: As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act." - Amends TCA Title 47.

Description: As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act." - Amends TCA Title 47.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Insurance and Banking Subcommittee of Insurance and Banking Committee

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0688

Title: As enacted, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well as a firearm or ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307.

Description: As enacted, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well as a firearm or ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 202

Last Action Date: May 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0689

Title: As enacted, creates an exemption to the firing range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, creates an exemption to the firing range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 247

Last Action Date: May 11, 2017

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HB0691

Title: As introduced, extends, from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, the deadline for entities to replace posted signs that met prior statutory requirements to provide notice of a firearms prohibition. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Description: As introduced, extends, from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, the deadline for entities to replace posted signs that met prior statutory requirements to provide notice of a firearms prohibition. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0744

Title: As introduced, creates a Second Amendment sales tax holiday for the first weekend of September of each year for firearms and ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Description: As introduced, creates a Second Amendment sales tax holiday for the first weekend of September of each year for firearms and ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways & Means Committee

Last Action Date: May 8, 2017

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HB0745

Title: As introduced, allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Description: As introduced, allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal. in Education Administration & Planning

Last Action Date: April 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0752

Title: As enacted, adds and revises provisions regarding the issuance of orders of protection and the carrying of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, adds and revises provisions regarding the issuance of orders of protection and the carrying of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 468

Last Action Date: June 1, 2017

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HB0829

Title: As introduced, expands the offense of reckless endangerment to include a person's reckless failure to render inoperable or safely secure or lock a firearm, resulting in a child under 13 years of age gaining possession of the firearm and injuring or killing the child or another. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Description: As introduced, expands the offense of reckless endangerment to include a person's reckless failure to render inoperable or safely secure or lock a firearm, resulting in a child under 13 years of age gaining possession of the firearm and injuring or killing the child or another. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

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HB0876

Title: As introduced, increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony for violation of an order of protection, possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection, and conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony for violation of an order of protection, possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection, and conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 1st Calendar of 2018

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0884

Title: As introduced, permits a valid handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm at any time and in all places in Tennessee unless the permit holder has been drinking alcohol, is in a judicial proceeding, or is on school grounds and does not tell the principal. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351(b).

Description: As introduced, permits a valid handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm at any time and in all places in Tennessee unless the permit holder has been drinking alcohol, is in a judicial proceeding, or is on school grounds and does not tell the principal. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351(b).

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 1st Calendar of 2018

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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HB0894

Title: As introduced, requires the department of safety to promulgate rules regarding requirements for handgun safety course instruction, including qualifications of handgun safety schools and instructors, required for handgun carry permits; authorizes a permit holder to convert an eight-year permit into a lifetime permit at any time. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to promulgate rules regarding requirements for handgun safety course instruction, including qualifications of handgun safety schools and instructors, required for handgun carry permits; authorizes a permit holder to convert an eight-year permit into a lifetime permit at any time. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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HB0921

Title: As introduced, adds to the offense of reckless endangerment the Class A misdemeanor offense that a person left a loaded, unsecured firearm in a location that endangered the life of a child under 14 years of age, and the Class B misdemeanor offense of knowingly authorizing a child under 12 years of age to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Description: As introduced, adds to the offense of reckless endangerment the Class A misdemeanor offense that a person left a loaded, unsecured firearm in a location that endangered the life of a child under 14 years of age, and the Class B misdemeanor offense of knowingly authorizing a child under 12 years of age to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0958

Title: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation to notify the department, within one day of receiving notice of an attempt, if a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or judicially committed to a mental institution has attempted to purchase a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Description: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation to notify the department, within one day of receiving notice of an attempt, if a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or judicially committed to a mental institution has attempted to purchase a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

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HB0961

Title: As introduced, authorizes the issuance of a security temporary order of protection that a law enforcement officer may seek to prevent a restrained person from being able to lawfully possess a firearm when the officer believes that the person is a danger to the person or another. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the issuance of a security temporary order of protection that a law enforcement officer may seek to prevent a restrained person from being able to lawfully possess a firearm when the officer believes that the person is a danger to the person or another. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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HB0962

Title: As introduced, creates within the TBI a voluntary "Do Not Sell" registry on which a person may place or remove their name; creates criminal offense of transferring a firearm to anyone on the registry; makes registry confidential and creates civil cause of action for inquiring or taking action against a person based on the registry. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates within the TBI a voluntary "Do Not Sell" registry on which a person may place or remove their name; creates criminal offense of transferring a firearm to anyone on the registry; makes registry confidential and creates civil cause of action for inquiring or taking action against a person based on the registry. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

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HB0995

Title: As enacted, clarifies, for purposes of whether possession of a weapon is allowed or prohibited, when certain property is considered to be "in use" for school purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, clarifies, for purposes of whether possession of a weapon is allowed or prohibited, when certain property is considered to be "in use" for school purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 341

Last Action Date: May 22, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1006

Title: As introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing criminal offense, unless the person is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing criminal offense, unless the person is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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HB1038

Title: As introduced, exempts from the firing range and classroom hours requirements to obtain a handgun carry permit anyone who in the five years preceding the date of application has successfully completed a department of correction firearms qualification. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As introduced, exempts from the firing range and classroom hours requirements to obtain a handgun carry permit anyone who in the five years preceding the date of application has successfully completed a department of correction firearms qualification. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

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HB1083

Title: As introduced, authorizes community corrections officers who hold a valid Tennessee handgun permit to carry a handgun at all times and in all places in Tennessee while in the course of employment and engaged in the actual discharge of official duties. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes community corrections officers who hold a valid Tennessee handgun permit to carry a handgun at all times and in all places in Tennessee while in the course of employment and engaged in the actual discharge of official duties. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee

Last Action Date: April 11, 2017

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HB1112

Title: As enacted, requires the court to give a defendant intending to plead guilty to a domestic violence offense notice of the firearm dispossession consequences of a domestic violence conviction and sets out a procedure for a person convicted of domestic violence to terminate possession of all firearms. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111 and Section 40-14-109.

Description: As enacted, requires the court to give a defendant intending to plead guilty to a domestic violence offense notice of the firearm dispossession consequences of a domestic violence conviction and sets out a procedure for a person convicted of domestic violence to terminate possession of all firearms. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111 and Section 40-14-109.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 127

Last Action Date: April 19, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1176

Title: As introduced, reduces the penalty for the offense of carrying a handgun without a permit and with the intent to go armed to a Class C misdemeanor with a $25 fine for a first offense or $50 for a second or subsequent offense and requires a citation to be issued in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, reduces the penalty for the offense of carrying a handgun without a permit and with the intent to go armed to a Class C misdemeanor with a $25 fine for a first offense or $50 for a second or subsequent offense and requires a citation to be issued in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways & Means Committee

Last Action Date: April 19, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1221

Title: As enacted, authorizes district attorneys general and similar persons to carry firearms subject to training and certification requirements if certain requirements met. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Description: As enacted, authorizes district attorneys general and similar persons to carry firearms subject to training and certification requirements if certain requirements met. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 447

Last Action Date: May 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1254

Title: As introduced, requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile certain information on crimes involving firearms and submit the information annually to the Tennessee bureau of investigation, which then compiles a report of the information for distribution to the members of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Description: As introduced, requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile certain information on crimes involving firearms and submit the information annually to the Tennessee bureau of investigation, which then compiles a report of the information for distribution to the members of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Failed in Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1319

Title: As introduced, requires, subject to certain exemptions, a sale or transfer of a firearm to be done through a federally licensed gun dealer; creates a Class B misdemeanor offense for sales or transfers that are not conducted through a gun dealer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires, subject to certain exemptions, a sale or transfer of a firearm to be done through a federally licensed gun dealer; creates a Class B misdemeanor offense for sales or transfers that are not conducted through a gun dealer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

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HB1347

Title: As introduced, allows the department of safety to submit the annual statistical report on handgun carry permit to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 62, Chapter 35.

Description: As introduced, allows the department of safety to submit the annual statistical report on handgun carry permit to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 62, Chapter 35.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 2nd Calendar of 2018

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1395

Title: As introduced, requires the owner or lawful possessor of a lost or stolen firearm to report the loss within 48 hours of knowing when it was missing or when the person should have known it was missing to the applicable law enforcement agency or be subject to a $250 civil penalty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires the owner or lawful possessor of a lost or stolen firearm to report the loss within 48 hours of knowing when it was missing or when the person should have known it was missing to the applicable law enforcement agency or be subject to a $250 civil penalty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1407

Title: As introduced, prohibits the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the ownership or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition regardless of whether the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 3, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, prohibits the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the ownership or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition regardless of whether the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 3, Part 1.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 2018

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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SB0024

Title: As enacted, exempts active-duty military service members and veterans who have specialties as military police, special operations, or special forces from handgun carry permit firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, exempts active-duty military service members and veterans who have specialties as military police, special operations, or special forces from handgun carry permit firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: May 9, 2017

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SB0131

Title: As introduced, amends various firearms provisions, including changes to firearms on school property, open or concealed carrying of a firearm, handgun carry permits, and posted firearms prohibitions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49 and Title 70.

Description: As introduced, amends various firearms provisions, including changes to firearms on school property, open or concealed carrying of a firearm, handgun carry permits, and posted firearms prohibitions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49 and Title 70.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0145

Title: As enacted, treats a licensed firearms dealer the same as a private citizen by allowing the dealer to occasionally sell, exchange, or transfer firearms from the dealer's personal collection without conducting a background check on the buyer; clarifies that the criminal history records check requirements do not apply to an occasional sale of a used or second-hand firearm by a person who is not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, treats a licensed firearms dealer the same as a private citizen by allowing the dealer to occasionally sell, exchange, or transfer firearms from the dealer's personal collection without conducting a background check on the buyer; clarifies that the criminal history records check requirements do not apply to an occasional sale of a used or second-hand firearm by a person who is not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 185

Last Action Date: May 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0146

Title: As introduced, prohibits the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the ownership or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition regardless of whether the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 3, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, prohibits the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the ownership or possession of firearms or firearm ammunition regardless of whether the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 3, Part 1.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

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SB0147

Title: As introduced, enacts the "Open Carry Firearms Freedom Act." - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Description: As introduced, enacts the "Open Carry Firearms Freedom Act." - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 1, 2017

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SB0229

Title: As enacted, requires the court to give a defendant intending to plead guilty to a domestic violence offense notice of the firearm dispossession consequences of a domestic violence conviction and sets out a procedure for a person convicted of domestic violence to terminate possession of all firearms. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111 and Section 40-14-109.

Description: As enacted, requires the court to give a defendant intending to plead guilty to a domestic violence offense notice of the firearm dispossession consequences of a domestic violence conviction and sets out a procedure for a person convicted of domestic violence to terminate possession of all firearms. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111 and Section 40-14-109.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 127

Last Action Date: April 19, 2017

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SB0269

Title: As introduced, requires the department of safety to promulgate rules regarding requirements for handgun safety course instruction, including qualifications of handgun safety schools and instructors, required for handgun carry permits; authorizes a permit holder to convert an eight-year permit into a lifetime permit at any time. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to promulgate rules regarding requirements for handgun safety course instruction, including qualifications of handgun safety schools and instructors, required for handgun carry permits; authorizes a permit holder to convert an eight-year permit into a lifetime permit at any time. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 21, 2017

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SB0308

Title: As introduced, requires one-half of every handgun carry permit fee to be annually donated to one or more nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical staff who lost lives or are victims of serious and disabling injury in the line of duty. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Description: As introduced, requires one-half of every handgun carry permit fee to be annually donated to one or more nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical staff who lost lives or are victims of serious and disabling injury in the line of duty. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

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SB0309

Title: As introduced, requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal convictions involving semi-automatic firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal convictions involving semi-automatic firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

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SB0339

Title: As introduced, reduces the penalty for the offense of carrying a handgun without a permit and with the intent to go armed to a Class C misdemeanor with a $25 fine for a first offense or $50 for a second or subsequent offense and requires a citation to be issued in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, reduces the penalty for the offense of carrying a handgun without a permit and with the intent to go armed to a Class C misdemeanor with a $25 fine for a first offense or $50 for a second or subsequent offense and requires a citation to be issued in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee / no second

Last Action Date: April 18, 2017

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SB0386

Title: As introduced, permits the use of certain defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a person with a prior conviction for a felony involving the use of force, violence, deadly weapon, or drugs if convictions have been expunged or the person's rights of citizenship have been restored. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1308 and Title 40, Chapter 29, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, permits the use of certain defenses to unlawful possession or carrying of a weapon by a person with a prior conviction for a felony involving the use of force, violence, deadly weapon, or drugs if convictions have been expunged or the person's rights of citizenship have been restored. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1308 and Title 40, Chapter 29, Part 1.

Last Action: Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 5, Nays 2 PNV 2

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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SB0445

Title: As enacted, creates a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms that is preempted by state law; restricts certain actions by local government in regard to handgun carry permittees. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, creates a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms that is preempted by state law; restricts certain actions by local government in regard to handgun carry permittees. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 467

Last Action Date: June 1, 2017

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SB0531

Title: As introduced, makes a person relocating to Tennessee eligible to be issued a handgun carry permit without completing the classroom and firing range requirements if, within 5 years from the application, the person had a valid handgun carry permit in another state with substantially similar classroom and firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As introduced, makes a person relocating to Tennessee eligible to be issued a handgun carry permit without completing the classroom and firing range requirements if, within 5 years from the application, the person had a valid handgun carry permit in another state with substantially similar classroom and firing range requirements. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

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SB0640

Title: As introduced, adds to the offense of reckless endangerment the Class A misdemeanor offense that a person left a loaded, unsecured firearm in a location that endangered the life of a child under 14 years of age, and the Class B misdemeanor offense of knowingly authorizing a child under 12 years of age to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Description: As introduced, adds to the offense of reckless endangerment the Class A misdemeanor offense that a person left a loaded, unsecured firearm in a location that endangered the life of a child under 14 years of age, and the Class B misdemeanor offense of knowingly authorizing a child under 12 years of age to use a firearm except when the child is under the supervision of an adult. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB0647

Title: As introduced, authorizes community corrections officers who hold a valid Tennessee handgun permit to carry a handgun at all times and in all places in Tennessee while in the course of employment and engaged in the actual discharge of official duties. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes community corrections officers who hold a valid Tennessee handgun permit to carry a handgun at all times and in all places in Tennessee while in the course of employment and engaged in the actual discharge of official duties. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 11, 2017

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SB0653

Title: As introduced, authorizes handgun carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into a posted building or prohibited place operated by a state or local governmental entity unless there are metal detectors and armed security guards stationed at all public entrances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes handgun carry permit holders to carry a concealed handgun into a posted building or prohibited place operated by a state or local governmental entity unless there are metal detectors and armed security guards stationed at all public entrances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB0670

Title: As introduced, authorizes the issuance of a security temporary order of protection that a law enforcement officer may seek to prevent a restrained person from being able to lawfully possess a firearm when the officer believes that the person is a danger to the person or another. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the issuance of a security temporary order of protection that a law enforcement officer may seek to prevent a restrained person from being able to lawfully possess a firearm when the officer believes that the person is a danger to the person or another. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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SB0671

Title: As introduced, creates within the TBI a voluntary "Do Not Sell" registry on which a person may place or remove their name; creates criminal offense of transferring a firearm to anyone on the registry; makes registry confidential and creates civil cause of action for inquiring or taking action against a person based on the registry. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates within the TBI a voluntary "Do Not Sell" registry on which a person may place or remove their name; creates criminal offense of transferring a firearm to anyone on the registry; makes registry confidential and creates civil cause of action for inquiring or taking action against a person based on the registry. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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SB0834

Title: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation to notify the department, within one day of receiving notice of an attempt, if a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or judicially committed to a mental institution has attempted to purchase a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Description: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation to notify the department, within one day of receiving notice of an attempt, if a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or judicially committed to a mental institution has attempted to purchase a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB0861

Title: As introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing criminal offense, unless the person is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing criminal offense, unless the person is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB0921

Title: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Hearing Protection Act," which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302.

Description: As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Hearing Protection Act," which deletes the prohibition on possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of a firearm silencer. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1301 and Section 39-17-1302.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 339

Last Action Date: May 19, 2017

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SB0933

Title: As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act." - Amends TCA Title 47.

Description: As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Firearms Industry Nondiscrimination Act." - Amends TCA Title 47.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: April 27, 2017

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SB0975

Title: As introduced, allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Description: As introduced, allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

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SB0983

Title: As enacted, adds and revises provisions regarding the issuance of orders of protection and the carrying of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, adds and revises provisions regarding the issuance of orders of protection and the carrying of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 468

Last Action Date: June 1, 2017

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SB0992

Title: As introduced, permits a retired law enforcement officer who has been found eligible by the Tennessee POST commission to carry a firearm pursuant to federal law to carry a firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce in the same manner and to the same extent as authorized for an active law enforcement officer to carry a firearm of the same type. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, permits a retired law enforcement officer who has been found eligible by the Tennessee POST commission to carry a firearm pursuant to federal law to carry a firearm that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce in the same manner and to the same extent as authorized for an active law enforcement officer to carry a firearm of the same type. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: February 17, 2017

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SB1004

Title: As introduced, creates a Second Amendment sales tax holiday for the first weekend of September of each year for firearms and ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Description: As introduced, creates a Second Amendment sales tax holiday for the first weekend of September of each year for firearms and ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 5/9/2017

Last Action Date: May 8, 2017

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SB1077

Title: As enacted, clarifies, for purposes of whether possession of a weapon is allowed or prohibited, when certain property is considered to be "in use" for school purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, clarifies, for purposes of whether possession of a weapon is allowed or prohibited, when certain property is considered to be "in use" for school purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 341

Last Action Date: May 22, 2017

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SB1097

Title: As introduced, requires, subject to certain exemptions, a sale or transfer of a firearm to be done through a federally licensed gun dealer; creates a Class B misdemeanor offense for sales or transfers that are not conducted through a gun dealer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires, subject to certain exemptions, a sale or transfer of a firearm to be done through a federally licensed gun dealer; creates a Class B misdemeanor offense for sales or transfers that are not conducted through a gun dealer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

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SB1117

Title: As introduced, expands the offense of reckless endangerment to include a person's reckless failure to render inoperable or safely secure or lock a firearm, resulting in a child under 13 years of age gaining possession of the firearm and injuring or killing the child or another. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Description: As introduced, expands the offense of reckless endangerment to include a person's reckless failure to render inoperable or safely secure or lock a firearm, resulting in a child under 13 years of age gaining possession of the firearm and injuring or killing the child or another. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-103.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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SB1139

Title: As introduced, increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony for violation of an order of protection, possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection, and conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony for violation of an order of protection, possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection, and conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 18, 2017

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SB1151

Title: As enacted, clarifies that the curriculum required before an employee is permitted to carry a handgun on the property of schools in distressed rural counties may be adapted by the instructing law enforcement agency from an existing curriculum approved by POST. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Description: As enacted, clarifies that the curriculum required before an employee is permitted to carry a handgun on the property of schools in distressed rural counties may be adapted by the instructing law enforcement agency from an existing curriculum approved by POST. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 278

Last Action Date: May 11, 2017

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SB1162

Title: As introduced, extends, from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, the deadline for entities to replace posted signs that met prior statutory requirements to provide notice of a firearms prohibition. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Description: As introduced, extends, from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2018, the deadline for entities to replace posted signs that met prior statutory requirements to provide notice of a firearms prohibition. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB1186

Title: As introduced, requires the owner or lawful possessor of a lost or stolen firearm to report the loss within 48 hours of knowing when it was missing or when the person should have known it was missing to the applicable law enforcement agency or be subject to a $250 civil penalty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires the owner or lawful possessor of a lost or stolen firearm to report the loss within 48 hours of knowing when it was missing or when the person should have known it was missing to the applicable law enforcement agency or be subject to a $250 civil penalty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

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SB1241

Title: As enacted, increases penalty for unlawfully possessing a firearm with a prior conviction for a felony involving use of force or violence from Class C felony to Class B felony; increases from Class D felony to Class C felony penalty for person unlawfully possessing firearm with prior felony drug offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 3.

Description: As enacted, increases penalty for unlawfully possessing a firearm with a prior conviction for a felony involving use of force or violence from Class C felony to Class B felony; increases from Class D felony to Class C felony penalty for person unlawfully possessing firearm with prior felony drug offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 3.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 475

Last Action Date: June 14, 2017

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SB1273

Title: As introduced, creates a tax-free weekend for sales of firearms, firearms ammunition, and firearms accessories made during the same time as the annual sales tax holiday. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Description: As introduced, creates a tax-free weekend for sales of firearms, firearms ammunition, and firearms accessories made during the same time as the annual sales tax holiday. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Action deferred in Senate FW&M Revenue Subcommittee to 3/22/2017

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

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SB1338

Title: As enacted, creates an exemption to the firing range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, creates an exemption to the firing range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 247

Last Action Date: May 11, 2017

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SB1339

Title: As enacted, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well as a firearm or ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307.

Description: As enacted, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well as a firearm or ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 202

Last Action Date: May 3, 2017

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SB1340

Title: As enacted, authorizes district attorneys general and similar persons to carry firearms subject to training and certification requirements if certain requirements met. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Description: As enacted, authorizes district attorneys general and similar persons to carry firearms subject to training and certification requirements if certain requirements met. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 447

Last Action Date: May 30, 2017

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SB1341

Title: As introduced, permits a valid handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm at any time and in all places in Tennessee unless the permit holder has been drinking alcohol, is in a judicial proceeding, or is on school grounds and does not tell the principal. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351(b).

Description: As introduced, permits a valid handgun carry permit holder to carry a firearm at any time and in all places in Tennessee unless the permit holder has been drinking alcohol, is in a judicial proceeding, or is on school grounds and does not tell the principal. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351(b).

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 21, 2017

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SB1397

Title: As introduced, allows the department of safety to submit the annual statistical report on handgun carry permit to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 62, Chapter 35.

Description: As introduced, allows the department of safety to submit the annual statistical report on handgun carry permit to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 62, Chapter 35.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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SB1402

Title: As introduced, requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile certain information on crimes involving firearms and submit the information annually to the Tennessee bureau of investigation, which then compiles a report of the information for distribution to the members of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Description: As introduced, requires law enforcement agencies and departments to compile certain information on crimes involving firearms and submit the information annually to the Tennessee bureau of investigation, which then compiles a report of the information for distribution to the members of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

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