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27 total bills, 14 anti-gun bills,
10 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Georgia Firearm Legislation

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session2019-2020 Session2021-2022 Session

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

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2

Title: Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021; enact

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; 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, so as to revise provisions of law regarding the carrying of firearms; to amend Title 27 of the O.C.G.A., relating to game and fish, so as to revise certain laws regarding the carrying of firearms; 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: February 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB52

Title: Crimes and offenses; persons convicted of family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms; 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 that persons convicted of certain family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms; to provide a definition; to provide exceptions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Prefiled

Last Action Date: December 21, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

HB110

Title: Conservation and natural resources; persons who are eligible for a weapons carry license to lawfully carry a weapon without such 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 Official Code of Georgia Annotated, 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 revise definitions; to provide for a class of persons who are eligible for a weapons carry license; to revise the offense of carrying a weapon without a license and provide for the offense of carrying a weapon without eligibility to carry a weapon; to revise provisions related to carrying weapons to account for the class of persons who are eligible for a weapons carry 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: January 28, 2021

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HR111

Title: National Gun Violence Survivors Week in Georgia; February 1-7, 2021; recognize

Description: A RESOLUTION recognizing February 1-7, 2021, as National Gun Violence Survivors Week in Georgia; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Read and Adopted

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB218

Title: Crimes and offenses; weapons carry license reciprocity in this state; expand

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, and exceptions for homes, motor vehicles, private property, and other locations and conditions, so as to expand weapons carry license reciprocity in this state; to provide that persons who are not residents of this state shall be authorized to carry a weapon in this state if licensed to carry in any other state; to provide that the Attorney General shall enter into an agreement with any state that requires an agreement to recognize and give effect to weapons carry licenses for reciprocity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB281

Title: Crimes and offenses; issuance of weapons carry license renewal notices; 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 issuance of weapons carry license renewal notices; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB296

Title: Crimes and offenses; training course for certain persons applying for a weapons carry license or renewal license; provide

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, gun safety information, temporary renewal permit, mandamus, and verification of license, so as to provide for a firearms safety training course 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 9, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB309

Title: Georgia Red Flag Protective Order Act; enact

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 4 Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dangerous instrumentalities and practices, so as to enact the "Georgia Red Flag Protective Order Act"; to provide definitions; to provide for risk protection order hearings and issuance; to revise provisions regarding temporary ex parte risk protection orders; to provide for service of notice; to provide for the termination and extension of orders; to provide for surrender and return of firearms, ammunition, and weapons carry licenses; to provide for the reporting of orders; to provide for penalties and liability; to provide for instructional and informational materials to be produced by the Administrative Office of the Courts; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 9, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB310

Title: Gun Safety Act; enact

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 5 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Brady Law Regulations, so as to provide for a background check for guns purchased at gun shows; to provide for definitions; to provide that only dealers may legally sell, transfer, or exchange a firearm at a gun show; to provide 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 9, 2021

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HB358

Title: Emergency Management Act; provide when a declaration of a state of emergency or disaster by the Governor shall expire

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to emergency powers, so as to provide when a declaration of a state of emergency or disaster by the Governor shall expire; to provide for extensions by the General Assembly; to provide for limitations on emergency powers; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Withdrawn, Recommitted

Last Action Date: March 31, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB505

Title: Crimes and offenses; comprehensively revise law regarding justification and use of force

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to justification and excuse, so as to comprehensively revise the law regarding justification and the use of force; to provide for certain investigations and reports in certain circumstances; to repeal certain Code sections; to provide for related matters; to amend Titles 15, 16, 17, 20, and 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to courts, crimes and offenses, criminal procedure, education, and torts, respectively, to make conforming changes; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB640

Title: Crimes and offenses; firearms and the carrying and possession of firearms and other weapons; revise various laws

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to crimes and offenses, so as to revise various laws pertaining to firearms and the carrying and possession of firearms and other weapons; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disposition of property seized, to revise requirements for the disposition of firearms in custody of law enforcement agencies; to provide for causes of action; to amend Article 4 of Chapter 2 of Title 38 of the O.C.G.A., relating to active duty powers, to revoke active duty powers relating to close places where firearms and ammunition are sold; to revise Article 2 of Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to state tort claims, so as to waive sovereign immunity for certain claims; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding torts, to provide immunity to private property owners under certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Withdrawn, Recommitted

Last Action Date: March 31, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB784

Title: Brady Law Regulations; five-day waiting period for the transfer or purchase of certain firearms; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 5 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Brady Law Regulations, so as to require a five-day waiting period for the transfer or purchase of certain firearms; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: March 25, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB788

Title: Brady Law Regulations; five-day waiting period for the transfer or purchase of certain firearms; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 5 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Brady Law Regulations, so as to require a five-day waiting period for the purchase or transfer of certain firearms; to provide for exceptions; to provide for criminal penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Second Readers

Last Action Date: March 25, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB135

Title: Grand Jury, Crimes and Offenses, Procedure for Indictment; provision regarding no duty to retreat prior to the use of force; repeal

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 15-12-71, Title 16, and Code Section 17-7-52 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to duties of grand jury, crimes and offenses, and procedure for indictment or special presentment of peace officer for crime in performance of duties, notification, and rights of officer, respectively, so as to repeal the provision regarding no duty to retreat prior to the use of force; to correct cross-references; to repeal the defense of self or others as an absolute defense; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB146

Title: Carrying and Possession of Firearms; offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; establish

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 establish the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions and affirmative defenses; to provide for criminal penalties; to require a notice by certain firearm dealers; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB179

Title: Brady Law Regulations; universal background checks in all manners of firearm transfers and purchases; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 5 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Brady Law regulations, so as to require universal background checks in all manner of firearm transfers and purchases; to provide for definitions; to provide for exceptions; to provide for criminal penalties; to provide for applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 16, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB214

Title: Governor's Emergency Powers; matters pertaining to firearms and other weapons; restrict use of emergency powers

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 1 of Article 3 of Chapter 3 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Governor's emergency powers, so as to restrict the use of emergency powers on matters pertaining to firearms and other weapons; to provide for definitions; to provide for a cause of action; to provide for the recovery of damages; provide for the suspension of statutory speedy trial requirements when compliance with such statutory speedy trial requirements becomes impracticable following a judicial emergency; to provide for applicable circumstances; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to state tort claims, so as to waive sovereign immunity; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Tabled

Last Action Date: March 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB229

Title: Carrying Weapons Within School Safety Zones; carrying and possession of handguns in certain manners; property owned or leased by public institutions of postsecondary education; repeal authorization

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 16-11-127.1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, or on a bus or other transportation furnished by a school, so as to repeal the authorization for 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 related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 23, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB244

Title: Crimes and Offenses; domestic relations; persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, 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 for definitions; to provide an effective date and applicability; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 25, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB245

Title: Dangerous Instrumentalities and Practices; prohibit public officers from ordering the enforcement of certain federal acts regarding the right to keep and bear arms

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 public officers from ordering the enforcement of certain federal acts regarding the right to keep and bear arms; to provide for exceptions; to provide for definitions; to provide for civil and criminal penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 25, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB254

Title: Crimes and Offenses; comprehensive revisions regarding justification and the use of force; provide

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and offenses, so as to provide for comprehensive revisions regarding justification and the use of force; to provide for certain investigations and reports in certain circumstances; to repeal certain Code sections; to provide for conforming changes; to amend Titles 15, 17, and 20 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to courts, criminal procedure, and education, respectively, so as to provide for conforming changes; to amend Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to torts, so as to repeal a Code section; to provide for a conforming change; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and construction of act; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 25, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB259

Title: Dangerous Instrumentalities and Practices; firearms and the carrying and possession of firearms and weapons; revise various laws

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 revise various laws pertaining to firearms and the carrying and possession of firearms and other weapons; to revise data base prohibition; to provide for a definition; to provide for causes of action; to provide for a preemption for the discharge of firearms under certain circumstances; 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 revise requirements for the disposition of firearms in custody of law enforcement agencies; to provide for causes of action; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB268

Title: "Second Amendment Preservation 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 provide for protections against the infringements on the right to keep and bear arms; to provide for legislative findings and intent; to provide for a cause of action; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: February 26, 2021

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SB277

Title: Firearms; extend the exemptions from carry laws for court officials to include carrying inside of a courthouse

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 extend the exemptions from weapons carry laws for certain court officials to include carrying inside of a courthouse; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: March 3, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB309

Title: Brady Law Regulations; five-day waiting period for the purchase or transfer of certain firearms; require

Description: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 5 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to Brady Law Regulations, so as to require a five-day waiting period for the purchase or transfer of certain firearms; to provide for exceptions; to provide for criminal penalties; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Senate Read and Referred

Last Action Date: March 23, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB319

Title: "Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021"; enact

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; 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, so as to revise certain laws regarding the carrying of firearms; 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 Hopper

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

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