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54 total bills, 7 anti-gun bills,
18 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Tennessee Firearm Legislation

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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.

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0018

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to the carrying of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates exceptions to the offense of open or concealed carrying of a firearm with the intent to go armed for any person legally in possession and not prohibited from possessing a firearm; converts existing defenses to be exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0103

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6, relative to firearm safety instruction.

Description: As introduced, requires, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each local education agency and public charter school to provide students with age-appropriate and grade-appropriate instruction on firearm safety. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction Subcommittee of Education Instruction

Last Action Date: March 30, 2021

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HB0153

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to disposition of confiscated weapons.

Description: As enacted, expands the type of equipment for which law enforcement agencies may exchange confiscated weapons to include any equipment suitable for use for legitimate law enforcement purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 166

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0446

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38 and Title 39, relative to firearm laws.

Description: As introduced, adds a prohibition of the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the sale of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories if the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Comp. SB subst.

Last Action Date: April 29, 2021

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HB0477

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, clarifies that a law enforcement officer is not prohibited from carrying a firearm into certain locations regardless of whether the officer is on or off duty; clarifies that the exemption to the ban on weapons in parks and other similar places for a law enforcement officer applies regardless of whether the officer is on duty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: March 9, 2021

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HB0481

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 70 and Title 71, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation's report to the general assembly on the amount of money collected for handgun carry permit fees in excess of the costs associated with conducting background checks to be submitted by January 15 of each year. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 70 and Title 71.

Last Action: P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

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HB0543

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, allows a handgun carry permit holder to apply to the county clerk in the holder's county of residence, in addition to the department of safety, to renew the holder's permit; requires the department of safety to contract with county clerk offices for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: February 24, 2021

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HB0603

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 38-8-116; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50; Section 58-1-112 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, broadens the category of persons authorized to carry handguns within a public park to include handgun carry permit holders. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 38-8-116; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50; Section 58-1-112 and Title 70.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 9, 2021

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HB0661

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351, relative to the audit of handgun permit application fees.

Description: As enacted, deletes requirement that the comptroller of the treasury must conduct an annual audit of the Tennessee bureau of investigation regarding the bureau's receipt and use of the $15 portion of the handgun carry permit application fee to be used exclusively for updating and maintaining the fingerprint criminal history database. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 195

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0761

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to taxation of gun safes and gun safety devices.

Description: As introduced, exempts from sales tax purchases of gun safes and gun safety devices. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Comp. SB subst.

Last Action Date: May 4, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0786

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, relative to firearms.

Description: As enacted, creates an exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm, if a person meets age requirements, lawfully possesses the handgun, and is in a place that the person is lawfully present; revises other firearm statutes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 108

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0899

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 8, Chapter 47, relative to the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act.

Description: As introduced, creates a civil action against any government entity, official, employee, or agent that violates a person's right to bear arms under the Tennessee Constitution or United States Constitution; specifies such a violation may be prosecuted as official oppression; provides for injunctive relief; clarifies that the enforcement of any law is not considered a violation. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 8, Chapter 47.

Last Action: Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

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HB0902

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to weapons.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to provide its annual report on handgun carry permits to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70.

Last Action: Signed by H. Speaker

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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HB0981

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 2, relative to reckless endangerment.

Description: As introduced, increases the punishment for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon to a Class D felony if the offense occurred during a road rage incident. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 2.

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

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

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HB1018

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to concealed handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to conduct a name-based criminal history record check every four years after a person is issued a concealed handgun carry permit; permits the department to revoke the permit if the person is ineligible to possess a firearm; implements a $50 fee for renewal of the permit. - 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: April 6, 2021

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HB1160

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to the transfer of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor, which is committed when a person intentionally transfers a firearm to another who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm by federal or state law. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: April 14, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1161

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires, when neither the seller nor purchaser of a firearm is a licensed gun dealer, that the transaction be completed through a licensed gun dealer, and that the dealer perform the same criminal history record check required for purchases from licensed gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6.

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

Last Action Date: April 6, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1171

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 29; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends the validity of temporary handgun carry permits issued to persons who have been granted an order of protection from 60 calendar days from the date of issuance to 90 calendar days from the date of issuance. - Amends TCA Title 29; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Signed by H. Speaker

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1234

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 7; Title 13; Title 64 and Title 67, relative to manufacturers of ammunition components.

Description: As introduced, requires TACIR to perform a study and make recommendations to the general assembly regarding incentives to encourage and facilitate the relocation of manufacturers of ammunition components to this state. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 13; Title 64 and Title 67.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Departments & Agencies Subcommittee of State Government Committee

Last Action Date: March 23, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1273

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to preventing the theft of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm unattended in a motor vehicle or boat, if the firearm is not locked within a trunk, glove box, or interior of the person's motor vehicle or boat or within a container securely affixed to the motor vehicle or boat. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 24, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1292

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 36 and Title 39, relative to emergency protection orders.

Description: As introduced, allows a court to issue an emergency protection order upon a finding that a person poses an imminent risk of harm to the person or others if allowed to purchase or possess a firearm; authorizes a family member, household member, intimate partner, or law enforcement officer to petition for such an order. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 39.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee

Last Action Date: March 31, 2021

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HB1369

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, relative to carrying of firearms by certain persons.

Description: As introduced, deletes the requirement that a retired law enforcement officer submit to a criminal history records check in order to carry a firearm in the same manner as an active law enforcement officer under federal law. - Amends TCA Title 38.

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

Last Action Date: March 30, 2021

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HB1388

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, relative to the carrying of weapons.

Description: As introduced, deletes the criminal offense prohibiting a person from carrying a firearm or club with the intent to go armed and defenses and exceptions to that offense; makes various other changes with regard to possession of a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39.

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

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1588

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to extreme risk protection orders.

Description: As introduced, allows a court to issue an extreme risk protection order upon a finding by clear and convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk of harm to the person or others if allowed to possess or purchase a firearm; authorizes a law enforcement officer or family or household member to petition for such an order. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Children & Family Affairs Subcommittee to First Calendar of 2022

Last Action Date: March 31, 2021

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HB1594

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, waives the application fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit for retired members of the military who are residents of the state. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

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SB0227

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 6, relative to firearm safety instruction.

Description: As introduced, requires, beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, each local education agency and public charter school to provide students with age-appropriate and grade-appropriate instruction on firearm safety. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee

Last Action Date: March 31, 2021

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SB0262

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, waives the application fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit for retired members of the military who are residents of the state. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee

Last Action Date: May 4, 2021

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SB0277

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to disposition of confiscated weapons.

Description: As enacted, expands the type of equipment for which law enforcement agencies may exchange confiscated weapons to include any equipment suitable for use for legitimate law enforcement purposes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 166

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

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SB0286

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, allows a handgun carry permit holder to apply to the county clerk in the holder's county of residence, in addition to the department of safety, to renew the holder's permit; requires the department of safety to contract with county clerk offices for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 26, 2021

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SB0318

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to the carrying of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates exceptions to the offense of open or concealed carrying of a firearm with the intent to go armed for any person legally in possession and not prohibited from possessing a firearm; converts existing defenses to be exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70.

Last Action: Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 1/13/2022

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB0393

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 70 and Title 71, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires the Tennessee bureau of investigation's report to the general assembly on the amount of money collected for handgun carry permit fees in excess of the costs associated with conducting background checks to be submitted by January 15 of each year. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 70 and Title 71.

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

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0412

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to extreme risk protection orders.

Description: As introduced, allows a court to issue an extreme risk protection order upon a finding by clear and convincing evidence that a person poses a significant risk of harm to the person or others if allowed to possess or purchase a firearm; authorizes a law enforcement officer or family or household member to petition for such an order. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

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SB0434

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, clarifies that a law enforcement officer is not prohibited from carrying a firearm into certain locations regardless of whether the officer is on or off duty; clarifies that the exemption to the ban on weapons in parks and other similar places for a law enforcement officer applies regardless of whether the officer is on duty. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 26, 2021

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SB0543

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351, relative to the audit of handgun permit application fees.

Description: As enacted, deletes requirement that the comptroller of the treasury must conduct an annual audit of the Tennessee bureau of investigation regarding the bureau's receipt and use of the $15 portion of the handgun carry permit application fee to be used exclusively for updating and maintaining the fingerprint criminal history database. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 195

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

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SB0551

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to taxation of gun safes and gun safety devices.

Description: As introduced, exempts from sales tax purchases of gun safes and gun safety devices. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Passed H., Ayes 92, Nays 0, PNV 0

Last Action Date: May 4, 2021

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SB0555

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 16; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, clarifies that the term "crime of violence" in regard to weapons offenses includes aggravated rape of a child rather than especially aggravated rape of a child. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 16; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49 and Title 70.

Last Action: Transmitted to Governor for action.

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

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SB0557

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38 and Title 39, relative to firearm laws.

Description: As introduced, adds a prohibition of the expenditure of state or local funds or employees to implement, regulate, or enforce any federal law or executive order regulating the sale of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories if the expenditure of funds or use of employees would violate a state law or the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Transmitted to Governor for action.

Last Action Date: May 5, 2021

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SB0765

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35, relative to firearms.

Description: As enacted, creates an exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm, if a person meets age requirements, lawfully possesses the handgun, and is in a place that the person is lawfully present; revises other firearm statutes. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40, Chapter 35.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 108

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

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SB0851

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1309 and Section 39-17-1350, relative to law enforcement officers.

Description: As introduced, removes requirement that an off-duty law enforcement officer notify principal or other administrative staff person if the off-duty officer will be present on school grounds or inside school building during regular school hours and in possession of a firearm. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1309 and Section 39-17-1350.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

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SB0855

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 38-8-116; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50; Section 58-1-112 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, broadens the category of persons authorized to carry handguns within a public park to include handgun carry permit holders. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 38-8-116; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50; Section 58-1-112 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

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SB0890

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to concealed handgun carry permits.

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to conduct a name-based criminal history record check every four years after a person is issued a concealed handgun carry permit; permits the department to revoke the permit if the person is ineligible to possess a firearm; implements a $50 fee for renewal of the permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

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SB0935

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to preventing the theft of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm unattended in a motor vehicle or boat, if the firearm is not locked within a trunk, glove box, or interior of the person's motor vehicle or boat or within a container securely affixed to the motor vehicle or boat. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0939

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 36 and Title 39, relative to emergency protection orders.

Description: As introduced, allows a court to issue an emergency protection order upon a finding that a person poses an imminent risk of harm to the person or others if allowed to purchase or possess a firearm; authorizes a family member, household member, intimate partner, or law enforcement officer to petition for such an order. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 39.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

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SB1003

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-11-611, relative to self-defense.

Description: As introduced, provides that a person's use of force in self-defense is not justified if the person was engaged in conduct that would constitute a felony or Class A misdemeanor, rather than unlawful activity, at the time of the use of force. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-611.

Last Action: Taken off notice for calendar in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1040

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to the transfer of firearms.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor, which is committed when a person intentionally transfers a firearm to another who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm by federal or state law. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1041

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires, when neither the seller nor purchaser of a firearm is a licensed gun dealer, that the transaction be completed through a licensed gun dealer, and that the dealer perform the same criminal history record check required for purchases from licensed gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1142

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 29; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends the validity of temporary handgun carry permits issued to persons who have been granted an order of protection from 60 calendar days from the date of issuance to 90 calendar days from the date of issuance. - Amends TCA Title 29; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Companion House Bill substituted

Last Action Date: May 4, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1239

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 7; Title 13; Title 64 and Title 67, relative to manufacturers of ammunition components.

Description: As introduced, requires TACIR to perform a study and make recommendations to the general assembly regarding incentives to encourage and facilitate the relocation of manufacturers of ammunition components to this state. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 13; Title 64 and Title 67.

Last Action: Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1293

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 6, relative to taxation of gun safes and gun safety devices.

Description: As introduced, exempts from sales tax purchases of gun safes and gun safety devices. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 23, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1333

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 8, Chapter 47, relative to the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act.

Description: As introduced, creates a civil action against any government entity, official, employee, or agent that violates a person's right to bear arms under the Tennessee Constitution or United States Constitution; specifies such a violation may be prosecuted as official oppression; provides for injunctive relief; clarifies that the enforcement of any law is not considered a violation. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 8, Chapter 47.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee / no second

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1334

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to weapons.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to provide its annual report on handgun carry permits to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70.

Last Action: Companion House Bill substituted

Last Action Date: May 4, 2021

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SB1391

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, relative to the carrying of weapons.

Description: As introduced, deletes the criminal offense prohibiting a person from carrying a firearm or club with the intent to go armed and defenses and exceptions to that offense; makes various other changes with regard to possession of a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1513

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 54; Title 10, Chapter 7, Part 5; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Section 50-1-312; Title 55 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, changes from February 1 to March 1 the due date for the TBI's annual report to the general assembly on the amount of money collected for handgun carry permit fees in excess of the costs associated with conducting background checks. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54; Title 10, Chapter 7, Part 5; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41; Title 49; Section 50-1-312; Title 55 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1517

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, relative to purchases of gun safes.

Description: As introduced, exempts sales of gun safes from sales and use tax. - Amends TCA Title 67.

Last Action: Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 23, 2021

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