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67 total bills, 14 anti-gun bills,
29 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.

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HB0037

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, removes, as exclusions from the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, a firearm that cannot be carried and used by one person, a firearm that discharges two or more projectiles with one activation of the trigger or other firing device, a firearm that has a bore diameter greater than one and one-half inches and that uses smokeless powder as a propellant, and ammunition with a projectile that explodes after leaving the firearm; creates the criminal offense of disenfranchising another of the person's constitutional rights in violation of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act; prohibits an employee or elected or appointed official of a state or local government entity from enforcing a federal law in violation of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54 and 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 21, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0041

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, relative to weapons on school property.

Description: As introduced, expands, from only local boards of education in distressed rural counties to all local boards of education, the governing bodies for LEAs that are authorized to adopt a policy allowing their director of schools to authorize and select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school grounds. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 8, 2023

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HB0120

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

Description: As introduced, expands the exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm with the intent to go armed from handguns to firearms if a person meets the age requirements, lawfully possesses the firearm, and is in a place where the person is lawfully present. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: March 21, 2023

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HJR0131

Title: A RESOLUTION to address and establish the declared public policy of the State of Tennessee relative to the right of the citizens and those within the boundaries of this State to keep, bear, and wear arms.

Description: Addresses and establishes the declared public policy of the State of Tennessee relative to the right of the citizens and those within the boundaries of this State to keep, bear, and wear arms.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB0190

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

Description: As introduced, adds a requirement that notice of the prohibition or restriction on the possession of weapons by an individual or entity must be posted no more than three feet from each entrance; requires the notice sign to measure at least 22 inches wide and 22 inches high, have a red background and white letters, and be mounted within a certain distance from the ground. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed on s/c cal Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee for 4/5/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB0192

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1359, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, exempts enhanced handgun carry permit holders from the prohibition against carrying a weapon on property that has been posted to prohibit possession of weapons on the premises; removes criminal penalty of Class B misdemeanor punishable only by $500 fine for carrying a weapon on posted property. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1359.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: January 30, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

HB0237

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

Description: As introduced, requires a person to obtain an enhanced or concealed handgun permit to carry a handgun in certain counties. - 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 21, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0342

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, permanently exempts from sales and use tax, the retail sale of gun safes and gun safety devices; removes the temporary sales tax holiday. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Placed behind the budget

Last Action Date: February 15, 2023

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HB0380

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 and Title 39, relative to gun violence.

Description: As introduced, requires certain departments to create programs to reduce gun violence in communities, including a youth employment program, violence intervention program, and a gun safety program; requires the department of health to submit an annual report to the legislature and counties and municipalities on the public health impacts of gun violence in communities. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 8, 2023

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HB0395

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 44, Chapter 17 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1, relative to the possession of firearms.

Description: As introduced, allows persons who are not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a handgun to carry a handgun while hunting under certain circumstances, rather than only persons with a handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 44, Chapter 17 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

Last Action: H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/3/2023

Last Action Date: March 30, 2023

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HB0578

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

Description: As introduced, eliminates the application and processing fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed behind the budget

Last Action Date: March 8, 2023

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HB0723

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

Description: As introduced, expands employees allowed to carry a handgun on property owned, operated, or controlled by a public institution of higher education to include retired law enforcement officers who retired in good standing with 20 years of service and are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2023

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HB0746

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

Description: As introduced, removes the authorization for an individual, corporation, business entity, or local, state, or federal government entity to prohibit the possession of weapons by a person who is at a meeting conducted by or on property owned, operated, or managed or under the control of the individual, corporation, business entity, or government entity; removes the criminal offense of possession of a weapon in a building or on property that is properly posted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Action def. in Civil Justice Committee to First Calendar of 2024

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB0760

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351, relative to military veterans.

Description: As introduced, waives lifetime enhanced handgun carry permit fees for state residents who are retired veterans of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 4/5/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB0768

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 7; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends from 60 days to 90 days, the time within which a handgun carry permit holder must notify the department of safety in writing of a change in the permit holder's principal place of residence. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2023

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HB0970

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 14 and Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to firearm safety.

Description: As introduced, specifies that classes that qualify as training for issuance of an enhanced handgun carry permit or concealed handgun carry permit must include training on the use of gun locks. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: March 14, 2023

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HB0977

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 55, Chapter 10, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, allows law enforcement officers to carry a firearm when under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and certain other circumstances; deletes the prohibition on carrying firearms and other weapons on higher education campuses and in parks; prohibits the carrying of weapons in K-12 schools except by certain persons, including any person permitted to carry a firearm under federal law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 55, Chapter 10.

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

Last Action Date: March 14, 2023

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HB1005

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8; Title 10; Title 33; Title 36; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, renames enhanced and concealed handgun carry permits as enhanced and concealed firearm carry permits and authorizes a permit holder to carry any firearms, rather than handguns, that the permit holder legally owns or possesses; expands the circumstances in which a permit holder may carry a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 10; Title 33; Title 36; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50 and Title 70.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee to Driver's License Calendar

Last Action Date: March 22, 2023

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HB1044

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

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to issue permits with the designation "Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit" on the front of the permit; requires the department to issue replacement permits for any permit that contains the designation "Handgun Carry Permit" upon renewal or upon the permit holder's request. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 4/5/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB1068

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 13; Title 16; Title 29; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 47; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 65; Title 68 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder to notify the department of a change of address within 30 days, rather than 60 days. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 13; Title 16; Title 29; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 47; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 65; Title 68 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2023

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HB1158

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

Description: As introduced, lowers the age requirement to obtain an enhanced or concealed handgun carry permit or lawfully carry a handgun in public from 21 to 18 years of age; states that the statutory authorization to transport or store a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle under certain circumstances does not apply to a person under 21 years of age in a parking area that is owned, operated, or while in use by any school, unless the person is at least 18 years of age and meets certain military qualifications. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: February 27, 2023

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HB1161

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to civil liability.

Description: As introduced, declares that a person or entity posting signage prohibiting the possession of firearms on the person's or entity's property is not immune from civil liability with respect to a claim based on the person's or entity's adoption of a policy prohibiting weapons. - Amends TCA Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 7, 2023

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HB1189

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47, relative to qualified civil liability actions.

Description: As introduced, limits the circumstances under which a qualified civil liability action may be brought against certain manufacturers, dealers, and sellers of firearms and related products. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47.

Last Action: Received from House, Passed on First Consideration

Last Action Date: March 9, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1202

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 8, relative to schools.

Description: As introduced, authorizes a faculty or staff member of a school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds subject to certain conditions, including obtaining an enhanced handgun carry permit and completing annual training. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 8.

Last Action: Placed on cal. Education Administration for 4/5/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB1204

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends the time in which a handgun carry permit holder is required to inform the department of safety of any change in the permit holder's principal place of residence from 60 days to 90 days. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1233

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

Description: As introduced, creates the offense of storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat while the person is not in the motor vehicle or boat unless the firearm or firearm ammunition is kept from ordinary observation and locked within the trunk, utility or glove box, or a locked container securely affixed to the motor vehicle or boat; requires the owner of a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to law enforcement within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB1307

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 and Title 39, relative to handgun safety courses.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to create a voucher program for the purpose of offsetting the cost of persons taking a handgun safety course for the first time; requires the department to report the number of courses taken using vouchers to the senate judiciary committee and house criminal justice committee. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: February 23, 2023

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HB1308

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to a voluntary waiver of firearm rights.

Description: As introduced, creates a process for a person to file a voluntary waiver of firearm rights for the purpose of prohibiting the person from purchasing or possessing a firearm; provides for a revocation of the voluntary waiver of firearm rights; creates the offense of selling or transferring a firearm to a person knowing that the person has executed a voluntary waiver of firearm rights that has not been revoked. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 7, 2023

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HB1439

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

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor of knowingly giving, selling, lending, delivering, or otherwise transferring a firearm to a person when the transferor knows or reasonably should know that the person receiving the firearm is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 7, 2023

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HB1444

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55, relative to criminal law.

Description: As introduced, authorizes a handgun permit holder to notify the department of safety of a change of address through electronic means. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.

Last Action: Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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HB1466

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

Description: As introduced, redefines "minor" to mean a person less than 21 years of age for the purpose of determining the legal age to purchase or own a firearm, unless the person is a military service member or honorably discharged or retired veteran at which point the person may be 18 years of age or older to purchase or own a firearm; makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a minor to purchase or own a firearm or for a person to sell, loan, or gift a firearm to a person younger than 21 years of age if the person is not a military service member or veteran. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 2024

Last Action Date: March 21, 2023

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HB1512

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 45; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 62; Title 67 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, changes from February 1 to February 15 the date by which the Tennessee bureau of investigation must report excess money collected pursuant to background check fees charged to gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 16; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 45; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 62; Title 67 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2023

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HB1562

Title: AN ACT to amend Chapter 272 of the Acts of 1901; as amended and rewritten by Chapter 115 of the Private Acts of 2006; as amended by Chapter 13 of the Private Acts of 2015 and Chapter 42 of the Private Acts of 2022; and any other acts amendatory thereto, relative to the Town of Petersburg.

Description: Subject to local approval, makes changes to the duties of the mayor; reduces the term of the mayor and vice mayor from four years to two; provides a method to fill vacancies on the board if the vacancies cause the board to lack a quorum; authorizes the board to set the salary of the board members by ordinance; revises the powers of the city; authorizes the appointment of a treasurer and town administrator; requires the town judge to be a licensed attorney. - Amends Chapter 272 of the Acts of 1901; as amended and rewritten.

Last Action: H. Placed on Consent Calendar for 4/3/2023

Last Action Date: March 30, 2023

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SB0017

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 and Title 39, relative to gun violence.

Description: As introduced, requires certain departments to create programs to reduce gun violence in communities, including a youth employment program, violence intervention program, and a gun safety program; requires the department of health to submit an annual report to the legislature and counties and municipalities on the public health impacts of gun violence in communities. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 13, 2023

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SB0021

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 and Title 39, relative to handgun safety courses.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to create a voucher program for the purpose of offsetting the cost of persons taking a handgun safety course for the first time; requires the department to report the number of courses taken using vouchers to the senate judiciary committee and house criminal justice committee. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: January 19, 2023

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SJR0273

Title: A RESOLUTION to recognize the Tennessee Rifle as the historic rifle of the State of Tennessee.

Description: Tennessee Rifle

Last Action: Engrossed; ready for transmission to House

Last Action Date: March 30, 2023

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SB0360

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4 and Title 39, relative to handgun safety courses.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to create a voucher program for the purpose of offsetting the cost of persons taking a handgun safety course for the first time; requires the department to report the number of courses taken using vouchers to the senate judiciary committee and house criminal justice committee. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39.

Last Action: Recommended for passage, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB0395

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, permanently exempts from sales and use tax, the retail sale of gun safes and gun safety devices; removes the temporary sales tax holiday. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee with negative recommendation

Last Action Date: February 28, 2023

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SB0406

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

Description: As introduced, expands the exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm with the intent to go armed from handguns to firearms if a person meets the age requirements, lawfully possesses the firearm, and is in a place where the person is lawfully present. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB0488

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1359, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, exempts enhanced handgun carry permit holders from the prohibition against carrying a weapon on property that has been posted to prohibit possession of weapons on the premises; removes criminal penalty of Class B misdemeanor punishable only by $500 fine for carrying a weapon on posted property. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1359.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2023

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SB0494

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 44, Chapter 17 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1, relative to the possession of firearms.

Description: As introduced, allows persons who are not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a handgun to carry a handgun while hunting under certain circumstances, rather than only persons with a handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 44, Chapter 17 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

Last Action: Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.

Last Action Date: March 27, 2023

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SB0515

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

Description: As introduced, expands employees allowed to carry a handgun on property owned, operated, or controlled by a public institution of higher education to include retired law enforcement officers who retired in good standing with 20 years of service and are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Signed by Senate Speaker

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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SB0521

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351, relative to military veterans.

Description: As introduced, waives lifetime enhanced handgun carry permit fees for state residents who are retired veterans of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Ayes 8, Nays 0 PNV 0

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB0522

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 7; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends from 60 days to 90 days, the time within which a handgun carry permit holder must notify the department of safety in writing of a change in the permit holder's principal place of residence. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

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

Last Action Date: January 30, 2023

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SB0645

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47, relative to qualified civil liability actions.

Description: As introduced, limits the circumstances under which a qualified civil liability action may be brought against certain manufacturers, dealers, and sellers of firearms and related products. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2023

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SB0659

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, removes, as exclusions from the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act, a firearm that cannot be carried and used by one person, a firearm that discharges two or more projectiles with one activation of the trigger or other firing device, a firearm that has a bore diameter greater than one and one-half inches and that uses smokeless powder as a propellant, and ammunition with a projectile that explodes after leaving the firearm; creates the criminal offense of disenfranchising another of the person's constitutional rights in violation of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act; prohibits an employee or elected or appointed official of a state or local government entity from enforcing a federal law in violation of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 54 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 21, 2023

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SB0822

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47, relative to qualified civil liability actions.

Description: As introduced, limits the circumstances under which a qualified civil liability action may be brought against certain manufacturers, dealers, and sellers of firearms and related products. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 47.

Last Action: Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 7, Nays 2 PNV 0

Last Action Date: March 22, 2023

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SB0827

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 55, Chapter 10, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, allows law enforcement officers to carry a firearm when under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances and certain other circumstances; deletes the prohibition on carrying firearms and other weapons on higher education campuses and in parks; prohibits the carrying of weapons in K-12 schools except by certain persons, including any person permitted to carry a firearm under federal law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 55, Chapter 10.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB0829

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, relative to a voluntary waiver of firearm rights.

Description: As introduced, creates a process for a person to file a voluntary waiver of firearm rights for the purpose of prohibiting the person from purchasing or possessing a firearm; provides for a revocation of the voluntary waiver of firearm rights; creates the offense of selling or transferring a firearm to a person knowing that the person has executed a voluntary waiver of firearm rights that has not been revoked. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0958

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 14 and Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to firearm safety.

Description: As introduced, specifies that classes that qualify as training for issuance of an enhanced handgun carry permit or concealed handgun carry permit must include training on the use of gun locks. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2023

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SB1021

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

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor of knowingly giving, selling, lending, delivering, or otherwise transferring a firearm to a person when the transferor knows or reasonably should know that the person receiving the firearm is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 14, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1029

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

Description: As introduced, creates the offense of storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat while the person is not in the motor vehicle or boat unless the firearm or firearm ammunition is kept from ordinary observation and locked within the trunk, utility or glove box, or a locked container securely affixed to the motor vehicle or boat; requires the owner of a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to law enforcement within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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SB1036

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 13; Title 16; Title 29; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 47; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 65; Title 68 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder to notify the department of a change of address within 30 days, rather than 60 days. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 10; Title 13; Title 16; Title 29; Title 33; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 47; Title 49; Title 50; Title 55; Title 58; Title 65; Title 68 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1037

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

Description: As introduced, removes the authorization for an individual, corporation, business entity, or local, state, or federal government entity to prohibit the possession of weapons by a person who is at a meeting conducted by or on property owned, operated, or managed or under the control of the individual, corporation, business entity, or government entity; removes the criminal offense of possession of a weapon in a building or on property that is properly posted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 13, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1066

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, extends the time in which a handgun carry permit holder is required to inform the department of safety of any change in the permit holder's principal place of residence from 60 days to 90 days. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB1121

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

Description: As introduced, eliminates the application and processing fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

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SB1179

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

Description: As introduced, adds a requirement that notice of the prohibition or restriction on the possession of weapons by an individual or entity must be posted no more than three feet from each entrance; requires the notice sign to measure at least 22 inches wide and 22 inches high, have a red background and white letters, and be mounted within a certain distance from the ground. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 28, 2023

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SB1321

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504; Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, requires the administrative office of the courts to conduct a study, within existing resources, of the number of individuals convicted under offenses for carrying or possessing weapons with the intent to go armed and the penalties assessed for the convictions, and submit a report of the study's findings to the chairs of the senate judiciary committee and the criminal justice committee of the house of representatives by January 15, 2024. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504; Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49 and Title 70.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

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SB1322

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

Description: As introduced, requires the department of safety to issue permits with the designation "Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit" on the front of the permit; requires the department to issue replacement permits for any permit that contains the designation "Handgun Carry Permit" upon renewal or upon the permit holder's request. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

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SB1325

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 8, relative to schools.

Description: As introduced, authorizes a faculty or staff member of a school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds subject to certain conditions, including obtaining an enhanced handgun carry permit and completing annual training. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 8.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 29, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1343

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

Description: As introduced, redefines "minor" to mean a person less than 21 years of age for the purpose of determining the legal age to purchase or own a firearm, unless the person is a military service member or honorably discharged or retired veteran at which point the person may be 18 years of age or older to purchase or own a firearm; makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a minor to purchase or own a firearm or for a person to sell, loan, or gift a firearm to a person younger than 21 years of age if the person is not a military service member or veteran. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Sponsor(s) Added.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2023

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SB1349

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55, relative to criminal law.

Description: As introduced, authorizes a handgun permit holder to notify the department of safety of a change of address through electronic means. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.

Last Action: Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Ayes 7, Nays 2 PNV 0

Last Action Date: March 28, 2023

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SB1429

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6, relative to weapons on school property.

Description: As introduced, expands, from only local boards of education in distressed rural counties to all local boards of education, the governing bodies for LEAs that are authorized to adopt a policy allowing their director of schools to authorize and select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school grounds. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1488

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to civil liability.

Description: As introduced, declares that a person or entity posting signage prohibiting the possession of firearms on the person's or entity's property is not immune from civil liability with respect to a claim based on the person's or entity's adoption of a policy prohibiting weapons. - Amends TCA Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1489

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

Description: As introduced, extends the time period, from 30 days following a final determination of suspension or revocation of a handgun carry permit to 45 days, within which a person may file a petition for judicial review of the department of safety's determination. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2023

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SB1498

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

Description: As introduced, lowers the age requirement to obtain an enhanced or concealed handgun carry permit or lawfully carry a handgun in public from 21 to 18 years of age; states that the statutory authorization to transport or store a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle under certain circumstances does not apply to a person under 21 years of age in a parking area that is owned, operated, or while in use by any school, unless the person is at least 18 years of age and meets certain military qualifications. - Amends TCA Title 39.

Last Action: Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee to 1/23/2024

Last Action Date: March 7, 2023

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SB1503

Title: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8; Title 10; Title 33; Title 36; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50 and Title 70, relative to firearms.

Description: As introduced, renames enhanced and concealed handgun carry permits as enhanced and concealed firearm carry permits and authorizes a permit holder to carry any firearms, rather than handguns, that the permit holder legally owns or possesses; expands the circumstances in which a permit holder may carry a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 10; Title 33; Title 36; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 49; Title 50 and Title 70.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 4/4/2023

Last Action Date: March 28, 2023

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