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73 total bills, 9 anti-gun bills,
18 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Tennessee Gun Laws

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

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HB0041

Title: As enacted, requires that the following language be printed on the back of handgun carry permit cards: This permit is valid beyond the expiration date if the permit holder can provide documentation of the holder's active military status and duty station outside Tennessee. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, requires that the following language be printed on the back of handgun carry permit cards: This permit is valid beyond the expiration date if the permit holder can provide documentation of the holder's active military status and duty station outside Tennessee. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 367

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0042

Title: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a person committing the offense of illegal possession of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a person committing the offense of illegal possession of a handgun. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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HB0109

Title: As enacted, permits correctional officers and certain other people employed by the department of correction to carry a handgun the same as a law enforcement officer if they have completed their probationary period rather than when they are vested. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Description: As enacted, permits correctional officers and certain other people employed by the department of correction to carry a handgun the same as a law enforcement officer if they have completed their probationary period rather than when they are vested. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1350.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 92

Last Action Date: April 9, 2019

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HB0135

Title: As introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are lawfully assembled. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are lawfully assembled. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.

Last Action: Placed on s/c cal Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee for 4/29/2019

Last Action Date: April 24, 2019

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HB0175

Title: As introduced, authorizes the department to contract with an entity for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an entity contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department to contract with an entity for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an entity contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Departments & Agencies Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 1, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0187

Title: As enacted, prohibits local government entities from imposing greater restrictions or requirements on privately owned or operated sport shooting ranges than are applicable to any range located within the same unit of local government and owned or operated by a government entity. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As enacted, prohibits local government entities from imposing greater restrictions or requirements on privately owned or operated sport shooting ranges than are applicable to any range located within the same unit of local government and owned or operated by a government entity. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 223

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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HB0260

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

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

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 1, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0279

Title: As introduced, reduces from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a chief law enforcement officer must certify the transfer or making of a firearm after receiving a request, if the applicant making the request is not prohibited by law from receiving or possessing the firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, reduces from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a chief law enforcement officer must certify the transfer or making of a firearm after receiving a request, if the applicant making the request is not prohibited by law from receiving or possessing the firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 1, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB0409

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

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

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

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HB0493

Title: As introduced, allows firefighters and emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows firefighters and emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: February 4, 2019

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HB0494

Title: As enacted, eliminates the special privilege tax on ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201 and Title 70, Chapter 3.

Description: As enacted, eliminates the special privilege tax on ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201 and Title 70, Chapter 3.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 509

Last Action Date: June 6, 2019

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HB0545

Title: As introduced, increases from 21 to 30 the number of calendar days within which a person granted an order of protection may apply for a temporary handgun carry permit from the department of safety after an order of protection has been granted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, increases from 21 to 30 the number of calendar days within which a person granted an order of protection may apply for a temporary handgun carry permit from the department of safety after an order of protection has been granted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Received from House, Passed on First Consideration

Last Action Date: April 11, 2019

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HB0568

Title: As introduced, requires local law enforcement to conduct in-person checks to ensure person subject to order of protection has complied with dispossession of firearms requirement; makes various other changes regarding the dispossession of firearms requirement. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires local law enforcement to conduct in-person checks to ensure person subject to order of protection has complied with dispossession of firearms requirement; makes various other changes regarding the dispossession of firearms requirement. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed for lack of second in: Children & Families Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 12, 2019

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HB0645

Title: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a first violation of unlawful carrying of a handgun; prohibits law enforcement officer from confiscating the person's handgun and requires issuance of citation in lieu of arrest for such offense. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307 and Section 40-7-118.

Description: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a first violation of unlawful carrying of a handgun; prohibits law enforcement officer from confiscating the person's handgun and requires issuance of citation in lieu of arrest for such offense. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307 and Section 40-7-118.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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HB0646

Title: As introduced, changes, from January 1 to January 15, the date by which the department of safety and homeland security must provide a copy of the previous year's statistical report concerning the number of handgun carry permits issued, denied, revoked, or suspended, and various information regarding handgun carry permit issuance and fees, to each member of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201; Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 33-3-115; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Section 49-6-815; Section 49-6-816; Section 49-7-161; Section 49-50-803; Section 58-1-227; Section 70-5-101 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, changes, from January 1 to January 15, the date by which the department of safety and homeland security must provide a copy of the previous year's statistical report concerning the number of handgun carry permits issued, denied, revoked, or suspended, and various information regarding handgun carry permit issuance and fees, to each member of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201; Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 33-3-115; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Section 49-6-815; Section 49-6-816; Section 49-7-161; Section 49-50-803; Section 58-1-227; Section 70-5-101 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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HB0677

Title: As enacted, requires court clerks to report the race, sex, and, if known, social security number of a person judicially committed or adjudicated a mental defective to the federal bureau of investigation-NICS index and the department of safety for use in determining a person's eligibility to purchase firearms; requires that such information be confidential. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Description: As enacted, requires court clerks to report the race, sex, and, if known, social security number of a person judicially committed or adjudicated a mental defective to the federal bureau of investigation-NICS index and the department of safety for use in determining a person's eligibility to purchase firearms; requires that such information be confidential. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 262

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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HB0712

Title: As enacted, updates the definitions of "firearm" and "antique firearm" to mirror definitions under federal law; makes various changes related to updated definitions. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-106; Section 39-13-103 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, updates the definitions of "firearm" and "antique firearm" to mirror definitions under federal law; makes various changes related to updated definitions. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-106; Section 39-13-103 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 279

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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HB0731

Title: As enacted, authorizes the department of safety to contract with a local government agency for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an agency contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, authorizes the department of safety to contract with a local government agency for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an agency contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 109

Last Action Date: April 15, 2019

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HB0749

Title: As introduced, allows any county clerk, in addition to the department of safety, to renew a gun permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows any county clerk, in addition to the department of safety, to renew a gun permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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HB0754

Title: As enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for the transfer of a firearm to a person knowing that the person: has been judicially committed to a mental institution or adjudicated as a mental defective unless the person's right to possess firearms has been restored; or is receiving inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment at a hospital or treatment resource. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for the transfer of a firearm to a person knowing that the person: has been judicially committed to a mental institution or adjudicated as a mental defective unless the person's right to possess firearms has been restored; or is receiving inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment at a hospital or treatment resource. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 432

Last Action Date: May 29, 2019

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HB0800

Title: As introduced, allows persons employed in emergency management or as firefighters or emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows persons employed in emergency management or as firefighters or emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee of Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 13, 2019

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HB0801

Title: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or firearm ammunition unattended or with a person under 18 years of age 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; punishable only by fine of at least $500. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or firearm ammunition unattended or with a person under 18 years of age 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; punishable only by fine of at least $500. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 9, 2019

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HB0846

Title: As introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period within which a director of schools is required to notify the chief of the appropriate law enforcement agency that the director has authorized a person to carry or possess a firearm on school property. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49.

Description: As introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period within which a director of schools is required to notify the chief of the appropriate law enforcement agency that the director has authorized a person to carry or possess a firearm on school property. - 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 7, 2019

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HB1041

Title: As introduced, prohibits public funds being expended in support of any policy declining to provide services to licensed firearms businesses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 9 and Title 12.

Description: As introduced, prohibits public funds being expended in support of any policy declining to provide services to licensed firearms businesses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 9 and Title 12.

Last Action: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Cities & Counties Subcommittee of Local Committee

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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HB1049

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

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

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

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HB1119

Title: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of possessing a firearm if a person has a prior conviction of stalking. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of possessing a firearm if a person has a prior conviction of stalking. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

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HB1141

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

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

Last Action: Placed on s/c cal Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee for 4/29/2019

Last Action Date: April 24, 2019

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HB1176

Title: 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.

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: Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

Last Action Date: March 27, 2019

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HB1224

Title: As introduced, requires the court to order that a defendant convicted of domestic violence who transfers possession of firearms to a third party must have the third party complete and return to the court an affidavit certifying that the third party is not prohibited from possessing firearms, acknowledges receipt of firearms from the defendant, and accepts their responsibility under this section. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, requires the court to order that a defendant convicted of domestic violence who transfers possession of firearms to a third party must have the third party complete and return to the court an affidavit certifying that the third party is not prohibited from possessing firearms, acknowledges receipt of firearms from the defendant, and accepts their responsibility under this section. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Last Action: Reassigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: March 27, 2019

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HB1247

Title: As introduced, deletes requirement that Wayne County and Pickett County be defined as distressed rural counties for purposes of being considered an eligible county authorized to select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school property. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Description: As introduced, deletes requirement that Wayne County and Pickett County be defined as distressed rural counties for purposes of being considered an eligible county authorized to select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school property. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c K-12 Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 20, 2019

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HB1264

Title: As enacted, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.

Description: As enacted, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 479

Last Action Date: May 29, 2019

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HB1295

Title: As introduced, requires the domestic violence coordinating council, in coordination with the administrative office of the courts, to revise the affidavit of firearms dispossession form to require only a signature from a defendant convicted of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111.

Description: As introduced, requires the domestic violence coordinating council, in coordination with the administrative office of the courts, to revise the affidavit of firearms dispossession form to require only a signature from a defendant convicted of domestic violence. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-111.

Last Action: Received from House, Passed on First Consideration

Last Action Date: April 4, 2019

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HB1427

Title: 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 background check required for purchases from licensed gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6.

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 background check required for purchases from licensed gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6.

Last Action: Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

Last Action Date: April 3, 2019

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HB1428

Title: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor; prohibits the intentional transfer to a person who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor; prohibits the intentional transfer to a person who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Returned to the Clerk's Desk.

Last Action Date: April 3, 2019

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HB1446

Title: As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to the respondent or others by possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to the respondent or others by possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

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HB1447

Title: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder convicted of domestic assault to surrender the permit to the court within 48 hours of conviction to be forwarded to the department of safety for revocation. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder convicted of domestic assault to surrender the permit to the court within 48 hours of conviction to be forwarded to the department of safety for revocation. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee

Last Action Date: February 13, 2019

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HB1460

Title: As enacted, waives the fee for obtaining a lifetime handgun carry permit for former law enforcement officers who served at least 10 years and left the law enforcement agency while in good standing. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, waives the fee for obtaining a lifetime handgun carry permit for former law enforcement officers who served at least 10 years and left the law enforcement agency while in good standing. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 396

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

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HB1476

Title: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat without the firearm or ammunition being stored in a locked cabinet, safe, vault, case, or secured with a firearm locking device if the vehicle or boat is left unattended or with a person under 18 years of age; directs fines collected be deposited in the criminal injuries compensation fund and the domestic violence community education fund. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat without the firearm or ammunition being stored in a locked cabinet, safe, vault, case, or secured with a firearm locking device if the vehicle or boat is left unattended or with a person under 18 years of age; directs fines collected be deposited in the criminal injuries compensation fund and the domestic violence community education fund. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Failed in s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee of Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 3, 2019

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SB0010

Title: As enacted, enacts the "JaJuan Latham Act," which increases the penalty for an aggravated assault or homicide that occurs by a person discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle and the victim is a minor at the time of the offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 2.

Description: As enacted, enacts the "JaJuan Latham Act," which increases the penalty for an aggravated assault or homicide that occurs by a person discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle and the victim is a minor at the time of the offense. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 2.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 485

Last Action Date: May 29, 2019

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SB0035

Title: As introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are lawfully assembled. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are lawfully assembled. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2019

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SB0095

Title: As enacted, requires that the following language be printed on the back of handgun carry permit cards: This permit is valid beyond the expiration date if the permit holder can provide documentation of the holder's active military status and duty station outside Tennessee. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, requires that the following language be printed on the back of handgun carry permit cards: This permit is valid beyond the expiration date if the permit holder can provide documentation of the holder's active military status and duty station outside Tennessee. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 367

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

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SB0258

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

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

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

Last Action Date: January 31, 2019

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SB0285

Title: As introduced, reduces from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a chief law enforcement officer must certify the transfer or making of a firearm after receiving a request, if the applicant making the request is not prohibited by law from receiving or possessing the firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, reduces from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a chief law enforcement officer must certify the transfer or making of a firearm after receiving a request, if the applicant making the request is not prohibited by law from receiving or possessing the firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 11, 2019

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SB0422

Title: As introduced, allows firefighters and emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows firefighters and emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB0445

Title: As introduced, authorizes the department to contract with an entity for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an entity contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As introduced, authorizes the department to contract with an entity for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an entity contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 20, 2019

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SB0446

Title: As enacted, prohibits local government entities from imposing greater restrictions or requirements on privately owned or operated sport shooting ranges than are applicable to any range located within the same unit of local government and owned or operated by a government entity. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As enacted, prohibits local government entities from imposing greater restrictions or requirements on privately owned or operated sport shooting ranges than are applicable to any range located within the same unit of local government and owned or operated by a government entity. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 223

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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SB0472

Title: As enacted, requires court clerks to report the race, sex, and, if known, social security number of a person judicially committed or adjudicated a mental defective to the federal bureau of investigation-NICS index and the department of safety for use in determining a person's eligibility to purchase firearms; requires that such information be confidential. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Description: As enacted, requires court clerks to report the race, sex, and, if known, social security number of a person judicially committed or adjudicated a mental defective to the federal bureau of investigation-NICS index and the department of safety for use in determining a person's eligibility to purchase firearms; requires that such information be confidential. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Section 38-6-109.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 262

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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SB0533

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

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

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

Last Action Date: April 30, 2019

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SB0563

Title: As introduced, changes, from January 1 to January 15, the date by which the department of safety and homeland security must provide a copy of the previous year's statistical report concerning the number of handgun carry permits issued, denied, revoked, or suspended, and various information regarding handgun carry permit issuance and fees, to each member of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201; Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 33-3-115; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Section 49-6-815; Section 49-6-816; Section 49-7-161; Section 49-50-803; Section 58-1-227; Section 70-5-101 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

Description: As introduced, changes, from January 1 to January 15, the date by which the department of safety and homeland security must provide a copy of the previous year's statistical report concerning the number of handgun carry permits issued, denied, revoked, or suspended, and various information regarding handgun carry permit issuance and fees, to each member of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201; Section 10-7-504; Section 33-6-413; Section 33-3-115; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Section 49-6-815; Section 49-6-816; Section 49-7-161; Section 49-50-803; Section 58-1-227; Section 70-5-101 and Title 70, Chapter 4, Part 1.

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

Last Action Date: February 7, 2019

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SB0564

Title: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a first violation of unlawful carrying of a handgun; prohibits law enforcement officer from confiscating the person's handgun and requires issuance of citation in lieu of arrest for such offense. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307 and Section 40-7-118.

Description: As introduced, reduces the punishment for a first violation of unlawful carrying of a handgun; prohibits law enforcement officer from confiscating the person's handgun and requires issuance of citation in lieu of arrest for such offense. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1307 and Section 40-7-118.

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

Last Action Date: February 7, 2019

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SB0594

Title: As enacted, updates the definitions of "firearm" and "antique firearm" to mirror definitions under federal law; makes various changes related to updated definitions. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-106; Section 39-13-103 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, updates the definitions of "firearm" and "antique firearm" to mirror definitions under federal law; makes various changes related to updated definitions. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-106; Section 39-13-103 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 279

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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SB0619

Title: As introduced, allows persons employed in emergency management or as firefighters or emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows persons employed in emergency management or as firefighters or emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 18, 2019

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SB0705

Title: As enacted, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.

Description: As enacted, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 479

Last Action Date: May 29, 2019

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SB0752

Title: As introduced, deletes requirement that Wayne County and Pickett County be defined as distressed rural counties for purposes of being considered an eligible county authorized to select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school property. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Description: As introduced, deletes requirement that Wayne County and Pickett County be defined as distressed rural counties for purposes of being considered an eligible county authorized to select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school property. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-816.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019

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SB0813

Title: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or firearm ammunition unattended or with a person under 18 years of age 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; punishable only by fine of at least $500. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or firearm ammunition unattended or with a person under 18 years of age 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; punishable only by fine of at least $500. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 23, 2019

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SB0828

Title: As introduced, requires local law enforcement to conduct in-person checks to ensure person subject to order of protection has complied with dispossession of firearms requirement; makes various other changes regarding the dispossession of firearms requirement. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, requires local law enforcement to conduct in-person checks to ensure person subject to order of protection has complied with dispossession of firearms requirement; makes various other changes regarding the dispossession of firearms requirement. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: April 9, 2019

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SB0865

Title: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder convicted of domestic assault to surrender the permit to the court within 48 hours of conviction to be forwarded to the department of safety for revocation. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder convicted of domestic assault to surrender the permit to the court within 48 hours of conviction to be forwarded to the department of safety for revocation. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

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SB0892

Title: As introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period within which a director of schools is required to notify the chief of the appropriate law enforcement agency that the director has authorized a person to carry or possess a firearm on school property. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49.

Description: As introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period within which a director of schools is required to notify the chief of the appropriate law enforcement agency that the director has authorized a person to carry or possess a firearm on school property. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 49.

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

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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SB0900

Title: As introduced, allows any county clerk, in addition to the department of safety, to renew a gun permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As introduced, allows any county clerk, in addition to the department of safety, to renew a gun permit. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

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

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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SB0907

Title: As enacted, authorizes the department of safety to contract with a local government agency for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an agency contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, authorizes the department of safety to contract with a local government agency for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an agency contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each renewal application. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 109

Last Action Date: April 15, 2019

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SB0943

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

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

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

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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SB0968

Title: As introduced, authorizes civil action against a person selling or transferring a firearm if the firearm is sold or transferred to another person who uses the firearm in a crime resulting in injury to persons or property or in wrongful death. - Amends TCA Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, authorizes civil action against a person selling or transferring a firearm if the firearm is sold or transferred to another person who uses the firearm in a crime resulting in injury to persons or property or in wrongful death. - Amends TCA Title 29 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Withdrawn.

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

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SB1010

Title: 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 background check required for purchases from licensed gun dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 67, Chapter 6.

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 background 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 11, 2019

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SB1011

Title: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor; prohibits the intentional transfer to a person who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of illegal transfer of a firearm to a prohibited possessor; prohibits the intentional transfer to a person who is known or should be known to be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm. - 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 11, 2019

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SB1025

Title: As introduced, requires the court to order that a defendant convicted of domestic violence who transfers possession of firearms to a third party must have the third party complete and return to the court an affidavit certifying that the third party is not prohibited from possessing firearms, acknowledges receipt of firearms from the defendant, and accepts their responsibility under this section. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, requires the court to order that a defendant convicted of domestic violence who transfers possession of firearms to a third party must have the third party complete and return to the court an affidavit certifying that the third party is not prohibited from possessing firearms, acknowledges receipt of firearms from the defendant, and accepts their responsibility under this section. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6; Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 40.

Last Action: Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee / no second

Last Action Date: March 26, 2019

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SB1178

Title: As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to the respondent or others by possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Description: As introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significant risk of causing personal injury to the respondent or others by possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

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SB1275

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

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

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

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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SB1301

Title: 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.

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: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: April 23, 2019

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SB1312

Title: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat without the firearm or ammunition being stored in a locked cabinet, safe, vault, case, or secured with a firearm locking device if the vehicle or boat is left unattended or with a person under 18 years of age; directs fines collected be deposited in the criminal injuries compensation fund and the domestic violence community education fund. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat without the firearm or ammunition being stored in a locked cabinet, safe, vault, case, or secured with a firearm locking device if the vehicle or boat is left unattended or with a person under 18 years of age; directs fines collected be deposited in the criminal injuries compensation fund and the domestic violence community education fund. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

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

Last Action Date: February 11, 2019

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SB1347

Title: As enacted, waives the fee for obtaining a lifetime handgun carry permit for former law enforcement officers who served at least 10 years and left the law enforcement agency while in good standing. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, waives the fee for obtaining a lifetime handgun carry permit for former law enforcement officers who served at least 10 years and left the law enforcement agency while in good standing. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 396

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

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SB1400

Title: As introduced, prohibits public funds being expended in support of any policy declining to provide services to licensed firearms businesses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 9 and Title 12.

Description: As introduced, prohibits public funds being expended in support of any policy declining to provide services to licensed firearms businesses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 9 and Title 12.

Last Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate State & Local Government Committee

Last Action Date: March 22, 2019

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SB1401

Title: As introduced, increases from 21 to 30 the number of calendar days within which a person granted an order of protection may apply for a temporary handgun carry permit from the department of safety after an order of protection has been granted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As introduced, increases from 21 to 30 the number of calendar days within which a person granted an order of protection may apply for a temporary handgun carry permit from the department of safety after an order of protection has been granted. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Re-refer to Senate Cal. Comm.

Last Action Date: March 18, 2019

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SB1402

Title: As enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for the transfer of a firearm to a person knowing that the person: has been judicially committed to a mental institution or adjudicated as a mental defective unless the person's right to possess firearms has been restored; or is receiving inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment at a hospital or treatment resource. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Description: As enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for the transfer of a firearm to a person knowing that the person: has been judicially committed to a mental institution or adjudicated as a mental defective unless the person's right to possess firearms has been restored; or is receiving inpatient mental health or substance abuse treatment at a hospital or treatment resource. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.

Last Action: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 432

Last Action Date: May 29, 2019

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