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Friday, February 20, 2009

FLASH - Take Action

Forwarding another Take Action email from Tennessee Firearms Association.
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Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc.
Legislative Action Committee

CALL YOUR PERSONAL LEGISLATOR AND URGE THEM TO SPEAK WITH THE MEMBERS OF THIS SUBCOMMITTEE

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/


STATE OF TENNESSEE

106th General Assembly

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Criminal Practice and Procedure of JUD

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - HHR31 - 12:00 PM

Watson, Chair; Sontany, Vice-Chair;

Bass, Camper, Faulkner, Matheny


1. HB 0082 by *Shaw (*SB 0019 by *Gresham, Ford, O.)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes current and retired judges who possess a handgun carry permit to carry a firearm under same circumstances and conditions as law enforcement officers and correctional officers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Fiscal Summary: MINIMAL

TFA OPPOSES THIS LEGISLATION. TFA OPPOSES any legislation which has the effect of granting special privileges to civilians depending on work related criteria and/or prior service (e.g., retired officers, former military). If “current and retired” judges need to carry when they are not working as a judge, then they need to obtain a civilian permit.

2. *HB 0411 by *Pitts (SB 0383 by *Barnes)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, creates Class A misdemeanor offense of attempting to buy firearm when prohibited by law from possessing firearm and attempting or selling firearm to person known to be prohibited by law from possessing firearm. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Fiscal Summary: Increase Local Revenue - Not Significant

Increase Local Expenditures - Not Significant

Increase State Revenue - Not Significant

Increase State Expenditures - Not Significant

TFA OPPOSES THIS LEGISLATION. It proposes to create a new crime which, according to the fiscal summary, has no apparent costs related to enforcement which means that it would not be applied. Federal law already adequately deals with purchases and attempted purchases by prohibited persons.

3. *HB 0959 by *McCord (SB 1126 by *Norris)

Handgun Permits - As introduced, makes information contained in handgun carry permit applications and renewals, information provided to agencies to investigate applicant, and records maintained relative to the permit application confidential and creates Class A fine only misdemeanor of unauthorized publication of permit information or records. - Amends TCA Section 10-7-504 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS BILL.

4. *HB 0960 by *McCord (SB 1518 by *Burchett)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes person with handgun carry permit to possess firearm in local, state, or federal parks. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 70.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION – No Restricting Amendments!

5. *HB 0961 by *McCord (SB 1519 by *Burchett)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, authorizes person with handgun carry permit to possess firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, wildlife management area, or on national forest land. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 70.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION – No Restricting Amendments!

6. *HB 0962 by *McCord (SB 1127 by *Jackson, Norris)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, allows person with handgun carry permit to carry in restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages as long as such person is not consuming alcoholic beverages and such restaurant is not an age-restricted venue. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS BILLS TO ALLOW PERMIT HOLDERS TO CARRY IN RESTAURANTS. This bill has a pending amendment, however, which will defeat this purpose by adding a “curfew” of from 9pm to 11pm on permit holders only relative to eating in such an establishment. The proposed amendment also has a restriction on “age restricted” locations such that permit holders would not be allowed in those establishments no matter what the time may be.


7. *HB 0716 by *Niceley (SB 0976 by *Faulk)

Handgun Permits - As introduced, allows any resident who has a valid handgun carry permit to possess a handgun while within the boundaries of any state park. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 and Title 70.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA HB 0960 and 0961 as having better language on a similar topic.

8. *HB 0414 by *Windle (SB 0565 by *Yager)

Correction, Dept. of - As introduced, authorizes inmate relations coordinators to carry firearms to same extent as correctional officers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA neutral so long as is “on the job” only.

9. *HB 0254 by *Casada (SB 0554 by *Norris)

Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, deletes requirement that the purchaser of a firearm give a thumbprint as part of background check process and that the TBI furnish thumbprint cards and pads to firearm dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION!

11. *HB 0070 by *Fincher (SB 0474 by *Berke)

Criminal Procedure - As introduced, deletes subsection in self-defense law providing that a person not justified in use of deadly force to prevent or terminate trespass on real property or unlawful interference with personal property. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6.

Fiscal Summary: Decrease State Revenue - Not Significant

Decrease State Expenditures - Not Significant

Decrease Local Revenue - Not Significant

Decrease Local Expenditures - Not Significant

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

12. HB 0615 by *Todd (*SB 0170 by *Ketron)

Public Records - As introduced, makes confidential all information furnished by a witness during the course of certain investigations. - Amends TCA Title 10.

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

13. *HJR 0032 by *West

General Assembly, Studies - Creates special joint committee to study Tennessee's gun laws. -

Fiscal Summary: Not Available

TFA SUPPORTS THIS LEGISLATION

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