Subject: TFA Bill Status Report - February 17, 2017

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February 17, 2017

Bill Status Report

Attached this this message is a PDF of all 73 bills that TFA is presently tracking.  This report details the status of these bills. 

Bill Calendar Report

The following bills have been put on notice for committee hearings during the week of February 20.  Please look over this list and contact your legislators and the committee members with comments on these bills.  Remember, when contacting legislators, face to face meetings are best.   Calls and letters (including faxes) are second best. Least effective is emails - but at least send emails.

You can get the contact information for all legislators (and look up your legislators) at these two links:

Find My Legislator Lookup tool

Senate Directory

House Directory

Tue 2/21/17 1:30pm - LP 31, House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR T. Goins (R); R. Akbari (D); M. Curcio (R); S. Jones (D); W. Lamberth (R); J. VanHuss (R)

7.

HB418
Akbari R.

CRIMINAL LAW: Reduces expunction fee for criminal convictions. Reduces the expunction fee for criminal convictions from $350 to $180. Changes allocation of fee proceeds.
SB1245 - M. Norris - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

9.

HB577
Curcio M.

JUDICIARY: Expunction of a juvenile record. Requires expunction of juvenile records that would be misdemeanors if committed by an adult upon petition by the child following one year's time. Requires an adjudicating court to inform a child upon reaching 17 years of age of the need to petition for expunction and to provide the child with a petition form.
SB1244 - M. Norris - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

10.

HB578
Crawford J.

JUDICIARY: Expunction of a juvenile record. Requires expunction of juvenile records that would be misdemeanors if committed by an adult upon petition by the child following one year's time. Requires an adjudicating court to inform a child of the need to petition for expunction and to provide the child with a petition form.
SB1243 - M. Norris - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Wed 2/22/17 1:30pm - LP 31, House Civil Justice Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR M. Carter (R); B. Beck (D); G. Casada (R); M. Daniel (R); A. Farmer (R); G. Hardaway (D); D. Moody (R)

3.

HB752
Goins T.

JUDICIARY: Permits person who is granted an order of protection to carry a handgun. Permits a person who is granted an order of protection and who is not otherwise prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm to carry a handgun for 60 days after the initial order of protection is issued.
SB983 - D. Gresham - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

4.

HB745
Powers D.

EDUCATION: Carrying of handguns by employees at public institutions of higher education. Allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus.
SB975 - F. Niceley - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Education Committee.

5.

HB884
Matheny J.

CRIMINAL LAW: Carrying of firearms by the holder of a valid handgun carry permit. Allows the holder of a valid handgun permit to carry firearms at all times and places within Tennessee unless the permit holder is consuming an alcoholic beverage, is under the influence of a controlled substance, is attending a judicial proceeding, or is on school grounds and has not notified school administration.
SB1341 - P. Bailey - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

6.

HB363
Zachary J.

CRIMINAL LAW: Possession of firearms in certain places. Authorizes a handgun carry permit holder to carry a handgun into government-operated buildings unless there are metal detectors and armed security guards stationed at all public entrances.
SB653 - F. Niceley - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

7.

HB688
VanHuss J.

CRIMINAL LAW: Possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition. Allows a person to carry and have a firearm, loaded firearm, or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or motorized boat, if the person is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, and is in lawful possession of the motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or motorized boat. Excludes from the exception, a motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or motorized boat that is owned or leased by a governmental or private entity that has adopted a written policy prohibiting firearms or ammunition not required for employment within the motor vehicle, recreational vehicle, or motorized boat.
SB1339 - P. Bailey - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

9.

HB1006
Holt A.

CRIMINAL LAW: Civil and criminal immunity - use of force in self-defense. Establishes criminal and civil immunity for a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing criminal offense. However, excludes immunity if a person is a law enforcement officer during discharge of the officer's duties and the person knows the person against whom force is used is a law enforcement officer.
SB861 - K. Roberts - 02/13/17 - Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Calendar Report Table © 2017, Tennessee Legislation Service



Yours

John Harris
Executive Director
Tennessee Firearms Association



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