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Monday, March 2, 2009

 

Senate Floor -- Monday at 5:00 pm -- Senate Chamber

SB 0201

Bunch CRIMINAL LAW: Disposition of confiscated weapons. Allows director of judicial district drug task force to petition court for permission to dispose of confiscated weapons by public sale, destruction of weapons or by retaining weapon for legitimate law enforcement purposes. (HOUSE: HB 0587, Coleman; Referred to House Judiciary Criminal Practice Subcommittee.)

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

 

Senate State & Local Government Committee -- Tuesday at 8:30 am -- LP 12

MEMBERS: Chair Ketron ®, Vice Chair L. Finney (D), Secretary J. Haynes (D), Burchett ®, Faulk ®, Harper (D), Norris ®, Tracy ®, Yager ®.

SB 0440

Overbey CAMPAIGNS & LOBBYING: Restoration of voting rights. Requires a person to have paid all restitution to the victims, paid all fines imposed by the court, and paid all court costs before the person can have a voter registration card restored. (HOUSE: HB 0969, McCord; Referred to House Judiciary Criminal Practice Subcommittee.)

 

Senate Environment, Conservation & Tourism Committee -- Tuesday at 11:30 am -- LP 12

MEMBERS: Chair Southerland ®, Vice Chair Yager ®, Secretary E. Stewart (D), Barnes (D), Burks (D), Faulk ®, Jackson (D), J. Johnson ®, Woodson ®.

SB 1611

Beavers MEDIA & PUBLISHING: Confidentiality of hunting and fishing permit records. Applies protection of confidentiality to hunting and fishing license and permit records, unless the holder of such permit waives it. (HOUSE: HB 1797, West; House companion bill introduced. (H: West))

SB 1305

Crowe ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Free sport fishing days. Increases the number of free sport fishing days from one to two. (HOUSE: HB 1189, Mumpower; Referred to House Conservation & Environment.)

SB 0840

Jackson ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: TWRA - recovery of lead deposited after firearm discharge. Makes TWRA the exclusive agency to participate in the mining or recovery of any lead deposited as the result of the discharge of a firearm on state property which has been leased to a private entity for the operation of a gun club. Specifies that the state's share of any profits from such reclamation are to be earmarked to construct a building or pavilion at the Montgomery County shooting complex to serve and benefit the state championship for scholastic clay target programs. (HOUSE: HB 1370, Lollar; )

SB 1802

Overbey CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun carry permit holders - hunting, wildlife areas. Allows a person with a handgun carry permit to posses a handgun the entire year while on public hunting and wildlife management areas but prohibits a person to use a handgun to hunt. (HOUSE: HB 0747, Bell; Referred to House Judiciary Criminal Practice Subcommittee.)

 

House Public Safety Subcommittee -- Tuesday at 3:20 pm -- LP 16

The subcommittee will meet IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING FULL COMMITTEE. Please note item #4, HB 366, is on the addendum. MEMBERS: Chair Dean ®, Vice Chair Shipley ®, T. Cobb (D), Fincher (D), Rich ®, West (D).

HB 0366

Matheny TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES: Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle Association. Allows an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who pays the regular fee and the specialty fee to be issued a Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle Association specialty earmarked license plate. Requires that the funds produced from the sale of these specialty license plates to be allocated to the association. (SENATE: SB 0282, Stewart E.; Referred to Senate Transportation.)

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

 

Senate Judiciary Committee -- Wednesday at 3:00 pm -- LP 12

MEMBERS: Chair Beavers ®, Vice Chair Jackson (D), Secretary Overbey ®, Black ®, Bunch ®, Faulk ®, Kyle (D), Marrero (D), Stanley ®.

SJR 0001

Norris ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Constitutional amendment - right to hunt and fish. Adds provisions to the state constitution to establish the right to hunt, fish, and harvest game subject to reasonable rules and regulations. Establishes standard for reviewing such rules and regulations. FISCAL NOTE: Dated: December 18, 2008 Increase local expenditures* - $20,000/one-time/fy10-11

SJR 0030

Jackson ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Constitutional amendment - right to hunt and fish. Proposes an election of the people for the purpose of determining whether Article XI, Section 13 of the Constitution of Tennessee should be amended to establish the right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law.

 

House Judiciary Committee -- Wednesday at 8:30 am -- LP 31

MEMBERS: Chair Coleman (D), Vice Chair Lundberg ®, Secretary Sontany ®, Bass (D), Camper (D), Dennis ®, Faulkner ®, Fincher (D), Kelsey ®, Matheny ®, Stewart (D), Watson ®.

HB 0411

Pitts CRIMINAL LAW: Selling of firearms to certain persons prohibited. Creates Class A misdemeanor offense of attempting to purchase a firearm when prohibited by law from possessing firearm. Also creates Class A misdemeanor offense of selling firearm to person known to be prohibited by law from possessing firearm. AMENDMENT: House Judiciary Criminal Practice Subcommittee amendment 1 renames the bill, "Coach Willard Ross Act." (SENATE: SB 0383, Barnes; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0414

Windle CRIMINAL LAW: Inmate relations coordinators to carry firearms. Authorizes vested inmate relations coordinators to carry firearms to same extent as correctional officers. (SENATE: SB 0565, Yager; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0961

Matlock CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun carry permit holders to carry in wildlife areas. Allows a person with a valid handgun carry permit to possess firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, wildlife management area, or on national forest land. (SENATE: SB 1519, Burchett; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0070

Fincher CRIMINAL LAW: Protection of property. Removes prohibition against using deadly force in protection of property. Specifies that there is an exemption from provisions allowing the use of deadly force against a person lawfully allowed to be in a business as there is for a dwelling, residence or occupied vehicle. (SENATE: SB 0474, Berke; Referred to Senate Judiciary.) FISCAL NOTE: Dated: January 14, 2009 Decrease state revenue - not significant decrease state expenditures - not significant Decrease local revenue - not significant decrease local expenditures - not significant

 

House Judiciary Committee Addendum -- Wednesday at 8:30 am -- LP 31

This is the addendum to the House Judiciary calendar for today in the TLS Weekly Calendar. MEMBERS: Chair Coleman (D), Vice Chair Lundberg ®, Secretary Sontany ®, Bass (D), Camper (D), Dennis ®, Faulkner ®, Fincher (D), Kelsey ®, Matheny ®, Stewart (D), Watson ®.

HB 0254

Casada CRIMINAL LAW: Purchasers of firearms not required to produce thumbprint. Removes requirement that a gun dealer must obtain a thumbprint from a purchaser and deletes provision whereby the TBI must provide firearms transaction thumbprint forms. (SENATE: SB 0554, Norris; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0716

Niceley CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun carry permit holders can carry guns in state parks. Permits a resident who has a valid handgun carry permit to possess a handgun while within the boundaries of any state park. (SENATE: SB 0976, Faulk; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0962

Todd CRIMINAL LAW: Carrying guns in restaurants. Allows any individual with a handgun carry permit to carry into restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages as long as such individual is not consuming alcoholic beverages and such restaurant is not an age-restricted venue. (SENATE: SB 1127, Jackson; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0959

Bass CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun carry permit application info confidential. Makes information contained in handgun carry permit applications and renewals, information provided to any state or federal agency to investigate applicant, and records maintained relative to the permit application or revocation of permit confidential. Creates Class A misdemeanor offense of unauthorized publication of permit information or records. (SENATE: SB 1126, Norris; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

 

House Judiciary Criminal Practice Subcommittee -- Wednesday at 12:00 pm -- LP 31

MEMBERS: Chair E. Watson ®, Vice Chair Sontany (D), Bass (D), Camper (D), Faulkner ®, Matheny ®.

HB 0960

McCord CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun carry permit holders to carry in parks. Authorizes people with handgun carry permits to possess firearms in parks owned by state, local, or federal governments. (SENATE: SB 1518, Burchett; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0082

Shaw CRIMINAL LAW: Carrying firearms - judges. 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. Current law allows law enforcement officer to carry firearms at all times, on-duty or off-duty, except if prohibited by federal law, court orders, or written directives of the executive supervisor of the employing agency, or if the officer is on school grounds or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. (SENATE: SB 0019, Gresham; Referred to Senate Judiciary.) FISCAL NOTE: Dated: January 20, 2009 Minimal

HB 0517

Shaw CRIMINAL LAW: Requires expunction of certain criminal records. Requires expunction of criminal records when 15 years has elapsed and the individual has not committed any major crime since and when the original crime was not a Class A or Class B felony or certain Class C felonies such as sexual offenses. (SENATE: SB 0724, Tate; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HJR 0032

West CRIMINAL LAW: Joint committee to study Tennessee's gun laws. Creates special joint committee to study Tennessee's gun laws, including concealed carry permits, issuance of gun licenses to dealers and consumers, persons who are allowed to carry guns and where such persons are allowed to carry guns, penalties associated with guns, and any other matter the joint study committee may find reasonable and prudent.

HB 1292

Casada CRIMINAL LAW: Unauthorized publication of permit information or records. Makes information contained in handgun carry permit applications and renewals, information provided to federal and state agencies to investigate applicant, and records maintained relative to the permit application, or criminal background check confidential. Creates a Class A misdemeanor offense of unauthorized publication of permit information or records and specifies that such offense is punishable by a fine only. (SENATE: SB 1625, Beavers; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 1665

Todd CRIMINAL LAW: Right to carry firearms and reserve deputy sheriffs. Adds commissioned reserve deputy sheriffs, authorized in writing by the sheriff, to list of those allowed to carry firearms as a law enforcement officer. (SENATE: SB 1912, Norris; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0390

Fincher CRIMINAL LAW: Loaded guns in vehicles. Allows a person with a handgun carry permit to possess a loaded rifle or loaded shotgun in a motor vehicle. (SENATE: SB 0578, Jackson; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

HB 0046

Evans CRIMINAL LAW: Handgun information privacy. Prohibits department of safety or any department-approved handgun safety course employee from requiring applicant for handgun carry permit to furnish any identifying information concerning any handgun the applicant owns or possesses. (SENATE: SB 0032, Tracy; Referred to Senate Judiciary.) FISCAL NOTE: Dated: January 27, 2009 Decrease state expenditures - not significant

HB 0351

Hackworth CRIMINAL LAW: Assault on law enforcement officer. Creates Class E and D felony offenses of assault on law enforcement officer. Also creates Class B felony offense of aggravated assault on law enforcement officer. (SENATE: SB 0539, Ketron; Referred to Senate Judiciary.)

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