Handgun Permits - As introduced, permits employees with valid handgun carry permits to store firearm in employer parking lot provided it is in a locked vehicle and in a glove box or compartment not visible from outside the vehicle. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
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  • Actions For SB2061Date
    P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.02/24/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/23/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
    Actions For HB2021Date
    Action Def. in s/c Judiciary Subcommittee to summer study03/21/2012
    Action Def. in s/c Judiciary Subcommittee to 3/21/201203/21/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Judiciary Subcommittee for 3/21/201203/14/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.01/13/2012
    Re-referred To: Judiciary Subcommittee05/03/2011
    Placed on cal. Judiciary Committee for 5/3/201104/27/2011
    Re-ref. to Judiciary Committee 04/27/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/27/2011
    H. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - HA0175)04/27/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/27/201104/21/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 4/21/201104/20/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee04/12/2011
    Placed on cal. Judiciary Committee for 4/12/201104/06/2011
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Judiciary Committee04/06/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.04/06/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Judiciary Subcommittee for 4/6/201103/30/2011
    Assigned to s/c General Sub of Judiciary03/01/2011
    P2C, ref. to Judiciary Committee02/24/2011
    P1C.02/23/2011
    Intro.02/17/2011
    Filed for intro.02/17/2011
  • No amendments for SB2061.
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0175Amendment 1-1 to HB2021Fiscal Memo for HA0175 (5664)  
    HA0239Amendment 2- to HB2021 

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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    Bill Summary

    Under present law, an individual, corporation, business entity or local, state or federal government entity or agent thereof may prohibit the possession of weapons by any 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. This prohibition extends to persons who have a permit to carry a handgun.

    This bill adds, notwithstanding the above provisions, that no private or public employer, including the state and its political subdivisions, may prohibit an employee who possesses a valid handgun carry permit from entering the employer's parking lot and parking in such lot during the employee's regular work hours when the employee's privately-owned motor vehicle contains a firearm that is stored within the trunk, glove box, or other enclosed compartment or area where the firearm is not visible from outside the vehicle and such motor vehicle is locked.

    This bill would not apply:
    (1) To any penal institution, correctional institution, detention facility, diversion center, jail, or similar place of confinement or confinement alternative; or
    (2) Where transport of a firearm on the premises of the employer is prohibited by state or federal law or regulation.

    This bill provides that no employer, property owner, or property owner's agent may be held liable in any criminal or civil action for damages resulting from or arising out of an occurrence involving the transportation, storage, possession, or use of a firearm, including, but not limited to, the theft of a firearm from an employee's automobile, pursuant to this bill unless:

    (1) The employer commits a criminal act involving the use of a firearm; or
    (2) The employer knew that the person using such firearm would commit such criminal act on the employer's premises.

    This bill further provides that in any action relating to the enforcement of any right or obligation under this bill, an employer, property owner, or property owner's agent's efforts to comply with other applicable federal, state, or local safety laws, regulations, guidelines, or ordinances would be a complete defense to any employer, property owner, or property owner's agent's liability. In any action brought against an employer, employer's agent, property owner, or property owner's agent relating to the criminal use of firearms in the workplace, the plaintiff would be liable for all legal costs of such employer, employer's agent, property owner, or property owner's agent if such action is concluded in such employer, employer's agent, property owner, or property owner's agent's favor.

    This bill specifies that it does not require an employer, property owner, or property owner's agent to implement any additional security measures for the protection of employees, customers, or other persons. Implementation of remedial security measures to provide protection to employees, customers, or other persons would not be admissible in evidence to show prior negligence or breach of duty of an employer, property owner, or property owner's agent in any action against such employer, its officers or shareholders, or property owners.

    ON APRIL 27, 2011, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND RE-REFERRED HOUSE BILL 2021 TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites the bill to instead specify that a private or public employer who permits the transportation, storage, and possession of a firearm in the employer's parking area by any person who can lawfully possess a firearm in public would not be liable in any civil action for damages resulting from or arising out of any occurrence involving the firearm on the employer's property, unless:
    (1) The employer commits a criminal act involving the use of the firearm;
    (2) The employer knew that the person possessing such firearm would commit a criminal act on the employer's premises; or
    (3) The possession of the firearm on the premises of the employer's property is otherwise prohibited by state or federal law or regulation.

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  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    HB2021 by Evans - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE MOTION TO ADOPT AMENDMENT # 2 BY Bass PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 4/27/2011
    Failed
              Ayes...............................................35
              Noes...............................................51

              Representatives voting aye were: Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Carr, Casada, Casada, Coley, Dennis, Dunn, Eldridge, Ford, Harrison, Harwell, Haynes, Hurley, Keisling, Kernell, Lundberg, Marsh, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Odom, Powers, Ramsey, Roach, Sargent, Sexton, Shipley, Sparks, Weaver, Williams R, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell -- 35.
              Representatives voting no were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brown, Camper, Cobb, Cooper, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hardaway, Harmon, Hensley, Holt, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Lollar, Matheny, McDaniel, McDaniel, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Niceley, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Rich, Richardson, Sanderson, Shaw, Shepard, Sontany, Stewart, Swann, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Watson, Williams K, Windle, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 51.

              HB2021 by Evans - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 4/21/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Naifeh requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB2021 by Evans - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 4/12/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail Rep.(s) Sontany, Stewart requested to be recorded as voting No

              HB2021 by Evans - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Judiciary Committee 4/6/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Votes for Bill SB2061 by the Senate are not available.