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HB 962 - Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

Diane Black voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (21-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that allows individuals with concealed weapons permits to bring guns into restaurants that serve alcohol as long as the individual does not drink.

Highlights:
-Authorizes individuals licensed to carry a handgun to carry the firearm into a restaurant if such establishment has not posted a handgun restriction notice pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1359, and if the individual does not consume alcoholic beverages provided the restaurant is not an age-restricted venue as defined in Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1802 (Sec. 1). -Defines a restaurant as an establishment that serves at least one meal a day five days a week except for holidays and vacations (Sec. 1). -Effective from 01 June 2009
Note:

NOTE: A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS FROM EACH CHAMBER IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (69-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that allows individuals with concealed weapons permits to bring guns into restaurants that serve alcohol as long as the individual does not drink.

Highlights:
-Authorizes individuals licensed to carry a handgun to carry the firearm into a restaurant if such establishment has not posted a handgun restriction notice pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1359, and if the individual does not consume alcoholic beverages provided the restaurant is not an age-restricted venue as defined in Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-1802 (Sec. 1). -Defines a restaurant as an establishment that serves at least one meal a day five days a week except for holidays and vacations (Sec. 1). -Effective from 01 June 2009
Note:

NOTE: A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERS FROM EACH CHAMBER IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE THE GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (24-7) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (66-23) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (45-44) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (26-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals that are 18 years of age or older with handgun carry permits to possess a firearm while on the premises of a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided that the individual is not consuming alcohol.

Highlights:
-The text of this bill was replaced by a substitute amendment sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers.
Note:

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS AMENDED BY STRIKING THE ENTIRETY OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT AND REPLACING IT WITH THE TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (70-26) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals that are 18 years of age or older with handgun carry permits to possess a firearm while on the premises of a restaurant that serves alcohol, provided that the individual is not consuming alcohol and does not possess the firearm between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

Highlights:
-The text of this bill was replaced by a substitute amendment sponsored by Rep. Kent Coleman.
Note:

NOTE: THIS BILL WAS AMENDED BY STRIKING THE ENTIRETY OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT AND REPLACING IT WITH THE TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizing Guns in Restaurants that Serve Alcohol

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