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HB 254 - Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases - Tennessee Key Vote

Phil Bredesen signed this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (89-5) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (82-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that no longer requires an individual buying a firearm to have their thumbprint taken by Tennessee firearms dealers as part of a background check submitted to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Eliminating Thumbprint Requirement for Gun Purchases



  • Mike Bell (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stacey Campfield (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vince Dean (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jimmy A. Eldridge (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joshua G. Evans (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chad Faulkner (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry D. 'Hank' Fincher (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Harrison (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joey Hensley (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald McCormick (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve K. McDaniel (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Montgomery (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary W. Moore Sr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barrett Rich (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles M. Sargent Jr. (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric H. Swafford (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Curry Todd (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric Watson (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Waymon 'Kent' Williams (TN - C) (Out Of Office)
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