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Bills in the 2013-2014 Session

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Senate

Bill NumberDescriptionPro-gun bill?Status
SB 33 Assault Weapons Ban NO Dead
SB 34 Makes it illegal for someone with a alcohol or drug conviction to possess a firearm. Also creates a redundant law (federal) making it illegal for a mentally incompetent person to possess a firearm. NO Dead
SB 74 Allow those 18-21 and in the military (proof of basic training) to be able to apply for a weapons carry license. They are already exempt from even needing a firearms license.

The text of this bill has been added to HB 60.

Neutral Dead
SB 88 The Senate's mirror of HB 90. Pointless and not worth the effort it took to file the bill. Neutral Dead
SB 93 Allow silencers while hunting.

The text of this bill has been added to HB 60.

In an attempt to get the HB 60 passed, this bill was modified to include most of the text from HB 60.
YES Dead
SB 101 Removes ability of public housing to restrict resident\'s firearm unless required by federal law. Removes state law regarding the licensing of firearm dealers (would still be federal). Georgia would accept any carry license issued by another state. Amended to add SB 74 (18-20 with military training can get a license) and SB 197 (The state cannot create a licensee database, record are confidential).

Most of this bill's provisions have been added to HB 60.
YES Dead
SB 146 Assault Weapons Ban NO Dead
SB 147 Attempts to remove stand your ground defense outside of the home from criminal defense. I don\'t think it would do anything other than cause confusion as Georgia had no duty to retreat outside of the home before the stand your ground law was passed. NO Dead
SB 161 Must have a statement from a psychologist or psychiatrist if you have been diagnosed with a mental disability in the past 10 years before you can buy a firearm from a dealer or obtain a carry license. NO Dead
SB 188 Creates partial exemption (affirmative defense) for license holders from some off-limits places (places of worship, bars, and polling places) while also allowing local governments to declare public buildings off limits. Tries hard to be a good bill but is fundamentally flawed as it creates exceptions to exceptions and erodes state preemption. Would be better to just strike those 3 items from the list of places off limits and make a better definition for government buildings. Neutral Dead
SB 197 Prohibits the state from creating a carry license database and limits what information the probate court can do with the information on file.

Most of this bill's provisions have been added to HB 60.
YES Dead
SB 198 No public funds (state or local) can be used for a gun buy-back program. YES Dead



House of Representatives

Bill NumberDescriptionPro-gun bill?Status
HB 26 Georgia Constitutional Carry Act, allows anyone not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm to carry a weapon without having a license. YES Dead
HB 27 Katrina law, removes governor's ability to restrict firearm sales, transfer, or carry during declared emergencies.

A better version of this bill has been added to HB 60.
YES Dead
HB 28 Removes "Places of worship" from the list of unauthorized locations for weapons carry. YES Dead
HB 29 Removes public and private colleges, vocational schools and other institutes of postsecondary education from the school zone law. YES Dead
HB 35 Allows the board of education of each school system to be authorized to designate one or more administrators in each school in the school system to possess and carry firearms provided the administrators have a carry license and attend a class that teaches judgement of when to shoot, marksmanship, and current laws on use of force. Mandates either holster carry or if not on the person then it must be in a safe. Not sure why this is needed as there already is a provision in the law for a an official to grant permission to carry a weapon in a school zone 16-11-127.1 (a)(6).

A version of this bill has been added to HB 60.
Neutral Dead
HB 60 Modified to include most state, local, and federal judges, current and retired.
Amended to include Most of HB 512.
Safe carry protection act. Allows places of worship to decide if they want to allow firearms, HB 35(administrators of schools with training can carry in school), and HB 356 (unintentional carry up to a security point in the airport is not a crime, intentional carry into a secure area is a misdemeanor). It also removes bars from places off limits. Removes fingerprinting on renewal. License exceptions added against those "not guilty by reason of insanity", and "adjudicated incompetent to stand trial". Broadens the preemption law to include all parts of the state government (such as authorities, commissions and such) and allows you to sue those who violate preemption and recover attorney's fees. Adds those who are 18-20 and were in the military to those who can receive a license. Bans multijurisdictional license databases. Police cannot detain a license holder for the sole purpose of verifying their license. Self defense if a valid justification for violation of various carry laws. Removes requirement of firearms dealers to get a state dealer's license. Katrina law.
YES Passed the House
Passed the Senate
Governor Signed

Already in Effect
HB 89 Firearms freedom act. Tries to make guns and ammo made within Georgia that does not travel outside Georgia to not be subject to federal laws. This is pointless as federal laws will prevail and if anyone relies on this act to break federal firearm laws will find themselves in federal prison. Neutral Dead
HB 90 Similar to HB 89, except this one states that local law enforcement, jurors, firearms dealers, and others, should not enforce or attempt to enforce federal laws regarding firearms and parts made and kept within Georgia. It also makes it a felony if federal officers try to enforce federal laws. This one is even more pointless than HB 89. Neutral Dead
HB 100 Includes HB 27 but also goes farther and mandates that no state or local government can confiscate firearms but if they did, you can sue and if you win can recover the property and attorney's fees. YES Dead
HB 120 Requires basic training of a firearm (loading, unloading, how to fire, but no live fire requirement) to receive a weapons carry license. NO Dead
HB 248 Allows places of worship to decide if they want to allow firearms. Would be better to be like HB28 and just strike the prohibition and treat just like any other private property. YES Dead
HB 303 Prohibits buying or selling guns at a gunshow without going through NICS. Also includes a badly written section that is either trying assure people denied or revoked for a mental condition wait 5 years before they get a current evaluation and reviewed by a superior court before a license is issued or it is making all people who have had a license revoked or denied wait 5 years and get a mental evaluation and court determination. NO Dead
HB 335 Identical to HB 28. Removes "Places of worship" from the list of unauthorized locations for weapons carry. YES Dead
HB 356 Makes carrying a firearm into a secured area of an airport a misdemeanor unless you intend to commit a felony, in which case carrying a firearm in a secure area is a felony. YES Dead
HB 507 Firearms Freedom Act. Similar to HB 89 in that it attempts to make guns made and kept in GA not subject to federal laws. Neutral Dead
HB 512 Safe carry protection act. Includes HB 28 (and HB 335, removes places of worship as off-limits), HB 35(administrators of schools with training can carry in school), and HB 356 (unintentional carry up to a security point in the airport is not a crime, intentional carry into a secure area is a misdemeanor). It also removes bars from places off limits. Removes fingerprinting on renewal. License exception for inpatient hospitalizations changed to "involuntary treatment". License exceptions added against those "not guilty by reason of insanity", "adjudicated incompetent to stand trial", "registered on the state sexual offender registry", "a person within 5 years had a guardian or conservator appointed to represent such person as a result of a mental illness or alcoholic or drug dependency", and "any person who within 5 years, has made a credible threat to do physical violence to another person which threat was heard by a law enforcement officer and reported to the Georgia Crime Information Center." Broadens the preemption law to include all parts of the state government (such as authorities, commissions and such). Adds those who are 18-20 and were in the military to those covered by 16-11-130 exemption. YES Dead
HB 773 Provides definitions and exceptions to the law prohibiting discharge of a firearm within 50 yards of a public road. YES Passed the House
Passed the Senate
Governor Signed

Already in Effect
HB 826 Changes school zero tolerance law. Also allows those with a license to carry a firearm on school property. YES Passed the House
Passed the Senate
Governor Signed

Already in Effect

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