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Bills Passed/Adopted in the 2007-2008 Session

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Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
HB 89 Allow people without a GFL to conceal a firearm anywhere in their car (currently limited to open manner and fully exposed to view, glove box, console, or similar conpartment)
(Same idea as HB 7 but written differently)
SB 43 has been added to this bill, as well as State Park carry, anti-Bloomberg stings, public transportation and restaurants that serve alcohol are no longer places off limits and deals with delays in issueing a GFL.

Now includes HB 257.

Yes Passed the House
Passed the Senate as Amended by Senate.
Passed the House as Amended by House.
Senate unanimously disagreed with House amendment.
Both House and Senate pass the Conference Committee report. Governor signed, Already in effect.
HB 333 For those found guilty it demands the sale or destruction of weapons used in the commission of a crime or delinquent act involving possession.
Good idea if GA had as few places off-limits as California, however since we don't, this bill opens up any GFL holder to the risk of loosing their firearm for wandering into a public gathering or one of the other many places off-limits.
Neutral Passed the House. Passed the Senate. Governor signed, Already in effect.

 

Dead Bills of the 2007-2008 Session

 

Senate

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
SB 43 To prohibit certain employers from prohibiting employees from lawfully carrying and possessing firearms in locked motor vehicles; to provide for immunity for employers who allow employees to possess firearms in locked vehicles on the premises of such employer.
(Compainion bill is HB 143)
Yes Dead
SB 339 Allow people with a GFL to carry a firearm on State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas Yes Dead
To see a Senator's Gun Bill vote record and grade, visit the Senate Report Card.

 

House of Representatives

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
HB 6 Katrina Bill / Prevent firearm confiscations during emergencies Yes Dead
HB 7 Allow people without a GFL to conceal a firearm anywhere in their car (currently limited to open manner and fully exposed to view, glove box, console, or similar conpartment) Yes Dropped, reintroduced as HB 89
HB 143 To prohibit certain employers from prohibiting employees from lawfully carrying and possessing firearms in locked motor vehicles; to provide for immunity for employers who allow employees to possess firearms in locked vehicles on the premises of such employer
(Compainion bill is SB 43)
Yes Dead
HB 257 Allows constables to carry pistols in publicly owned or operated buildings and exempts them from the prohibition of carrying weapons within school safety zones, at school functions, and on school property.
Merged with HB 89
Neutral Dead
HB 850 License issued in 45 Days instead of 60. If they go over 45 days, application fee is refunded. Temporary permit will last until the renewal is processed.
(after this bill was introduced, the GA Court of Appeals released it's decision on Moore v. Cranford which effectivly nullified this bill in its current form). Updated language that overcomes the appeals court decision is contained in HB 915 and HB 89 as amended and passed by the Senate.
Yes Dead
HB 915 Second Amendment Protection Act of 2008. A much needed rewrite of Georgia's carry laws. It includes current bills HB 6, HB 89 (as first introduced without the parking lot sections), and HB 850 (modified to overcome the Appeals Court decision) as well as a removal of the Public Gathering law and other places off limits (state parks, WMAs, public transportation, etc). Yes Dead
HB 1122 Allow Cities and Counties to ban firearms from their parks and recreational areas. No Dead
HB 1393 Training requirment to obtain a firearms license. No Dead
To see a Representative's Gun Bill vote record and grade, visit the House Report Card.

 

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