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HB 1060 - Guns - Omnibus 2016 Legislation
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Jasperse, Rick 11th (R)
Last Action: 5/3/2016 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: PS&HS
Senate Committee: JUDY
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This is the General Assembly's 2016 omnibus gun carry legislation, making many revisions to current statute. Among its provisions, the bill addresses fairness in financial transactions with firearms dealers; honors out-of-state gun licenses in Georgia for 90 days for those that move here; allows hunters and fishermen to carry knives; revises school safety zone carry; allows probate courts to distribute gun safety information; addresses the suspension of a carry application; renewing licenses; exempting certain law enforcement officers from license requirements and allowing carry in a courthouse; carrying weapons at a commercial service airport; and appealing the denial of a license to those declared mentally incompetent.       

The provision which would have made it impossible to prohibit weapons in government buildings leased to third parties (e.g. arenas, football domes, baseball fields, concert halls, etc.) was removed from the bill.  

Bill Summary from the State Site - Click for the State Summary Page / Click for Current Full Text
2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 1060
Crimes and offenses; carrying and possession of firearms; confirm that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 3 of Article 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to carrying and possession of firearms; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disposition of property seized; to amend Code Section 35-3-34 of the O.C.G.A., relating to disclosure and dissemination of criminal records to private persons and businesses, resulting responsibility and liability of issuing center, and provision of certain information to the FBI in conjunction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 51 of the O.C.G.A., relating to general provisions regarding torts; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/03/2016 - Veto V12
May/03/2016 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/05/2016 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Third Read
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Engrossed
Mar/16/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/16/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/02/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/29/2016 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/29/2016 - House Third Readers
Feb/24/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/23/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/22/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/19/2016 - House Hopper
02/29/2016 Modified Structured Rule; 3/22/2016 Engrossed in Senate
Mar/24/2016 - House Vote #859Yea(101)Nay(60)NV(10)
Mar/22/2016 - Senate Vote #667Yea(37)Nay(18)NV(1)
Feb/29/2016 - House Vote #683Yea(120)Nay(52)NV(3)
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