On Thursday, May 27, the Tennessee Senate is expected to address last week’s veto of Senate Bill 3012 by Governor Phil Bredesen (D). The Senate will consider overriding the Governor’s veto during the unfinished business portion of the Senate Calendar.
Sponsored by State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25) and State Representative Curry Todd (R-95), SB 3012 would have allowed a person who has a valid right-to-carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense in restaurants where alcohol may be served, as long as the permit holder is not consuming alcohol or is not otherwise prohibited by posting provisions.
A veto override is critical, but due to rules adopted by the Tennessee General Assembly, the State Senate must address the veto override, before the House can take action. With only a handful of legislative days remaining in both the Senate and House, it is critical that the Senate take up the veto override Thursday.
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