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Tennessee: Employee Protection Legislation Scheduled for Senate Committee Hearing on Tuesday

Friday, February 17, 2012

NRA-drafted Senate Bill 3002 and Senate Bill 2992 were originally scheduled to be heard on February 14 in their respective Senate committees, but these hearings were pushed back to Tuesday, February 21.  During these hearings, public testimony will be taken and on Tuesday, March 6, these Senate committees will vote on SB 3002 and SB 2992. 

Introduced by state Senator Mike Faulk (R-4) and cosponsored by Senator Mae Beavers (R-17) and Senator Dolores Gresham (R-26), SB 3002 would recognize that hard-working Tennesseans’ right to self-defense does not end when they drive onto their employer’s property or into publicly accessible parking lots.  This bill would allow firearms to be stored out of sight in a locked private vehicle.  Senate Bill 3002 will be heard in the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

SB 2992, also introduced by state Senator Mike Faulk (R-4), is a Firearm Discrimination Prevention bill that would protect law-abiding gun owners from anti-gun policies by employers across the state, including forced firearm registration, random vehicle firearm searches, and “gun zone” parking lots for gun owning employees. SB 2992 will be heard in the state Senate Commerce, Labor & Agriculture Committee.

Please contact members of these two Senate committees today in support of SB 3002 and SB 2992 and also urge themto vote “NO” on any anti-gun amendments. Please urge them to cosponsor and vote in favor of these pro-gun measures when they come before their committee.  Their contact information is provided below.

Senate Bill 3002
Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senator Mae Beavers (R-17), Chairman
SB 3002 cosponsor.  Please thank her for her support.
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-2421
sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Doug Overbey (R-8), Vice-Chairman
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-0981
District Phone:  (865) 681-8236
sen.doug.overbey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Mike Bell (R-9), Secretary
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-1946
sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Tim Barnes (D-22)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-2374
District Phone:  (931) 648-9400
Email:  sen.tim.barnes@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Stacey Campfield (R-7)
Sponsor of similar legislation.  Please call to thank him for his support.
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-1766
sen.stacey.campfield@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Ophelia Ford (D-29)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-1767
District Phone:  (901) 575-2321
sen.ophelia.ford@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Brian Kelsey (R-31)
Capitol Phone: (615) 741-3036
sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Beverly Marrero (D-30)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-9128
sen.beverly.marrero@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Ken Yager (R-12)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-1449
District Phone:  (865) 285-9797
sen.ken.yager@capitol.tn.gov

Senate Bill 2992
Please contact members of the Senate Commerce, Labor & Agriculture Committee:

Senator Jack Johnson (R-23), Chairman
Capitol Phone (615) 741-2495
sen.jack.johnson@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Mike Faulk (R-4), Vice-Chairman
SB 2992 Sponsor, please call to thank him for his support
Capitol Phone: (615) 741-2061
sen.mike.faulk@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Charlotte Burks (D-15), Secretary
Capitol Phone: (615) 741-3978
District Phone:  (931) 839-3392
sen.charlotte.burks@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Mae Beavers (R-17)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-2421
sen.mae.beavers@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Dolores Gresham (R-26)
Capitol Phone: (615) 741-2368
sen.dolores.gresham@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Steve Southerland (R-1)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-3851
District Phone:  (423) 587-6167
sen.steve.southerland@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Eric Stewart (D-14)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-6694
District Phone: (931) 967-1462
sen.eric.stewart@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Reginald Tate (D-33)
Capitol Phone: (615) 741-2509
sen.reginald.tate@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Jim Tracy (R-16)
Capitol Phone:  (615) 741-1066
sen.jim.tracy@capitol.tn.gov

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