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Transparency legislation proposed in Tennessee.

2009

See also:Tennessee Open Records Act

House Bill 53: Exempting Handgun Permit Applications, Class E Felony

House Bill 53[1], introduced by Rep. Eddie Bass (D-Prospect), tried to make information related to handgun permits and applications exempt from public records and make the publication of such information a felony.[1] This bill was withdrawn on February 12, 2009.[1]

House Bill 221: Exempting Handgun Permit Applications, Class A Fine Only Misdemeanor

House Bill 221[2] is Rep. Bass' second attempt at exempting concealed-carry permit holders from the Tennessee Open Records Act. House Bill 221 only differs from the previously withdrawn House Bill 53 in that unauthorized publication of permit information would result in a fine-only misdemeanor and carry a maximun fine of $2,500, rather than being classed as a felony.[3]

House Bill 405: Exempting the General Assembly's Emails

House Bill 405[4] was introduced by Rep. Henry Fincher (D-Cookeville)and seeks to exempt legislator's emails from public scrutiny.[4] The bill was introduced in response to an open records request received from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.[5] Its companion bill in the Senate is Senate Bill 713[6]

Senate Bill 713: Exempting the General Assembly's Emails

Senate Bill 713[6] was introduced by Sen. Reginald Tate (D-Memphis) in response to an open records request received from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.[5] It seeks to exempt legislator's emails from public scrutiny.[6] Its companion bill in the House is HB 405.[4]

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