The following Bills have been introduced into the Georgia General Assembly. The General Assembly meets yearly in a two year session. All Representatives and Senators are elected to office every two years. This General Assembly Session will run for 40 legislative days in 2021 and 40 legislative days in 2022. All bills introduced this session will remain valid until sine-die in 2022, unless they are defeated due to committee action or floor vote in either of the chambers. The status of these bills will be updated when movement is made in either chamber or other bills are introduced. The bills listed below are bills that are firearms or weapons related.

Last Update – March 30, 2021

HOUSE BILLS

HB 2 Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021

Introduced by Emory Dunahoo, R-30

  • Sponsored by (1) Emory Dunahoo, R-30, (2) Steve Tarvin, R-2, (3) Timothy Barr, R-103, (4) Wes Cantrell, R-22, (5) Clark Heath, R147, (6) Phillip Singleton, R-71
  • Current Location: House Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in House Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 2

  • Awaiting Hearing in House Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 2

Summary of HB 2

This bill shall be known as the “Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021″ and:

  • Removes restrictions on carrying firearms in any park, historic site, or recreational area;
  • Removes the necessity to have a GWL to carry a firearm for all lawful weapons carriers;
  • Provides definition for “lawful weapons carrier”;
  • Repeals Code Section 16-11-126;
  • Makes the GWL optional for reciprocity purposes;
  • Basically replaces any requirement for a GWL in the Code Section with “lawful weapons carrier”.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 2

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Supports HB 2.

HB 52 Crimes and offenses; persons convicted of family violence offenses cannot possess or carry firearms; provide

Introduced by Debra Bazemore, D-63

  • Sponsored by (1) Debra Bazemore, D-63
  • Current Location: House Prefiled
  • Current Status: Awaiting House First Readers

Upcoming events related to HB 52

  • Awaiting House First & Second Reading & committee assignment
  • No further events scheduled on HB 52

Summary of HB 52

This bill:

  • Makes it against the law for a felon to own, possess or transport a firearm.
  • Makes it against the law for a person who commits family violence to own, possess or transport a firearm.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 52

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Opposes HB 52 as unnecessary as the crime is already against the law.

HB 110 Conservation and natural resources; persons who are eligible for a weapons carry license to lawfully carry a weapon without such license; allow

Introduced by Heath Clark R-147

  • Sponsored by (1) Heath Clark, R-147, (2) Steve Tarvin, R-2, (3) Emory Donahoo, R-30, (4) Mike Glanton, D-75, (5) Joseph Gullett, R-19, (6) Danny Mathis, R-144
  • Current Location: House Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in House Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 110

  • Awaiting Hearing in House Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 110

Summary of HB 110

This bill:

  • Allow any person who is eligible for a GWL to carry without a GW provided they have not had their GWL revoked within the last 3 years.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 110

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Supports HB 110 over HB 2

HB 218 Crimes and offenses; weapons carry license reciprocity in this state; expand

Introduced by Mandi Ballinger, R-23

  • Sponsored by (1) Mandi Ballinger, R-23, (2) Alan Powell, R-32, (3) Rick Jasperse, R-11, (4) Clay Prickle, R- 155, (5) Darlene Taylor, R-173
  • Current Location: Passed Senate, await House actions.
  • Current Status: Awaiting Decision from House on whether to agree or disagree with Senate Substitute.

Upcoming events related to HB 218

  • Awaiting Decision from House on whether to agree or disagree with Senate Substitute.
  • If bill is amended or agreed upon, a House Floor vote will be held.

Summary of HB 218

This bill will:

  • Allow for a person aggrieved by a Probate Judge not accepting his application may bring suit against the Judge.
  • Authorize the Probate Courts to take applications on line or by US Mail.
  • Prohibit any multijurisdictional data base of persons who have been issues or applied for a GWL
  • A person aggrieved by such a database may bring suit.
  • Force municipalities to sell confiscated firearms at least one every 12 months and anyone will be able to big on such guns. The sale will be required to handle by an FFL.
  • If the municipality does not dispose of such firearms, a person interested in acquiring any such firearm may bring suit to compel the disposition
  • Prohibit any state official or employee of the state or any political subdivision thereof, member of the National Guard in the service of the state, or any person operating pursuant to or under color of state law, while acting during or pursuant to a declared state of emergency from:
    • From seizing ammunition reloading equipment and supplies or weapon or possessing same
    • From prohibiting the sale or transfer of any firearm, ammunition or any component thereof, ammunition reloading equipment and supplies, or weapon,
    • From prohibiting the sale or transfer of any firearm, ammunition or any component thereof, ammunition reloading equipment and supplies, or weapon,
    • Suspending or revoke any weapons carry license issued pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129, except as authorized by such Code section;
    • Refusing to accept or deny an application for a weapons carry license which has been properly submitted in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129;
    • Closing or limiting the operational hours of or place any other restrictions upon any business engaged in the lawful sale or repair of firearms, ammunition or any component thereof,
    • Closing or limiting the operational hours of any lawful indoor or outdoor shooting range
    • Require the registration of any firearm
    • Gives standing to most who would bring suit for any of the above offenses
    • Prohibits the Governor from suspending OCGA 38-3-37
  • ​Prohibits the Governor from limiting the practice of any religion.
  • Allows any organization – business establishment, corporation, nonprofit corporation, organization or other entity from operating when the governor has declared a public health emergency to operate if the organization complies with all applicable health and safety measures contained in the order, rule or regulation.
  • Allow 50 state reciprocity

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 218

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Supports HB 218

HB 281 Crimes and offenses; issuance of weapons carry license renewal notices; require

Introduced by James Burchett, R-176

  • Sponsored by (1) James Burchett, R-176, (2) John Corbett, R-174, (3) Jesse Petra, R-166, (4) John LaHood, R-175, (5) Jason Ridley, R-6, (6) Greg Morris, R-156
  • Current Location: House Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 281

  • Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 281

Summary of HB 281

This bill:

  • Requires Probate Judges to notify all GWL holders, renewal notices between 90 & 30 days before their expiration date after July 1, 2021

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 281

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Supports HB 281

HB 296 Crimes and offenses; training course for certain persons applying for a weapons carry license or renewal license; provide

Introduced by Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-96

  • Sponsored by (1) Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-96
  • Current Location: House Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 296

  • Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 296

Summary of HB 296

This bill:

  • Requires Probate Judges to require a training course to be completed within 3 years prior to issuance of a GWL.
  • Such training shall include instruction on the features of a handgun and a brief explanation of the loading, firing, and unloading of the weapon; provided, however, that live firing shall not be required.
  • Would exempt LEOs, firearms instructors and active duty military personnel.
  • Would become effective on January 1, 2022

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 296

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes HB 296 as no other constitutionally enumerated right requires training before exercising.

HB 309 Georgia Red Flag Protective Order Act; enact

Introduced by Matthew Wilson, D-80

  • Sponsored by (1) Matthew Wilson, D-80, (2) Angelika Kausche, D-50, (3) Mesha Mainor, D-56, (4) Spencer Frye, D-118, (5) Shelly Hutchinson, D-107, (6) Josh McLaurin, D-51
  • Current Location: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 309

  • Awaiting hearing in House Judiciary Non-Civil committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 309

Summary of HB 309

This bill:

  • Most of it is already a federal crime.
  • Under federal law, you can be punished by the state and the feds for the same conduct, so a violation is two felonies, not just one.
  • Includes some conduct that is beyond the scope of the federal law (i.e., it punishes more conduct than the feds do), and the delineations seem arbitrary.
  • Under federal law, there has to be a certain familial relationship with the victim.
  • This bill merely requires having lived in the same household.
  • If you had a fight with a college roommate, you are prohibited for life from possessing a firearm. But if you have been in 10 bar fights with strangers, you are okay. Doesn’t make sense.
  • If conduct is severe or serious enough to warrant lifelong disarmament, why is it not a felony?

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 309

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes HB 309

HB 310 Gun Safety Act; enact

Introduced by Matthew Wilson, D-80

  • Sponsored by (1) Matthew Wilson, D-80, (2) Scott Holcomb, D-81, (3) Shelly Hutchinson, D-107, (4) Josh McLaurin, D-51, (5) Shea Roberts, D-118, (6) Spencer Frye, D-118
  • Current Location: House Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 310

  • Awaiting hearing in House Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 310

Summary of HB 310

This bill:

  • Will eliminate all person-to-person sales, purchase, legal transfer or exchange of a firearm in Georgia by requiring a background check by a FFL.
  • Will prohibit person to person sale of firearms at all gun shows in GA.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 310

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes HB 310

HB 471 Brady Law Regulations; regulation of bows and arrows by municipal corporations; provide

Introduced by Josh McLarin, D-51

  • Sponsored by (1) Josh McLarin, D-51, (2) Wes Cantrell, R-22, (3) Angelika Kausche, D-50, (4) Miriam Paris, D-142
  • Current Location: Game, Fish & Parks Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in Game, Fish & Parks Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 471

  • Game, Fish & Parks Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 471

Summary of HB 471

This bill:

  • Will allow a municipal corporation to regulate the transport, carrying, or possession of bows and arrows.
  • Will exempt private property owners or persons in legal of private property from the requirements.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 471

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes HB 471

HB 479 Criminal procedure; revise certain arrest powers; provisions

Introduced by Bert Reeves, R-34

  • Sponsored by (1) Bert Reeves, R-34, (2) Don Hogan, R-179, (3) Carl Gilliard, D-162, (4) Gloria Frazier, D-126, (5) Budd DeLoach, R-167, (6) Bodie Williams, D-62
  • Current Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Current Status: Passed House Floor Vote Unanimously – Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 479

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 479

Summary of HB 479

This bill:

  • Will criminalize a citizen’s right to intervene in a felony in defense of others unless they are the owner or employee of a retail or food service establishment, a weight inspector, or a licensed private detective.
  • Will leave in tact, at least for the time being, stand your ground statutes.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 479

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes HB 479 – Part and parcel of being able to defend one’s self is being able to participate meaningfully in the apprehension and prosecution of those that would do us harm.

HB 597 Georgia Second Amendment Protection Act; enact

Introduced by Philip Singleton, R-71

  • Sponsored by (1) Philip Singleton, R-71, (2) Will Wade, R-9, (3) Sheri Gilligan, R-24
  • Current Location: House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 597

  • Awaiting hearing in House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee
  • No further events scheduled on HB 597

Summary of HB 597

This bill:

  • Will make Georgia a Second Amendment Sanctuary state.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 597

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Supports HB 597

HB 640 Georgia Second Amendment Protection Act; enact

Introduced by Tyler Paul Smith, R-18

  • Sponsored by (1) Tyler Paul Smith, R-18, (2) Alan Powell, R-32, (3) Mandi Ballanger, R-23, (4) Rick Jasperse, R-11, (5) J. Collins, R-68, (6) Emory Dunahoo, R-30
  • Current Location: Passed House Public Safety Committee 03/05/21
  • Current Status: In House Rules Committee

Upcoming events related to HB 640

  • Ignored by House Rules Committee 03/08/21, therefore no House Floor Vote
  • HB 640 is dead for at least 2021

Summary of HB 640

This bill would have:

  • Placed churches on the same footing as all other private property — it’s up to the property owner to decide whether to allow weapons and use the criminal trespass laws to enforce.
  • Required probate judges to accept GWL applications (many are still not, or are requiring several month wait times on account of COVID. Also clarifies when people with drug convictions can become eligible for weapons carry licenses (the convictions must be misdemeanors — felonies are lifetime prohibitions). Strengthens the prohibition against creating data bases of weapons carry licenses and sharing. There have been instances of different agencies within the same county saying they are the same “jurisdiction” so it is okay to share.
  • Required municipalities that have seized firearms to auction them off at least once every 12 months, so they are not just stockpiling them. All transfers must go through a federal firearms dealer and background checks will be required.
  • Waived sovereign immunity for instances when private right of action is created.
  • Given civil immunity to property owner who chooses not to ban weapons, based on a theory that the property owner could have prevented an injury by banning weapons.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of HB 640

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Supports HB 640

SENATE BILLS

SB 2 Disposition of Property Seized; law enforcement agencies; the option to destroy or sell certain firearms; provide

Introduced by Lester Jackson, D-2

  • Sponsored by (1) Lester Jackson, D-2, (2) Emanuel Jones D-10, (3) Ed Harbison, D-15, (4) Sheikh Rahman, (5) Michael “Doc” Rhett, D-33
  • Current Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 2

  • Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 2

Summary of SB 2

This bill will:

  • Repeal the law requiring Law Enforcement to sell confiscated firearms and give the local agency the option to sell if they wish.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 2

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes SB 2

SB 135 Grand Jury, Crimes and Offenses, Procedure for Indictment; provision regarding no duty to retreat prior to the use of force; repeal

Introduced by Gloria Butler, D-55

  • Sponsored by (1) Gloria Butler, D-55, (2) Kim Jackson, D-41, (3) Nan Orrock, D-36, (4) Elena Parent, D-42, (5) Nikki Merritt, D-9, (6) Valencia Seay, D-34 and others
  • Current Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 135

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 135

Summary of SB 135

This bill will:

  • Repeal the no duty to retreat statute (Stand Your Ground) when using a firearm
  • Repeal statute that allows one to defend self or others in self-defense

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 135

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes SB 135

SB 146 Carrying and Possession of Firearms; offense of making a firearm accessible to a child; establish

Introduced by Elena Parent, D-42

  • Sponsored by (1) Elena Parent, D-42, (2) Harold Jones ll, D-22, (3) Sally Harrell, D-40, (4) Kim Jackson, D-41, (5) Nan Orrock, D-36, (6) Gloria Butler, D-55, and others
  • Current Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 146

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 146

Summary of SB 146

This bill will:

  • Make it illegal for an adult to allow access of a firearm to a “child” under the age of 17.
  • Make it illegal for hundreds of thousands of persons under the age of 17, who are currently allowed to hunt legally on their own, to hunt without the supervision of an adult.
  • Force FFLs to post a sign in letters not less than 1″ tall: “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO STORE, TRANSPORT, OR ABANDON AN UNSECURED FIREARM IN A PLACE WHERE CHILDREN ARE LIKELY TO BE AND CAN
    OBTAIN ACCESS TO THE FIREARM.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 146

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes SB 146

SB 179 Brady Law Regulations; universal background checks in all manners of firearm transfers and purchases; require

Introduced by Au Michelle, D- 48

  • Sponsored by (1) Au Michelle, D- 48, (2) Nan Orrock, D-36, (3) Gail Davenport, D- 44, (4) Kim Jackson, D-41, (5) Sally Harrell, D-40, (6) Sheikh Rahman, D-5, and others
  • Current Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 179

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 179

Summary of SB 179

This bill will:

  • Will eliminate all person-to-person sales, purchase, legal transfer or exchange of a firearm in Georgia by requiring a background check by a FFL.
  • Will prohibit person to person sale of firearms at all gun shows in GA.
  • Set the penalty as the first violation to be a misdemeanor and the second to be a felony.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 179

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes SB 179

SB 214 Governor’s Emergency Powers; matters pertaining to firearms and other weapons; restrict use of emergency powers

Introduced by Tyler Harper, R-7

  • Sponsored by (1) Tyler Harper, R-7, (2) Bo Hatchett, R-50, (3) John Albers, R56, (4) Jeff Mullis, R-53, (5) Randy Robertson, R-29, (6) Russ Goodman, R-8, (7) Steve Gooch, R-51, (8) Jason Anavarite, R-31, (9) Max Burns, R-23, (10) Marty Harbin, R- 16, (11) John Kennedy, R-18, (12) Mike Dugan, R-30, (13) Lary Walker lll, R-20, (14) Carden Summers, R-13, (15) Blake Tillery, R-19
  • Current Location: Bill is dead.
  • Current Status: Ignored by Senate for Floor Vote on 03/08/21

Upcoming events related to SB 214

  • Removed from Senate Floor Vote 03/08/21 – portions of this bill was merged into HB 218
  • No further events scheduled on SB 214

Summary of SB 214

This bill would have:

  • Repeal the Governor’s the power to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, explosives, or combustibles; provided, however, that for purposes of this paragraph, the terms ‘explosives’ and ‘combustibles’ shall not include firearms or ammunition or any component thereof;
  • Prohibit all agencies or political subdivisions from, under any declaration of a state of emergency under this part or under any other color of law, including, but not limited to, any other statutorily authorized responses to disaster, war, acts of terrorism, or other emergencies of whatever kind or nature:
  • Prohibit, regulate, or curtail the otherwise lawful possession, carrying, sale, transportation, transfer, defensive use, or other lawful use of any:
    • Firearm, including any component or accessory;
    • Ammunition, including any component or accessory; 
    • Ammunition-reloading equipment and supplies; or
    • Personal weapons other than firearms;
  • Seize, commandeer, or confiscate in any manner, any:
    • Firearm, including any component or accessory;
    • Ammunition, including any component or accessory; 
    • Ammunition-reloading equipment and supplies; or
    • Personal weapons other than firearms;
  • Suspend or revoke a weapons carry license issued pursuant to Code Section 16-11-129, except as expressly authorized in that Code section;
  • Refuse to accept an application for a weapons carry license, provided that the application has been properly completed in accordance with Code Section 16-11-129;
  • Close or limit the operating hours of any entity engaged in the lawful selling or servicing of any firearm, including, but not limited to, any component or accessory, ammunition, ammunition-reloading equipment and supplies, or personal weapons other than firearms, unless the closing or limitation of such hours applies equally to all forms of commerce within the jurisdiction;
  • Close or limit the operating hours of any indoor or outdoor shooting range; or
  • Place restrictions or quantity limitations on any entity regarding the lawful sale or servicing of any:
    • Firearm, including any component or accessory;
    • Ammunition, including any component or accessory; 
    • Ammunition-reloading equipment and supplies; or
    • Personal weapons other than firearms;
  • Any person adversely affected by a violation of this Code section shall have a cause of action for damages, injunctive relief, or other appropriate redress in the superior court in the county in which the aggrieved person resides or in which the violation occurred.
  • A person shall be deemed adversely affected under paragraph (1) of this subsection if any of the following applies:
  • The person is an individual who meets all of the following requirements:
    • The individual lawfully resides within the United States; 
    • (ii) The individual may legally possess a firearm under the laws of Georgia; and 
    • (iii) The individual is or was subject to an act, ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy that is the subject of an action filed under this subsection; or
  • The person is a membership organization that: 
    • (i) Includes two or more individuals described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph; and
    • (ii) Is dedicated, in whole or in part, to protecting the rights of persons who possess, own, or use firearms for competitive, sporting, defensive, or other lawful purposes.
  • A prevailing plaintiff in an action under this subsection shall be entitled to recover the following: 
    • (A) The greater of the following:
    • (i) Actual damages, including consequential damages; or
    • (ii) Liquidated damages of three times the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees; 
    • (B) Court costs, including fees; and 
    • (C) Reasonable attorney’s fees.
  • Provides that the defense of sovereign immunity is waived as to any claim, counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim brought in the courts of this state by an aggrieved person seeking a declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, actual damages, liquidated damages, or reasonable attorney fees against the state or any political subdivision thereof under subsection (c) of Code Section 38-3-51.1. This Code section shall not be construed to alter or amend any other waiver of sovereign immunity provided by law.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 214

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Support SB 214

SB 244 Crimes and Offenses; domestic relations; persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of family violence from receiving, possessing, transporting a firearm; prohibit

Introduced by Jennifer Jordan D- 6

  • Sponsored by (1) Jennifer Jordan, D-6, (2) Kim Jackson, D-41, (3) Sonya Halpern, D- 39, (4) Au Michelle, D-48, (5) Gloria Butler, D-55, (6) Nikki Merritt, D-9
  • Current Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 244

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 244

Summary of SB 244

This bill will:

  • Makes it against the law for a felon to own, possess or transport a firearm.
  • Makes it against the law for a person who commits family violence to own, possess or transport a firearm.
  • Expands the definition of “family”

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 244

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Opposes SB 244 as most of it is already federal law.

SB 245 Dangerous Instrumentalities and Practices; prohibit public officers from ordering the enforcement of certain federal acts regarding the right to keep and bear arms

Introduced by Randy Robertson, R-29

  • Sponsored by (1) Randy Robertson, R-29, (2) Tyler Harper, R7, (3) Steve Gooch, R-51, (4) Butch Miller, R-49, (5) Blake Tillery, R-19, (6) Jason Anavitarte, R-31, (7) Lee Anderson, R-24, (8) Carden Summers, R-13
  • Current Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 245

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 245

Summary of SB 245

This bill will:

  • Except when required to do so by court order or otherwise by law, no federal executive order, agency order, law, statute, rule, or regulation issued, enacted, or promulgated on or after July 1, 2021, shall be knowingly or willfully ordered to be enforced by any public official if contrary to Article I, Section I, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of this state.
  • Any public official who knowingly and willfully orders another public official to enforce any federal executive order, agency order, law, statute, rule, or regulation as prohibited in subsection (b) of this Code section shall, upon a first violation, be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000.00, which shall be paid into the treasury of this state and shall, upon a second or subsequent violation, be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • Nothing in this Code section shall be construed to affect the law of search and seizure or the performance of any act solely for the purpose of facilitating the transfer of firearms under federal law.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 245

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Supports SB 245

SB 259 Dangerous Instrumentalities and Practices; firearms and the carrying and possession of firearms and weapons; revise various laws

Introduced by Jeff Mullis, R-53

  • Sponsored by (1) Jeff Mullis, R-53, (2) Steve Gooch, R-51, (3) Steve Gooch, R-51, (4) Tyler Harper, R7, 
  • Current Location: Senate Public Safety Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 259

  • Awaiting Hearing in Senate Public Safety Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 259

Summary of SB 259

This bill will:

  • Prohibits creation or maintenance database of persons who have been issued or applied for a GWL.
  • Prohibit municipalities or counties from prohibiting discharge of a firearm on land that is 10 acres or more.
  • Force the sale of confiscated firearms to all bidders. Winning bidder must go through FFL
  • If municipalities refuse to sell, a person aggrieved may sue.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 259

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Strongly Supports SB 259

SB 268 “Second Amendment Preservation Act”; enact

Introduced by Carden Summers, R-13

  • Sponsored by (1) Carden Summers, R-13, (2) Marty Harbin, R-16, (3) Billy Hickmanm R-4, (5) Jason Anavitarte, R-31, (5) Lee Anderson, R-24, (6) Tyler Harper, R-7
  • Current Location: Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Current Status: Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

Upcoming events related to SB 268

  • Awaiting hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee
  • No further events scheduled on SB 268

Summary of SB 268

This bill will:

  • Make Georgia a Second Amendment Sanctuary state.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 268

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Supports SB 268

SB 277 Firearms; extend the exemptions from carry laws for court officials to include carrying inside of a courthouse

Introduced by Jeff Mullis, R-53

  • Sponsored by (1) Jeff Mullis, R-53, (2) Tyler Harper, R-7, (3) Chuck Hufstetler, R-52, (4) Frank Ginn, R-47
  • Current Location: Senate Hopper
  • Current Status: Awaiting Senate Committee Assignment

Upcoming events related to SB 277

  • Awaiting Senate Committee Assignment
  • No further events scheduled on SB 277

Summary of SB 277

This bill will allow the following persons to carry inside a courthouse:

  • District attorneys, investigators employed by and assigned to a district attorney’s office, assistant district attorneys, attorneys or investigators employed by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of the State of Georgia, and any retired district attorney, assistant district attorney, district attorney’s investigator, or attorney or investigator retired from the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of the State of Georgia, if such employee is retired in good standing and is receiving benefits under Title 47 or is retired in good standing and receiving benefits from a county or municipal retirement system;

  • State court solicitors-general; investigators employed by and assigned to a state court solicitor-general’s office; assistant state court solicitors-general; the corresponding personnel of any city court expressly continued in existence as a city court pursuant to Article VI, Section X, Paragraph I, subparagraph (5) of the Constitution; and the corresponding personnel of any civil court expressly continued as a civil court pursuant to said provision of the Constitution;

  • The Attorney General and those members of his or her staff whom he or she specifically authorizes in writing to carry a weapon or long gun;

  • Federal judges, Justices of the Supreme Court, Judges of the Court of Appeals, judges of superior, state, probate, juvenile, and magistrate courts, full-time judges of municipal and city courts, permanent part-time judges of municipal and city courts, and administrative law judges;

  • United States Attorneys and Assistant United States Attorneys;

  • Clerks of the superior courts; and

  • Constables employed by a magistrate court of this state.

GeorgiaCarry.Org’s Opinion of SB 277

  • GeorgiaCarry.Org Opposes further privileges for the ruling class as SB 277 allows