Gov. signs gun carry bill but not a school training bill

GALLATIN, Tennessee (WDEF) – Gov. Bill Lee held a signing ceremony this afternoon for the new Constitutional Carry gun law.

He signed it at the Beretta USA campus in Gallatin.

The final law ditches the old gun training course to get the permit.

The Governor actually signed the bill in April, but held the ceremonial event on Wednesday.

Governor Lee named this as one of his priorities this session, but it has critics on both sides.

Some, including several policing agencies, opposed eliminating the gun safety course.

While other Constitutional Carry groups felt the law doesn’t go far enough in eliminating all restrictions on gun use.


Teacher training bill enacted but gov won’t sign; cost cited

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has let a bill expanding school district training program options for current teachers become law without his signature because of a discrepancy over its cost. The Republican last week returned the bill to lawmakers, saying in a letter to House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Senate Speaker Randy McNally that a legislative cost projection was amended from several hundred thousand dollars to “not significant.” Lee wrote that lawmakers did not change the estimate after the administration provided evidence of the implementation cost. He wrote that he only takes issue with the cost discrepancy. The law becomes effective in July 2022.

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