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Georgia SB 224 - Guns in Court

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Georgia SB 224

Crimes and Offenses; carrying of weapons in judicial courts by weapons carry license holders; provisions; revise

by Greg Dolezal (R), Tyler Harper (R), Bill Heath (R), Burt Jones (R), Greg Kirk (R)


LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

Explanation: Pending

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1 To amend Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to crimes and
2 offenses, so as to revise provisions for the carrying of weapons in judicial courts by weapons
3 carry license holders; to remove the prohibition on the carrying of weapons in a place of
4 worship; to revise definitions; to revise exceptions to the issuance of a weapons carry license;
5 to revise the definition of a firearm relative to a firearm that persons convicted of a felony
6 or first offender probationers are prohibited from possessing; to provide for an exception to
7 the carrying of a knife into the terminal of a transportation facility by weapons carry license
8 holders except where prohibited by federal law; to amend Article 3 of Chapter 5 of Title 17
9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to disposition of property seized, so as
10 to revise requirements for the disposition of unclaimed firearms in the custody the state,
11 political subdivisions, and municipal corporations; to provide for statutory damages for
12 persons aggrieved by the failure of the state or a political subdivision or municipal
13 corporation to comply with such requirements; to amend Article 4 of Chapter 2 of Title 38
14 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to active duty powers, to revoke powers
15 of the Governor or the commanding officer of the organized miltia to close places where
16 firearms and ammunition are sold in times of a declaration of state of emergency; to amend
17 Chapter 21 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to waiver of
18 sovereign immunity as to actions ex contractu and state tort claims, so as to provide for the
19 waiver of sovereign immunity to provide for statutory damages related to the failure of the
20 state or a political subdivision or municipal corporation to comply with requirements for the
21 disposition of firearms; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 51 of the Official Code of
22 Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions regarding liability of owners and occupiers
23 of land, so as to provide the an owner or occupier of private property shall not be liable for
24 any civil claims or damages for not restricting the lawful possession of firearms on such
25 private property; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other
26 purposes