HB 3560 (Bass) /SB 3002 (Faulk) Employee Safe Commute Bill, as introduced, prohibits employment discrimination based on an applicant or current employee's ownership, storage, transportation or possession of a firearm that is otherwise in accordance with State and Federal law.and companion Bill HB 3559 (Bass) / SB 2992 (Faulk) as introduced, prohibits employment discrimination based on an applicant or current employee's ownership, storage, transportation or possession of a firearm that is otherwise in accordance with State and Federal law.are on the docket for the second session of the 107th General Assembly. These are bipartisan bills which are set up to give back Constitutional Right to self defense for the individual's traverse to and from their homes to work by removing the ability of employers to set "Conditions of Employment) i.e. Employee Handbook restrictions to keeping lawfully owned firearms in a personal vehicle.
These bills are set to let the lawful Citizens who desire to provide for their own security and safety to keep their legal handguns locked in their personal vehicles while parked on an employer's lot. Basically it puts teeth in the Castle Doctrine in Tennessee.
Tennesseans need to contact their Representatives and Senators to voice support for these Bills before Fed Ex and other "big Business" interest buy enough Legislators to quell this necessary move back to what was originally intended for the Citizens of this State.
From the Article:
Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, of Chattanooga,... and House Speaker Beth Harwell, of Nashville, are among the top five recipients of PAC funding in the Tennessee General Assembly for the current election season
Then there is this:
From this article:
"It's not a priority for me this session," said House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville. "As we've said all along, our priority is to ensure that we're the most business-friendly state in this union."
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, noted that the House sponsor of the bill is a Democrat, and suggested that the bill may be a ploy to try to get Republicans to vote against a gun rights bill in an election year.
"If the Democrats in the House want to push this issue, we'll deal with it and vote on it," he said.
That there are numerous request on record to attempt to get Republican sponsorship of the issue in the House, like there is in the Senate, seems to have slipped Leader McCormick's mind.
House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville received so far this cycle $79,484, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, $65,100.
Donors “don’t get anything special out of it,” McCormick said.
Some may expect access, McCormick added, but he noted that if he has two telephone calls at once and one is from Chattanooga and another from a large donor, he takes the local call.
I will let the reader draw their own conclusions on that one,