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Chapter No. 275 PUBLIC ACTS, 2003 1
CHAPTER NO. 275
SENATE BILL NO. 1658
By Norris, Curtis S. Person, Jr.
Substituted for: House Bill No. 1624
By West, Phillip Johnson, Crider, Black, Lynn, Eldridge, Todd, Kent, Hargett, Sargent, Montgomery, McDonald, Coleman, Litz, Bittle, Sharp, Vincent, Wood, Clem, Stanley, Bone, Harmon, Cobb
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, relative to weapons.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13, is amended by adding a new section thereto: § 39-17-1361. The sheriff or chief of police of the city of residence of a person purchasing any firearm, defined by the National Firearms Act, 26 U.S.C. 5845 et seq., shall execute within fifteen (15) business days of any request all documents required to be submitted by the purchaser if the purchaser is not prohibited from possessing firearms pursuant to § 39-17-1316.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2003, the public welfare requiring it.
PASSED: May 21, 2003
APPROVED this 4th day of June 2003
YES! You read it correctly. Tennessee state law now REQUIRES that Sheriffs and Police Chiefs sign Form 4's for Tennessee residents, and to do so within 15 business days.
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