CHAPTER NO. 865

HOUSE BILL NO. 2244

By Representative West

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2629

By Senator Haynes

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-35-103, relative to security guards/officers.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-35-103(a), is amended by adding the following new subdivision thereto:

( ) A retired peace officer receiving compensation for services as a guard, patrol or watchperson under a contract with a private business which is properly licensed by the State, provided such retired peace officer:

(A) Completes the firearms and marksmanship training required by 62-35-118(b); and

(B) Has a written directive issued by the executive supervisor of the organization to which such person was attached or employed authorizing such person to carry a handgun;

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

April 20, 1998

APPROVED this 1st day of May 1998