Tennessee lawmakers winding down legislative session

Friday, April 26, 2019, Vol. 43, No. 17

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are winding down the work of their annual legislative session.

The Republican-supermajority General Assembly could adjourn Thursday if they tie up loose ends from their months-long lawmaking session.

Among the bills that are still up in the air, one would create a permit only for concealed carry of handguns that would be less expensive and wouldn't require training that includes actually firing a weapon. It would be in addition to Tennessee's current handgun carry permits.

The session began in January, and included some down time early on for new Republican Gov. Bill Lee's administration to get acclimated.