Tennessee Code 39-17-1301 should add:
(19) ADEQUATE SECURITY MEASURES MEANS ANY AREA THAT IS screened by security or law enforcement, PRIOR TO ENTRY, BY ANY MEANS OF metal DETECTORS, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, TO PREVENT FIREARMS OR WEAPONS IN SENSITIVE AREAS WHERE SECURITY MEASURES ARE IN EFFECT.
(20) SENSITIVE AREA MEANS ANY COURTHOUSE, JAIL, PRISON, SCHOOL, OR PUBLIC MEETING (ONLY DURING SUCH MEETING) THAT IS REQUIRED TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Tennesse Code 39-17-1311 [REPEALED]
Tennesse Code 39-17-1314(a) [AS KWIKRNU SUGGESTED].
No..., Tenneesee Code 39-17-1359 should read:
(a)(1) A local OR state entity or agent thereof is authorized to prohibit the possession of weapons by any person who is at a MEETING CONDUCTED BY A LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PROVIDED; THAT THERE ARE ADEQUATE SECURITY MEASURES, AS THEY ARE DEFINED UNDER T.C.A. 39-17-1301(a)(19) THAT ARE IN PLACE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
(2) The prohibition in subdivision (a)(1) STRICLY shall NOT apply to A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR any person who is authorized to carry a firearm by authority of § 39-17-1351.
(b)(1) Notice of the prohibition permitted by subsection (a)(1) shall be accomplished by displaying the notice required by this section SHALL be in ENGLISH used by patrons, customers, or persons who frequent the place OF A PUBLIC MEETING, WHILE SUCH MEETING IS TAKING PLACE, where weapon possession is prohibited.
(2) A sign SHALL BE USED TO POST THESE PROHIBITIONS AS FOLLOWS:
AS AUTHORIZED BY T.C.A. § 39-17-1359, POSSESSION OF A WEAPON ON POSTED PROPERTY OR IN A POSTED BUILDING DURING AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT MEETING WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IS PROHIBITED AND IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR HAS A TENNESSEE HANDGUN PERMIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF T.C.A. 39-17-1351. IN ACCORDANCE WITH T.C.A. 13-17-1359(c)(2), ANY VIOLATION OF THIS SIGNAGE IS PUNISHABLE BY A $500 FINE.
(3) As used in this section, “language substantially similar to” means the sign contains language plainly stating that:
(A) The property is posted under authority of Tennessee law;
(B) Weapons or firearms are prohibited on the property DURING AN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT MEETING
(C) UNLESS THE EXCEPTION APPLIES, possessing a weapon in an area that has been posted is a criminal offense. It is an offense to possess a weapon in a building that IS A PUBLIC MEETING DURING SUCH TIME WHEN A PUBLIC MEETING IS TAKING PLACE, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED UNDER T.C.A. 39-17-1359(a)(2)
(2) Possession of a weapon on posted PUBLIC property DURING A OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT MEETING in violation of this section is punishable by fine only of five hundred dollars ($500).
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter, reduce or eliminate any civil or criminal liability that a PRIVATE property owner or PRIVATE PROPERTY manager may have for injuries arising FOR THE USE OF THEIR PRIVATE property.
(e) The provisions of this section shall not apply to title 70 regarding wildlife laws, rules and regulations WHEN SUCH RULES AND REGUALTIONS ARE BEING FOLLOWED.