NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Information contained in handgun permit applications and renewals would be confidential under a bill moving in the Legislature.
The measure sponsored by Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Under current law, Norris said only a person's driver's license is confidential. But his bill would protect other personal information, such as an individual's address and phone number.
Violators of the legislation would be charged with a felony.
The companion bill is scheduled for a House subcommittee on Wednesday.
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