LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: From rain to ice to snow. Expect the wind-driven rain tonight to change to freezing rain and sleet by morning, causing travel problems across East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. As Thursday moves on, more snow showers are expected to develop and will add to more slick roads and sidewalks. Please be advised.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- The House has voted to send to the governor's desk a bill to allow the state's nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they are parked.
The chamber voted 72-22 to pass the measure after rejecting a series of Democratic proposals to maintain business owners' rights to ban weapons on their property and to create exceptions for schools and colleges.
House Speaker Beth Harwell told Republican colleagues before the vote that members of the business community are "holding their nose" over property rights concerns about the measure.
A spokesman says Governor Bill Haslam is "likely" to sign the bill into law.
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