Public Participation

Notice of Rule Making Hearing

This rulemaking has two objectives. First, it amends Rule 0400-02-02-.11, in order to align Tennessee State Park regulations with T.C.A. § 39-17-1311 regarding possession of handguns in state parks.

Second, it amends Rule 0400-02-02-.14, to clarify how alcoholic beverages are to be displayed and consumed within state parks. Tennessee State Parks has sold liquor by the drink, wine, and beer in park food and beverage establishments for several years. Park guests and staff have asked for clarity regarding the “open container” and “public display” components of existing policy. This rule change will accomplish a clear understanding for staff and park guests regarding alcohol policies at State Parks.

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