New TN Laws Taking Effect Thursday, July 1

Below is a list of new state laws enacted by the Legislature that take effect on July 1, as compiled by the House clerk’s office. By a quick count, there are 137 on the list.
The first number is the Public Chapter number of the new law, the second is the House or Senate bill number under which it passed. There follows a description as appears in the official ‘caption.’ You can use the bill or public chapter numbers to get more information from the legislative website.

Public Chapters with 7/1/10 Effective Date
ChapterNo DocNumber Description
450 HB1775 Courts – As enacted, enacts the “Tennessee Court Reporter Act of 2009.” – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 20, Chapter 9.
469 SB0812 Consumer Protection – As enacted, enacts the “Uniform Debt Management Services Act.” – Amends TCA Title 47.
529 SB2300 Energy – As enacted, enacts the “Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009.” – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3, and 22; Title 12, Chapter 3; Title 67, Chapter 6; Title 68, Chapter 120 and Title 71, Chapter 5.
620 HB0699 Judges and Chancellors – As enacted, clarifies that a retired judge or a general sessions judge may administer the required oath to support the constitutions to an inferior court judge. – Amends TCA Title 17.
621 HB0770 Handgun Permits – As enacted, authorizes person with handgun permit to carry handgun while big game bowhunting during the archery-only deer season. – Amends TCA Title 39 and Section 70-4-123.
628 HB2069 Motor Vehicles – As enacted, authorizes certain municipalities to allow golf carts on certain public roads within their jurisdiction upon the adoption of an ordinance by a two-thirds vote. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 1, Part 1 and Title 55, Chapter 8.
635 SB2649 Motor Vehicles – As enacted, adds motorcycles to lemon laws regarding warranty protections. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 24, Part 1.
637 SB2720 Physicians and Surgeons – As enacted, adds “Level III Office based surgery” to statute governing office-based surgery. – Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter 6.
639 SB3046 Trusts – As enacted, increases from $25,000 to $150,000 the value of an institutional fund for which modification of a restriction on a gift
instrument is permitted. – Amends TCA Section 35-10-206.
640 SB3057 Traffic Safety – As enacted, authorizes bicycles to proceed through intersections with inoperative vehicle detection devices due to the weight of the bicycles. – Amends TCA Section 55-8-110.
646 SB2388 Sexual Offenses – As enacted, adds offense of aggravated rape of a child to list of offenses for which offender is required to be sentenced to community supervision for life. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
655 SB2846 Professions and Occupations – As enacted, authorizes an operator of a crematory facility or funeral establishment to dispose of unclaimed cremated human remains after 180 days have passed since the cremation occurred; provided, the operator maintains a record of the disposition for inspection during normal business hours. – Amends TCA Title 62.
ChapterNo DocNumber Description
657 HB3036 Wills – As enacted, allows a court to modify the terms of a will in manner that is not contrary to the testator’s probable intention in order to achieve the testator’s tax objectives and the court may provide that the modification has retroactive effect. – Amends TCA Title 16, Chapter 3 and Title 32, Chapter 3.
658 HB3863 Trusts – As enacted, enacts the Tennessee Community Property Trust Act of 2010. – Amends TCA Title 35.
664 HB3354 Alcoholic Beverages – As enacted, authorizes the Sewanee Inn to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. – Amends TCA Section 57-4-102.
665 HB3831 Cemeteries – As enacted, revises certain requirements for appointing a receiver to manage a cemetery. – Amends TCA Section 46-1-312.
666 HB3849 Licenses – As enacted, changes certain licensure requirements for motor vehicle sales, home inspectors, real estate brokers, and Class 4 and 5 liquid petroleum permit holders. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 17, Part 1; Title 62, Chapter 6, Part 3; Title 62, Chapter 13, Part 3; Title 62, Chapter 43, Part 1 and Title 68, Chapter 135, Part 1.
686 SB2803 Forest and Forest Products – As enacted, enacts the “Forest Product Fairness Act.” – Amends TCA Title 11, Chapter 4 and Title 43.
703 HB2769 Evidence – As enacted, requires that the law enforcement officer operating a device used to measure the speed of a motor vehicle be trained in the use of the device in order for the results of the use of the device to be admissible as proof of the speed of the motor vehicle or the conduct of the driver of the vehicle; requires that the law enforcement officer operating a device used to measure the alcohol content in a person’s blood be trained by a recognized certification organization in the field as qualified to operate the device, in order for the results of the use of the device to be admissible as proof of the alcohol content in a person’s blood or the intoxication of the person. – Amends TCA Title 24, Chapter 7; Title 38, Chapter 8 and Title 55, Chapter 8.
709 HB3202 Physicians and Surgeons – As enacted, directs the department of health to encourage physicians to provide a publication dealing with umbilical cord blood banking to a woman by the end of her second trimester. – Amends
TCA Section 68-32-105.
712 SB2502 Health, Dept. of – As enacted, requires department to implement a pilot program in certain counties that allows county clerks to issue certified copies of computer abstract birth certificates. – Amends TCA Section 68- 3-206.
714 SB3026 Mental Illness – As enacted, changes the hearing date for an inmate to be released from a mental retardation facility from 21 days to 21 business
days of receipt of notice to the court; changes the notice from the court to the facility from 15 days to 15 business days. – Amends TCA Title 33, Chapter 5, Part 4; Title 39 and Title 40.
ChapterNo DocNumber Description
715 SB3031 Education – As enacted, allows LEAs greater flexibility in extending the school day in order to offset days used for professional development or
weather-related closings. – Amends TCA Section 49-6-3004.
718 SB0619 Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration – As enacted, adds language “” to all license plates, except special license plates,
to promote state’s official travel planning web site. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 1.
721 SB2480 Education – As enacted, prohibits schools and boards of education from separating multiple birth siblings into different classrooms solely due to
such children being multiple birth siblings. – Amends TCA Section 49-6- 3102.
724 SB3359 Physicians and Surgeons – As enacted, authorizes the board of medical examiners to issue a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Global Collaboration license. – Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter 6, Part 2.
725 SB3522 Trusts – As enacted, updates the trust laws. – Amends TCA Title 35; Title 45, Chapter 2 and Title 66.
733 HB2941 Elderly Persons – As enacted, extends missing senior citizen alert program to persons with dementia; revises various provisions of program. -Amends TCA Section 38-6-121.
735 HB3148 Education – As enacted, allows LEAs to use reasonably obtainable information in determining whether a student who dropped out of school
enrolled elsewhere; allows LEAs to include GEDs in calculating graduation rates for all purposes other than those in which such inclusion is prohibited by federal law. – Amends TCA Section 1-3-118 and Title 49.
738 HB3454 Children’s Services, Dept. of – As enacted, requires that permanent educational records for students who have been in state custody be
forwarded to the department when a department provider agency school ceases operations or when the department no longer contracts with the provider agency. – Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 49.
741 HB3643 Business Organizations – As enacted, requires that applications and certain documents filed by certain business organizations with secretary of state be accompanied by a confirmation of good standing, a tax clearance for termination or withdrawal, or another similar communication. – Amends TCA Title 48 and Title 61.
746 HB3819 Veterans – As enacted, revises certain factors for determining veterans’ preference points in civil service system. – Amends TCA Section 8-30-306.
748 HB3836 Civil Service – As enacted, removes the June 30, 2010, termination date for revisions to civil service provisions enacted by Chapter 1 of the Public Acts of 2009 to deal with a proposed reduction in workforce. – Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 30, Part 4.
ChapterNo DocNumber Description
749 SB2645 Contractors – As enacted, removes lien authorization for unlicensed residential or home improvement contractor if work is performed in a jurisdiction which requires such persons to be licensed. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 62, Chapter 6 and Title 66, Chapter 11.
750 SB2988 Sexual Offenders – As enacted, revises requirements for registered sex offender to attend conference at school or similar place as parent and to
drop off or pick up child at school. – Amends TCA Section 40-39-211.
753 SB3435 Highway Patrol – As enacted, authorizes a highway patrol member that retires involuntarily after 20 years of honorable service to keep his badge
and weapon and to receive a retired commissioned card. – Amends TCA Section 4-7-110.
756 HB2981 Unclaimed Property – As enacted, establishes that boating regulation laws will govern unclaimed or abandoned boats and vessels when in conflict
with the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. – Amends TCA Title 66, Chapter 29.
759 SB2630 Teachers, Principals and School Personnel – As enacted, revises provisions governing approval required for teachers to take personal leave.- Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5, Part 7.
761 SB3030 Garnishments and Executions – As enacted, authorizes courts to void a summons for improper service if the service of the summons is made upon an employee of the garnishee rather than the garnishee, and such employee is also the judgment debtor. – Amends TCA Title 26.
767 HB2585 Pharmacy, Pharmacists – As enacted, allows for a prescription order from a prescriber who has died being dispensed during a limited period of time after the prescriber’s death in certain situations. – Amends TCA Title 53,
Chapter 10 and Title 63
768 HB2794 Public Contracts – As enacted, requires information concerning those bidding for masonry contractor work be included on the outside of the
envelope containing a bid, in addition to those contractors currently required to be listed. – Amends TCA Section 62-6-119.
777 SB3138 Pensions and Retirement Benefits – As enacted, extends membership in the Tennessee consolidated retirement system to all employees instead of just the administrative employees of certain participating employers; and makes other revisions regarding the retirement system and retirement benefits under the system. – Amends TCA Sections 8-34-101(46)(B), 8-34-206(d), 8-34-321.
778 SB3189 Vital Records – As enacted, establishes a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth. – Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 3
787 HB3203 Bankruptcy – As enacted, increases the aggregate amount that a debtor can claim for a personal property exemption from $4,000 to $10,000. – Amends TCA Title 26.
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793 SB2390 Firearms and Ammunition – As enacted, allows person without handgun carry permit to transport rifle or shotgun in or on a privately-owned motor vehicle provided there is no ammunition in the chamber or cylinder and no loaded clip or magazine in the weapon or in close proximity to the weapon or any person. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
802 HB3309 Aircraft and Airports – As enacted, authorizes creation of regional airport authority by three or more municipalities and counties and at least one
political subdivision of another state. – Amends TCA Title 42, Chapter 3, Part 1.
816 HB3913 Animals and Animal Cruelty – As enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for a person who was previously convicted of animal cruelty if
such person subsequently violates an animal custody restriction imposed by the sentencing court. – Amends TCA Section 39-14-202.
820 SB2584 Children’s Services, Dept. of – As enacted, specifies that a court’s placement recommendation regarding a child in the custody of the department shall be based on a preponderance of the evidence. – Amends TCA Section 37-1-129.
821 SB2585 Children – As enacted, requires a court to find that the department of children’s services or licensed child placing agency has made reasonable
efforts to place a child for adoption and that it is in the best interest of the child before awarding guardianship to a permanent guardian. – Amends TCA Section 36-1-113.
824 SB2859 Fiscal Review Committee – As enacted, requires fiscal review committee staff to compare actual fiscal impact of at least five public chapters to the fiscal impact as stated in the fiscal note and present such review to fiscal review committee each year; requires written summary be submitted to general assembly members. – Amends TCA Title 3.
827 SB3725 Civil Procedure – As enacted, revises method of serving summons for forcible entry and detainer warrants; allows sheriff to post copy of warrant on premises after three failed attempts of personal service of process within six days instead of 10 days from required date of appearance. – Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 18.
832 HB2995 Uniform Laws – As enacted, enacts the “Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act.” – Amends TCA Title 36.
834 HB3588 Property – As enacted, requires that notice of the right to foreclose be sent to debtor prior to foreclosure; requires that specific information be
included in notice. – Amends TCA Titles 35 and 45.
836 HB3737 Education – As enacted, requires department of education, office of early learning to disseminate its annual report on the voluntary pre-K program to the public via its web site. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3 and Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 1.
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837 SB0223 Public Records – As enacted, makes confidential certain information that is a trade secret under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, as determined by the commissioner of commerce and insurance in the commissioner’s sole discretion. – Amends TCA Title 56.
842 SB2587 Foster Care – As enacted, makes certain changes regarding permanency plans for foster care, including giving parents the right to attend and participate in foster care permanency plan reviews and changing the suggested membership of foster care review boards. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 1 and Title 37, Chapter 2.
847 SB2933 Municipal Government – As enacted, grants municipalities exclusive right to use their names and symbols. – Amends TCA Title 6, Chapter 54, Part
855 SB3432 Education, Curriculum – As enacted, urges civics class be taught in high school. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.860 HB2438 Juvenile Offenders – As enacted, adds aggravated rape of a child to the list of offenses for which a juvenile may be transferred from juvenile court to adult court. – Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39 and Title 40.
861 HB2626 Sentencing – As enacted, provides that an adjudication or finding by a juvenile court that a defendant committed an act as a juvenile that constitutes a Class A or Class B felony if committed by an adult counts as a “prior conviction” for purposes of determining the appropriate sentencing range for such defendant. – Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35.
865 HB3049 Medical Occupations – As enacted, revises fees for medical records provided by certain health care providers. – Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter 2, Part 1.
869 HB3711 Textbooks – As enacted, requires students be allowed to take textbooks that are assigned to the student home in order to study. – Amends TCA
Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 22.
873 HB2762 Drugs – As enacted, creates offense of selling synthetic urine; exempts sales for bona fide educational, medical, and scientific purposes; violation punishable as Class C misdemeanor. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
876 HB3603 Utilities, Utility Districts – As enacted, specifies that a government joint venture that supplies or treats water or wastewater for wholesale use only to other governments will not fall under the jurisdiction of the utility management review board or the water and wastewater financing board, as appropriate, for the purpose of reporting negative change in the net assets annually, but will be referred to the board if the government joint venture is in a deficit or default position. – Amends TCA Section 7-82-401 and Section 68-221-1010.
883 SB3255 Local Education Agency – As enacted, requires that LEAs shall update their policy pamphlets every two years, rather than annually. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 2.
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890 SB3625 Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies – As enacted, redefines “standard reference compendia.” – Amends TCA Section 56-7-2352.
892 SB3906 Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies – As enacted, enacts the “Property and Casualty Actuarial Opinion Law.” – Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 1, Part 4 and Title 56, Chapter 1, Part 5.
894 HB1130 Domestic Relations – As enacted, requires court to hold in contempt any person who makes false allegation of sexual abuse in furtherance of litigation; also requires false accuser to pay other party’s litigation costs. – Amends TCA Title 19; Title 20; Title 21 and Title 36.
899 HB3270 Methamphetamine – As enacted, clarifies that it is a Class B misdemeanor for any person, other than one carrying out clean up of the quarantined
property, knowingly to inhabit quarantined property; to enter onto quarantined property without federal, state, county or municipal government authorization; to offer such property to the public for temporary or indefinite habitation; or to remove any signs or notices of the quarantine. – Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 12, Section 503.
900 HB3300 Judgments – As enacted, establishes requirements for authenicating or issuing execution upon a foreign judgment. – Amends TCA Title 16; Title 19; Title 20; Title 21; Title 25; Title 26; Title 29 and Title 45.
902 HB3651 Uniform Laws – As enacted, enacts the “Uniform Unsworn Declarations Act.” – Amends TCA Title 20; Title 24 and Title 39.
904 SB3362 Sexual Offenders – As enacted, establishes procedures for revocation of license to practice medicine or other restrictions on practice if licensee
found to be, after hearing, a person required to register as a sex offender. – Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 39, Part 2; Title 63, Chapter 6, Part 2 and Title 63, Chapter 9.
911 SB1075 Education, State Board of – As enacted, requires the state board of education to develop guidelines and criteria for the inclusion of foreign language instruction in grades kindergarten through six. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3.
915 SB2341 Adoption – As enacted, specifies that if, after determining the surrender to be in the child’s best interest, the department of children’s services accepts a surrender of a child who was previously placed for adoption by the
department from the child’s adoptive parent, the unrevoked surrender of such child may terminate the responsibilities of the adoptive parent for future child support or other future financial responsibilities. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 1 and Title 37, Chapter 1.
916 SB2416 Education – As enacted, enacts the “Teacher Code of Ethics.” – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3 and Title 49, Chapter 5.
918 SB2712 Consumer Protection – As enacted, prohibits the advertising, promotion, and sale of international driver’s licenses; establishes that such practices and other related acts violate the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act; imposes certain civil penalties on such violations. – Amends TCA Title 47.
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919 SB2908 Public Employees – As enacted, requires state insurance committee to provide opportunity for eligible local education and local government employees to participate in the long-term care benefits program. – Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27.
920 SB2928 Workers Compensation – As enacted, authorizes treating physicians of patients being treated under workers’ compensation law to refer such
patients for pain management; establishes a presumption that a patient who is beyond the expected period of healing but who is referred to pain management to be at maximum medical improvement for workers’ compensation purposes upon the earlier of the date that the treating physician determines the patient to be at maximum medical improvement or 104 weeks after the commencement of pain management. – Amends TCA Title 50.
922 SB2982 Drugs – As enacted, creates Class A misdemeanor for production, manufacture, distribution, possession, or possession with intent to
produce, manufacture, or distribute the synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210, and HU-211; does not apply to lawfully prescribed drugs or substances. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
923 SB2983 Property – As enacted, authorizes Shelby County legislative body to vote to allow community organizations the right to petition and enter upon vacant property for the purpose of removing litter. – Amends TCA Title 5, Chapter 1; Title 6, Chapter 54; Title 13, Chapter 21 and Title 13, Chapter 6, Part 1.
928 SB3191 Taxes, Agricultural and Open Spaces – As enacted, specifies that the general assembly finds that value for agricultural, forest, or open space land should not be deemed the value of property for any purpose other than a future assessment of rollback taxes, because it does not determine the actual tax liability of a qualifying owner at the time of valuation. – Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 5, Part 10.
929 SB3246 Criminal Offenses – As enacted, authorizes prosecutors to allow guardians of children violating truancy laws to attend parent education training and
parent-teacher conferences as an alternative to criminal prosecution. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 30.
930 SB3257 Schools, Charter – As enacted, revises the membership of the task force on charter schools; adds the design and method of training for charter schools’ board members to the list of subjects that the task force is required to address; changes the date by which the comptroller must report the charter school task force’s findings and recommendations to the general assembly from February 2, 2010, to February 2, 2011. – Amends TCA Section 49-13-129.
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931 SB3304 Education – As enacted, authorizes schools to establish an International Baccalaureate Programme fund or an Advanced Placement fund to receive donations or grants from individuals or from private corporations, associations, or other artificial entities, both nonprofit and for profit, that desire to help support an International Baccalaureate Programme or an Advanced Placement program offered or attempted to be established by the school. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 3; Title 49, Chapter 5; Title 49, Chapter 6 and Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1.
933 SB3410 Funeral Directors and Embalmers – As enacted, provides for an indigent fund to be created for certain purposes once the balance in the pre-need
funeral consumer protection account exceeds $2,500,000. – Amends TCASection 62-5-414.
934 SB3421 Barbers – As enacted, requires that on and after July 1, 2010, as vacancies arise on the board of barber examiners, at least one of the four barber members must be an instructor, owner, employee, or manager of a barber
school. – Amends TCA Section 62-3-101.
935 SB3425 Education – As enacted, allows LEAs to donate computers removed from school inventories to low-income families in the school district. – Amends
TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 20.
937 SB3439 Bail, Bail Bonds – As enacted, revises provisions governing bail for individuals with mental illness and other provisions governing how
persons believed to have mental illness are to be handled when arrested. – Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 11.
939 SB3608 Explosives – As enacted, requires blasters to file a notice with commerce and insurance prior to the blast occurring. – Amends TCA Section 68-105-103.
943 SB3693 Education – As enacted, specifies that when applying the maximum interest rate for bonds issued by the Tennessee state school bond authority with respect to which the local government has elected to have the federal Build America Bonds program apply to such bond, the maximum interest rate will be determined by reducing the interest payable by the authority with respect to such bond by the amount of payments from the U.S. treasury that the authority expected, at the time of the issuance of such bond as a result of the foregoing elections; provisions to expire on June 30, 2012. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3.
944 SB3789 Parks, Natural Areas Preservation – As enacted, expands the daily commercial carrying capacity for whitewater rafting in the lower Ocoee
River Recreational Area. – Amends TCA Title 11, Chapter 13 and Title 11, Chapter 3.
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949 HB0238 Criminal Offenses – As enacted, makes it a Class A misdemeanor offense for a person who has been convicted of a violent felony to own, possess, or have custody or control of a vicious dog or a potentially vicious dog.
– Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title 44, Chapter 8.
952 HB2367 Insurance, Health, Accident – As enacted, establishes requirements for insurers and patients to reimburse anatomic pathology services. – Amends TCA Title 56 and Title 63.
953 HB2506 Criminal Offenses – As enacted, makes it a Class A misdemeanor for any person to knowingly intercept any radio frequency transmission with the intent to use the intercepted transmission to commit, facilitate, or aid in
the flight from a criminal offense. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 6.
956 HB2698 Child Custody and Support – As enacted, restricts the modification of an existing residential schedule in a permanent parenting plan prior to a final hearing unless the parents agree to the modification or the court determines
that the child will be subject to a likelihood of substantial harm absent temporary modification. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 6, Part 4.
959 HB2780 Orders of Protection – As enacted, specifies that a protection order issued to protect the petitioner from domestic abuse, stalking or sexual assault may prohibit the respondent from coming about the petitioner for any purpose; specifies that order of protection forms be used exclusively in all courts exercising jurisdiction over orders of protection. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6.
962 HB3164 Taxes – As enacted, revises the tax on unauthorized substances based on the decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court in Waters v. Farr to impose the tax on the merchant of unauthorized substances. – Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 28.
964 HB3196 DNA and Genetic Testing – As enacted, requires TBI to maintain a DNA database of certain juvenile sexual offenders and adds an adjudication of delinquency for an act which if committed as an adult would constitute aggravated rape of a child to the list of acts for which a court shall require a juvenile to submit a DNA sample. – Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.
967 HB3293 Death – As enacted, sets the priority as to who has the right to dispose of a dead body through cremation. – Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 5, Part 5.
974 HB3892 County Government – As enacted, authorizes Washington County, subject to a two-thirds vote of the county legislative body, to opt out of bidding
requirements of the county purchasing law for the purchase of group health insurance contracts. – Amends TCA Title 5, Chapter 14 and Title 8, Chapter 27.
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990 SB2638 Traffic Safety – As enacted, allows counties to regulate parking on roadways solely under their jurisdiction by resolution; a violation would
be a Class C misdemeanor, with each day a motor vehicle is in violation being deemed a separate event and the county may remove a motor vehicle that is abandoned or disabled; authorizes local authorities in Davidson County having authority to enact ordinances or make regulations relating to traffic to permit parking of vehicles with the left-hand wheels adjacent to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb of a roadway.
– Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8.
1000 HB2952 Local Government, General – As enacted, prohibits local governments from punishing or rewarding law enforcement officers solely based on the
number of traffic citations issued or collected upon. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 16 and Title 55, Chapter 8.
1002 HB3355 Beer – As enacted, authorizes a local government to seek criminal background checks with the TBI or FBI for applicants for beer permits. – Amends TCA Section 57-5-103.
1004 HB3538 Fines and Penalties – As enacted, increases mandatory drug testing fee from $100 to $250 and additionally imposes fine on granting of pretrial or judicial diversion; establishes requirements for use of moneys in the TBI drug chemistry unit drug testing fund. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
1006 HB2719 Firearms and Ammunition – As enacted, dfines “greenway” in law regarding the prohibition of weapons in public spaces. – Amends TCA Section 39-17-1311.
1010 HB2486 Traffic Safety – As enacted, requires certain motor vehicles or trailers transporting certain loads at night to mount strobe or LED light at back of projecting load. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 9, Part 4.
1013 HB3025 Motor Vehicles – As enacted, extends certain for-hire motor carrier provisions to any motor vehicle transporting passengers who are TennCare enrollees eligible for such transportation services under TennCare. – Amends TCA Title 65.
1014 HB3190 Taxes, Real Property – As enacted, designates procedures for delinquent tax sales when delinquent taxes are owed to both municipality and county. – Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 5, Part 25.
1016 HB3380 Depositions – As enacted, defines “employee” for the purposes of the prohibition on a deposition being taken by an employee of one of the
parties or of an attorney for one of the parties. – Amends TCA Section 24-9-136.
1019 HB3537 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation – As enacted, designates fees for certain laboratory procedures conducted by the TBI and allocates proceeds from such fees to a fund for use by the bureau. – Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 6.
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1020 HB3543 Fines and Penalties – As enacted, increases blood alcohol or drug concentration test (BADT) fee from $100 to $250, and adds to present
offenses mandating such fine conviction of reckless driving or simple possession or casual exchange of controlled substance; revises manner in which moneys in the TBI toxicology unit intoxicant testing fund are used. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 4.
1022 HB3792 Boards and Commissions – As enacted, creates the Tennessee criminal justice coordinating council. – Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 41.
1029 SB3222 Driver Licenses – As enacted, creates a mechanism in Davidson County, effective until June 30, 2012, for certain persons whose driver licenses have been suspended to apply to be allowed to pay outstanding judgments at a reduced rate. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 12, Part 1 and Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 5.
1034 SB2943 Workers Compensation – As enacted, specifies that employees who have had a reduction in pay or a reduction in hours due to economic conditions will not be entitled to reopen their claims if the reduction in pay or reduction in hours affected at least 50 percent of other hourly employees operating at or out of the same location; not applicable to employees involved in layoffs, closures, or a termination of business operations.- Amends TCA Section 50-6-241.
1046 HB0782 Teachers, Principals and School Personnel – As introduced, credits former JROTC instructors currently teaching in subject areas other than JROTC or military science with years experience instructing JROTC or military
science for purposes of salary ratings. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5.
1055 HB2625 Contractors – As introduced, punishes as theft certain actions of persons performing home improvement services; requires the board of licensing contractors to post information on its web site when the board disciplines
a contractor or home improvement services provider or contractor; requires the board to revoke a license it issues in certain circumstances. – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 47 and Title 62.
1056 HB2644 Welfare – As introduced, requires parents or caretaker relatives who are recipients of Families First to agree to either a parent education class or volunteer community service in schools as part of a personal responsibility plan. – Amends TCA Section 71-3-154.
1058 HB2693 Capital Punishment – As introduced, adds murder committed against a pregnant woman as an aggravating factor for purposes of imposing death sentence in first degree murder cases. – Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
1061 HB2781 Domestic Violence – As introduced, requires persons convicted of domestic assault to attend counseling for the duration of their sentence for
such offense. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.
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1062 HB2978 Appropriations – As introduced, requires all federal funds received by Tennessee for economic recovery in 2010 to be appropriated in an appropriations act. – Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 9 and Title 67.
1065 HB3114 Foster Care – As introduced, makes foster care services available to certain persons between 18 and 21 who were in foster care upon their 18th
birthday. – Amends TCA Title 37.
1070 HB3351 State Government – As introduced, requires information be provided on the projected financial impact of rules and regulations promulgated during a fiscal year. – Amends TCA Section 3-2-107; Title 4, Chapter 5, Part 2 and Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 51.
1073 HB3499 Education, State Board of – As introduced, requires all staff members at the Tennessee school for the blind, the Tennessee school for the deaf, and the West Tennessee school for the deaf to become certified in CPR and maintain such certification. – Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 68.
1076 HB3812 Professions and Occupations – As introduced, prohibits any partnership, association, company, or corporation from engaging in the business of
locksmithing in this state without first registering as a locksmith business; and revises various provisions regarding licensure for locksmiths and locksmith apprentices. – Amends TCA Section 62-11-104; Section 62-11-106; Section 62-11-111 and Section 62-11-112.
1080 HB0919 DUI/DWI Offenses – As introduced, permits arrest for DUI to toll the 10 and 20 year provision between convictions for purpose of determining a
multiple offender. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 10.
1082 HB1911 Education – As introduced, enacts the “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.” – Amends TCA Title 49.
1083 HB2052 Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration – As introduced, requires proof of valid driver license before issuance of registration or renewal of
registration for a motor vehicle. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4, Part
1087 HB2456 Sunset Laws – As introduced, extends the advisory council on workers compensation, June 30, 2010. – Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and
Title 50, Chapter 6.
1090 HB2813 Sentencing – As introduced, diverts certain non-violent property offenders from sentence of incarceration to sentence to community correction,
probation or diversion program and increases percentage of sentence person convicted of aggravated robbery with weapon must serve from 30 percent to 85 percent. – Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35.
1092 HB2989 Pensions and Retirement Benefits – As introduced, requires interest to be assessed on benefits not paid to beneficiary for any reason; requires penalty to be assessed on benefits not paid to beneficiary due to state error; applies to all benefits payable since January 1, 2006. – Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 34; Title 8, Chapter 36 and Title 8, Chapter 37.
ChapterNo DocNumber Description
1093 HB3136 Food and Food Products – As introduced, requires country of origin labeling of catfish and catfish products. – Amends TCA Title 53.
1094 HB3142 Domestic Violence – As introduced, increases the civil penalty for violating an order of protection from $50.00 to $500. – Amends TCA Section 36-3-610.
1101 HB3631 Public Records – As introduced, excepts the office of the county register from the requirement of collecting the $5.00 archives and record
management fee per document filed. – Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 10 and Title 68, Chapter 3.
1105 HB3753 Child Abuse – As introduced, encourages public transportation buses to promote a parental help line run by Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee; requires schools and child care facilities to distribute information on such
help line. – Amends TCA Title 37, Chapter 10.
1106 HB3794 Education – As introduced, changes the date by which the director of schools and the chair of the board of each LEA must certify to the
commissioner that all children enrolled in that LEA have been furnished all required textbooks; and requires the “parent” instead of the “mother” of a child enrolled within a model teen learning center to participate in the center’s program of child care and instruction. – Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 3 and Title 49, Chapter 5.
1107 HB3923 Professions and Occupations – As introduced, updates licensing requirements for locksmiths in accordance with the Locksmith Licensing
Act of 2006. – Amends TCA Title 62.
1108 SB3919 Appropriations – As introduced, makes appropriations for fiscal years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. –

5 thoughts on “New TN Laws Taking Effect Thursday, July 1

  1. James

    Tennessee law Real property —Does anyone know the Code Or statutes for The use of Extra Features?
    I also need information on GreenBelt act of 1976.
    I feel its used by our assessor to buy votes in my county – But I may be wrong – The assessor has done so many deals for these 15 acres farner that grow a lawn -he calls a crop. under greenbelt gives the property owners a 65 to 70 % tax cut for the use of the property . I think a person with 57,000 sq ft of storage unit should be taxed But our assessor call them an Extra Feature – Tax free. I think our assessor a crook__ I need our state statues to make sure .
    If you know these statues please send asap Its for my state Board Appeal .
    Thanks James 8-3-2010

  2. Ted

    TN Law does any one know where the laws can be found for the assessors of tn on their use of the EXTRA FEATURE. To Me It looks like if you know the assessor then you get your home work shop listed with out a value set on it. That being called an extra feature. Tax free new people in the county build a building in their yard for them it is called a building and taxed .
    Asking the assessor why and you get nothing but I’ll have to look it up .
    My assessor been looking for 3 years now.
    I know some one in tn has the rules for the extra feature use and I would love to read it .
    Thus far it looks like a way to buy Votes and this Green Belt act – these so called farmer with swimming pools 5 homes and 4 extrafeatures building with 1.3 acres of farm soil taxpayers support is another way these assessor buy votes in Tennessee . Who is running this mess Kelsie Jones at the Equilization Dept of property for tennessee. Yes he helping all property values go up backing the assessor not having fair hearing – The board members are a little club the assessor and judges on these boards train together work together and then judge your appeal— now I wonder who going to win and appeal. Not the taxpayer !!
    If you have the extra features information Post it for us to read . what do you think of our Comptrollers and the job he is doing no on in that office know much if you ask question they keep sending you to a voice mail box . waste fraud hot line is a answering machine . thats a joke and the Comptroller Mr Wilson does nothing . TED Tn taxpayer

  3. franklin davis

    who dropped the ball when i pursued a unlicensed contractor under TCA 39-14-154 why didnt the consumer affairs didnt investigate the case in a timely matter? after dropping the case back in feb 2011?

  4. Liz

    I have recently heard that Tennessee passed a law requiring parents, or anyone else, who volunteers in their child’s classroom to pay for a TBI background check. Does anyone no the annotation for this law, or have any information about it?

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