Bills Signed by Governor, 5/11/12

Here is a list of bills signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam, as released by his communications office on May 11, 2012:
House Bill No. 1105 (Montgomery)
This Bill requires local boards of education to develop and implement a plan that will be used to evaluate the local director of schools each year.
Passed House 90-4; Amended Bill Passed Senate 20-8, present not voting-2; House non-concurred in Senate amendment; Senate refused to recede from amendment; House refused to recede from its non-concurrence; Conference committee report adopted by the House 61-25, present not voting-2; Conference Committee report adopted by the Senate 21-10, present not voting-1
Senate Bill No. 2253 (Norris, Yager, Crowe, Burks, Herron, Massey, Overbey)
This is an administration bill that is referred to as the Tennessee Prescription Safety Act of 2012.
Passed Senate as Amended 33-0; Amended Bill Passed House 87-0


House Bill No. 3429 (Matlock)
This bill requires the department of labor and workforce development to implement an Internet-based system that allows employers to receive separation notices electronically and to submit separation information electronically.
Passed House 90-1; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 1069 (Rich, Harry Brooks, Watson, Favors, Todd, Evans, Moore, Halford)
This bill allows certain retirees of the highway patrol to retain their badge and service weapon.
Passed House as Amended 94-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 2161 (Dennis)
This bill amends the tort reform language from last year to say that the caps for noneconomic, punitive, and exemplary damages do not apply if a defendant’s act or omission results in the defendant being convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, another state, or under federal law, or if the defendant is found to have violated a state or federal regulation relating to health or safety, and that act or omission caused the damages or injury.
Passed House as Amended 97-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 27-3
House Bill No. 2222 (Parkinson)
This bill requires the achievement school district to adopt an appropriate dress code for its professional employees.
Passed House as Amended 71-13, present not voting-5; Amended Bill Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 2403 (Ragan)
This bill allows counties to provide vehicles for salaried county officials who hold office by election of the people or county legislative body, and any clerk or master appointed by a chancellor.
Passed House 93-0; Passed Senate as Amended 26-2; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 92-0
House Bill No. 2459 (Eldridge)
This bill makes it a Class C misdemeanor to enter a liquor store if the person is between eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21); visibly intoxicated; or otherwise disruptive, and the person is asked to leave and refuses.
Passed House as Amended 92-3, present not voting-4, Amended Bill Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 2537 (Cobb, Shipley, Rich)
This bill extends the sunset date of the judicial performance evaluation commission to June 30, 2013.
Passed House 99-0; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 2620 (Forgety, Niceley, Hardaway)
This bill requires that, in determining the willingness of each of the parents and caregivers to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and both of the child’s parents, a court must consider the likelihood of each parent and caregiver to honor and facilitate court ordered parenting arrangements and rights and further states that a court consider any history of either parent or any caregiver denying parenting time to either parent in violation of a court order.
Passed House as Amended 94-2; Amended Bill Passed Senate 30-0, present not voting-1
House Bill No. 2650 (Harry Brooks)
This bill changes current law regarding the amount of money that must be maintained in the lottery shortfall reserve subaccount.
Passed House as Amended 73-18; present not voting-2; Passed Senate as Amended 19-11; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 86-8
House Bill No. 2671 (Faison)
This bill states that a current section of the code does not apply to “Guest ranches.”
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 21-0
House Bill No. 2744 (Pitts, Hurley)
This bill would allow the Department of Human Services to attach a lien to a criminal victim’s compensation award in order to satisfy child support arrearages.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate as Amended 28-0, present not voting-1;House Concurred in Senate Amendment 92-0
House Bill No. 2750 (Shipley, Maggart, Gotto, Dean, Hurley)
This bill states that it is not a defense for a charge of DUI to be entitled to use an intoxicant if you still found to be in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of that intoxicant.
Passed House 90-3; Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 2752 (Shipley)
This bill clarifies that a person who is placed under arrest and refuses to submit to a test to determine the alcoholic content of the person’s blood after being advised of the consequences will be criminally charged under Tennessee law.
Passed House 52-33, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 2823 (Coley)
This Bill states that it is a defense to prosecution that a person is charged for conduct that occurred because the person was a victim of involuntary labor services, a victim of trafficking for sexual servitude, or a victim as defined under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 2859 (Sargent)
This bill authorizes the general sessions judges of Williamson County to appoint to any subsequent term a judicial commissioner who was initially appointed by the chief legislative body.
Passed House 97-0; Passed Senate 27-0
House Bill No. 2890 (Watson)
This bill clarifies the definition “violent offender’ for purposes of the Drug Court Treatment Act of 2003 by allowing a person who has been charged with, but not convicted of, a violent felony offense to participate in a drug court treatment program.
Passed House 97-0; Passed Senate 27-0
House Bill No. 2895 (Jones)
This bill provides that if a report of child abuse alleges physical abuse, it is in the best interest of the child that the child be referred to a child advocacy center or that the investigation is conducted by a child protective services investigator who is adequately trained in investigating physical abuse reports.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 2913 (Curtiss)
This Bill permits a landlord to terminate rental agreement if tenant creates a hazardous or unsanitary, instead of a hazardous and unsanitary, condition on the property.
Passed House 91-1; Amended Bill Passed Senate 26-4; House concurred in Senate amendment 93-0
House Bill No. 3237 (Elam)
This bill changes various provisions to probate law.
Passed House 95-2, present not voting-1; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 3257 (Casada)
This bill creates a Class E felony if a person 18 years of age or older indecently exposes himself or herself to a minor less than 13 years of age on the property of any school, day care or child care facility or if a person is engaged in masturbation on the property of any school, day care or child care facility.
Passed House 89-2; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 3274 (Elam)
This bill provides that car dealerships are not vicariously liable to any person injured as the result of an accident caused by a customer driving a loaner vehicle provided by the dealer where the dealer is provided with proof of insurance by the customer.
Passed House 93-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 31-0; House concurred in Senate amendment 94-0
House Bill No. 3283 (Maggart)
This bill permits the trial judge, after consideration of facts and circumstances surrounding the offense, to require a person convicted of statutory rape for the first time to register as a sexual offender on the sexual offender and violent sexual offender registry.
Passed House 94-0, present not voting -1; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 3398 (Maggart)
This bill states that the conveyance of personal property used in the commission of the residential and workplace restrictions of the sex offender registry by a convicted sexual offender is subject to forfeiture if the victim of the offense was a minor.
Passed House 90-2, present not voting-4; Passed Senate 30-0
House Bill No. 3633 (Floyd)
This bill creates a pilot program terminating July 1, 2014, which authorizes a beer board to report suspensions and revocations of licenses to the executive director of the ABC and details a process that should occur between the ABC and certain counties regarding Title 57 alcohol violations.
Passed House 91-0, present not voting-5; Amended Bill Passed Senate 29-0; Senate recalled from House; Amended Bill passed Senate again 29-0; House concurred in Senate amendment 91-0, present not voting-3
Senate Bill No. 68 (Overbey, Haile, Ford, Burks)
This Bill authorizes governmental entities to request mutual aid for emergency medical services from the emergency communications dispatch center of a county that is contiguous to the requesting county or governmental entity for occurrences that involve serious injuries or possible loss of life in instances that might not reasonably lead to a declared emergency.
Passed Senate 29-0; Passed House as Amended 92-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 33-0
Senate Bill No. 74 (Overbey, Barnes, Finney, Kyle, Marrero)
This bill prohibits a child from being a passenger on a motorcycle if the child’s feet do not touch the footpegs.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Passed House as Amended 78-11, present not voting-1; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-0
Senate Bill No. 668 (Ketron, Tracy, Herron)
This bill clarifies that the display of wheel or road tax decals is not required under Tennessee law if the county does not require the issuance, display or placement of such tabs, stickers, or other devices for wheel or road taxes on the registration plate.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 91-0
Senate Bill No. 2156 (Kelsey, Burks, Beavers)
This bill specifies that charter schools may promote or retain students based upon the students’ demonstrated skills on the TCAP tests or upon their grades.
Passed Senate as Amended 26-0, present not voting-4; Passed House as Amended 92-0; Senate Concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 2179 (Henry, Summerville, Faulk, Ford, Overbey)
This bill creates a new Class A misdemeanor offense for persons to knowingly maim or harm or attempt to maim or harm a service dog, or recklessly maim or harm a service dog.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill passed House 92-2
Senate Bill No. 2190 (Beavers, Burks, Crowe, Tracy, Faulk, Gresham, Overbey, Yager)
This bill enhances the meth registry that is currently in place under Tennessee law and maintained by the TBI.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 98-0
Senate Bill No. 2224 (Norris, Watson)
It revises the length of time that transitional child care assistance is paid when TANF ends, changing it from 18 months to an undefined period that will be specified by the department so long as the caretaker is employed, in school, or in employment training.
Passed Senate as Amended 30-0; Amended Bill passed House 86-7, present not voting-1
Senate Bill No. 2271 (Tracy, Ketron)
This bill adds a new section of the code, which states that the signature on an insurance contract shall create a rebuttable presumption that the statements provided by the person bind all insureds under the contract and that the person signing such document has read, understands, and accepts the contents of the document.
Passed Senate as Amended 26-3, present not voting-1; Amended Bill Passed House 75-21, present not voting-1
Senate Bill No. 2289 (Faulk)
This Bill authorizes county governments when purchasing supplies to utilize pricing discounts obtained by the National Association of Counties Financial Services Center Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NACO).
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill passed House 95-1
Senate Bill No. 2407 (McNally, Burks, Overbey, Yager, Massey)
This bill adds the existing quality improvement committee of a hospital to the list of people who are authorized to access the controlled substance database that exists under present law.
Passed Senate as Amended 33-0; Amended Bill Passed 99-0
Senate Bill No. 2416 (McNally, Burks)
This bill adds a new subsection to the code that states that by March 1 of each year, the Department of Health shall submit a report with de-identified aggregate claims data on every inpatient and outpatient discharge that includes coded drug poisonings as reported for the calendar year two (2) years prior to the current year by licensed hospitals.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 99-0
Senate Bill No. 2519 (Beavers)
This bill changes current law to state that if a fiduciary is appointed, the costs of the proceedings may in the court’s discretion, rather than shall, be charged against the property of the respondent to the extent the respondent is solvent.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 96-0
Senate Bill 2591 (Marrero, Ford, Harper, Tate)
This bill requires that an interest inventory, such as the Kuder assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality inventory, or the ASVAB, be available to all public middle schoolers or ninth graders and to all public college students beginning with their freshman year to assist the students in career decisions.
Passed Senate as Amended 29-1; Passed House as Amended 99-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-1
Senate Bill No. 2607 (Beavers, Overbey, Berke, Faulk, Norris, Stewart, Roberts, Burks)
This bill revises the DUI statute to state that if a person is convicted of driving under the influence and was accompanied by a child under the age of eighteen (18) years at the time the person was arrested, the person’s sentence shall be enhanced by a mandatory minimum period of thirty (30) days incarceration and mandatory minimum fine of one thousand dollars ($1000).
Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House as Amended 94-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-0
Senate Bill No. 2617 (Tracy, Beavers)
This bill authorizes the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs specialty license plate and requires funds produced from the sale of this plate go to the TN Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. for educational programs.
Passed Senate as Amended 33-0; Amended Bill Passed House 98-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-0
Senate Bill No. 2712 (Ketron, Kelsey)
This bill adds a new section of the code that directs the Department of Correction to study how to reduce the state’s correctional healthcare costs.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 92-2
Senate Bill No. 2719 (Kelsey, Berke)
This bill codifies current case law regarding the liability that a landowner has to be trespasser. It states that a possessor of real property owes no duty of care to a trespasser except to refrain from willfully, intentionally, or wantonly causing injury.
Passed Senate as amended 25-5, present not voting-2; Amended Bill Passed House 74-19
Senate Bill No. 2727 (Kelsey)
This bill allows the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to accept and process any IRS form 8850 that is submitted with an electronic signature.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Passed House as Amended 98-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-0
Senate Bill No. 2776 (McNally, Burks, Crowe)
This bill allows county medical examiners to access the Controlled Substance Database and allows information from the database to be included in any toxicology report or autopsy report issued by the county medical examiner.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Passed House as Amended 95-0; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 32-0
Senate Bill No. 2784 (Watson)
This bill omits and sometimes corrects references remaining in the Tennessee Code to oversight committees that were abolished by a statue passed last session.
Passed Senate as Amended 28-1; Passed House as Amended 92-1; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 32-0
Senate Bill No. 2789 (Kelsey)
This bill states that upon filing a healthcare liability action, the named defendant may petition the court for a qualified protective order allowing the defendant and his or her attorney the right to obtain protected health information during interviews, outside the presence of claimant or claimant’s counsel, with the relevant patient’s treating healthcare providers.
Passed Senate as Amended 21-9, present not voting-2; Amended Bill Passed House 63-32, present not voting -1
Senate Bill No. 2871 (Southerland)
This bill states that the threshold for public works that require a registered architect, registered engineer, or registered landscape architect will be increased from $25,000 to $100,000, but only if the project is located in a state park and only maintenance is being performed.
Passed Senate as Amended 27-4; Amended Bill Passed 97-0, present not voting-1
Senate Bill No. 2911 (Berke, Barnes, Marrero, Stewart)
This bill adds a new section of the code that states that if a court wrongly grants a default decision imposing an obligation for child support from or against an eligible individual protected under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, the court shall issue an order to the individual receiving funds that the funds shall be returned and reimbursed.
Passed Senate as Amended 25-5, present not voting-2; Amended Bill Passed House 74-19
Senate Bill no. 2912 (Overbey)
This bill revises and adds to the considerations that the attorney general must make when deciding whether to object to a proposed public benefit hospital conveyance transaction.
Passed Senate as Amended 28-0, present not voting-4; Amended Bill passed House 96-0
Senate Bill No. 2920 (Overbey)
This bill requires the Board of Control of the Tennessee Corrections Institute to establish criteria for determining whether to waive the minimum qualifications required to be a jail administrator, workhouse administrator, jailer, corrections officer, or guard in a county jail or workhouse.
Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House as Amended 95-1, present not voting -1; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-0
Senate Bill No. 2988 (Burks, Harper, Marrero)
This bill states that as part of a defendant’s alternative sentencing for a violation of domestic assault, the judge may direct the defendant to complete a drug or alcohol treatment program or counseling program that addresses violence and control issues.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 92-1, present not voting-1
Senate Bill no. 3003 (Watson)
This bill requires that the Board of Pharmacy publish a list of opioid drugs incorporating tamper or abuse resistance properties.
Passed Senate as Amended 29-0; Amended Bill Passed House 93-0
Senate Bill No. 3023 (Gresham, Ketron, Burks)
This bill allows the court to award back pay to ta tenured faculty member whose dismissal the court finds was not appropriate.
Passed Senate 29-0; Passed House 93-0
Senate Bill No. 3044 (McNally)
This bill authorizes local boards of education to receive federal or private grants for educational purposes.
Passed House 93-1; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3061 (Yager)
This bill defines “Public Safety Answering Point” or PSAP” for purposes of the Emergency Communications District Law to mean a facility that receives 911 call and routes them to emergency services personnel.
Passed House 99-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3096 (Johnson)
This Administration Bill authorizes the Commissioner of Correction to extend the term of a private prison contract for the purpose of evaluating the department’s operational strategy for the use of the contract facility.
Passed House 86-8, present not voting-1; Passed Senate 29-1
Senate Bill No. 3174 ( Bell)
This bill completes the economic development package for the Olin Corporation in Cleveland, TN. Specifically, it authorizes a 1.75% tax credit against the franchise and excise tax for investment in a qualifying environmental project.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 3195 (Yager)
This bill allows retired state employees to keep their photo identification card issued by the state.
Passed House 90-3; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3216 ( McNally)
This bill identifies all options available to political subdivisions who wish to make changes to their retirement plans.
Passed Senate 28-0; Amended Bill Passed House 91-1; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 3241 (Barnes)
This bill adds to the list of events that would disqualify a claimant for unemployment insurance.
Passed Senate 29-0; Amended Bill Passed house 85-9; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 3262 (McNally)
This bill authorizes the board of trustees of the TCRS to invest plan assets in strategic lending investments.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 30-0; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 3217 (McNally)
This bill changes the requirements for federal home loan banks regarding the issuance of irrevocable letters of credit as eligible collateral for public funds.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3222 (McNally)
This bill directs the AOC to study the feasibility of establishing specialized veteran courts in Tennessee.
Passed House 99-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 3233 (Overbey)
This bill expands the definition of “project” for purposes of industrial development corporations to include land, building, improvements, machinery, and equipment necessary or suitable for use in the production, treatment, processing, storing, or transportation of biofuels, biopower, biochemical, biomaterials, synthetic fuels and/or petroleum products.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3269 (Tracy)
This bill makes various changes to present law concerning dental hygienists.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 28-0
Senate Bill No. 3331 (Ketron)
This bill requires any state agency to report to the comptroller any knowledge of theft, forgery, credit card fraud, cash shortages or any other intentional act of unlawful or unauthorized taking, or abuse of, public money, property or services, having occurred within the state agency.
Passed House 83-8, present not voting-1; Passed Senate 28-0
Senate Bill No. 3358 (Ketron)
This bill authorizes a restaurant that is presumed to be a limited service restaurant with an amount of gross sales from prepared foods that is at least 15%, but not more than 20%, to rebut the presumption by providing a business plan indicating gross sales from prepared foods which is higher than 20%.
Passed Senate 25-5; Amended Bill Passed House 68-22, present not voting-3; Senate concurred in House amendments
Senate Bill No. 3403 (Overbey)
This bill includes mini-trucks in the definition of a medium speed vehicle for purposes of motor vehicle title and registration laws.
Passed House 91-2; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3594 (Faulk)
This bill provides that anyone who performs functions of disciplinary counsel or other investigatory or prosecutorial functions for the court of the judiciary is a state employee for purposes of being defended by the attorney general against a civil suit for acts or omissions in the course of performing official duties.
Passed House 98-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill 3629 (Watson)
This bill requires a person convicted of committing or attempting to commit a dangerous felony involving a firearm, who is subsequently convicted of the same offense, to serve 100% of the mandatory 15 year incarceration.
Passed House 95-1; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3642 (Faulk)
This bill adds additional instances in which a person is not entitled to the expunction of his or her records, including if a person is charged with multiple offenses or multiple counts in a single indictment and is convicted of 1 or more of the charged offenses or is convicted of an offense relating to the same criminal conduct or episode as one of the offenses charged in the indictment, including a lesser included offense.
Passed House 89-4, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3644 (Watson)
This bill authorizes certain departments, boards and other governmental entities to allow holders of licenses, certifications or registrations to be notified by electronic mail of renewals, fee increases, changes in the law, and meetings where changes in rules or fees are on the agenda
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 3652 (Bell)
This bill requires that the speakers of the house and senate appoint the nine members of the judicial evaluation commission because the judicial council no longer exists.
Passed House 93-1; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3310 (Johnson)
This is the abstinence bill.
Passed Senate Amended 29-1, present not voting-1; Passed House as Amended 68-23; Senate Concurred in House Amendment 31-1
Senate Bill No. 3655 (Southerland)
This bill enacts the “Hunter Wright Hunting and Fishing Act,” which authorizes the wildlife resources director to issue an annual sport combination hunting and fishing license for a $5.00 fee to residents of Tennessee who are under 18 and are disabled.
Passed Senate 30-0; Amended Bill Passed House 94-0; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 3700 (Norris)
This bill allows a minor party to use a petition to become recognized for a primary or general election and establishes the procedure for a candidate to be placed on ballot for a minor party.
Passed House 98-1; Passed Senate 22-9
Senate Bill No. 3751 (Tracy)
This bill provides that applications for the CEO and any records relating to or arising out of the process of searching for and selecting an individual for a position of CEO of a public institution of higher education are confidential, except for the finalists that are announced at least 15 days before the final vote of the governing board to appoint or elect a person to fill the position.
Passed Senate 30-1; Amended Bill passed house 79-12; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 3759 (Norris)
This Administration bill delegates to the Tennessee Local Development Authority (TLDA) the authority to allocate the State’s portion of the national Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB).
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 3798 (Roberts)
This bill updates the charter for the City of Portland.
Passed House 98-0; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3810 (Roberts)
This bill specifies that persons elected as mayor and aldermen in Westmoreland, Tennessee be installed into office on the first day of January.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 720 (Berke)
This bill provides that an emergency rescue worker, excluding anyone employed by a public hospital or its subsidiary, that has a negative HIV test on file and later tests positive for HIV is presumed to have acquired HIV and suffered a disability in the line of duty.
Passed Senate 33-0; Amended Bill Passed House 90-0; Senate concurred in both House amendments
Senate Bill No. 948 (Johnson)
This bill allows the balance of the yearly interest and earnings of the Natural Resource Trust Fund to be appropriated to the reimbursement of greenbelt rollback taxes assessed against a county or municipal government as the result of acquisition of land for a park.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 33-0
Senate Bill No. 1197 (Yager)
This bill provides that, on or before October 1, 2012, any person who provides satisfactory proof of graduation from a court reporting program in Tennessee prior to January 1, 2012 must be licensed to practice as a court reporter.
Passed Senate 26-2; Amended Bill passed House 87-9; Senate concurred in both House amendments
House Bill No. 3808 (Hill)
This bill enacts the “Life Defense Act of 2012.”
Passed House 72-24; Passed Senate 27-5
Senate Bill No. 1935 (McNally)
This bill specifies that an advanced practice nurse and a physician assistant can only perform invasive procedures involving any portion of the spine, spinal cord, sympathetic nerves or block of major peripheral nerves under the supervision of a licensed physician who is actively practicing spinal injections and has current privileges to do so at a licensed facility.
Passed House 68-16, present not voting-4; Passed Senate 20-10, present not voting-2
Senate Bill No. 2208 (Norris, Gresham, Johnson)
This bill is the Administration’s bill for the Dept. of Education relating to accountability standards and the NLB waiver.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 79-12, present not voting -1
Senate Bill No. 2370 (Marrero)
This bill requires the Commissioner of DHS to establish a plan for the delivery of services to victims of human trafficking after consulting with DCS, DOH, DIDD, DMH and TBI.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 3517 (Evans)
This Bill revises the definition of fetus as it applies to a victim of criminal homicide or assault to include an embryo.
Passed House 80-18; Passed Senate 28-2
Senate Bill No. 2420 (McNally)
This bill modifies the Tennessee Responsible Vendor Act of 2006 by requiring every beer board to give an annual statistical report to the alcoholic beverage commission.
Passed House 85-0, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 33-0
Senate Bill No. 2667 (Marrero)
This bill adds five homicide offenses to the list of violent offenses for which a DNA specimen is taken by the TBI upon arrest rather than conviction.
Passed House 89-0, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 2788 (Kelsey)
This bill makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a public servant to purchase real property or obtain an option to purchase real property with the intent to make a profit if the public servant knows that the real property may be purchased by a governmental entity and that information is not public knowledge.
Passed House 90-0, present not voting-1; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 2809 (Tracy, Marrero, Stewart, Crowe)
This bill requires the State Board of Education (SBE), Department of Education (DOS), Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), the University of Tennessee’s Board of Trustees (UT), and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) to compose a consortium for cooperative innovative education.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 93-0
Senate Bill 2845 (Yager, Ford)
This bill authorizes any individual who has been stationed outside the United States while serving as a member of the armed forces of the United States or a member of a reserve or Tennessee national guard unit to apply to the alcoholic beverage commission for a one-time license allowing such individual to ship any wine purchased while residing outside the United States to this state.
Passed Senate 24-5, present not voting-1; Passed House 67-12, present not voting -9
Senate Bill No. 2895 (Tracy, Burks)
This bill increases penalties for attempting to sell metal to a scrap metal dealer in violation of current law, maintaining that it is a Class A misdemeanor for certain violations but raising the offense to a Class E felony if the amount attempted to be sold in violation of this chapter exceeds $500.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 91-0
House Bill No. 2566 (Casada, Haynes, Hall, Alexander)
This bill rewrites the present law that requires children entering kindergarten be five years of age on or before September 30 of the current kindergarten term.
Passed House as Amended 68-30; Amended Bill Passed Senate 21-10
House Bill No. 3727 (Naifeh)
This bill names the pathway surrounding the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall in honor of Andrea Conte.
Passed House 97-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 2641 (Curtiss, Hardaway)
This bill amends the current law relative to harassment
Passed House as Amended 76-14, present not voting-1; Amended Bill Passed Senate 32-0

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