House Bill No. 182 (Sargent, Montgomery)
This Bill adds sections of the code related to operating and maintaining ice skating rinks.
Passed House as Amended 75-15, present not voting-1; Passed Senate as Amended 29-2 ; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 90-0
House Bill No. 1376 (Todd, Lollar, White)
This bill amends the current municipal gas system tax equivalent law.
Passed House Amended 64-25, present not voting -7; Amended Bill Passed Senate 20-3, present not voing-1
House Bill No. 1572 (Swann, Tidwell)
This bill enacts the “Tennessee Prescribed Burning Act.”
Passed House as Amended 95-1; Passed Senate as Amended 30-0; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 95-2
House Bill No. 2506 (Cobb, Shipley, Rich)
This bill extends the sunset date of the Department of Environment and Conservation to June 30, 2015.
Passed House as Amended 85-4; Amended Bill Passed Senate 32-0, present not voting-1
House Bill No. 2513 (Cobb, Shipley, Rich)
This bill extends the sunset date of the Department of General Services to June 30, 2017.
Passed House 99-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 2548 (Hill, Hardaway)
This bill requires each school to notify parents of all clubs and organizations available to students at school by displaying the information in the student handbooks.
Passed House 75-14, present not voting-3; Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; House concurred in Senate Amendment 90-1
House Bill No. 2776 (Matheny, Madam Speaker Harwell, McCormick, Eldridge)
This bill replaces the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) with a thirteen member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission, consisting of nine citizens.
Passed House as Amended 96-2; Amended Bill Passed Senate 29-0
House Bill No. 2812 (Dean)
This bill requires persons who have previously failed to appear in court as scheduled to post money or real estate as security for a bail bond.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 28-2, present not voting-1
House Bill No. 2844 (Dunn)
This bill makes a minor change to current election law.
Passed House 82-10; Passed Senate as Amended 30-0; House concurred in Senate Amendment 88-7
House Bill No. 2854 (Maggart, Hardaway)
This bill revises the procedure for collecting DNA samples from convicted sexual offenders who are not incarcerated at the time of sentencing.
Passed House 96-0, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 2962 (Womick, Hardaway, Shaw)
This bill states that when a court orders a defendant who is charged with a misdemeanor to be evaluated for insanity or mental ill ness, the court shall also order that any inpatient evaluation be completed within thirty (30) days of the person’s admission to the facility.
Passed House as Amended 95-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 28-0
House Bill No. 3051 (Rich, Kevin Brooks)
This bill states that in any court where electronic filing has been authorized by local court rule, clerks may charge a one-time subscription fee for each registered user of the electronic filing system not to exceed $120.
Passed House Amended 92-1; Amended Bill Passed Senate 26-2, present not voting -1
House Bill No. 3062 (Ryan Williams)
This bill mandates that virtual schools maintain the teacher-pupil; ratio for virtual schools set by the state board of Education.
Passed House 86-3, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 24-8
House Bill No. 3093 (Windle)
This bill names the field house at York Institute in Fentress County in honor of Charles Joseph Vaughn.
Passed House 97-0; passed Senate 33-0
House Bill No. 3270 ( White)
This bill authorizes a city, located in a county not participating in a regional library service, to join the state regional system as related to state purchasing contract.
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 28-0
House Bill No. 3276 (Sargent)
This bill specifies that the county legislative body must determine whether a need exists for longer-term investment for funds in the custody of the county trustee.
Passed House 92-0; Passed Senate 28-0
House Bill No. 3365 (Rich)
This bill creates the Class A misdemeanor offense of knowingly preventing an individual from placing a telephone call to 911 or from requesting assistance in an emergency from law enforcement, a medical facility, or other safety entity.
Passed House 96-0 ; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 3373 (Rich)
This bill names a segment of State Route 385 in Shelby and Fayette Counties in honor of Governor Winfield Dunn.
Passed House 97-0; passed Senate 33-0
House Bill No. 3381 (Armstrong)
This bill authorizes the Inn at Long Branch on Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County and an historic hotel Knox County to obtain licenses as a premier type tourist resort.
Passed House 21-7, present not voting -1, Passed Senate 76-18, present not voting -4
House Bill No. 3858 (Hurley)
This bill moves the city election in Harriman to coincide with the August General election, beginning in 2014.
Passed House 94-0; Passed 26-0
House Bill No. 3867 (Ryan Williams)
This bill modifies the charter of Cookeville by incorporating certain conflicts of interest provisions of Tennessee law into the charter.
Passed House 94-0; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 3870 (Rich)
This bill revises the Charter of the Town of Atoka, Tennessee.
Passed House 97-0; Passed Senate 31-0
House Bill No. 3875 (Hill)
This bill creates a new general sessions court and county attorney position in Washington County.
Passed House 98-0; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 2908 (Norris)
This bill clarifies that from and after the effective date of the transfer of the administration of the school district to the county board of education pursuant to present law, the restrictions on the creation of new municipal school districts will no long apply within that county.
Passed Senate 20-10; P assed House as Amended 62-30, present not voting -3; Senate concurred in House Amendment 20-11, present not voting -1
Senate Bill No. 2929 (Overbey)
This bill requires TennCare report to the general assembly and make available to interested persons a separate accounting of long-term care expenditures for nursing facility services and home and community-based services.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 88-0
Senate Bill No. 3207 (Yager, Burks)
This bill requires that a fee of ten cents ($0.10) be collected for each completed telephone call made by an inmate housed in a local jail or workhouse.
Passed Senate as Amended 25-1, present not voting-1; Amended Bill Passed House 83-7, present not voting-2
Senate Bill No. 3330 (Ketron)
This bill transfers the responsibility of holding bonds for safekeeping from the comptroller to the local offices of the county clerks when bonds are furnished for a county highway or bridge project.
Passed Senate as Amended 29-0; Amended Bill Passed House 88-3
Senate Bill No. 3458 (Southerland)
This bill states that provisions of the current law limiting the use of a privilege tax on the occupancy of a hotel would not apply to the city of Newport, provided, that the city is authorized, upon adoption of a local ordinance by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, to levy such a privilege tax in any hotel located within the city in an amount of up to 5% of the consideration charged by the operator.
Passed Senate as Amended 28-0; Amended Bill Passed House 69-13 present not voting-4
Senate Bill No. 3503 (Tate, Ketron)
This bill makes clear that nothing in present law regarding vocational services for the blind or blind vendors will limit the ability of the University of Tennessee or TBR systems to contract for food services (cafeterias, restaurants, food courts and catering services) in new buildings or on new campuses provided that a site suitable to the institution, after consultation with the department, is also make available for a blind vendor to manage and operate automated vending machines and/or a counter service as jointly agreed to by the institution and department in the new building or on the new campus.
Passed Senate as Amended 27-0, present not voting-4; Amended Bill Passed House 91-1
Senate Bill No. 3513 (Tate)
This bill amends the current DUI law regarding litter pick-up.
Passed Senate 29-0; Passed House 87-1, present not voting -1
Senate Bill No. 3535 (Crow, Burks, Ford)
This bill requires that a Level 2 adult care home provider, a substitute caregiver, and a Level 2 resident manager serving residents with traumatic brain injuries hold a national certification by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist or have a current health care professional license so long as that professional is trained and experienced in the care and rehabilitation of residents with traumatic brain injuries and demonstrates competency in caring for persons with traumatic brain injuries.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 92-0
Senate Bill No. 3596 (Watson, Finney)
This Bill expands what is considered adequate notice in tax lien suits.
Passed Senate 30-0; Passed House 88-0
Senate Bill No. 3653 (Southerland)
This Bill requires the Department of Environment and Conservation to prepare semi-annual permitting efficiency reports that include statistics on whether the department has timely acted on permit applications.
Passed House 91-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 3663 (Kyle)
This bill makes is a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly falsify documents for the purpose of obtaining tattooing services for a minor.
Passed House 86-6, present not voting-1; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 3743 (McNally)
This bill authorizes the legislative body of a municipality or county to levy an additional $1.00 litigation tax per case.
Passed House 73-9, present not voting-2; Passed Senate 25-2