Bills recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam, as provided by his communications office April 26, 2014.
Senate Bill No. 145
This Administration bill for the Dept of Commerce and Insurance enacts the ” Standard Valuation Law.”
Passed House 96-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 151
This Administration bill for the Dept of Commerce and Insurance allows registered or exempt broker-dealers to execute purchase on behalf of their clients in securities that are unregistered for sale in Tennessee as long as the transaction is initiated solely by the client and the only compensation received by the broker-dealer is from the client.
Passed House 86-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 158
This Administration bill for the Dept of Education directs the department of education to require an LEA to obtain a formal written proof that a child who has moved out-of-state has enrolled in a school or program leading to the award of a regular high school diploma in order to not count the student as a dropout.
Passed House 87-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 233
This bill allows an LEA, in its discretion, to determine whether to continue employment of a non-tenured teacher who taught in a school prior to the school’s transfer to the achievement school district.
Passed House 73-17; Passed Senate 31-0
Senate Bill No. 259
This bill reduces the minimum order for renewal of specialty plates from 1000 to 800. The Administration’s position on this bill is defer.
Passed House 88-1; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No.568
This bill creates term limits for members of regional megasite authority boards of directors.
Passed House 85-0; Passed Senate 33-0
Senate Bill No. 582
This bill amends the definition of “compounding” for the purposes of compounding pharmacies to include, in certain circumstances, preparing, mixing, assembling, packaging or labeling of drugs that are not commercially available.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 29-1
Senate Bill No. 605
This bill requires ECD to execute a separate agreement in connection with any grant or loan contract that reserves the right of the department to recover the amount of money, grants, funds or other incentives disbursed if the person or entity benefiting from the money, grants, funds or incentives fails to fulfill their commitments.
Passed House 8-0; Passed Senate 32-0
Senate Bill No. 626
This bill removes exceptions for Shelby County regarding employment of certain election office personnel.
Passed Senate 28-0; Amended Bill Passed 87-1; Senate concurred in House amendment
Senate Bill No. 693
This bill removes the requirement that an applicant for licensure as a locksmith have a permanent fixed business location in Tennessee and merely requires a permanent fixed business location.
Passed House 85-3; Passed Senate 30-1
Senate Bill No. 714
This bill lessens the 10-year period that a person must wait between being a patient in a rehabilitation program or being hospitalized for alcohol, controlled substance or controlled substance analogue abuse before being eligible for a handgun carry permit to 3 years if the applicant entered voluntarily.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 24-2, present not voting-1
Senate Bill 733
This bill provides that a scrap metal dealer registration does not expire immediately upon the death of the registrant.
Passed Senate 33-0; Amended Bill Passed House 90-0; Senate concurred in House Amendment
Senate Bill No. 774
This Comptroller bill eliminates the state and local government advisory committee.
Passed House 91-0; Passed Senate 30-0
Senate Bill No. 792
This bill concerns the TN Financial Literacy Commission.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 86-1
Senate Bill No. 857
This bill changes the reporting requirements of the Commissioner of the Dept. of Education relative to local education agencies’ internet acceptable use policies by allowing the Commissioner to post the report on the department’s website and give notice of the posting via email to the chairs of the education committees in lieu of submitting the biennial report directly to the chairs.
Passed Senate 28-0; Passed House 91-0
Senate Bill No. 866
This bill reverses a current provision in the law which required a local education agency to grant leave to an employee who held office as president of a professional employees’ organization if requested by that employee upon election.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill passed House 71-19
Senate Bill No. 962
This bill requires that a pharmacist make every reasonable effort to prevent the abuse of drugs which the pharmacist dispenses.
Passed Senate as amended 30-1; Amended Bill Passed House 90-0
Senate Bill No. 1017
This bill prohibits a governmental body from passing any law that imposes any condition that requires any employer or employee to waive his rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
Passed Senate as Amended 26-5, present not voting -1 Amended Bill Passed House 70-16
Senate Bill No. 1038
This bill amends the RICO Act to redefine “unlawful debt” to mean any money or other thing of value constituting principal or interest of a debt that is legally unenforceable in this state because the debt is related to certain sexual offenses such as trafficking for commercial sex acts, promoting prostitution, patronizing prostitution, solicitation of a minor, and soliciting the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 89-0
Senate Bill No. 1057
This bill requires all courts that implement an electronic court filing system to utilize a system provider authorized by the administrative office of the courts.
Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 89-0
Senate Bill No. 1209
This bill is known as the “Prevailing Wage Act for the State Highway Construction Projects.”
Passed Senate as amended 25-5; Amended Bill Passed House 67-23
Senate Bill No. 1270
This bill requires that local board of education contracts for certain energy-related services be awarded on the basis of recognized competence and integrity and not be competitively bid.
Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 90-0
Senate Bill No. 1275
This bill is an Administration Bill for the Governor. It changes the references from “Commissioner” to “Administrator” throughout the Workers’ Compensation Law.
Passed Senate as Amended 30-0; Amended Bill Passed House 71-21
House Bill No. 9
This bill makes confidential and not open for public inspection all information contained in and pertaining to a handgun carry permit application or renewal application and the status of a handgun carry permit.
Passed House as Amended 84-10; Passed Senate as Amended 27-2, present not voting-1; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 87-0
House Bill No. 93
This bill states that where there is a final judgment of conviction, in the discretion of the court, conveyances, including vehicles, aircraft or vessels, are subject to forfeiture if used in the commission of a burglary, robbery, or felony theft.
Passed House 95-0; Passed Senate 26-2
House Bill No. 158
This bill is an Administration bill for the Department of Finance and Administration. It ties state funding for the public defender offices in Shelby and Davidson count is to the consumer price index in future fiscal years.
Passed House as Amended 96-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 31-1
House Bill No. 715
This bill allows a coroner or county medical examiner to direct the cremation of an unclaimed body if proper notice and the elapse of time are in accordance with requirements in Title 68.
Passed House as Amended 91-0; Amended Bill Passed Senate 28-4
House Bill No. 790
This bill extends the sunset date of the TN State Veterans’ Home board to June 30, 2015.
Passed House 92-0; Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; House Concurred in Senate Amendment 90-0
House Bill No. 1344
This bill, subject to local approval, moves the City of Springfield’s election of Vice-Mayor to coincide with the November general city election beginning in 2014.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 1345
This bill, subject to local approval, raises the Town of Greenbriar’s monetary limit on purchases that do not require competitive bidding from $3,500 to $10,000.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 1350
This bill, subject to local approval, abolishes the juvenile court and part-time general sessions court of Hamblen County.
Passed House 90-0; Passed Senate 32-0
House Bill No. 1353
This bill, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter of Niota in McMinn County.
Passed House 94-0; Passed Senate 32-0: