Bills Signed by the Governor, 5/10/2013

Bills recently signed by Gov. Bill Haslam, as provided by his office May 10, 2013:
Senate Bill No. 1327 (Ketron, Harper)
This bill expands the definition of “urban park centers” for the purposes of selling alcohol at various venues in Davidson County.
(Passed Senate as Amended 21-10; Amended Bill Passed House 62-25)
Senate Bill No. 1246 (Hensley, Bowling, Campfield)
This bill creates a sunset for the Bureau of TennCare and sets that date to be June 30, 2015.
(Passed Senate as Amended 31-0; Amended Bill Passed House 88-0)


Senate Bill No. 1178 (Gardenhire)
This bill states that if a person makes an application for a renewal certificate of registration or registration plate and owes any motor vehicle registration fee to the office of the county clerk, then the clerk may deny the application until the person makes full payment on such fee amount.
(Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 92-0)
Senate Bill No. 1043 (Kelsey)
This bill allows the Secretary of State, in certain instances, to appoint administrative law judges to assist in relieving congestion on the claims commission docket.
(Passed Senate as Amended 32-0; Amended Bill Passed House 92-0)
Senate Bill No. 736 (Gardenhire, Yager)
This bill relates to bail bonds and sureties in the event that a defendant does not pay his bond.
(Passed Senate as Amended 29-0; Amended Bill Passed House 96-0)
Senate Bill No. 592 (Johnson, Gardenhire, Overbey)
This bill is known as the “High Performing School District Flexibility Act”.
(Passed Senate as Amended 28-0, present not voting-1; Amended Bill Passed House 92-2)
Senate Bill No. 405 (Beavers)
This bill adds district attorney generals and state and local law enforcement to the group of state workers in the current code who shall not disclose tax information.
(Passed Senate as Amended 33-0; Amended Bill Passed House 98-0)
Senate Bill No. 66 (Green, Bowling, Burks, Yager)
This bill increases the penalties for assault, aggravated assault and second degree murder when the victim of the offense is a law enforcement officer, emergency medical or rescue worker, emergency medical technician, paramedic or firefighter.
(Passed Senate as Amended 25-2, present not voting-4; Amended Bill Passed House 93-3)

2 thoughts on “Bills Signed by the Governor, 5/10/2013

  1. Robert Druecker

    Tom, thanks for your column. i’m interested most in School security Act of 2013. When do you think Gov. will sign it. Eric Watsons bill was chopped down to bare bones. They estimate that thye Act will probably cover 100 schools out of 1700, at the most. But its better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Thanks again, faithful follower. Bob

  2. Tom Humphrey

    The school security bill (SB570) was officially transmitted to the governor on May 1, which means he has until May 16 (Thursday) to act on it. Certain he’ll sign it, since it basically does what he wanted done.

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