Bills signed into law so far in 2016

Here is a list, compiled by the governor’s communication’s office, of bills approved by the General Assembly this year and signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam as of March 11.

House Bill 238
This bill allows specially equipped school buses (Type A buses) to be in service for 15 years.
(Passed House as amended 94-2-0; Passed Senate 26-1)

House Bill 176
This bill authorizes honorably discharged military veterans with at least 3 years of service to enter the law enforcement training academy.
(Passed House as amended 93-0; Passed Senate 32-0)

House Bill 703
This has to do with judicial commissioners and their continuing education.
(Passed House 94-0; Passed Senate 31-0)

Senate Bill 1470
This bill permits the Metropolitan Nashville local board of education to conduct meetings by electronic means.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0)

Senate Bill 508
This bill has to do with automobile auctions that operate primarily on consignment.
(Passed by Senate as amended 26-4-2, concurred in House amendment 33-0; Passed by House as amended 64-22-1)

Senate Bill 1430
This bill designates the tri-star as the official state symbol.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1495
This bill extends the statewide advisory board for rehabilitation centers six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1498
This bill extends the archeological advisory council six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1500
The bill extends the Board of Appeals (in the Department of Human Resources) three years to June 30, 2019.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1501
This bill extends the board of athletic trainers six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1505
This bill extends the state board examiners for land surveyors five years to June 30, 2021.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1506
This bill extends the board of medical examiners four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1508
This bill extends the board of respiratory care six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1509
This bill extends the bureau of ethics and campaign finance five years to June 30, 2021.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1510
This bill extends the Tennessee center for earthquakes research and information six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1511
This bill extends the Tennessee commission on aging and disability four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1512
This bill extends the committee for clinical perfusionists four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1513
This bill extends the controlled substance database advisory committee two years to June 30, 2018.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1514
This bill extends the council of certified professional midwifery six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1519
This bill extends the Doe Mountain recreation authority two years to June 30, 2018.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1520
This bill extends the Douglas Henry state museum commission four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1522
This bill extends the employee suggestion award board three years to June 30, 2019.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1523
This bill extends the Great Smokey Mountains Park commission six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1524
This bill extends the interstate compact on mental health six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1525
This bill extends the interstate compact on the placement pf children six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1526
This bill extends the Tennessee message licensure board six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1527
This bill extends the Memphis regional megasite authority six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-1; Passed House by 93-0-1)

House Bill 782
This bill adds Tennessee Alliance of Church Related Schools to the list of church-related homeschools.
(Passed Senate 30-0; Passed House as amended 91-0)

House Bill 2494
This bill revises various provisions regarding juvenile court proceedings; promptly requires release unless detention is warranted.
(Passed Senate 31-0; Passed House as amended 89-0)

House Bill 2574
This bill authorizes pretrial or judicial diversion of juveniles and adds community service work in lieu of a fine to list of dispositions for traffic violations.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 89-0)

Senate Bill 2555
This bill replaces references to various divisions and programs to reflect new structure within the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 89-0-1)

Senate Bill 1764
This bill states that if the DEA no longer operates a drug school, TBI agents and the assistant director must attend a drug school selected and approved by the TBI.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 88-0)

Senate Bill 1725
This bill repeals and replaces the “Nurse Licensure Compact” which seeks to facilitate interstate practice by nurses who meet uniform licensure requirements.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 90-0)

Senate Bill 1713
This bill requires the Comptroller to file with the utility management review board audits of financially distressed utilities within 60 days.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 89-0-1)

Senate Bill 1699
This bill repeals obsolete fancy fresh egg marketing program.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 89-0-1)

Senate Bill 1645
This bill requires that annual PILOT lessee and other economic development agreements be filed with the Comptroller instead of the State Board of Equalization.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House as amended 90-0)

Senate Bill 1433
This bill increases the fee that a constable or sheriff can charge for in-person service of process.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 74-11)

Senate Bill 1809
This bill reduces the notice Davidson County must provide prior to a public hearing on an amendment to a county zoning ordinance.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1688
This bill authorizes the secretary of state to require the online submission of rules, notices of hearings, and related filings.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1685
This bill removes the teacher’s duty to perform fire drills, intruder drills, or any other safety or emergency drills.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House as amended 94-0)

Senate Bill 1644
This bill deletes the 90 day requirement of notices of intent for public hearings on the termination, continuation, reestablishment, or restructuring of governmental entities.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 92-0)

Senate Bill 1641
This bill updates a comptroller’s publication under the Community Services Agency Act of 1996.
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 93-0)

Senate Bill 1620
This bill permits the operation of personal watercraft without use of a lanyard type cutoff switch if none was installed on the watercraft at time of production.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 93-0)

Senate Bill 1354
This bill has to do with school credit bonds.
(Passed Senate 32-0; Passed House 93-0)

Senate Bill 326
This bill enacts the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act.”
(Passed Senate 33-0; Passed House 92-0)