Bills signed by the governor, 2016 (batch 4, through April 7)

Here is the fourth list of bills signed by Gov. Bill Haslam that were passed by the General Assembly in 2016, as provided by the governor’s communications staff. A note says they go through April 7 — and it’s a monster in length.

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)

Senate Bill 1529
This bill extends the public records commission eight years to June 30, 2024.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1531
This bill extends the selection panel for TennCare reviewers seven years to June 30, 2023.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1532
This bill extends the Southeast interstate low-level radioactive waste compact six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1535
The bill extends the state board of accountancy four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1536
The bill extends the state board of cosmetology and barber examiners two years to June 30, 2018. It also requires the division of state audit to conduct a question and answer review of the board in 2017.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1537
This bill extends the state election commission eight years to June 30, 2024.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1539
This bill extends the state funding board eight years to June 30, 2024
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1541
This bill extends the state TennCare pharmacy advisory committee four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1544
This bill extends the Tennessee medical laboratory board six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1547
This bill extends the Tennessee sports hall of fame six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1548
This bill extends the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway development authority eight years to June 30, 2024.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1549
This bill extends the water and water waste operators board of certification six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

House Bill 2129
This bill enacts the “Heritage Protection Act.”
(Passed Senate 28-4; Passed House as amended 71-23)

Senate Bill 2622
This bill codifies the act of the 2015 legislative session.
(Passed Senate by 33-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Senate Bill 1528
This bill extends the polysomnography professional standards committee four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed Senate by 31-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

Proclamation
Declares a state of emergency due to the rockslide on I-75 in Campbell County, allows TDOT to receive federal funds for repairs.

Senate Bill 1
This bill establishes the framework for confirmation of appellate judges appointed by the governor.
(Conference Committee Report #2 adopted by Senate 33-0; adopted by House 86-5)

Senate Joint Resolution 414
Honors retiring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade
(Adopted by Senate 31-0; House concurred)

Senate Bill 2403
This bill has to do with pharmacists and the dispensing of naloxone.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 90-0)

Senate Bill 2078
This bill has to do with changes to the state board of accountancy.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 86-5)

Senate Bill 1928
This bill is the “Government Imposter and Deceptive Advertisements Act.”
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 91-0)

Senate Bill 1621
This bill prohibits state or local government from requiring companies bidding on construction projects to hire individuals who reside within the jurisdiction of the state or local government.
(Passed Senate by 27-5; Passed House by 72-20)

Senate Bill 1441
This bill expands eligibility for a Fallen Heroes Medal.
(Passed Senate by 33-0; Passed House by 92-0)

Senate Bill 1219
This bill has to do with requiring summaries of constitutional amendments on the ballot.
(Passed Senate by 33-0; Passed House by 89-0)

House Bill 2441
This bill creates a sunset provision for the private probation services council.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 92-0)

House Bill 1774
This bill limits damages awarded in certain retaliatory discharge actions.
(Passed Senate by 29-0; Passed House by 87-4)

House Bill 1528
This bill makes a defendant charged with domestic assault, child abuse, or child neglect or endangerment not eligible for pretrial diversion.
(Passed Senate by 29-0; Passed House by 90-0)

House Bill 1489
This bill names the new high school building to be constructed on Tennessee School for the Deaf.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0)

House Bill 1483
This bill exempts recycling vehicles from motor vehicle stopping and parking restrictions.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 93-0-1)

House Bill 1474
This bill exempts window tint restrictions for motor vehicles owned or leased by licensed private investigators.
(Passed Senate by 32-0; Passed House by 92-0)

House Bill 1467
This bill authorizes sheriffs and constables to collect same fee for unsuccessful service of process as for successful service of process.
(Passed Senate by 30-2; Passed House by 90-0)

Senate Bill 2103
This bill specifies that a local government is not allowed to prohibit an employer from requesting any information on an application for employment or during the process of hiring a new employee.
(Passed by Senate 27-31-1; Passed by House 68-20)

Senate Bill 1779
This bill changes TCRS and retirement benefits, also changing eligibility and vesting provisions.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by house 91-0)

Senate Bill 1689
This bill authorizes challenges to a candidate’s qualifications for the office of chief administrative officer of the highway department.
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0, concurred in House amend ment 30-0; Passed by House as amended 91-0)

Senate Bill 1622
This bill creates the position of the revisor of statutes within the Office of Legal Services and changes the composition of the Code Commission.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 90-0)

Senate Bill 1579
This bill addresses a qualified divided relocation of a nursing home facility, permitting nursing home facilities to apply for a certificate of need to relocation nursing home beds within the same county.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 88-0)

Senate Bill 689
This bill specifies that the annual report TDEC submits to the Governor and General Assembly shall include progress implementation updates.
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0; Passed by House 85-0)

Senate Bill 1496
This bill extends the advisory council on workers’ compensation four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed by Senate 31-0, concurred in amendment; Passed by House as amended 89-0)

Senate Bill 1497
This bill extends the applied behavior analyst licensing committee of the board of examiners in psychology six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1503
This bill extends the board of examiners for architects and engineers four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1504
This bill extends the board of examiners for nursing home administrators six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed by senate 32-0, Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1515
This bill extends the council for licensing hearing instrument specialists six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed by Senate 32-0, Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1521
This bill extends the Tennessee emergency medical services board six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed by senate 32-0, Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1534
This bill extends the state board for licensing alarm systems contractors four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1538
This bill extends the state family support council six years to June 30, 2022.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1542
This bill extends the Tennessee advisory committee for acupuncture six years to June 30, 2022)
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1616
This bill removes a provision that allowed Montgomery County to impose an additional penalty of 20 percent on suits to enforce tax liens for the purpose of defraying the expenses of such suits.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1639
This bill makes confidential records received for any survey by the comptroller of the treasury, except surveys conducted by the office of open records counsel.
(Passed by Senate as amended 31-0; Passed by House 91-0)

Senate Bill 1696
This bill terminates the state law library commission and transfers authority for control and supervision of state law libraries to the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by house 89-0)

Senate Bill 1735
This bill clarifies the requirement that students must be entering a Tennessee school in order to be eligible to receive an Individualized Education Account (IEA)
(Passed by Senate 30-0; Passed by House 68-21)

Senate Bill 1838
This bill removes the limitation on local governments to set the processing fee no more than an amount that exceeds 5% of the amount of the payment collected by credit card or debit card.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 1858
This bill excludes appropriations for non-recurring expenditures to schools designated to be in priority status from inclusion in the maintenance of effort calculation.
(Passed by Senate as amended 31-1; Passed by House 90-2)

Senate Bill 1992
This bill requires the Department of Education to establish a model policy on suicide prevention and requires an LEA to adopt either its own policy or the model policy on suicide prevention.
(Passed by Senate as amended 28-0; Passed by House 88-3)

Senate Bill 1995
This bill deletes provisions for the appointment of county revenue commissioners.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 2097
This bill requires healthcare providers to provide certain women at risk of contracting cytomegalovirus (CMV) with information concerning CMV.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 91-0)

Senate Bill 2176
This bill authorizes the comptroller to authorize a municipality to submit two annual budgets every two years (a “biennial budget”).
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0; Passed by House 90-1)

Senate Bill 2256
This bill deletes provisions adopted in 2015 that authorize the director of schools to expel or remand a student to an alternative school upon the issuance of a criminal complaint charging a student with a felony or upon a felony conviction.
(Passed by Senate 31-0-1; Passed by House 89-0)

Senate Bill 2332
This bill specifies that animal owners may record inspections of their animals, unless otherwise prohibited by federal law.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0)

Senate Bill 2333
This bill allows a motor vehicle to be equipped with an integrated electronic display visible to the operator while the moto vehicle’s autonomous technology is engaged.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 2626
This bill amends the City of Cowan charter regarding public offices and city council actions.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 89-0-1)

House Bill 2622
This bill amends the City of Niota charger regarding certain public official’s candidacy and duties.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0-1)

House Bill 2197
This bill requires the Commissioner of Environment and Conservation to conduct a study to define the processing of organic waste and incorporate the findings and recommendations into the state’s comprehensive solid waste management plan.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 87-0)

House Bill 2152
This bill expands authorization of all-terrain vehicles on certain portions of state highways in the City of Rocky Top in Anderson County.
(Passed by senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 2108
This bill extends the deadline for wholesalers to request a refund for petroleum products sold subject to the governmental agency exemption from March 31 to June 30.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House as amended 92-0)

House Bill 2055
This bill specifies that all terms, conditions, obligations, and rights of a franchise approved by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority for the provision of natural gas service will remain in effect until approval of a subsequent privilege or franchise by the TRA.

House Bill 2010
This bill requires the Department of Education to electronically post all legislation enacted regarding the rights of students and parents.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 1946
This bill gives the Commissioner of Agriculture exclusive authority over all matters related to the regulation of seed.
(Passed by Senate 31-0-1; Passed by House as amended 86-3-0)

House Bill 1846
This bill exempts public housing authorities from property tax liability when they enter into leases that permit the public housing authority to acquire the property for a nominal sum at or before the completion of the lease term.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0)

House Bill 1750
This bill specifies that the authorization for a law enforcement officer to care firearms at all times applies to a sheriff who is POST-certified and a deputy sheriff employed by a county as a court officer or corrections office as authorized in writing by the sheriff.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 87-2-1)

House Bill 1700
This bill revises provisions regarding court approval for fiduciaries to make certain investment changes such that a court may waive the approval requirement for changes described in the property management plan.
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0; Passed by house 92-0, concurred in Senate amendment 96-0)

House Bill 1600
This bill extends the department of transportation four years to June 30, 2020.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0-1)

House Bill 682
This bill revises the sign provisions for purposes of Tennessee’s posting law regarding the prohibition of firearms.
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0; Passed by House 92-2, concurred in Senate amendment 85-5)

Senate Bill 2571
This bill revises the procedures for juvenile court appeals.
(Passed by Senate as amended 30-0; Passed by House 93-0)

Senate Bill 2531
This bill defines the term “putative father” and makes various changes to the termination of parental rights of a putative father.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by house 93-0)

Senate Bill 2062
This bill is the “Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Claims Transparency Act” and the “Asbestos Claims Priorities Act.” The bill enacts procedures for asbestos litigation.
(Passed by Senate as amended 33-0; Passed by House 96-0)

Senate Bill 2000
This bill clarifies that, for trafficking a person for a commercial sex, it is not a defense to prosecution that the intended victim was a law enforcement officer or that the victim is a minor who consented to the act or acts constituting the offense.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 96-0)

Senate Bill 1966
This bill makes the intentional concealment of one’s self from a law enforcement officer in an attempt to avoid arrest, or after having been arrested, a Class A misdemeanor.
(Passed by Senate as amended 30-0-2; Passed by House 92-0-2)

Senate Bill 1873
This bill expands the licensure exemption for training programs to osteopathic medical students and medical students, consistent with the current exemption applicable to osteopathic medical interns, residents, and clinical fellows and medical interns, residents, and fellows.
(Passed by Senate as amended 33-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 1789
This bill allows a pharmacy to designate a “pharmacy services administrative organization” to file and handle an appeal to challenging the maximum allowable cost set for a particular drug or medical product or device.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1628
This bill expands eligibility for new beds in ICF/MR facilities to individuals enrolled in HCBS waivers for intellectual disabilities.
(Passed by Senate as amended 33-0; Passed by House 96-0)

***As of March 24, 2016***

Senate Bill 300
This bill requires the Department of Education to implement a school grading system for the 2017-2018 school year.
(Passed by Senate as amended, concurred on House amendment 30-0; Passed by House as amended 73-14-1)

Senate Bill 1462
This bill allows removal of overgrown vegetation and accumulated debris on owner-occupied residential property in Putnam County
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

Senate Bill 1485
This bill expands the categories of missing citizens for whom a media alert is sent to include persons with disabilities.
(Passed by Senate 32-0, concurred on House amendment 29-0; Passed by House as amended 91-0)

Senate Bill 1619
This bill prohibits the practice of exempting plans administered by Health Care Finance and Administration and Benefits Administration from coverage mandates.
(Passed by Senate 32-0, concurred on amendment 28-0; Passed by House as amended 77-13)

Senate Bill 1638
This bill renames the office of education accountability in the office of the comptroller as the office of research and education accountability.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 90-0)

Senate Bill 1642
This bill makes a property disqualified as agricultural, forest, or open space land not assessable for rollback taxes when it is disqualified by a change in the law or as a result of an assessor’s correction of a prior error of law or fact.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 1742
This makes confidential and not open to public inspection all proposals and statements of qualifications received by a local government entity in response to a personal service, professional service, or consultant service request for proposals or request for qualifications solicitation, until intent to award the contract to a particular respondent is announced.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1784
This bill allows licensed wineries and farm wine producers to label and advertise wine made from apples as cider, apple cider, or hard cider.
(Passed by Senate as amended 26-2; Passed by House 87-4-3)

Senate Bill 1871
This bill revises various provisions of the Tennessee Business Corporations Act regarding LLC reinstatement dissolution and a corporation’s ability to divert charitable property held in trust.
(Passed by Senate as amended 32-0; Passed by House 92-1)

Senate Bill 1892
This bill changes the dates by which professional bondsman must file with the court clerk a report of the bondsman’s assets and liabilities from January 15 and July 15 to January 31 and July 31.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

Senate Bill 1936
This bill adds to the duties and powers of the Commission on Aging and Disability the requirement to provide the General Assembly an updated report and analysis of the waiting list for the state options programs.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

Senate Bill 1994
This bill removes the exemption for motorcycles from the provisions requiring notice on the title that the vehicle has been wrecked, damaged, dismantled, or rebuilt.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-1)

Senate Bill 2005
This bill amends the Tennessee Identity Theft Deterrence Act, such that notification of breach must be released to affected persons within 45 days unless it would compromise a law enforcement investigation into the breach.
(Passed by Senate as amended 33-0; Passed by House 90-0)

Senate Bill 2006
This bill increased number of members who may be elected to serve on boards of zoning appeals in certain counties and municipalities.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by house 94-0-1)

Senate Bill 2034
This bill provides a form that may be used to submit a request for removal of a military discharge record or redaction of a social security number from a military discharge record in the office of the county register of deeds.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)
Senate Bill 2086
This bill authorizes Pigeon Forge to adopt an ordinance to prohibit the construction or operation of any manufacturer within 1,000 feet of the state right-of-way of U.S. Highway 441.
(Passed by Senate as amended 31-0; Passed by House 71-13-3)

Senate Bill 2087
This bill authorizes Pigeon Forge, upon 2/3 vote of its city commission, to elect its commissioners to designating seats, rather than run in an at-large election.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

***As of March 29, 2016***

House Bill 2572
This bill makes various revisions and clarifications to the Uniform Interstate Support Act.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 84-0-1)

House Bill 2530
The bill requires a child’s foster parent or the designated official at a child-placing agency to use the reasonable and prudent parent standard when determining whether to allow a child in foster care to participate in age- or developmentally-appropriate extracurricular, enrichment, cultural, social activities.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 97-0)

Senate Bill 2092
This bill requires the Commissioner of Health to appoint a stroke best practices and treatment guideline task force.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 96-0)

Senate Bill 2088
This bill requires any public school having one or more AEDs to schedule annual AED and CPR training for all school personnel.
(Passed by Senate 32-0-1; Passed by House 93-0)

Senate Bill 2066
This bill requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to submit an annual report to each member of the General Assembly of the total number of final orders and the number of employment contract violations.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 86-0)

Senate Bill 2032
This bill authorizes General Sessions and Criminal Court judges in Knox County to suspend court cost and litigation tax for indecent defendants.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; concurred in House amendment 32-0; Passed by House as amendment 93-0)

Senate Bill 2007
This bill requires automatic removal and replacement of any member of the board of directors of a local emergency communication district who has four consecutive unexcused absences or who fails to attend at least fifty percent of regular scheduled meetings with in twelve month period.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 97-0)

Senate Bill 1731
This bill permits the state board of education to collect an authorized fee if the board is in the chartering authority of a charter school.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 68-19-3)

Senate Bill 1464
This bill permits the disclosure, without consent, of a decedent’s mental health records if necessary for the preparation of a post-mortem examination report.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 97-0)

Senate Bill 1459
This bill makes aggravated sexual battery a lesser included offense of aggravated rape of a child and rape of a child.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 9-0)

House Bill 2627
This bill reduces the number of aldermen in Saulsbury from six to five.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0)

House Bill 2624
This bill changes terms from four years to two years for mayor and aldermen in Rutherford.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 2619
This bill changes timing of elections for board of mayor and aldermen in Medina, Tennessee to coincide with federal elections.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 2305
This bill increases the minimum single policy limit, cash deposit, and bond amount required for proof of insurance.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 84-5-1)

House Bill 2170
This bill clarifies that, relative to civil liability for injury caused by dogs.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 88-0-2)

House Bill 2155
This bill authorizes a county legislative body to use revenue from certain county litigation taxes for substance abuse prevention.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 86-1)

House Bill 1944
This bill permits the Paris special school district of Henry County to issue bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million and to issue bond anticipation notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million.

House Bill 1905
This bill prohibits the inclusion of religion in textbooks, instructional material, curriculum, or academic standards to “proselytize” any religion or religious belief.
(Passed by Senate 29-1-2; Passed by House as amended 82-2-1)

House Bill 1903
This bill requires all pleadings and records filed in a termination of paternal rights case in Chancery or Circuit Court to be place under seal and not subject to public disclosure, unless otherwise provided by court order.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1903
This bill requires all pleadings and records filed in a termination of parental rights case in the Chancery or Circuit Court to be placed under seal and not subject to public disclosure, unless otherwise provided by court order.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1867
This bill revises certain provisions to the fees professional bondsmen assess.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0-1)

House Bill 1836
This bill adds to present law by authorizing private nonprofit institutions of higher education to apply to THEC to be designated as veterans education transition support (VETS) campuses.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1768
This bill authorizes a pharmacist to exercise professional judgement to dispense varying quantities of a maintenance medication, subject to a 90-day supply limit.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 1683
This bill requires nonprofits that receive funds for specialty earmarked license plate to have their status certified by the Secretary of State.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1677
This bill revises provisions regarding reapplication after a denial for a beer permit or license.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 84-0-4)

House Bill 1648
This bill allows a court to order a person convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol to be subject to monitoring using a transdermal monitoring device, electronic monitoring with random alcohol or drug testing, or global positioning monitoring.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 88-0-1)

House Bill 1513
This bill authorizes sheriffs and deputy sheriffs to retain service weapon upon completion of honorable service.
(Passed by Senate 29-0; Passed by House 91-0)

House Bill 1492
This requires a copy of all reports filed with the General Assembly (including Speakers or committees) and also with legislative reference and law library.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0-1)

House Bill 1475
This bill eliminates the early voting period for a special general election if there is no opposition for any office in the election, including no write-in candidates have qualifies and there is no other item on the ballot.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1443
This bill sets the maximum period of time for which a person engaged in towing and storing motor vehicles may charge the vehicle’s owner a storage fee at 21 days.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House as amended 87-1)

***As of March 31, 2016***

House Bill 2334
This bill requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in consultation with the Department of Correction if requested, to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on existing pilot program, that focus on work programs for the successful reentry of individuals to the workforce who have been convicted of a felony.
(Passed by Senate 30-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2148
This bill revises the physical education requirements for LEAs.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 87-2)

House Bill 2052
This bill addresses child support or custody procedures regarding transfer between counties.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 90-0)

House Bill 1858
This bill reduces from three to two the number of readings required for adoption of ordinances by the Murfreesboro city council.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

House Bill 1755
The bill requires the state board of education, beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, to approve appropriate computer science courses such as software engineering and computer programming that every candidate for a full high school diploma may enroll in and complete satisfy the elective requirement for graduation.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 90-0)
House Bill 1680
This bill requires THEC to ensure that all postsecondary cooperatively provide integrated system of postsecondary education.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 96-0)

House Bill 1469
This bill extends immunity from civil liability to charitable organization and free clinics that provide previously owned eyeglasses after consulting with optometrists, ophthalmologists or dispensing opticians.
(Passed by Senate as amended 30-0; Passed by House as amended 91-0, concurred in Senate amendment 90-0)

***As of April 6, 2016***

Senate Bill 2594
This bill makes a felony conviction a disqualifying event for licensure, registration, or certification to engage in certain professions and trade (servers, barbers, land surveyors, athletic trainers, reflexologists, etc.) if the offense bears directly on the applicant’s fitness to practice competently.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 95-1)

Senate Bill 2577
This bill amends the current law relative to transmitting prints and records of convictions for vehicular impairment offenses from the law enforcement agency or the clerk to the TBI to put on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 93-0)

Senate Bill 2573
This bill removes certain procedural requirements regarding juvenile court hearings.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 2572
This bill revises various provisions regarding juvenile court magistrates; including hearing procedures and removing the requirement for an order of confirmation of a magistrate’s order recommending termination of parental rights.
(Passed by Senate 27-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 2562
This bill requires that a person’s eligibility for interment in a state veterans’ cemetery be determined according to federal law and gives the Commissioners of Veterans Services rulemaking authority regarding cemeteries.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 2550
This bill amends the provisions in the Tennessee Banking Act governing family private trust companies, by expanding the definition of the persons (that can control a family private trust company and that can be served by a family private trust company).
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0)

Senate Bill 2520
This bill designates a portion of Soak Creek beginning in Bledsoe County and ending in Rhea County as a Class III scenic river.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 2508
This bill revises teacher evaluation relative to the eight of the student growth component.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 2382
This bill provides that a person is qualified to serve as a medical laboratory director with a restricted license for a hospital for 30 beds or fewer if the person meets certain criterion.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 96-0)

Senate Bill 2118
This bill requires referees of interscholastic athletic events to submit to a criminal background investigation and provide a fingerprint sample, unless they have undergone a satisfactory background check as a condition of registration for work as an official interscholastic athletic contest.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 2012
This bill authorizes a student who is enrolled in a fermentation science degree program at a qualified academic institution and who has completed at least 60 hours of coursework to taste alcoholic beverage.
(Passed by Senate 26-1-1; Passed by House 67-14-7)

Senate Bill 2004
This bill increases from 60 days to 90 days from the end of the annual legislative session the time frame for public chapter review of estimated versus actual cost by fiscal review committee staff.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 93-3)

Senate Bill 2003
This bill reduces from 80 to 75 days the age a custodial parent or other custodial caregiver of a person with an intellectual disability who is on the waiting list for services must reach before the individual with intellectual disabilities must be places on the self-determination waiver or similarly capped medical assistance waiver within six months of the parent reached the prescribed age.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1967
This bill requires the Department of Education to provide a report to the Education Committees regarding the physical education programs and activity for each LEA.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

Senate Bill 1946
This bill addresses disclosure of tax information. It specifies that, in order for the tax information to be disclosed to ascertain whether allocations are being paid or being distributed to the correct unit of local government, the information must not include the taxpayer’s returns, receipts, income, tax payment, or other financial information.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0)
Senate Bill 1938
This bill extends for an additional six years to July 1, 2002, the temporary tax on bottles of soft drinks and barrels of beer to fund programs for the prevention and collection of litter.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 87-5)

Senate Bill 1899
This bill revises the Voluntary Pre-K for Tennessee Act of 2005.
(Passed by Senate 26-3; Passed by House 96-0-1)

Senate Bill 1635
This bill allows persons whose credentials have been approved by the county emergency management director to be eligible for an amateur radio license plate without paying the 25$ fee.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0)

Senate Bill 1627
This bill clarifies that deadly force maybe used by nuclear security officers at nuclear power reactor facilities- not just category I facilities under current law.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 95-0)

Senate Bill 1625
This bill changes the amount of courses that full-time employees of the state of Tennessee may take utilizing a tuition and fee waiver.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0)

Senate Bill 1590
This bill permits the Speakers to appoint two members from the same political party to the West Tennessee River Basin Authority board if all Senate and House members representing the service area are from the same party.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 77-13)

Senate Bill 1559
This bill authorizes the board of governing entity of private K-12 schools and private institutions of higher education to establish a policy for carrying handguns on school property.
(Passed by Senate 29-4; Passed by House 79-12)

Senate Bill 745
This bill requires applicants for retail food store wine licenses to provide documentation regarding restrictions on the sale of wine at the shopping center or development.
(Passed by Senate 29-0; Passed by House 83-2-3)

***As of April 7, 2016***

House Bill 1932
This bill expands the applicability of the Neighborhood Preservation Act to certain occupied buildings and residential properties.
(Passed by Senate 20-7; Passed by House 89-0-1)

House Bill 1918
This bill exempts auctioneers from continuing education requirements if the auctioneer has (i) reached age 60 and has been licensed for 10 years or (ii) has been licensed since July 1, 1999.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1716
This bill adds to the custodial interference statute to make detaining a child within the state or removing the child from the state during the noncustodial parent’s lawful period of visitation with the intent to violate court-ordered visitation of the noncustodial parent, or a temporary or permanent judgement regarding visitation with the child, a Class C misdemeanor.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 1557
This bill removes the sunset provision from Public Chapter 409 (2013), so that HMOs can continue to enter into the risk sharing agreements with providers as long as certain requirements are met.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 91-0)

House Bill 1555
This bill removes 8,500 pound cap on vehicles in which persons are required to wera seat belts.
(Passed by Senate 28-1; Passed by House 75-14)

House Bill 1546
This bill amends Residential Lending, Brokerage and Servicing Act and the Industrial Loan Thrift Companies Act relative to criminal background checks.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1545
This bill increases the penalty for TennCare fraud from a Class E felony to a Class D felony and mandates for conviction fines for conviction.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 85-2-1)

House Bill 1542
This bill transfers the division of energy from ECD to TDEC and renames the division to be the office of energy program, to reflect changes made pursuant to Executive Order No. 25.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1540
This bill changes eligibility criteria for counties that receive rebates against the solid waste disposal tipping fee surcharges in lieu of a recycling equipment grant from the 11 highest waste generating counties to the five most populous counties.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

House Bill 1539
This bill clarifies that separate accounts are to be kept for each of TDEC’s environmental division, not each environmental statue.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1529
This bill allows the commissioner or trained Department of Agriculture staff to conduct probable cause examinations in connection with animal abuse. This bill removes Ag Extension staff from the list of persons who may conduct the examination.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 87-0)

House Bill 1509
This bill specifies that clerks of general and circuit courts are required to notify the TBI of final disposition of criminal proceedings no later than 30 days after final disposition of proceedings.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 89-0)

House Bill 1447
This bill increases the hotel/motel tax from 5% to 7% and revises the allocation formula for Bradley County.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 78-5-2)

House Bill 1426
This bill expands Davidson County’s authorization to issue bonds to include funding affordable housing and workforce housing projects.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 92-0)

House Bill 1964
This bill requires the instant check unit of the TBI to contact the agency making an entry of an order of protection into the NCIC within one day if the subject of the order attempts to purchase a firearm.
(Passed by Senate 26-5-1; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 1992
This bill requires state vendors that are indicted for or convicted of certain federal or state crimes to notify the chief procurement officer. The CPO must notify the executive director of fiscal review and the comptroller of the treasury.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 2159
This bill makes permanent the $2.00 increases to the filling fees charged by court clerks and data fee entry chargeable by clerks that are scheduled to expire July 1, 2016.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 81-8)

House Bill 2190
This bill requires schools to provide notice on their web sites of the date of the school’s administration of the AP and PSAT/NMSQT examinations, including the availability of such examinations and any financial assistance for low income students.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 2261
This bill expands membership of the directors of schools association to include “affiliate membership” to principals and assistant principals and to “system-wide supervisors” instead of “system-wide supervisory staff”. The organization may receive membership fees, to be set in the bylaws.
(Passed by Senate 33-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2443
This bill requires certain temporary injunctions to go into effect against both parties upon filling of a petition relate to child custody.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0)

House Bill 2568
This bill amends the Risk Retention Groups and Purchasing Groups chapter of the Insurance Law by adding a new subsection which requires a risk retention group to establish a board of directors and adopt specific governance standards.
(Passed by Senate 30-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2575
This bill amends the handgun carry permit to extend validity from four years to eight years and reduce to fee from $115 to $100. It also makes changes relative to safety course, information on permit, and renewal periods.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 85-7-2)

House Bill 2593
This bill extends the statute of limitation to 3 years in certain cases regarding child sexual abuse that occurred when the injured person was a minor, but the injury or illness was not discovered at the time of the abuse.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 90-0)

House Bill 2632
This bill authorizes collection of solid waste disposal fee with the county property tax in Hardeman County.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

House Bill 2637
This bill masks changes to the charter of the City of Millington relative to elections and terms of office alderman.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

House Bill 1941
This bill removes the provision that farm operations must have existed for one year before a rebuttable presumption that the farm does not constitute a nuisance attaches.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 79-12)

House Bill 1791
This bill allows the Supreme Court to set fees and charges for various court functions and services.
(Passed by Senate 30-0; Passed by House 92-4)

House Bill 2082
This bill requires governmental entities to establish a written public records policy and revises various other provisions of the public records laws.
(Passed by Senate 30-0; Passed by House 95-0)

House Bill 2620
This bill permits the Franklin special school district of Williamson County to issue bonds or notes and bond anticipation notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2628
This bill removes term limits for commissioner of the Gibson County utility district that took office September 1, 2002.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 94-0-1)

House Bill 2634
This bill makes changes regarding salaries and authority over police officers and firefighters in the city of Ardmore.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2635
This bill authorizes the Giles County Commission to set the compensation for the county attorney, reduces the term of office of the county attorney from four years to one year, and authorizes the county mayor to retain counsel for extraordinary legal matters.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 2640
This bill transfers the filing of petitions and claims concerning mental health commitments from the general sessions court clerk and master but retains the authority of the general sessions judge to hear and determine these cases, with respect to Canon County.
(Passed by Senate 31-0; Passed by House 93-0)

House Bill 829
This bill provides that if order of protection or restraining order has been issued against an offender arrested for stalking, aggravated stalking, or especially aggravated stalking, or domestic violence, but the offender has not been served with the order prior to incarceration, the offender must be served whenever possible with the order prior to the offender’s release from incarceration.
(Passed by Senate 32-0; Passed by House 95-0, concurred in Senate amendment 95-0)