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Tennessee 108th General Assembly - Private Acts Search
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Chapter Number Subject Abstract Bill Number Action
0001 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, revises governance of Erlanger Hospital and its associated hospital authority. HB0107 Not Adopted
0002 Carroll County As introduced, subject to local approval, reduces, beginning with the August 2014 election, from four to two, the number of road supervisors on the highway commission; divides Carroll County into two road districts, rather than four; requires road supervisors to have qualifications as provided by the County Uniform Highway Law; increases the amount of highway department funds received from gasoline tax revenues that can be spent in each road district; conforms other charter provisions to general law. HB0018 Adopted
0003 Tellico Plains As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the charter of Tellico Plains. HB0075 Adopted
0004 Hornbeak As introduced, subject to local approval, reduces size of board of mayor and aldermen from seven to five members beginning with the November 2016 election; authorizes the board to meet monthly at a time and place as prescribed by resolution of the board rather than meeting in accordance with a set schedule. HB0227 Adopted
0005 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Gibson County Special School District, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount of $3 million or less, to enter into loan agreements with the state, to participate in federal or state matching grants or loans and to issue tax or grant anticipation notes. HB0433 No Action Required
0006 Knox County As introduced, subject to local approval, repeals the office of legislative affairs. HB1269 Adopted
0007 Dekalb County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases threshold for required competitive bidding from $5,000 to $10,000. HB1340 Adopted
0008 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Huntingdon Special School District, authorizes the School District to issue bonds and notes; provides for the payment of principal, interest and redemption premium, if any, for the bond issue; removes an unconstitutional provision concerning the District's tax rate and clarifies that the District's tax rate is the tax rate presently in effect. SB1159 No Action Required
0009 Columbia As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. HB1349 Adopted
0010 Spencer As introduced, subject to local approval, allows the local legislative body of the City of Spencer to pass resolutions by one meeting and one reading, instead of two; makes the mayor a full-time mayor, rather than a ceremonial head of the city; and allows the mayor, rather than the city administrator, to perform the duties of recorder if the recorder should become disabled. HB1347 Adopted
0011 Macon County As introduced, subject to local approval, enacts a hotel/motel tax. HB1343 Adopted
0012 Springfield As introduced, subject to local approval, moves the election of the Vice-Mayor to coincide with the November general city election beginning in 2014. HB1344 Adopted
0013 Greenbrier As introduced, subject to local approval, raises monetary limit on purchases that do not require competitive bidding, from $3,500 to $10,000; raises limit on emergency purchases that do not require competitive bidding, from $8,000 to $15,000. HB1345 Adopted
0014 Hamblen County As introduced, subject to local approval, and effective September 1, 2014, abolishes the juvenile court and part-time general sessions court of Hamblen County; creates a second full-time general sessions court of Hamblen County. HB1350 Adopted
0015 Niota As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. HB1353 Adopted
0016 McNairy County As enacted, repeals the McNairy County wheel tax. SB1410 Adopted
0017 Carter County As introduced, subject to local approval, gives the Carter County landfill committee power to hire and fire the landfill director and exercise oversight of the landfill. SB1412 Adopted
0018 Somerville As introduced, subject to local approval, modifies how vacancies are filled in office of Mayor and Aldermen and clarifies powers of the Mayor and Aldermen. HB1359 Adopted
0019 Grand Junction As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes board of mayor and aldermen to set salaries for such positions, subject to certain restrictions; implements new system for creating and appointing a city judge; clarifies that city purchases be made in accordance with state law. HB1358 Adopted
0020 Bradford As introduced, subject to local approval, assigns duties and responsibilities of city supervisor to the mayor; removes provision authorizing the city attorney to serve as the prosecuting attorney in municipal court; deletes provision authorizing board of mayor and aldermen to set interest and penalties on delinquent taxes. HB1356 Adopted
0021 Murfreesboro As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes city council to prescribe by ordinance or resolution a dollar limit over which competitive bidding is required, absent a general state law exception. HB1348 Adopted
0022 Giles County As introduced, subject to local approval, reallocates proceeds from the hotel/motel tax from the general fund for county general revenue to be designated for the maintenance and renovation of certain county owned buildings, rather than for courthouse maintenance and renovation. HB1355 Adopted
0023 Cannon County As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the local legislative body of Cannon County to levy a 5 percent hotel/motel tax. HB1346 Adopted
0024 Obion County As introduced, subject to local approval, allows a general sessions judge to exercise juvenile court jurisdiction in the event the office of the juvenile court judge is vacant. SB1416 Null and Void
0025 Dayton As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the city council to establish an ordinance procedure to read only the caption of an ordinance, instead of the entire ordinance, on both readings. SB1418 Adopted
0026 Smithville As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. SB1419 Adopted
0027 Montgomery County As introduced, subject to local approval, creates a special juvenile court in Montgomery County pursuant to the Juvenile Court Restructure Act of 1982. SB1420 Adopted
0028 Parrottsville As introduced, subject to local approval, removes authority of mayor to direct the town attorney to act in the mayor's stead; creates a six-year term of service for the town court judge; prohibits the dissolution of the town court unless the town can no longer financially support the court; increases threshold for required competitive bidding, from $500 to $750; requires annual audit of financial records of the town be completed and submitted to the board within 180 days, rather than 90 days, of the end of the fiscal year. SB1421 Adopted
0029 Rutherford As introduced, subject to local approval, amends various provisions of the charter of the Town of Rutherford. HB1342 Adopted
0030 Gallatin As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes city council to establish a rainy day fund in an amount not less than 20 percent of the city's operating expenses for any fiscal year; expenditures from the fund shall require an affirmative vote of five members of the city council. SB1404 Adopted
0031 Obion County As introduced, subject to local approval, transfers juvenile court jurisdiction to the general sessions court of Obion County in the event that the office of juvenile court judge becomes vacant for any reason. HB2138 Adopted
0032 Henderson As introduced, subject to local approval, deletes charter provision that allows county residents who do not live within the city limits but own at least a 50 percent fee simple interest in real property in the city to vote in municipal elections. HB2302 Adopted
0033 Gates As introduced, subject to local approval, increases length of terms for the board of mayor and aldermen from two to four years; moves the election of the board of mayor and aldermen to coincide with the regular November election beginning in 2016; extends the two-year term of the board of mayor and aldermen elected in June, 2013, to the date of the board's first regular meeting in December, 2016, following the November election. HB2408 Adopted
0034 Lebanon As introduced, increases, subject to local approval, the City of Lebanon's purchasing limit before sealed bids are required from $5,000 to $10,000. HB1947 Adopted
0035 Madisonville As introduced, subject to local approval, increases mayor's monthly salary from $50 to $500; increases monthly salary of aldermen from $50 to $400. HB2262 Adopted
0036 Bristol As introduced, subject to local approval, establishes that persons appointed to fill vacancies on the city council as a result of death or resignation shall serve until the next city election; presently, persons appointed to fill such vacancies serve until the next city or general election. HB2119 Adopted
0037 Milan As introduced, subject to local approval, requires vacancies on the board of mayor and aldermen to be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term rather than until after a special or regular election. HB2498 Adopted
0038 Lagrange As introduced, subject to local approval, sets the town election to coincide with the general state election beginning in November 2016; establishes new residency requirements for mayor and aldermen. HB2183 Adopted
0039 School Districts, Special As introduced, changes the debt service tax rate for the Oneida special school district from 70 cents per one hundred dollars of assessed value of property as set in 1990 and adjusted subsequently pursuant to general law to 51 cents; maintains the present operational tax rate at 27 cents. HB2477 No Action Required
0040 Sumner County As introduced, creates new division III of general sessions court; creates position of judge to serve such division; and provides that a person be appointed to serve as judge of division III by the county legislative body on or after September 1, 2014, but not later than September 1, 2015. HB2504 Adopted
0041 Putnam County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the purchasing amount that triggers requirement for competitive bidding from $5,000 to an amount equal to or in excess of the maximum amount authorized under the County Purchasing Law of 1957. HB2511 Adopted
0042 Newbern As introduced, subject to local approval, allows treasurer, recorder and chief of police to be appointed by majority vote of the aldermen and mayor; permits individuals who live in or within 15 miles of the city limits, rather than just town residents, to serve as corporate officers. HB2442 Adopted
0043 Rockwood As introduced, subject to local approval, moves the election of mayor and city council to coincide with the regular November election beginning in 2014; increases salaries for mayor and council members effective after the 2014 and 2016 elections for such persons based on reelection dates; changes date and time of mayoral and city elections; revises provisions relating to petitions for recall, referendums and initiatives to coincide with general law. HB2507 Adopted
0044 Manchester As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. - Amends Chapter 65 of the Acts of 1905; as amended. HB2509 Not Adopted
0045 Lebanon As introduced, designates certain positions as "department heads"; authorizes the city council to discipline or terminate for cause department heads by majority vote instead of 2/3 vote; requires the city judge to be appointed by the mayor and approved by majority vote of the city council; permits city council to eliminate any department head for budgetary reasons; deletes the authorization to elect the city judge if an ordinance empowers the city judge to have general session powers; establishes disciplinary proceedings against department heads and disciplinary appeals process; authorizes mayor and city council to issue verbal or written reprimands against any department head with no right to appeal; authorizes the mayor to hire the chief of police and chief of fire by designating such positions as department heads. HB2513 Adopted
0046 Collierville As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes that salaries of the mayor, vice-mayor and aldermen be set by resolution of the board of mayor and aldermen rather than setting specific salary amounts in the charter. HB2514 Adopted
0047 Rutherford County As introduced, subject to local approval, requires that one road board member of road board district 5, instead of road board district 1, be elected at the August 2012 election; requires that one road board member of road board district 1, instead of road board district 5, be elected at the August 2014 election; replaces erroneous reference to 'county judge' with 'county executive'. HB2515 Adopted
0048 Franklin County As introduced, transfers, effective July 1, 2014, the clerical duties for the probate court from the circuit court clerk to the clerk and master, and transfers all jurisdiction relating to probate matters from the general sessions court to the chancery court. HB2518 Adopted
0049 Dunlap As introduced, subject to local approval, establishes designated seats for candidates seeking the office of commissioner. HB2519 Adopted
0050 DeKalb County As introduced, subject to local approval, repeals the democratic party executive committee in DeKalb County. HB2521 Adopted
0051 Millington As introduced, subject to local approval, empowers the board of mayor and aldermen with subpoena authority in certain circumstances; allows ordinances and the budget to be passed on second instead of third reading; restricts board member's eligibility for position of city manager in certain circumstances; allows the chief financial officer to act as the purchasing agent if there is a vacancy in the office of city manager; allows the board to waive the residency requirement for the city manager by 2/3 vote; provides that the city clerk is appointed by majority vote of the board instead of elected by the voters of the city. HB2523 Adopted
0052 Mountain City As introduced, subject to local approval, moves the town's elections from March in odd numbered years to coincide with the regular November election in even numbered years; extends terms in order to move election dates. HB2505 Adopted
0053 Greeneville As introduced, subject to local approval, revises Greeneville's charter to move local elections from June to August; deletes obsolete language; specifies appeal procedures; and makes other various changes to the city's charter. HB2516 Adopted
0054 Crossville As introduced, subject to local approval, imposes term limits for mayor and council members. HB2525 Action Pending
0055 Crossville As introduced, subject to local approval, revises the charter. HB2526 Adopted
0056 Gatlinburg As introduced, subject to local approval, establishes designated seats for candidates seeking the office of commissioner. HB2527 Adopted
0057 Germantown As introduced, subject to local approval, removes the residency requirement from consideration when appointing the city attorney. HB2529 Adopted
0058 Lake City As enacted, changes the name of the city of Lake City to the city of Rocky Top. HB1469 Adopted
0059 Sumner County As introduced, repeals antiquated private act prohibiting the register from recording deeds for real estate or plats unless it has been filed with the tax assessor first. HB2512 Adopted
0060 Erin As introduced, subject to local approval, removes authority of recorder, mayor or vice-mayor to also serve as city judge; removes authority of city to levy motor vehicle registration fees; creates staggered terms of office for the board of mayor and aldermen. HB2539 Adopted
0061 Somerville As introduced, subject to local approval, permits the town to establish, by ordinance, a mosquito abatement program and to levy fees to finance the program. HB2520 Adopted
0062 Gordonsville As introduced, subject to local approval, requires two readings for passage of an ordinance rather than three. HB2524 Adopted
0063 Samburg As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the town charter to clarify the duties of the town recorder, town attorney, and town judge; revises the town budget and tax provisions; adds conflict of interest provisions governing town officers and employees. HB2531 Adopted
0064 South Pittsburg As introduced, subject to local approval, permits the text of every ordinance to be made available to the public in any medium, rather than solely in a newspaper of general circulation; changes the requirement that each ordinance be read and passed from three separate days to two separate days. HB2537 Adopted
0065 Orme As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the town charter. HB2538 Adopted
0066 Portland As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes city council to prescribe by ordinance a dollar limit over which competitive bidding is required, absent a general state law exception. HB2542 Adopted
0067 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, amends the County Department of Education Insurance and Pension Fund Employees' Retirement Act to comply with changes in the Internal Revenue Code due to the passage of certain federal acts. HB2545 Adopted
0068 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, amends the County Employees' Retirement Act to comply with changes in the Internal Revenue Code due to the passage of certain federal acts. HB2546 Adopted
0069 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, amends the County Department of Education Insurance and Pension Fund Employees' Retirement Act to comply with changes in the Internal Revenue Code due to the passage of certain federal acts. HB2547 Adopted
0070 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, amends the County Employees' Retirement Act to comply with changes in the Internal Revenue Code due to the passage of certain federal acts. HB2548 Adopted
0071 Wilson County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the number of members on the board of education from 5 to 7. HB2550 Adopted
0072 Hamilton County As introduced, subject to local approval, revises the composition of the board for the hospital authority operating Erlanger Hospital. HB2555 Adopted
0073 Cannon County As introduced, to authorize an advisory referendum relative to the location of a portion of U.S. 70 South in Cannon County. HB2553 Adopted
0074 Harriman As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. HB2554 Adopted
0075 Altamont As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the town charter. HB2532 Adopted
0076 Rutherford County As introduced, permits judges of General Sessions Courts in Rutherford County to appoint court officers, including legal secretaries, law clerks, Civil and Probate Court Coordinators, and Juvenile Court Magistrates. SB2378 Adopted
0077 Burns As introduced, subject to local approval, creates the position of vice-mayor, to be selected from the board of commissioners. SB2601 Adopted
0078 Algood As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. SB2623 Adopted
0079 Tipton County As introduced, subject to local approval, removes the requirement that the tax assessor or deputy tax assessor stamp or make a physical notation on certain conveyances of real property. SB2626 Adopted
0080 Westmoreland As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes salaries of the mayor and aldermen to be set by ordinance rather than establishing specific salary amounts in the charter; requires mayor to attend and participate in all state, regional, county and municipal meetings designed to assist cities, to the extent reasonably possible. SB2627 Adopted
0081 New Johnsonville As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the charter. SB2630 Adopted
0082 Greenbrier As introduced, subject to local approval, prohibits any elected official from being a paid employee or department head; decreases the mayor's salary from $800 per month to $400 per month; removes the mayor's benefit plan; and adds provisions to authorize the board of mayor and aldermen to remove a mayor or alderman in certain circumstances. SB2632 Adopted
0083 Crossville As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the registered voters of the city to initiate a recall of an incumbent of an elective city office. SB2635 Adopted
0084 Ashland City As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. SB2645 Action Pending