||Gas, Petroleum Products, Volatile Oils
||As enacted, limits term of municipal contracts entered into to stabilize the purchase price of fuel to maximum of 24 months; removes requirement that such contracts must terminate by June 30, 2011.
||As enacted, authorizes concerned family members to obtain court order to intercede when an adult is subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
||As enacted, clarifies that it is a Class B misdemeanor for any person, other than one carrying out clean up of the quarantined property, knowingly to inhabit quarantined property; to enter onto quarantined property without federal, state, county or municipal government authorization; to offer such property to the public for temporary or indefinite habitation; or to remove any signs or notices of the quarantine.
||As enacted, establishes requirements for authenicating or issuing execution upon a foreign judgment.
||As enacted, revises Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
||As enacted, enacts the "Uniform Unsworn Declarations Act."
||Gas, Petroleum Products, Volatile Oils
||As enacted, revises various provisions of the Tennessee Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Act.
||As enacted, establishes procedures for revocation of license to practice medicine or other restrictions on practice if licensee found to be, after hearing, a person required to register as a sex offender.
||As enacted, revises various provisions regarding the health equity commission.
||As enacted, provides that no voter may be purged due to a deficient registration form once the administrator has declared the person a registered voter, unless the administrator later determines the voter knowingly made or consented to false information being placed on the registration form or failed to provide a valid signature.
||As enacted, imposes same liability as state employees upon special inspectors for boilers and unfired pressure vessels.
||As enacted, codifies and gives statutory effect to Tennessee's equitable and common law defense of unclean hands with respect to commercial transactions.
||As enacted, enacts the "Annual Coverage Assessment Act of 2010."
||As enacted, requires the peace officers standards and training commission to report to the select committee on education oversight on current law enforcement training and procedures for responding to violent school incidents in elementary and secondary schools and in postsecondary institutions.
||Education, State Board of
||As enacted, requires the state board of education to develop guidelines and criteria for the inclusion of foreign language instruction in grades kindergarten through six.
||As enacted, urges institutions of higher education offering approved teacher training programs to explore ways in which research methodologies related to comparative education concepts that study and examine teaching practices and learning outcomes in other countries can be incorporated into existing curriculum.
||As enacted, establishes an EFFECTs position to establish an accountability process to insure state government is efficient, forward-looking, focused, energetic, competent, and transparent.
||Pensions and Retirement Benefits
||As enacted, requires forfeiture of access to health insurance benefits by any member of the general assembly convicted of a felony involving public office; applies to convictions occurring after this act's effective date.
||As enacted, specifies that if, after determining the surrender to be in the child's best interest, the department of children's services accepts a surrender of a child who was previously placed for adoption by the department from the child's adoptive parent, the unrevoked surrender of such child may terminate the responsibilities of the adoptive parent for future child support or other future financial responsibilities.
||As enacted, enacts the "Teacher Code of Ethics."
||As enacted, revises provisions governing a municipality annexing by ordinance territory outside its urban growth boundary.
||As enacted, prohibits the advertising, promotion, and sale of international driver's licenses; establishes that such practices and other related acts violate the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act; imposes certain civil penalties on such violations.
||As enacted, requires state insurance committee to provide opportunity for eligible local education and local government employees to participate in the long-term care benefits program.
||As enacted, authorizes treating physicians of patients being treated under workers' compensation law to refer such patients for pain management; establishes a presumption that a patient who is beyond the expected period of healing but who is referred to pain management to be at maximum medical improvement for workers' compensation purposes upon the earlier of the date that the treating physician determines the patient to be at maximum medical improvement or 104 weeks after the commencement of pain management.
||As enacted, requires certain DUI offenders to operate only a motor vehicle that is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device.
||As enacted, creates Class A misdemeanor for production, manufacture, distribution, possession, or possession with intent to produce, manufacture, or distribute the synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210, and HU-211; does not apply to lawfully prescribed drugs or substances.
||As enacted, authorizes Shelby County legislative body to vote to allow community organizations the right to petition and enter upon vacant property for the purpose of removing litter.
||Child Custody and Support
||As enacted, establishes a presumption that each parent age 18 or older has knowledge of a parent's legal and moral obligation to support his or her child or children.
||As enacted, clarifies the appeals process for tenured teachers who are dismissed by a local board of education; requires that if the commissioner of education who is initially appointed to the teacher evaluation advisory committee as chairperson ceases to be the commissioner of education because of resignation or retirement, then such former commissioner remains a member of the committee until the committee ceases to exist.
||As enacted, clarifies nurses who can work with medication aides.
||As enacted, authorizes sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at Country Boy Restaurant in Leiper's Fork in Williamson County and Memorial Auditorium and Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga.
||Taxes, Agricultural and Open Spaces
||As enacted, specifies that the general assembly finds that value for agricultural, forest, or open space land should not be deemed the value of property for any purpose other than a future assessment of rollback taxes, because it does not determine the actual tax liability of a qualifying owner at the time of valuation.
||As enacted, authorizes prosecutors to allow guardians of children violating truancy laws to attend parent education training and parent-teacher conferences as an alternative to criminal prosecution.
||As enacted, revises the membership of the task force on charter schools; adds the design and method of training for charter schools' board members to the list of subjects that the task force is required to address; changes the date by which the comptroller must report the charter school task force's findings and recommendations to the general assembly from February 2, 2010, to February 2, 2011.
||As enacted, authorizes schools to establish an International Baccalaureate Programme fund or an Advanced Placement fund to receive donations or grants from individuals or from private corporations, associations, or other artificial entities, both nonprofit and for profit, that desire to help support an International Baccalaureate Programme or an Advanced Placement program offered or attempted to be established by the school.
||Taxes, Ad Valorem
||As enacted, allows a municipality to contract with another collecting official within the same county to outsource processing of property tax relief applications.
||Funeral Directors and Embalmers
||As enacted, provides for an indigent fund to be created for certain purposes once the balance in the pre-need funeral consumer protection account exceeds $2,500,000.
||As enacted, requires that on and after July 1, 2010, as vacancies arise on the board of barber examiners, at least one of the four barber members must be an instructor, owner, employee, or manager of a barber school.
||As enacted, allows LEAs to donate computers removed from school inventories to low-income families in the school district.
||As enacted, requires that multifamily residential establishments, whether used as owner-occupied property or rental property, that were permitted to operate under zoning regulations or exceptions thereto immediately preceding a change in zoning, be allowed to reconstruct new facilities necessary to the conduct of such multifamily residential establishment subsequent to the zoning change, in the event of damage by involuntary fire or wind damage or other natural disaster.
||Bail, Bail Bonds
||As enacted, revises provisions governing bail for individuals with mental illness and other provisions governing how persons believed to have mental illness are to be handled when arrested.
||As enacted, allows highway maintenance or utility vehicles to operate a white, amber, or white and amber light system on any location on the vehicle.
||As enacted, requires blasters to file a notice with commerce and insurance prior to the blast occurring.
||As enacted, authorizes industrial development corporations to finance infrastructure expenses serving certain mixed-use developments.
||As enacted, clarifies that any drug testing fee or other fee that was assessed and collected in the ninth judicial district before such fees were repealed in 2007 to be designated for use by the ninth judicial district drug task force.
||As enacted, clarifies that under present law regarding the classification and assessment of property taxes relating to public utilities, a motor bus and/or truck company owning or leasing real or personal property located in the state would include those owner operators who operate under such motor bus and/or truck company's motor carrier authority.
||As enacted, specifies that when applying the maximum interest rate for bonds issued by the Tennessee state school bond authority with respect to which the local government has elected to have the federal Build America Bonds program apply to such bond, the maximum interest rate will be determined by reducing the interest payable by the authority with respect to such bond by the amount of payments from the U.S. treasury that the authority expected, at the time of the issuance of such bond as a result of the foregoing elections; provisions to expire on June 30, 2012.
||Parks, Natural Areas Preservation
||As enacted, expands the daily commercial carrying capacity for whitewater rafting in the lower Ocoee River Recreational Area.
||Boards and Commissions
||As enacted, specifies that registration requirements for using terms "engineer" and "archictecture" do not apply to any person in business in this state in 1998 for the sole purpose of manufacturing and distributing federal aviation administration approved avionic equipment.
||As enacted, authorizes the board of claims to establish incentive programs for state departments, agencies, and institutions to reduce liabilities to the risk management fund.
||As enacted, requires the secretary of state to file a copy of the previous year's consolidated report on the Help America Vote Act requirements and payments to the finance, ways and means committees of both houses, the fiscal review committee, and the office of legislative budget analysis by February 1 of each year.
||As enacted, revises the deadline for filing nominating petitions for candidates for a charter commission.
||As enacted, makes it a Class A misdemeanor offense for a person who has been convicted of a violent felony to own, possess, or have custody or control of a vicious dog or a potentially vicious dog.
||As enacted, requires masonry contractors to be licensed under the present law provisions governing contractors, if the total cost of the masonry portion of a construction project exceeds $100,000, materials and labor.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing expunction of records of person found not guilty following bench trial or trial by jury.
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, establishes requirements for insurers and patients to reimburse anatomic pathology services.
||As enacted, makes it a Class A misdemeanor for any person to knowingly intercept any radio frequency transmission with the intent to use the intercepted transmission to commit, facilitate, or aid in the flight from a criminal offense.
||As enacted, provides for erection of directional signs to U.S. Chess Federation on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County at Exit 320.
||As enacted, clarifies that the purchase of used or secondhand articles by local government may be made as long as the price is not more than 5 percent higher than the highest value of the document range instead of the price falling within 10 percent of the documented range.
||Child Custody and Support
||As enacted, restricts the modification of an existing residential schedule in a permanent parenting plan prior to a final hearing unless the parents agree to the modification or the court determines that the child will be subject to a likelihood of substantial harm absent temporary modification.
||As enacted, creates a rebuttable presumption of substantial harm to a child if the child is not granted visitation with a grandparent who is the parent of the child's deceased parent.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing special assessments involving property parcels that are or become subject to a horizontal property regime, condominium regime, time-share regime or vacation club regime; revises provisions governing applicable formula rate for certain purposes.
||Orders of Protection
||As enacted, specifies that a protection order issued to protect the petitioner from domestic abuse, stalking or sexual assault may prohibit the respondent from coming about the petitioner for any purpose; specifies that order of protection forms be used exclusively in all courts exercising jurisdiction over orders of protection.
||Transportation, Dept. of
||As enacted, authorizes commissioner, when awarding certain federal transportation enhancement grant funding for acquisition of scenic or historic sites to contract with certain civil war preservation organizations for use of such funds.
||As enacted, adjusts terminology to reflect data collected through the American Community Survey instead of the census long form questionnaire.
||As enacted, revises the tax on unauthorized substances based on the decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court in Waters v. Farr to impose the tax on the merchant of unauthorized substances.
||Boards and Commissions
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act."
||DNA and Genetic Testing
||As enacted, requires TBI to maintain a DNA database of certain juvenile sexual offenders and adds an adjudication of delinquency for an act which if committed as an adult would constitute aggravated rape of a child to the list of acts for which a court shall require a juvenile to submit a DNA sample.
||Aircraft and Airports
||As enacted, clarifies property that is excluded from being defined as a heliport in a tourist resort county is limited to private property used for the landing of a privately owned and operated helicopter for private non-commercial purposes.
||As enacted, clarifies that municipalities may by ordinance adopt all provisions of law included in the rules of the road for local enforcement.
||As enacted, sets the priority as to who has the right to dispose of a dead body through cremation.
||As enacted, establishes duty of care of landowners, lessees and occupants of land whose land is entered by others for recreational non-commercial aircraft operations or recreational non-commercial ultra light operations on private airstrips.
||As enacted, authorizes the chancery court clerks to invest idle funds of minor and incompetents in certain manners.
||Regional Authorities and Special Districts
||As enacted, revises provisions governing membership of regional megasite authorites.
||As encated, authorizes the comptroller to require all persons prior to employment with the office of the comptroller to agree to release of investigative records and to supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check; comptroller will pay cost of the background investigations.
||Transportation, Dept. of
||As enacted, urges department to study permit fees imposed on the movements of oversize and overweight freight motor vehicles and report the results of such study to the transportation committee of each chamber of the general assembly no later than January 1, 2011.
||As enacted, permits a certificated provider of local exchange telephone services to file a tariff with the authority regulating such services.
||As enacted, authorizes Washington County, subject to a two-thirds vote of the county legislative body, to opt out of bidding requirements of the county purchasing law for the purchase of group health insurance contracts.
||As enacted, "Veterans Memorial Highway," U.S. Highway 70A/79 in Crockett County.
||Physicians and Surgeons
||As enacted, requires the board of medical examiners to give an extension of time within which to successfully complete the United States Medical Licensing Examination to any applicant who is licensed in good standing in at least three other jurisdictions and who meets the other requirements for licensure.
||As enacted, authorizes health, educational and housing facility corporations to lease or sell projects to clinics or to enter into a loan agreement with clinics with respect to such projects.
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, requires insurers offering Medicare supplement policies and certificates in this state to persons 65 years of age or older to also offer Medicare supplement policies to persons in this state who are under 65 years of age and eligible for and enrolled in Medicare by reason of disability or end stage renal disease.
||As enacted, revises various provisions governing the reporting of child abuse.
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Health Carrier Grievance and External Review Procedure Act."
||As enacted, changes incorrect cross-references to definition of domestic abuse victim and domestic abuse.
||Public Funds and Financing
||As enacted, revises the composition of the state funding board; extends the authority for the sale of certain bonds at private sale to June 30, 2012; establishes interest rate for bonds with respect to which the funding board or local government has elected to have the federal Build America Bonds program apply to such bond.
||As enacted, establishes certain public policies in regard to the application of foreign laws, legal codes and systems to protect constitutional rights of citizens of this state.
||As enacted, requires that the notice of tow of an abandoned or unclaimed vehicle be given to the last registered owner within three business days of receiving verification of ownership of the vehicle.
||Transportation, Dept. of
||As enacted, allows a functional replacement of real property to serve as continued public ownership and use of an interest in right-of-way property acquired from the department so that such property interest will not revert to the department, if the replacement property is at least equal in fair market value to the property being replaced and subject to the approval of TDOT.
||As enacted, authorizes highway patrol officers with Level 1 training to stop certain commercial motor vehicles when there is probably cause to believe the vehicle is being operated with unsafe loading or mechanical conditions; specifies that no citation may be issued but the officer will implement out-of-service requirements.
||Tennessee Higher Education Commission
||As enacted, requires THEC to assess and study the feasibility of establishing a program of instruction in ecological tourism in public universities; THEC must report the findings and conclusions to the house and senate education committees by February 1, 2011.
||As enacted, extends board of land survey examiners, June 30, 2016.
||Judges and Chancellors
||As enacted, authorizes, in any county in which the judicial commissioner is selected by the general sessions judge or judges, the county legislative body of such county to elect, by a two-thirds majority, to allow each judicial commissioner to receive 12 hours of appropriate continuing education each calendar year under the supervision of the appointing general sessions judge or judges rather than the Judicial Commissioners Association of Tennessee or the Tennessee Court Clerks Association; requires that judicial commissioners in Knox County be known as magistrates.
||As enacted, allows counties to regulate parking on roadways solely under their jurisdiction by resolution; a violation would be a Class C misdemeanor, with each day a motor vehicle is in violation being deemed a separate event and the county may remove a motor vehicle that is abandoned or disabled; authorizes local authorities in Davidson County having authority to enact ordinances or make regulations relating to traffic to permit parking of vehicles with the left-hand wheels adjacent to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb of a roadway.
||As enacted, creates certain exemptions from restrictions on motor vehicle height and length for certain motor vehicles carrying rafts or rafting apparatus used by an operator for commercial whitewater rafting purposes; exemptions only apply during certain times of the year.
||As enacted, "Bob Brown Administration Building," new TDOT building in Chattanooga.
||As enacted, requires any state department, agency, or institution, to procure bids for obtaining appropriate insurance on certain commercial grade vehicles prior to acquiring the vehicle.
||As enacted, authorizes TRICOR to sell as surplus property equipment and raw materials no longer usable by TRICOR to businesses, government, non-profit organizations, or by auction to the public.
||As enacted, extends the Tennessee advisory committee for acupuncture, June 30, 2016; revises various provisions regarding the membership of the Tennessee advisory committee for acupuncture.
||As enacted, extends the polysomnographic professional standards committee, June 30, 2016; revises provisions regarding the membership of the polysomnography professional standards committee.