||As enacted, extends the massage licensure board, June 30, 2016; revises certain provisions regarding membership on massage licensure board.
||As enacted, extends board of athletic trainers, June 30, 2016; revises various provisions regarding membership of board.
||As enacted, authorizes the board of mayor and alderman of the city of Farragut to adopt an ordinance to establish term limits, to become operative only if approved in a referendum.
||Local Government, General
||As enacted, prohibits local governments from punishing or rewarding law enforcement officers solely based on the number of traffic citations issued or collected upon.
||As enacted, establishes requirements for actions brought by a creditor to recover a balance still owing on an indebtedness after a trustee's or foreclosure sale of real property secured by a deed of trust or mortgage and for judgments awarded in such actions.
||As enacted, authorizes a local government to seek criminal background checks with the TBI or FBI for applicants for beer permits.
||As enacted, assesses an administrative fee of $50.00 if a defendant in a termination of parental rights case is provided with court-appointed counsel; specifies that a defendant's willful failure to pay the fee may be considered by the court as evidence of the defendant's financial responsibility, or lack thereof, in any determination of the best interest of the child.
||Fines and Penalties
||As enacted, increases mandatory drug testing fee from $100 to $250 and additionally imposes fine on granting of pretrial or judicial diversion; establishes requirements for use of moneys in the TBI drug chemistry unit drug testing fund.
||As enacted, requires the department of safety, in the case of a conviction for vehicular homicide, to revoke the offender's driver license for the same period of time the court prohibits the person from driving a vehicle under present criminal law for committing the offense.
||Firearms and Ammunition
||As enacted, defines "greenway" in law regarding the prohibition of weapons in public spaces.
||Uniform Commercial Code
||As enacted, revises law regarding the apportionment and collection of taxes in which a tax lien has been placed on personal property in which a secured party has an interest.
||As enacted, authorizes any municipality, including those incorporated by private act, to change the date of municipal elections by ordinance to coincide with the August or November general elections and to extend the terms of incumbents to meet the new date so long as no term is extended for more than two years; if date is changed, it can be changed back at a later time, but cannot then be changed again.
||As enacted, allows person with handgun carry permit to possess handgun in establishment where alcohol is served, provided it is not posted and person does not consume alcohol; specifies penalties for violations.
||As enacted, requires certain motor vehicles or trailers transporting certain loads at night to mount strobe or LED light at back of projecting load.
||As enacted, extends council of certified professional midwifery, June 30, 2016; revises various present law provisions regarding the membership of the council of certified professional midwifery.
||As enacted, extends the private investigation and polygraph commission, June 30, 2013; revises various provisions regarding commission membership.
||As enacted, extends certain for-hire motor carrier provisions to any motor vehicle transporting passengers who are TennCare enrollees eligible for such transportation services under TennCare.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, designates procedures for delinquent tax sales when delinquent taxes are owed to both municipality and county.
||As enacted, revises the substances that give rise to a DUI, so that it is unlawful to operate or be in control of a motor driven vehicle while under the influence of any intoxicant, marijuana, controlled substance, drug, substance affecting the central nervous system or combination thereof that impairs the driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle by depriving the driver of the clearness of mind and control of himself which he would otherwise possess.
||As enacted, defines "employee" for the purposes of the prohibition on a deposition being taken by an employee of one of the parties or of an attorney for one of the parties.
||As enacted, requires the weekly benefit amount to be paid by electronic transfer to a specific bank account if requested by the claimant; details requirements for benefits paid by check.
||Funeral Directors and Embalmers
||As enacted, authorizes board to grant reciprocity to a person licensed and employed as a funeral director or embalmer in another state for five years; specifies requirements for nonresident applicants.
||Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
||As enacted, designates fees for certain laboratory procedures conducted by the TBI and allocates proceeds from such fees to a fund for use by the bureau.
||Fines and Penalties
||As enacted, increases blood alcohol or drug concentration test (BADT) fee from $100 to $250, and adds to present offenses mandating such fine conviction of reckless driving or simple possession or casual exchange of controlled substance; revises manner in which moneys in the TBI toxicology unit intoxicant testing fund are used.
||As enacted, "American Prisoners of War Pathway," Shelby Street Bridge in Nashville.
||Boards and Commissions
||As enacted, creates the Tennessee criminal justice coordinating council.
||As enacted, requires the select committee on children and youth to study human sex trafficking, the improvements that should be made to existing laws relative to human sex trafficking, and the impact of human sex trafficking on children and youth in this state.
||As enacted, directs the commissioner of veterans' affairs to convene an advisory committee to make recommendations and issue findings regarding establishment of a veteran's honor medal program to appropriately recognize and honor certain Tennessee veterans.
||As enacted, revises the County Sheriff's Civil Service Law of 1974 in regard to political activities.
||As enacted, allows municipality to expand its urban growth boundaries to include tracts of land that are 10 acres or smaller when certain criteria are met; effective until July 1, 2012.
||Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies
||As enacted, specifies that an insured's assignment of benefits may be disregarded by an insurer unless certain conditions are satisfied, if the assignment of benefits is to a non-participating facility based physician.
||As enacted, removes the exemption for various counties from the minimum training requirements for firefighters.
||As enacted, creates a mechanism in Davidson County, effective until June 30, 2012, for certain persons whose driver licenses have been suspended to apply to be allowed to pay outstanding judgments at a reduced rate.
||As enacted, adds office of legislative budget analysis as recipient of various information and reports.
||Children's Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, revises and broadens requirement for the commissioner to provide a report of any death of any person in the custody of the department of children's services at a department facility to instead require report of fatality or near fatality of any child in custody and in other circumstances.
||As enacted, enacts the "Soil Scientist Licensing Act of 2009."
||As enated, authorizes the allocation of state sales tax revenues to eligible counties in which commercial development zones are located.
||As enacted, specifies that employees who have had a reduction in pay or a reduction in hours due to economic conditions will not be entitled to reopen their claims if the reduction in pay or reduction in hours affected at least 50 percent of other hourly employees operating at or out of the same location; not applicable to employees involved in layoffs, closures, or a termination of business operations.
||As enacted, revises Electric G&T Cooperative Act to authorize certain payments in lieu of taxes; authorizes inclusion of TVA as governmental electric system.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, revises various property tax provisions including provisions governing assessments of public utility taxpayers and property, transfers of property from one exempt religious institution to another, and assessments of property damaged by disaster certifed by FEMA.
||As enacted, clarifies and adds to types of information that must be included in traffic citations and abstracts of court records pertaining to traffic violations; requires persons holding commercial driver licenses to have a medical card or provide evidence of exemption beginning January 1, 2011, makes other changes concerning motor vehicles.
||Motor Vehicle Commission
||As enacted, requires a person to obtain an automotive mobility dealer license from the motor vehicle commission, prior to engaging or continuing in the business of an automotive mobility dealer after March 1, 2011; revises provisions governing automobile clubs and associations.
||As enacted, exempts firefighters in Smith County from the minimum training requirements unless the governing body of a municipality or the county adopts a resolution to apply such requirements within their respective jurisdictional boundaries; specifies that pay supplement not available to firefighters in Smith County unless they meet minimum training requirements.
||Forfeiture of Assets
||As enacted, authorizes internal affairs director and agents of department to seize conveyances subject to forfeiture and have disposition of same inure to benefit of the department.
||As enacted, includes operation of transitional facilities within meaning of "correctional services" for purposes of the Private Prison Contracting Act of 1986; defines "transitional facilities" as certain institutions where offenders who are close to release from prison are provided transitional services.
||As enacted, removes provisions regarding board of review and revises procedures governing review of claims.
||As enacted, revises the duties of the director of the division of health related boards; revises present law regarding the division, licensure to practice medicine, and veterinarians.
||Children's Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, requires the commissioner of children's services to promote collaboration and accountability among local, public, and private programs to improve the lives of children and families, including continuing accreditation with the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.
||Education, Dept. of
||As enacted, requires the department, working with the Confucius Institutes at the University of Memphis and Middle Tennessee State University, to study and assess the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) proficiency tests for the purpose of establishing a pilot program modeled on the development of HSK testing that will aid in the construction of diagnostic tools for the determination of mastery and proficiency in other foreign languages.
||Teachers, Principals and School Personnel
||As enacted, credits former JROTC instructors currently teaching in subject areas other than JROTC or military science with years experience instructing JROTC or military science for purposes of salary ratings.
||As enacted, specifies that office of constable will not be abolished in Washington and Sumner counties by virtue of either county becoming a Class 2 county based on population.
||Highways, Roads and Bridges
||As enacted, authorizes designation of appropriate bridges or interchanges on State Route 840 in order to honor the memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Billie Jean Grinder, Captain Marcus Ray Alford, Staff Sergeant Michael Wayne Tinsley, Sr. and Sergeant David Clay Prescott, Jr.
||Highways, Roads and Bridges
||As enacted, designates bridge on State Route 6 in Williamson County as the "Judson E. Mount Memorial Bridge."
||As enacted, extends wildlife resources commission, June 30, 2011.
||As enacted, requires the state board of education, THEC, TBR, and the UT board of trustees to provide video streaming over the Internet of the board meetings of each entity.
||As enacted, "SSG Carey Thomas Moore Memorial Bridge," S.R. 397 (Mack Hatcher Bypass) in Williamson County.
||Registers of Deeds
||As enacted, authorizes county register offices to collect a $2.00 electronic filing submission fee for each electronically-filed document recorded over the Internet through such register's county-run electronic filing portal; documents filed by governmental entities are exempt; effective in counties that adopt provisions by two-thirds vote of legislative body.
||As enacted, "Michael Allen Jones Memorial Bridge," U.S. Highway 31E (Gallatin Road) in Metropolitan Nashville.
||As enacted, punishes as theft certain actions of persons performing home improvement services; requires the board of licensing contractors to post information on its web site when the board disciplines a contractor or home improvement services provider or contractor; revises other provisions regarding home improvement services contractors and providers.
||Human Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, authorizes the department to provide either a parent education training class for parents or caretakers or children in pre-K through third grade or a program of volunteer service in school in which a parent or caretaker relative who is a recipient of temporary assistance may agree to participate in.
||Labor and Workforce Development, Dept. of
||As enacted, encourages the department to consider the development, implementation, and administration of a program for payment of licensing test costs for adult students who received a high school diploma or GED through a career and technical education program.
||As enacted, adds murder committed against a pregnant woman as an aggravating factor for purposes of imposing death sentence in first degree murder cases.
||As enacted, "PFC Cleabern W. Hill, Jr., Memorial Highway," segment of S.R. 142 in McNairy County.
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Second Look Commission."
||As enacted, authorizes judge to direct defendant convicted of domestic assault to complete counseling program; failure to complete program if so ordered would be grounds for revocation of defendant's participation in alternative sentencing program; increases from $200 to $225 fee that defendant convicted of domestic assault may be ordered to pay.
||General Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, makes it the duty of the department to care for and preserve the second floor of the capitol building subject to the approval of the speaker of each chamber of the general assembly and increases the minimum number of parking spaces on capitol hill that must be assigned to the chief clerk of each chamber of the general assembly from four to six.
||As enacted, "PFC John H. McCree Memorial Bridge," S.R. 11 in Giles County.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, broadens authority for Shelby County government and municipalities therein to convey real property to nonprofit community development corporations for creation of affordable housing by authorizing such conveyances for any purpose that deemed proper to inure to the public benefit.
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee's Transitioning Youth Empowerment Act of 2010."
||As enacted, removes the June 30, 2010, termination date for the energy efficient schools council.
||As enacted, authorizes any municipality or municipal agency to participate in, sponsor, conduct, or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of certain supplies and services; revises other provisions regarding purchasing by local government unit.
||Naming and Designating
||As enacted, "Larry Lively HoPE Center," Taft Youth Development Center.
||As enacted, extends the Tennessee court of the judiciary, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, requires information be provided on the projected financial impact of rules and regulations proposed to be promulgated during a fiscal year.
||Utilities, Utility Districts
||As enacted, creates a special joint committee to study the feasibility of providing relief to senior citizens by freezing or capping their utility rates.
||Highways, Roads and Bridges
||As enacted, "Isaac Hayes Memorial Highway," I-40 in Shelby County.
||As enacted, requires that at least one staff member at the Tennessee school for the blind, the Tennessee school for the deaf, and the West Tennessee school for the deaf become certified as a CPR instructor and be responsible for training other members of the school in CPR.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, increases the amounts that may be charged regarding the filing of an application for exemption from property taxes as a religious, charitable, scientific, or educational institution and the costs of a hearing on the assessment of property taxes; and increases the limit on the amount of the processing fees that may be assessed for electronically filed appeals prior to filing of the actual appeal forms from $1.00 per parcel to $2.00 per parcel.
||As enacted, expresses intent to name appropriate bridge on Highway 130 in honor of the late PFC Nathan B. Clemons, USMC.
||Professions and Occupations
||As enacted, prohibits any partnership, association, company, or corporation from engaging in the business of locksmithing in this state without first registering as a locksmith business; and revises various provisions regarding licensure for locksmiths and locksmith apprentices.
||As enacted, removes language referring to the office of legislative services; changes office of management information systems to office of legislative information systems.
||Regional Authorities and Special Districts
||As enacted, enacts the "Medical School Authorities Act of 2010."
||As enacted, revises various provisions regarding actions to be taken prior to requesting an amendment to the waiver and regarding electronic notice to general assembly members of certain proposed changes that affect a specified number of recipients or current or future appropriations of a specified amount.
||As enacted, requires that the determination of whether a DUI offender is a multiple offender be made by counting the number of years that have elapsed between "the dates of the violations that resulted in the convictions" rather than the number of years that have elapsed between "the dates of the convictions"; applies to an offender if at least one DUI violation of the offender occurs on or after July 1, 2010.
||Lottery, Scholarships and Programs
||As enacted, urges the commissioner of education to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot after school programs funded by the lottery in increasing ACT and SAT scores, eligibility for lottery scholarships, and enrollment in postsecondary institutions.
||As enacted, enacts the "Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children."
||Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration
||As enacted, requires in Rutherford County that any applicant for a motor vehicle registration who was a resident of the county in the previous year or years and was liable for and failed to pay the applicable wheel tax to pay all such prior years' wheel tax prior to being issued a current registration; not applicable to licensed motor vehicle dealers, financial institutions, or businesses and applicants engaged in the rental of motor vehicles, trucks, and trailers for periods of 31 days or less.
||As enacted, requires certain health care professionals to conduct registry check before employing or contracting with any person who would be providing direct patient care; revises provisions governing background checks for certain employees who provide care or contact to recipients of mental health services.
||Administrative Procedure (UAPA)
||As enacted, continues certain permanent rules filed with secretary of state after January 1, 2009; removes the question of whether an administrative action concerning a child support lien has been directed to the proper person or entity from the list of issues that are available for administrative review under the rules of the Tennessee department of human services child support division.
||As enacted, extends state board for licensing contractors, June 30, 2014; revises various provisions governing board's membership.
||As enacted, extends the advisory council on workers compensation, June 30, 2012; revises various provisions regarding the council.
||Highways, Roads and Bridges
||As enacted, "PFC Roy W. Neal Memorial Bridge," S.R. 75 in Sullivan County.
||As enacted, authorizes employers to require English be spoken in the workplace at certain times if there is legitimate business purpose for requirement; establishes certain protections for employees absent or late to work due to work on volunteer rescue squad.
||As enacted, diverts certain non-violent property offenders from sentence of incarceration to sentence to community correction, probation or diversion program and increases percentage of sentence person convicted of aggravated robbery with weapon must serve.
||As enacted, requires promulgation of regulations authorizing a preference in the evaluation of proposals for state contracts requiring the performance of call center services for vendors through whom such services will be solely provided by citizens of the United States who reside in the United States, or any person authorized to work in the United States pursuant to federal law, including legal resident aliens in the United States; establishes certain requirements regarding participation in national flood insurance program.
||Pensions and Retirement Benefits
||As enacted, specifies that any member of the superseded judges' retirement system who fails, through error of the state, to receive a retirement benefit to which the member is entitled to is entitled to that member's retirement benefit plus interest of 5 percent per annum, calculated on a monthly basis, from the date the payment should have been made through the date of payment; applies to benefits payable from April 1, 2008, to January 1, 2009.
||Food and Food Products
||As enacted, requires food service establishments that sell imported catfish or imported catfish products to label such catfish or catfish products as "imported" on their menus.
||As enacted, requires that the judge, upon finding that the respondent violated an order of protection or court approved consent order, order the respondent to post a bond of at least $2,500 until such time as the order of protection expires; specifies other requirements in regard to the bond, forfeiture of the bond and proceeds from a judgment for the amount of the bond.
||Campaigns and Campaign Finance
||As enacted, revises provisions governing a corporation using its funds in regard to an election; prohibits contributions to candidates; authorizes use of funds for communications regarding election or defeat of candidate; specifies reporting requirements and exceptions.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing which court will make determination of violation of implied consent law; revises other provisions governing implied consent law.