||Boards and Commissions
||As enacted, establishes the "Douglas Henry state museum commission."
||Tort Liability and Reform
||As enacted, limits tort liability of agritourism professionals under certain circumstances.
||Banks and Financial Institutions
||As enacted, rewrites the Tennessee Residential Lending, Brokerage and Servicing Act of 1988 and renames the chapter as the "Tennessee Residential Lending, Brokerage and Servicing Act"; revises various provisions governing industrial loan and thrift companies and the department of financial institutions.
||Parks, Natural Areas Preservation
||As enacted, prohibits the state, counties, and municipalities from requiring the naming of parks and recreational facilities in dedication only to individuals who are deceased at the time of such naming.
||Lottery, Scholarships and Programs
||As enacted, expands eligibility for helping heroes grants to include current members of a reserve or Tennessee national guard unit who have served on active military service of the United States and who meet all other eligibility requirements for the grants; removes limitation on the number of recipients of helping heroes grants, but retains limitation on the amount to be expended for such grants.
||Salaries and Benefits
||As enacted, authorizes the state insurance committee, the local government insurance committee and the local education insurance committee to contract for, or delegate resolution of, the application of medical necessity guidelines; requires that any proposed change in the group insurance plan for public employees that would place a tobacco surcharge on employees based on specific lifestyle choices not take effect until January 1, 2011.
||As enacted, requires judicial commissioners to complete twelve hours of continuing education each year.
||As enacted, extends board of social work licensure, June 30, 2016.
||As enacted, allows certain municipal judges to concurrently serve as municipal recorder and exempts certain municipal judges from certain annual continuing education requirements imposed on municipal judges.
||As enacted, "Mayor Edwin L. Kelley Memorial Highway," segment of State Route 61/State Route 62 (Tri-County Boulevard) within Town of Oliver Springs.
||As enacted, authorizes former members of the general assembly to request that emails sent to the former member's legislative email address be automatically forwarded to such former member for up to 12 months from the former member's last offical day of service as member of general assembly; not applicable to members who are removed or resign from office.
||As enacted, authorizes municipalities having a population of at least 100,000 and certain other municipalities to establish an ordinance and permitting process that would enable restaurants to allow admittance of patron pet dogs into designated outdoor dining areas.
||As enacted, authorizes TennCare pharmacy advisory committee to recommend new proposed deletions or additions to drugs currently on the TennCare bureau's auto-exemption list; requires the committee to establish a special review subcommittee comprised of practicing medical specialists and medical faculty members of institutions of higher learning with expertise in the usage and prescribing of the medications under review to provide expert advice on the proposed changes.
||As enacted, rewrites certain criminal trespass provisions; requires that 97 percent of the fees collected by the secretary of state for filing, processing and copying business documents pursuant to the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act be remitted to the general fund, and that the balance of the collected fees be retained by the department of state for continuing improvement of its filing, service and copying duties.
||As enacted, requires any drug testing fee that was assessed and collected in the ninth judicial district before such fee was repealed in 2007 to be designated for use by the ninth judicial district drug task force.
||As enacted, requires full-time, part-time, or volunteer firefighters hired or accepted on or after July 1, 2009, to meet certain minimum training requirements; not applicable in certain specified counties.
||As enacted, requires division of health-related boards to do an awareness campaign for health care providers concerning their reporting duties relating to domestic violence and removes the June 30, 2009, repealer for reporting duties imposed by 2007 Public Chapter 83.
||As enacted, authorizes local boards of education to cooperate with community organizations to provide extended learning opportunities.
||As enacted, allows Roane County to abolish or remove law enforcement powers from the office of constable upon approval of voters.
||As enacted, reduces from two to one the number of senators and representatives whose districts lie in whole or in significant part within the boundaries of a center-city revenue finance corporation who must be appointed to serve as ex officio members of the board of directors of a district management corporation in Shelby County.
||Judges and Chancellors
||As enacted, rewrites provisions governing selection and retention of judges; replaces judicial selection commission with judicial nominating commission.
||Local Government, General
||As enacted, establishes requirements for local governments to contract with construction management agents or advisor services for construction of local correctional facilities; provides for procurement of such services through a written request for proposals process through advertisement; specifies who may perform such services.
||As enacted, clarifies that only certain individuals or state licensed professionals or entities may advertise for the placement of children for adoption in this state; imposes certain requirements on out-state-licensed entities or professionals; clarifies meaning of "placing child for adoption."
||Local Government, General
||As enacted, increases from $2.00 to $5.00 the authorized maximum amount of archives and record management fee that may be collected by county legislative bodies that have county records commission; authorizes municipalities and towns to collect such fee; extends authorization for collection of the fee through the office of county register and the courts.
||As enacted, requires the department of children's services to provide certain post-adoption services.
||Revenue, Dept. of
||As enacted, enacts "The More Jobs and Revenues, Less Hassle and Expenses, Help Businesses and Taxpayers Act of 2009," which requires the department to consult and explore with the Tennessee congressional delegation and IRS and other appropriate entities the possibility of simplifying and streamlining federal and state requirements in regard to laws regarding household employees.
||Gas, Petroleum Products, Volatile Oils
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Renewable Fuels Blending Act of 2009."
||As enacted, authorizes manufacture of intoxicating liquors and/or drinks in certain counties that approved both retail package sales and liquor-by-the drink sales and in counties in the river resort district that have approved retail package sales, all by referendum; specifies that certain distance requirements of law will apply to manufacturers under this act.
||Highways, Roads and Bridges
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Transportation State Infrastructure Fund Act."
||As enacted, imposes certain penalties on employers and employees in certain cases involving employees not authorized to work in the U.S. under federal immigration laws.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, authorizes, in a year of reappraisal, the assessor of property to recognize the effects on property values in areas where significant numbers of foreclosure sales have affected the values of other properties in the area.
||As enacted, authorizes bureau of TennCare to bring administrative proceedings to recover TennCare funds under certain circumstances.
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009."
||As enacted, makes certain revisions concerning assessment and collection of sales, privilege, transfer, and privilege taxes; delays effective date of certain streamlined sales tax provisions until July 1, 2011; revises certain tax credit provisions.
||As enacted, increases from 2 percent to 5.5 percent the tax that all HMOs doing business in this state must pay on the gross amount of all dollars collected from an enrollee or on an enrollee's behalf; authorizes transfer of moneys from certain accounts and funds; revises numerous other provisions that relate to state revenues.
||As enacted, "Lance Corporal Jeffrey Adam Bishop Memorial Highway, segment of U.S. 70 in Dickson County."
||As enacted, "Deputy Anthony Shane Tate Memorial Highway," segment of State Route 56 in Grundy County.
||As enacted, "1st Lt. Frank B. Walkup, IV Memorial Bridge," SR 145 in Cannon County.
||As enacted, "Howell Wayne Burns Memorial Bridge," Goose Creek on State Route 141 in Metropolitan Hartsville and Trousdale County.
||As enacted, "James Lesley Isenberg Memorial Bridge," Cedar Creek on State Route 75.
||As enacted, "SP4 Arthur Wayne Glover Memorial Bridge," S.R. 44 in Sullivan County.
||As enacted, "Corporal David Carroll Westbrooks Memorial Highway," segment of S.R. 13 in Perry County.
||As enacted, "SPC Raymond Neal Mitchell III Memorial Bridge," Interstate 24 and State Route 266 (Sam Ridley Parkway) in Town of Smyrna.
||Business and Commerce
||As enacted, extends the joint select committee to study business taxes from June 30, 2009, until June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends information systems council, June 30, 2015.
||As enacted, extends state university and community college system, board of regents, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, extends Tennessee public television council, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, extends health equity commission, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, extends state capitol commission, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, "Bob Good Memorial Bridge," Interstate 26 and State Route 381 interchange in Washington County.
||Naming and Designating
||As enacted, designates a certain portion of I-65 as the "Deputy Brian Denning Memorial Highway."
||As enacted, expresses intent to name appropriate bridge on S.R. 840 in honor of the late First Lieutenant William Eric Emmert, Tennessee Army National Guard.
||As enacted, revises requirements for mental health examinations of juveniles alleged to be delinquent or unruly.
||As enacted, revises various provisions of the Employment Security Law, including provisions governing amount of benefit to be paid and base period.
||Fiscal Review Committee
||As enacted, revises the composition of the fiscal review committee's subcommittee on contract services.
||As enacted, authorizes issuance of bonds to fund state projects.
||As enacted, authorizes the index of appropriations from state tax revenues for the 2009-2010 fiscal year to exceed the index of estimated growth in the state's economy by $248,500,000 or 2.25 percent.
||As enacted, makes appropriations for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
||As enacted, revises various provisions of the Tennessee Public Charter Schools Act, including provisions governing eligible students, the authorized number of charter schools, and the authorized term of a charter.
||As enacted, creates the bureau of ethics and campaign finance, which will be made up of existing registry of election finance and ethics commission; clarifies provisions regarding fees collected by registry and commission.
||As enacted, extends department of children's services, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, extends collateral pool board, June 30, 2013; requires consideration be given to appointments of persons over 60, women, and members of a racial minority.
||As enacted, extends polysomnographic professional standards committee, June 30, 2011.
||Administrative Procedure (UAPA)
||As enacted, continues certain permanent rules filed with secretary of state after January 1, 2008.
||As enacted, extends state election commission, June 30, 2010.
||As enacted, extends termination date for select oversight committee on TennCare to June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, removes the requirement that in a divorce if a guardian ad litem has been appointed by the court, the guardian ad litem must agree to the parenting plan before the court can approve the parenting plan; specifies that when determining whether an agreement that allocates parenting responsibilities is in the best interests of the child, the court is authorized to consider any evidence submitted by a guardian ad litem appointed for the child, if one has been appointed by the court.
||As enacted, creates Class A misdemeanor for any owner, occupant, or other person having a lawful right to the exclusive use and enjoyment of property to knowingly allow a person to consume alcoholic beverages, wine or beer on such property, if the owner, occupant or other person knows the person so consuming is an underage adult; provides affirmative defenses.
||As enacted, provides that a contract having an automatic renewal clause between an alarm systems contractor and any homeowner or renter for the provision of alarm services may automatically be renewed for a period not to exceed one year at a time; provides that at any time during a contractual renewal period, a party to the contract who is being relocated to a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility may cancel the contract by giving 30 days' written notice to the alarm systems contractor.
||Administrative Procedure (UAPA)
||As enacted, revises various provisions of the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act.
||As enacted, designates as classified and exempt from public disclosure certain records that are directly related to the security of government buildings.
||Tennessee Higher Education Commission
||As enacted, requires the executive director of the commission to convene a study group to meet to study the concept of a promise zone and the feasibility of a pilot project for promise zones in Memphis and Knoxville.
||Pensions and Retirement Benefits
||As enacted, authorizes the chief governing body of an employer participating in the TCRS as a local governmental unit, by adopting a resolution with a 2/3 majority vote, to discontinue the noncontributory provisions for all employees employed after the effective date of the resolution and to have the contributions treated as employer contributions in determining federal income tax liability; employees who were employed prior to the effective date of the resolution will continue to be eligible for the noncontributory provisions.
||Fines and Penalties
||As enacted, allows criminal court or district attorney to convert a defendant's unpaid fines, costs, and litigation taxes at time of sentence expiration to civil judgment; requires the administrative office of the courts to study the feasibility of implementing a system whereby indigent criminal defendants may satisfy outstanding court costs, fines and litigation taxes by performing community service work.
||As enacted, includes a criminal gang that regularly engages in gang-related conduct as a "nuisance" for purposes of laws regarding abatement of nuisances.
||As enacted, adds to the list of premiere type tourist resorts for the purpose of the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to include a privately owned facility in Union County that, among other things, is located on 20 acres and has a restaurant, marina, cabins, and a boat repair shop; specifies that to be considered a "restaurant" under present law regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages on premises, the premises must serve at least one meal per day at least "three days a week"
||Religion and Religious Organizations
||As enacted, prohibits a government entity from substantially burdening a person's free exercise of religion unless it demonstrates the application of the burden is essential to further a compelling government interest and is the least restrictive means of furthering that interest.
||As enacted, adds providing advice to the commissioner of finance and administration concerning the state health plan developed by the state health planning division of the department of finance and administration to the duties of the health equity commission.
||As enacted, places certain requirements on Davidson and Shelby county health departments in regard to grants for funding of family planning programs; removes the specific reference to consultation and coordination with planned parenthood affiliates in the development of family planning programs that are administered by the department.
||As enacted, creates within the health equity commission a chronic kidney disease task force.
||As enacted, places certain restrictions on municipal governments and collection agencies concerning the collection of unpaid parking tickets.
||As enacted, requires courts to collect to order the collection and reporting of certain information regarding individuals who have been adjudicated as a mental defective or judicially committed to a mental institution; clarifies that a person may not obtain a handgun carry permit if the person has been "judicially committed to a mental institution" instead of "committed to or hospitalized in a mental institution"; requires that certain notice be provided to persons detained for evaluation or treatment; revi
||Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
||As enacted, enacts the "Critical Adult Care Home Act of 2009."
||As enacted, extends elevator and amusement device safety board, June 30, 2011; increases the membership of the elevator and amusement device safety board from seven to eight members.
||Medicine, Practice of
||As enacted, exempts persons licensed by the board of any of the professions of healing arts from liability for civil damages resulting from the voluntary provision of health services.
||As enacted, adds aggravated child abuse, aggravated child neglect, rape of a child, and aggravated rape of a child to list of criminal offenses that support sentence of death or life imprisonment when committed in conjunction with first degree murder.
||As enacted, establishes attempt to commit first degree murder as a dangerous felony for the offense of possessing a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.
||As enacted, urges the select oversight committee on education to study school safety problems, funding requirements and alternative approaches and solutions for management of safety-related problems.
||As enacted, increases the age the victim of child abuse or child neglect must be from six to eight years old for a defendant to receive an enhanced punishment for such an offense.
||As enacted, creates a special joint committee to study the creation of a department of aging and adult services.
||As introduced, requires longevity pay to state employees to be issued by a separate check or ACH transaction unless the employee elects not to receive a separate check or transaction.
||As enacted, establishes a special joint committee to study and develop ways to implement comprehensive water planning in Tennessee, both at the state and local levels of public water systems.
||Special License Plates
||As enacted, authorizes issuance of various special license plates; extends minimum order deadline for certain plates.
||As enacted, creates the missing senior citizen alert program, which will be coordinated by local law enforcement agencies.
||Animals and Animal Cruelty
||As enacted, enacts the "Commercial Breeder Act."
||Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
||As enacted, increases the amount of personal needs allowance from $40.00 to $50.00 for long-term nursing home residents.
||As enacted, authorizes the council of juvenile and family court judges to establish and administer a program to reimburse counties for the costs associated with inpatient mental health evaluations and examinations conducted on juveniles charged with an offense which would constitute a felony if committed by an adult.
||As enacted, requires the administrative office of the court to propose a realistic time within which post-conviction relief petitions in capital cases are finally disposed of if it is determined the one-year statutory time limit is not realistic.
||As enacted, adds as a requirement for issuance of an investigations company license that the applicant possess, or employ at least one person who possesses, at least 2,000 hours of compensated, verifiable investigative experience satisfactory to the private investigation and polygraph commission; requirement would not apply to any person who has been issued an investigations company license prior to July 1, 2009; revises other various provisions relative to private investigators.
||Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
||As enacted, extends the termination date for the special joint legislative study committee to consider, evaluate and make recommendations regarding improvements to the Tennessee wildlife resources agency from June 13, 2009, to March 31, 2010; authorizes restaurants in this state to advertise, possess, sell, offer for sale or give away fully cooked crappie or walleye for consumption on the premises of such restaurant, if the crappie or walleye is not harvested from the waters of this state and if appropriate documentation is maintained on the premises of the restaurant exhibiting the location of origin of any such crappie and walleye.