||As enacted, revises the restrictions imposed on where sexual offenders may reside, work, or visit.
||As enacted, revises various provisions of the Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2008, which regulates professional and amateur unarmed combat contests.
||As enacted, excludes temporary total benefits from the calculation of the maximum total benefit for injuries that occur on or after July 1, 2009; specifies that an injured worker claiming a mental injury will be conclusively presumed to be at maximum medical improvement upon the earliest occurrence of the certain events.
||Growth and Development
||As enacted, specifies that if the regional area outside of the municipal boundaries is less than 50 percent of the entire regional area then only one member of a municipal planning commission will be appointed from the regional area outside the municipal boundaries regardless of the number of members on a municipal planning commission designated as a regional planning commission; in the alternative the commission may be increased in size by the number of members appointed from the regional area outside the municipal boundaries.
||Public Funds and Financing
||As enacted, replaces the term "qualified zone academy project" with the term "school credit bond project" in the Tennessee State School Bond Authority Act; authorizes the TSSBA to allocate, on behalf of the state, the national zone academy bond limitation allocated to the state among the state, local governments and public charter schools; revises other various provisions governing school credit bond projects.
||Tort Liability and Reform
||As enacted, specifies in provisions governing liability of landowner to persons using land that the immunity will not be removed in cases of conduct that results in a failure to guard or warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure or activity if the dangerous condition was created by a force of nature.
||As enacted, provides that all aggravated burglaries a defendant commits within a 24-hour period count as separate prior convictions for purposes of determining if the defendant is a multiple, persistent, or career offender under the criminal sentencing reform act.
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Viatical Settlement Act of 2009."
||Firearms and Ammunition
||As enacted, revises authorization, and restrictions on such authorization, for a law enforcement officer to carry a firearm at all times and in all places within Tennessee, on-duty or off-duty, regardless of the officer's regular duty hours or assignments.
||Firearms and Ammunition
||As enacted, authorizes person with handgun carry permit to possess firearm in a refuge, public hunting area, wildlife management area, or, to extent permitted by federal law, on national forest land; specifies that a person with a handgun permit may not possess a handgun in the portion of any refuge, public hunting area or wildlife management area that is within the boundaries of a state park or natural area unless otherwise authorized by law.
||As enacted, requires the bureau of TennCare to reimburse crossover claims for full benefit dual eligibles at 100 percent of the Medicare allowable charge for pharmacy services.
||Economic and Community Development
||As enacted, authorizes the department of economic and community development to allocate on behalf of the state the portions of the national recovery zone economic development bond limitation and the national recovery zone facility bond limitation that are allocated to the state among the counties and large municipalities pursuant to federal law; revises certain provisions governing recovery zones and energy production facilities; authorizes the Tennessee local development authority (TLDA) the authority to allocate on behalf of the state the portion of the federal "national qualified energy conservation bond limitation" that is allocated to the state.
||As enacted, requires apportionment and distribution of sales and use tax revenue of certain hotels in an amount equal to the amount of such revenue derived from sales of goods or services on the premises of the hotel or inn, excluding revenue derived from the increases in such taxes from 5.5 to 7 percent; revenue so distributed may only be used to retire debt incurred prior to April 1, 2009, in renovating the hotel or inn and will continue only until the debt is retired.
||Business and Commerce
||As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Small Business Investment Company Credit Act."
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, exempts utilization review agents who are accredited by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) from payment of annual fee; authorizes utilization review programs for the mental health and chemical dependency care to comply with either NCQA standards or Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) standards; requires creation of all payer claims database; establishes the Tennessee health information committee.
||As enacted, delays the implementation of certain provisions of the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act; revises provisions governing "top race" and audits; revises other various provisions of the Act.
||As enacted, allows district attorney general or assistant district attorney general to issue a subpoena for production of records related to Internet and computer use in cases of sexual exploitation of a minor.
||Hotels and Restaurants
||As enacted, prohibits any non-elected body of a municipality, county, or metropolitan government from enacting an ordinance or issuing a rule or regulation pertaining to the provision of food nutritional information or from otherwise regulating menus at food service establishments; extends primary responsibility for implementing and supervising any federally mandated requirement regarding the provision of food nutritional information at food service establishments to the department of health, if the federal action specifically authorizes state departments to enforce such requirements.
||As enacted, requires that forfeited amounts from deposits paid to agencies to ensure that adopted dogs and cats are spayed or neutered be used to conduct programs to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the community where the agency is located instead of being used to conduct educational programs in support of spaying and neutering.
||As enacted, extends for additional six years to June 30, 2016, the temporary tax on bottles of soft drinks and barrels of beer to fund programs for the prevention and collection of litter.
||Insurance, Motor Vehicles
||As enacted, authorizes accident prevention courses that qualify for premium rate reductions for older drivers to be offered online, subject to the approval of the commissioner of commerce and insurance.
||As enacted, clarifies that privileged communication between critical incident stress management team members and persons participating in crisis intervention does not apply if the communication indicates the existence of present child abuse or neglect of the individual, abuse of an adult, or family violence.
||As enacted, revises membership of Four Lake Regional industrial development authority to provide that in a county adopting a metropolitan form of government the mayor of such county must appoint a citizen member to serve on the authority.
||Judges and Chancellors
||As enacted, clarifies that a retired judge or a general sessions judge may administer the required oath to support the constitutions to an inferior court judge.
||As enacted, authorizes person with handgun permit to carry handgun while big game bowhunting during the archery-only deer season.
||As enacted, allows Oak Ridge Playhouse to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises.
||As enacted, allows Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises.
||Statutes and Codification
||As enacted, codifies the acts of the 2009 legislative session.
||As enacted, changes reference from "regional planning commission" to "municipal planning commission" in regard to which entity's regulations have to have been met in order for the municipal planning secretary to be authorized to approve the subdividing of a tract into no more than two lots, without having to have approval of the entire commission.
||Human Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, authorizes the department to provide low-income energy assistance at any percentage of the federal income poverty level that is permitted by federal law.
||Milk, Dairy Products
||As enacted, enacts the "Dairy Farmers Prosperity Act."
||As enacted, authorizes certain municipalities to allow golf carts on certain public roads within their jurisdiction upon the adoption of an ordinance by a two-thirds vote.
||Firearms and Ammunition
||As enacted, modifies the methods for disposing of certain confiscated weapons; requires that weapon be destroyed if it is inoperable or unsafe; otherwise allows for sale of weapon.
||As enacted, allows construction to begin on an educational building while awaiting final approval of the educational building plans from the state fire marshal, if approved by a local government that does certain self-enforcement of building codes, under certain circumstances.
||Correction, Dept. of
||As enacted, authorizes inmate relations coordinators to carry firearms to same extent as correctional officers.
||As enacted, classifies the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as a "historic performing arts center" for purposes of consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
||As enacted, provides that the regular employer of an employee will not be held liable for civil damages arising out of actions of an employee while the employee is serving as a mandatory prescreening agent.
||As enacted, authorizes planning commissions to promulgate provisions in its subdivision regulations, and recommend amendments to the zoning ordinance, for the establishment of review and approval powers for site plans and the establishment under zoning provisions for the review and approval of sustainable design and development of property.
||As enacted, adds motorcycles to lemon laws regarding warranty protections.
||As enacted, revises various provisions regarding voting by members of the military and citizens who are temporarily outside the U.S.and vacancies in the house of representatives.
||Physicians and Surgeons
||As enacted, adds "Level III Office based surgery" to statute governing office-based surgery.
||As enacted, mandates that wills or trusts of decedents, who die after December 31, 2009, but before January 1, 2011, that reference certain exemptions shall be construed as referring to the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws.
||As enacted, increases from $25,000 to $150,000 the value of an institutional fund for which modification of a restriction on a gift instrument is permitted.
||As enacted, authorizes bicycles to proceed through intersections with inoperative vehicle detection devices due to the weight of the bicycles.
||As enacted, allows Walking Horse Hotel in Bedford County to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises.
||As enacted, revises the list of licenses a Level 2 adult care home provider serving residents with traumatic brain injury or a resident manager employed by the provider must hold to include a "licensed rehabilitation professional or licensed mental health professional" instead of a "respiratory therapist."
||Parks, Natural Areas Preservation
||As enacted, revises the acreage and description of certain state natural areas; adds Hill Forest in Nashville.
||As enacted, requires court clerk to provide, upon request, debtor with copy of judgment or agreement when judgment required to be paid through court and copy of receipt of amount paid in discharge of the judgment or agreement.
||Naming and Designating
||As enacted, names pumper/operations building at Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bedford County in honor of Lewis H. Baker.
||As enacted, adds offense of aggravated rape of a child to list of offenses for which offender is required to be sentenced to community supervision for life.
||As enacted, authorizes the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the Clayton Center for the Arts in Blount County.
||As enacted, extends the requirement that any land use decisions made by a legislative body or planning commission after the adoption of a general regional plan be consistent with the plan to also apply to a board of zoning appeals when such board is exercising its powers on matters other than variances.
||As enacted, allows Majestic Theater in Chattanooga to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises.
||As enacted, prevents the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association and its member institutions from being held liable for breach of confidentiality of student data or records that are required to be submitted to THEC, if the breach was a result of the actions of the commission or its staff.
||As enacted, "Warren G. Melton Memorial Bridge," S.R. 69A in Henry County.
||Appeal and Review
||As enacted, directs that any appeal of a final judgment of a writ of error coram nobis is heard and determined by the court of criminal appeals instead of the supreme court.
||As enacted, extends board of barber examiners, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends collection service board, June 30, 2013.
||Professions and Occupations
||As enacted, authorizes an operator of a crematory facility or funeral establishment to dispose of unclaimed cremated human remains after 180 days have passed since the cremation occurred; provided, the operator maintains a record of the disposition for inspection during normal business hours.
||As enacted, extends deadline for applications for 2010-2011 annual events to 15 days after March 25, 2010; requires secretary of state to submit third omnibus list for 2010-2011 annual events; extends authority to conduct events to certain nonprofit organizations in existence for at least five years.
||As enacted, allows a court to modify the terms of a will in manner that is not contrary to the testator's probable intention in order to achieve the testator's tax objectives and the court may provide that the modification has retroactive effect.
||As enacted, enacts the Tennessee Community Property Trust Act of 2010.
||As enacted, authorizes a releasing facility and qualified mental health professional to consult with certain additional adult family members in developing an outpatient treatment plan.
||As enacted, authorizes municipalities that collect their own property taxes to accept partial payments of property taxes under certain conditions.
||As enacted, exempts firefighters in Grainger and Claiborne counties and any municipality located within those counties 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; makes eligibility to receive pay supplement for completing in-service training course contingent on meeting minimum training requirements.
||Children's Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, removes provision that requires a county to pay the state for the actual daily cost to the state for the length of stay of a child in state custody after such county exceeds 300 percent of the state average commitment rate for dependent and neglected children or delinquent children; requires department to provide report regarding commitments to state custody; authorizes collaborative planning process.
||As enacted, revises reporting requirements concerning persons obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances.
||As enacted, authorizes the Sewanee Inn to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
||As enacted, revises certain requirements for appointing a receiver to manage a cemetery.
||As enacted, changes certain licensure requirements for motor vehicle sales, home inspectors, real estate brokers, and Class 4 and 5 liquid petroleum permit holders.
||As enacted, extends Great Smoky Mountain parks commission, June 30, 2016.
||As enacted, extends southeast interstate forest fire protection compact, June 30, 2017.
||As enacted, extends Tellico reservoir development agency, June 30, 2016.
||As enacted, extends board of cosmetology, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends the Tennessee athletic commission, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, extends compact for education, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends southern regional education compact, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, extends advisory board for rehabilitation centers, June 30, 2016.
||As enacted, extends the board of communication disorders and sciences, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends the board of examiners in psychology, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends the board of medical examiners' committee on physician assistants, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends the board of optometry, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends board of podiatric medical examiners, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends the board of veterinary medical examiners, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends interstate compact on mental health, June 30, 2016.
||As enacted, extends sex offender treatment board, June 30, 2013.
||As enacted, extends department of veterans' affairs, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, creates Class A misdemeanor, punishable by fine only, of intentionally concealing or misrepresenting the telephone number utilized by ADAD equipment; provides certain exceptions.
||Campaigns and Campaign Finance
||As enacted, requires candidate or political campaign committee that files appointment of treasurer form before January 16, instead of January 1, of the year in which the candidate or committee expects to be involved in an election to file a financial disclosure statement by January 31.
||Forest and Forest Products
||As enacted, enacts the "Forest Product Fairness Act."
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, decreases from five to three years the length of time a small employer must purchase coverage through a health group cooperative.
||As enacted, extends the board of ground water management, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, extends the water quality control board, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, extends the petroleum underground storage tank board, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, extends the solid waste disposal control board, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, removes the district attorney general from the list of participants involved with the independent local advisory board for each county in which the multi-level response system, which is used to protect children from abuse, is operating.
||Bonds and Undertakings, Regulation of
||As enacted, redefines "formula rate," with regard to bonds or other obligations issued by an energy acquisition corporation on or before June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, entitles private non-profit institutions of higher education chartered in Tennessee to purchase and contract for the purchase of any materials, supplies, equipment, and services through the department of general services to the same extent the state public colleges, universities, and technology centers may do so.
||As enacted, adds Pates Ford Marina in DeKalb County to those facilities authorized to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption as a premier type tourist resort.
||As enacted, extends the pilot program for class size limits in career and technical education course in Davidson County for two years, through July 1, 2011; extends committee to study pilot program to January 1, 2012.