||As enacted, makes various technical changes to the Tennessee Securities Act of 1980 concerning disciplinary hearings, securities registration depository systems, the IDEA system, and certain other subjects.
||Solid Waste Disposal
||As enacted, authorizes Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University to research and develop methods to address how to use the materials in solid waste as raw materials to create jobs, business, and compost.
||As enacted, extends Tennessee bureau of investigation, June 30, 2014.
||As enacted, removes Watkins Institute commission from sunset law.
||As enacted, revises various provisions governing the organization, rules, appointment of director and staff, and disbursement of funds of municipal and regional planning commissions.
||As enacted, recognizes a person authorized to direct disposition of the remains of a person in the military in the event of death as indicated on a DD Form 93 completed by military personnel as the proper person to make the decision in certain circumstances.
||As enacted, requires that the law enforcement officer operating a device used to measure the speed of a motor vehicle be trained in the use of the device in order for the results of the use of the device to be admissible as proof of the speed of the motor vehicle or the conduct of the driver of the vehicle; requires that the law enforcement officer operating a device used to measure the alcohol content in a person's blood be trained by a recognized certification organization in the field as qualified to operate the device, in order for the results of the use of the device to be admissible as proof of the alcohol content in a person's blood or the intoxication of the person.
||As enacted, authorizes service animals, fish for decorative purposes, and birds in cages in barber shops; requires that cages be cleaned daily.
||As enacted, extends the department of environment and conservation, June 30, 2012.
||As enacted, encourages economic efficiency in state government through utilization of innovative approaches and methodologies.
||Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
||As enacted, authorizes attorney general to disclose to cigarette manufacturers information concerning number of cigarettes sold with manufacturer's tax stamp affixed in certain circumstances.
||As enacted, grants up to 12 administrative leave days in a calendar year for state employees who are TSEA board members to attend board meetings.
||Physicians and Surgeons
||As enacted, directs the department of health to encourage physicians to provide a publication dealing with umbilical cord blood banking to a woman by the end of her second trimester.
||As enacted, classifies certain documents submitted to the state in response to a request for proposal or other procurement method as confidential after completion of the evaluation period.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, defines "lawful charges" by a purchaser of property sold for taxes to include reasonable payments for maintenance and insurance for purposes of determining amount to be paid to redeem the property.
||Health, Dept. of
||As enacted, requires department to implement a pilot program in certain counties that allows county clerks to issue certified copies of computer abstract birth certificates.
||Insurance, Health, Accident
||As enacted, implements and describes certain coverage limitations and benefits provided by the life and health insurance guaranty association.
||As enacted, changes the hearing date for an inmate to be released from a mental retardation facility from 21 days to 21 business days of receipt of notice to the court; changes the notice from the court to the facility from 15 days to 15 business days.
||As enacted, allows LEAs greater flexibility in extending the school day in order to offset days used for professional development or weather-related closings.
||As enacted, changes word "tax" to "fee" in statement appearing on bill for storm water fees.
||As enacted, deletes Tennessee Public Livestock Market Charter Act; revises other various provisions regarding livestock.
||Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration
||As enacted, adds language "www.tnvacation.com" to all license plates, except special license plates, to promote state's official travel planning web site.
||As enacted, requires the board of optometry to list on its web site the organizations whose continuing education courses are deemed approved to meet the requirements of the board; specifies that courses by such organizations will be considered approved by the board and will be available to optometrists as a means of satisfying annual continuing education obligation, in addition to the continuing education courses that have been approved by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education.
||As enacted, extends board of funeral directors and embalmers, June 30, 2013; exempts the sale of funeral merchandise from the definition of funeral directing; clarifies that funeral directing is the making of arrangements to provide for funeral services or the making of financial arrangement for the rendering of funeral services.
||As enacted, prohibits schools and boards of education from separating multiple birth siblings into different classrooms solely due to such children being multiple birth siblings.
||Registers of Deeds
||As enacted, authorizes revenue received by the Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Rutherford, and Hamilton county registers' offices from data processing fees, above an amount necessary to purchase equipment and services, to be used for other purposes directly related to the official function of such office.
||Regional Authorities and Special Districts
||As enacted, specifies method of determining the rate of interest on Build America Bonds issued on or before June 30, 2012, by convention center authorities.
||Physicians and Surgeons
||As enacted, authorizes the board of medical examiners to issue a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Global Collaboration license.
||As enacted, updates the trust laws.
||Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies
||As enacted, authorizes reimbursement to an insured for services provided by a licensed marital and family therapist or licensed professional counselor.
||Transportation, Dept. of
||As enacted, authorizes commissioner to develop guidelines for municipal tourism/wayfinding informational signage programs in counties and in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis.
||Public Funds and Financing
||As enacted, requires each local government participating in the local government investment pool to transfer electronically to the pool any funds the local government desires to be invested in the pool.
||Private Protective Services
||As enacted, requires automatic revocation of armed or unarmed security guards/officers convicted of certain offenses, if licensee does not request hearing; allows other disciplinary action after hearing.
||As enacted, authorizes a development district board to borrow such funds as it deems necessary to fund the construction of a building for its own use, and to mortgage or otherwise pledge its real property or other assets to secure such a loan.
||As enacted, requires the office of education accountability within the office of the comptroller, in consultation with the department of education, to survey other states to determine how states use measures of parental involvement and student accountability in evaluating teacher performance; requires reporting and presenting of information.
||Naming and Designating
||As enacted, names campus at Senator Ben Atchley State Veterans Home in Knox County in honor of Gerald D. Clark.
||As enacted, extends missing senior citizen alert program to persons with dementia; revises various provisions of program.
||As enacted, changes references in several titles of Tennessee Code Annotated from "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability."
||As enacted, allows LEAs to use reasonably obtainable information in determining whether a student who dropped out of school enrolled elsewhere; allows LEAs to include GEDs in calculating graduation rates for all purposes other than those in which such inclusion is prohibited by federal law.
||As enacted, allows a local education agency to issue a diploma to a student who failed to receive a diploma due to service in the Vietnam War.
||As enacted, requires survey of extended learning programs to be disseminated by the department of education to all LEAs so that successful programs may be replicated.
||Children's Services, Dept. of
||As enacted, requires that permanent educational records for students who have been in state custody be forwarded to the department when a department provider agency school ceases operations or when the department no longer contracts with the provider agency.
||Taxes, Real Property
||As enacted, removes the exceptions to the requirement that when property has been assessed for property taxation in a county for at least five years, the state board of equalization may not rule that the property is located in a different county; and authorizes the board to redress double assessment in these circumstances.
||Local Government, General
||As enacted, removes the requirement that the comptroller devise standard procedures to assist the county legislative body in the disposition of funds that are appropriated by the body for the financial aid of any nonprofit charitable organization, any chamber of commerce exempt from taxation, or any nonprofit civic organization, as authorized in present law.
||As enacted, requires that applications and certain documents filed by certain business organizations with secretary of state be accompanied by a confirmation of good standing, a tax clearance for termination or withdrawal, or another similar communication.
||As enacted, authorizes anyone to apply to the secretary of state to furnish a certificate of existence for a domestic LLC, LLP, or LP or a certificate of authorization for a foreign LLC, LLP, or LP.
||As enacted, revises provisions regarding distinguishable names for corporations and partnerships and application for use of a name that is not distinguishable.
||As enacted, authorizes The Company Store and Maggie's Landing in DeKalb County to apply for licensure to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption as premier type tourist resorts.
||As enacted, clarifies that the governor may enter into civil defense and disaster compacts with the "states" instead of the "contiguous states"; and renames the emergency management assistance compact that the governor may enter into under present law from the "southern regional emergency management assistance compact" to the "emergency management assistance compact."
||As enacted, revises certain factors for determining veterans' preference points in civil service system.
||Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies
||As enacted, removes language requiring that the interstate insurance product regulation commission must terminate on June 30, 2009.
||As enacted, removes the June 30, 2010, termination date for revisions to civil service provisions enacted by Chapter 1 of the Public Acts of 2009 to deal with a proposed reduction in workforce.
||As enacted, removes lien authorization for unlicensed residential or home improvement contractor if work is performed in a jurisdiction which requires such persons to be licensed.
||As enacted, revises requirements for registered sex offender to attend conference at school or similar place as parent and to drop off or pick up child at school.
||As enacted, revises the prerequisites for and terms of loans to local governments operating a waste water facility.
||Tort Liability and Reform
||As enacted, removes provision that would repeal the inclusion of certain nonprofit public benefit corporations as a "governmental entity" in Shelby County.
||As enacted, authorizes a highway patrol member that retires involuntarily after 20 years of honorable service to keep his badge and weapon and to receive a retired commissioned card.
||As enacted, requires that at the end of the trial court proceeding, the clerk pay any money collected from an indigent criminal defendant to the administrative office of the courts rather than directly to the defendant's attorney of record; provides for certain excess funds being paid to appointed attorney.
||Professions and Occupations
||As enacted, clarifies and reiterates current law concerning what duties may be performed by general contractors and architects and engineers performing construction management agent or advisor services for the construction of school buildings or additions to existing buildings.
||As enacted, establishes that boating regulation laws will govern unclaimed or abandoned boats and vessels when in conflict with the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act.
||Judges and Chancellors
||As enacted, requires that a court, when appointing a lawyer to sit as a special judge for a general sessions judge or a juvenile court judge, state on the record the limitations of such special judge.
||As enacted, clarifies what a private act is for purposes of action required by the secretary of state; clarifies that a private act amends county or city charters, not the general law.
||Teachers, Principals and School Personnel
||As enacted, revises provisions governing approval required for teachers to take personal leave.
||As enacted, clarifies that any spouse of a relative is also a legal relative or related.
||Garnishments and Executions
||As enacted, authorizes courts to void a summons for improper service if the service of the summons is made upon an employee of the garnishee rather than the garnishee, and such employee is also the judgment debtor.
||Local Education Agency
||As enacted, urges LEAs to consider the needs of working parents in scheduling parent-teacher meetings.
||As enacted, authorizes sales of alcoholic beverages on charter boat departing certain premier type tourist resort in Jefferson County; revises geographic requirement for a facility to qualify as premier type tourist resort in Jefferson County; also adds Pinecrest Golf Course in Gibson County.
||As enacted, honors the memory of the late Connie Hall Givens by renaming, in her honor, the Coordinated School Health Improvement Act.
||As enacted, requires each state governmental entity subject to the requirements of Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act to submit annual Title VI compliance reports and implementation plan updates to "the human rights commission" instead of "the department of audit."
||Dentists and Dentistry
||As enacted, clarifies duties of health departments that provide certain dental services "to the extent possible within budget limitations".
||As enacted, allows for a prescription order from a prescriber who has died being dispensed during a limited period of time after the prescriber's death in certain situations.
||As enacted, requires information concerning those bidding for masonry contractor work be included on the outside of the envelope containing a bid, in addition to those contractors currently required to be listed.
||As enacted, authorizes supervision of psychological examiners by senior psychological examiners.
||Health, Dept. of
||As enacted, requires the board to adopt rules requiring out-of-state home medical equipment service providers to maintain an office within the state.
||As enacted, adds Historic Rugby in Morgan County to the definition of premier type tourist resort for purposes of the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
||As enacted, directs that employees of the Board of Regents shall not elect whether to receive longevity pay by separate check until July 1, 2013.
||As enacted, clarifies that a person who is subject to regulation under the Emergency Medical Services Act may be subject to discipline for violating, or attempting to violate, a criminal statute in "any" state or Canada, not just this state, if the statute involves moral turpitude or reflects upon the person's ability to fulfill such person's responsibilities; removes $25.00 limitation on reinstatement fees.
||As enacted, imposes a statewide prepaid wireless emergency telephone service charge of 53 cents on each retail transaction.
||Animals and Animal Cruelty
||As enacted, provides immunity from civil liability for individuals, veterinarians, and animal control officers that provide, render, or obtain emergency care for non-livestock animals.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing state's subrogation interests.
||Pensions and Retirement Benefits
||As enacted, extends membership in the Tennessee consolidated retirement system to all employees instead of just the administrative employees of certain participating employers; and makes other revisions regarding the retirement system and retirement benefits under the system.
||As enacted, establishes a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth.
||As enacted, establishes violations of the Consumer Protection Act concerning covered file sharing programs.
||Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies
||As enacted, authorizes commissioner of commerce and insurance to waive requirement that foreign insurance company must have been organized and actively engaged in the insurance business in the state of its incorporation for a period of three years prior to the date of its application in order to be admitted and authorized to do business in this state, if the commissioner determines waiver is in the public interest.
||As enacted, prevents reduction or termination of unemployment benefits due to claimant's enrollment in an institution of higher education.
||As enacted, "Arthur Lorance Road," segment of S.R. 287 in Warren County.
||As enacted, "Charles Ulysses Boren Memorial Bridge," S.R. 56 in Warren County.
||As enacted, requires a local agency that receives information from the toll-free hotline that receives allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of public funds to investigate and remedy any illegal, improper, or wasteful activity noted in the information to the same extent that a state agency or community grant agency is required to do so under present law.
||As enacted, "Brenard Richardson Memorial Bridge," S.R. 373 in Marshall County.
||As enacted, "Alex Allen Memorial Bridge," S.R. 272 in Marshall County.
||As enacted, increases the aggregate amount that a debtor can claim for a personal property exemption from $4,000 to $10,000.
||As enacted, authorizes voters to approve the issuance of liquor retailer's licenses to manufacturers of products containing alcohol by referendum as an alternative to holding a special local option election; revises provisions governing the serving of samples by a retail licensee manufacturer or distiller.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing guidelines and benchmarks for and visits to child care agencies that receive subsidy funds.
||As enacted, enacts the "Freedom From Coercion Act."
||As enacted, authorizes the treasurer to set a minimum dollar value for unclaimed property paid or delivered to the treasurer that requires the mailing of a notice instead of requiring that the minimum value be $50.00; and authorizes the treasurer to claim unclaimed property from any other state on behalf of any Tennessee state department, agency, board, commission, or institution, including a public institution of higher education.
||As enacted, revises provisions governing rental and assignment of network rights to expand the information required to be included in an explanation of benefits sent to medical provider and gives the provisions the short title the "Rental and Assignment of PPO Network Rights".
||Firearms and Ammunition
||As enacted, allows person without handgun carry permit to transport rifle or shotgun in or on a privately-owned motor vehicle provided there is no ammunition in the chamber or cylinder and no loaded clip or magazine in the weapon or in close proximity to the weapon or any person.
||As enacted, permits any state employee to obtain employment with another employer while working as a state employee so long as there are no conflicts with the employment schedule as a state employee.
||As enacted, requires that all written, printed, or computer-generated orders for a Schedule II controlled substance prepared by a podiatrist, dentist, physician, surgeon, optometrist, osteopathic physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant be written legibly, printed, or computer-generated as a separate prescription order; requires on handwritten prescriptions that quantity be written in letters or numbers instead of both letters and numbers.
||As enacted, allows lease of land or facilities to be more than five years if such lease is entered into by TRICOR with a private party under a P.I.E. program or service program in connection with a contract for employment of inmates.