Tennessee 110th General Assembly - Public Acts Search

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Chapter Number Subject Abstract Bill Number
0101 State Symbols As enacted, designates Oak Ridge Playhouse as an official state community theater. HB0985
0102 Barbers As enacted, broadens barbers' ability to perform services in a residence from residences of persons who are actually ill to all residences regardless of the health of the person; requires residential barber certificate in order to provide residential services. SB0032
0103 Equalization Board As enacted, revises notice requirements for final decisions reached by county boards of equalization to require inclusion of the taxpayer's right to electronically file an appeal to the state board, the current address of the state board, all relevant statutory deadlines, and other information required by the state board. SB0139
0104 Courts, Administrative Office of the As enacted, authorizes the administrative director to obtain a criminal history background check through the TBI and FBI on any applicant for employment; permits the administrative director to establish the job titles or classifications to which the background check requirement applies; and requires the office to pay for the cost of the background checks. SB0213
0105 Education, State Board of As enacted, requires the board to create an endorsement in computer science for all teachers who demonstrate sufficient content knowledge in the course material. SB0232
0106 Consumer Protection As enacted, provides exceptions to the standard formula required for gasoline blended with ethanol; exceptions to remain in effect until ASTM incorporates changes to the vapor pressure maximums for ethanol blends after this act's effective date. SB0237
0107 Local Government, General As enacted, prohibits a local government from adopting or enforcing any ordinance, regulation, resolution, policy, or any other legal requirement that regulates or imposes a requirement upon an employer pertaining to employee scheduling, except when necessary to avoid creating a public or private nuisance. SB0262
0108 Boards and Commissions As enacted, requires the governor to strive to appoint at least one person to the board of parole who has experience in corrections, probation, or parole; declares the governor the appointing authority for all board members. SB0275
0109 Campaigns and Campaign Finance As enacted, requires that campaign funds be deposited into a financial institution insured by the FDIC or the national credit union administration that is authorized to do business in this state. SB0377
0110 Fiscal Review Committee As enacted, removes the requirement that a fiscal note be furnished not more than 10 days after the introduction of certain bills or resolutions or a request for a fiscal note from a member; requires a fiscal note to be furnished upon a standing committee of either house placing such bill or resolution on its calendar. SB0543
0111 Publications, State As enacted, revises provisions governing the distribution of certain publications. SB0694
0112 Drugs, Prescription As enacted, requires the commissioners of health and mental health and substance abuse services to produce guidelines on nonresidential buprenorphine treatment by January 1, 2018, and to annually update those guidelines. SB0709
0113 Public Records As enacted, removes "addresses" from definition of personally identifying information in the general exception for records held by a governmental entity. SB0842
0114 Privacy, Confidentiality As enacted, makes confidential the identities of vendors providing the state with goods and services used to protect certain electronic, communication, and data storage systems; authorizes a governmental entity receiving such goods and services to vote to make the identities of such vendors confidential; revises exception as to who may receive such confidential information. SB1201
0115 Sunset Laws As enacted, extends the state forestry commission four years to June 30, 2021; authorizes the commissioners of environment and conservation and agriculture and the executive director of the Tennessee wildlife resources agency to designate persons to serve in their places as nonvoting members of the state forestry commission. SB0088
0116 Sunset Laws As enacted, extends the Tennessee advisory commission on intergovernmental relations four years to June 30, 2021; adds an attendance requirement for appointed members. SB0097
0117 Sunset Laws As enacted, extends the underground utility damage enforcement board two years to June 30, 2019; adds an attendance requirement for members of the board. SB0112
0118 Utilities, Utility Districts As enacted, requires members of certain utility boards of commissioners to meet training and continuing education requirements; provides that failure to meet such requirements could result in the ineligibility to receive certain financial assistance, or for members to be reelected or reappointed. SB0138
0119 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, authorizes the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption at Swann's Marina in Jefferson County. SB0348
0120 Drugs, Synthetic or Analogue As enacted, excludes from the definition of marijuana a cannabidiol product approved as a prescription medication by the United States Food and Drug Administration. SB0385
0121 Traffic Safety As enacted, makes the offense of obstructing public highways and streets where the obstruction restricts emergency vehicle access a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $200. SB0902
0122 Financial Institutions, Dept. of As enacted, revises various provisions relating to the licensing of certain non-depository financial institutions. SB1202
0123 Charitable Institutions As enacted, permits a nonprofit organization desiring financial assistance from a county or municipality to file, in lieu of completing and filing an annual audit, an annual report of receipts and expenditures in a form prescribed by the comptroller of the treasury; requires such report to be prepared and certified by the nonprofit's CFO; subjects such report to audit by the department of audit. HB0081
0124 State Government As enacted, clarifies that state law preempts local government enactments with respect to the regulation of and appropriate sanctions for conduct involving drugs and other similar substances. HB0173
0125 Environment and Conservation, Department of As enacted, makes confidential certain information related to guests of state parks. HB0312
0126 Libraries As enacted, revises provisions related to the operation of local libraries and the state regional library system; specifies terms for board service. HB0520
0127 Domestic Violence As enacted, requires the court to give a defendant intending to plead guilty to a domestic violence offense notice of the firearm dispossession consequences of a domestic violence conviction and sets out a procedure for a person convicted of domestic violence to terminate possession of all firearms. HB1112
0128 Aircraft and Airports As enacted, confers certain powers on regional airport authorities to borrow money for corporate purposes and issue revenue bonds. SB0020
0129 Utilities, Utility Districts As enacted, revises various provisions relative to utility districts, wastewater facilities, the utility management review board, and the water and wastewater financing board; allows utility districts to sell certain appliances and heating systems with natural gas or propane component and to offer installment payment plans and financing to customers for such purchases. SB0159
0130 Health Care As enacted, adds healthcare services provided to a patient at a public elementary or secondary school to the current definition of telehealth services for which health insurance entities are required to reimburse in a manner that is consistent with reimbursement for in-person encounters; requires that the public elementary or secondary school be staffed by a healthcare service provider and equipped to engage in such services. SB0195
0131 Judges and Chancellors As enacted, exempts retired judges from the duty to attend annual meetings of the state judicial conference. SB0198
0132 Utilities, Utility Districts As enacted, clarifies that for the audited financial reports of certain self-sufficient utilities, a change in net position means total revenues less all grants, capital contributions, and expenses. SB0231
0133 Equalization Board As enacted, changes the standard of review for property tax appeals by limiting review to the record before the hearing examiner. SB0238
0134 Administrative Procedure (UAPA) As enacted, clarifies that only those administrative judges and hearing officers in the executive branch are required to complete training conducted by the department of human resources, division of training, within six months of employment. SB0273
0135 Criminal Offenses As enacted, revises offense of criminal trespass in regard to grounds and common areas of housing and apartment complexes. SB0274
0136 Naming and Designating As enacted, establishes the month of April as "Tennessee Craft Beer and Cider Month." SB0281
0137 Election Laws As enacted, permits the sending of an absentee ballot to an address within a county, regardless of whether the voter requesting the absentee ballot possesses a commercial driver license or a valid transportation worker identification credential. SB0286
0138 Children As enacted, authorizes a physician to provide peripartum analgesia and peripartum care to a minor who is at least 14 years of age without the knowledge or consent of a parent. SB0293
0139 Funeral Directors and Embalmers As enacted, removes social security number from the information that a funeral establishment must include on the permanent identification device attached to a dead human body prior to interment and from the permanent identification device placed in the crematory urn before the remains are placed in the urn. SB0428
0140 Courts, Juvenile As enacted, revises provisions governing certain juvenile-related reporting requirements. SB0433
0141 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, authorizes the Chattanooga Theatre Center in the city of Chattanooga to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises. SB0506
0142 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, designates Finley Stadium in Chattanooga as a sports authority facility for purposes of on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages. SB0510
0143 Teachers, Principals and School Personnel As enacted, requires the department of education to provide all state board of education approved teacher training programs access to annual evaluation data for teachers and principals graduating from the programs for a minimum of five years following the completion of the program. SB0575
0144 Funeral Directors and Embalmers As enacted, specifies that a licensed funeral establishment is not prohibited from preparing any remains for disposition or performing, or offering to perform, commemorative services, if the commemorative services are performed in compliance with applicable laws and rules. SB0611
0145 Child Custody and Support As enacted, eliminates the accrual of interest on child support arrearages unless the court makes a written finding that interest will continue to accrue; in making such finding, the court must set the rate at which interest will accrue after consideration of any factors the court deems relevant, which rate may be no more than 4 percent per year. SB0677
0146 Charitable Solicitations As enacted, deletes registration requirement for professional fund raising counsel, which are persons who, for compensation, plan, manage, advise, consult, or prepare material for a charitable organization for the solicitation of contributions in this state, but do not engage any person to solicit contributions on behalf of a charitable organization. SB0693
0147 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, allows special occasion licensees to receive donated alcoholic beverages and beer; allows alcoholic beverage commission to issue citation for a retailer who fails to satisfy obligations to a wholesaler; makes various other revisions. SB0695
0148 Water Pollution As enacted, revises provisions governing the enforcement of the Water Quality Control Act; clarifies that the department of environment and conservation is the sole state agency authorized to conduct investigations under the Act and that other state agencies may assist the department in satisfying its duties under the Act. SB0819
0149 Driver Licenses As enacted, permits a judge to consider a criminal defendant's participation in recovery court as a hardship sufficient to order the stay of a criminal defendant's driver license revocation for failing to pay fines, court costs, and litigation taxes. SB0823
0150 Food and Food Products As enacted, exempts from licensure certain producers of small amounts of non-hazardous food intended for commerce; makes various changes to food safety laws. SB1187
0151 Commerce and Insurance, Dept. of As enacted, adds universities, colleges, community colleges, and colleges of applied technology to the list of educational institution types for which the POST commission provides services; authorizes the POST commission to collect police recruit fingerprints for criminal record checks by the TBI and FBI; and revises the circumstances under which the POST commission must issue a certificate of compliance to a recruit. SB1191
0152 Education, State Board of As enacted, requires the department of education to develop, and the state board to adopt, rules to ensure the education of students incarcerated in detention centers licensed by the department of children's services by the LEA in which the detention center is located. SB1195
0153 Safety, Dept. of As enacted, requires the division of protective services to provide police services for all state office buildings; requires the division to oversee the state facility protection officer program in conjunction with the commissioner of safety or the commissioner's designee; requires that certain officer commissions be issued only to persons assigned to property owned or leased by the state. SB1211
0154 Funeral Directors and Embalmers As enacted, requires that of the 10 hours of continuing education coursework required for renewal of licensure of funeral directors and embalmers, 5 of those hours must be attended in person, which means the coursework is either completed in the physical presence of the provider of the coursework or through an interactive virtual program that requires participants to confirm their presence during the program. SB1305
0155 Property Assessors As enacted, clarifies that property assessors may retain electronic or digital copies of property tax exemption applications to comply with existing retention requirement. SB1318
0156 Motor Vehicles As enacted, removes the 150-mile radius restriction and penalty for motor vehicles that are not common carriers and are used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery, or farm supplies; classifies fluid milk products as a nondivisible load that cannot be reasonably dismantled or conveniently transported otherwise. SB1353
0157 Highway Signs As enacted, enacts the "Shadow 'Shada' Brooke Lowe Act," which authorizes DUI memorial signs for victims of accidents in which the intoxicated driver causing the accident was not convicted due to the driver dying as a result of the accident. SB0017
0158 Funeral Directors and Embalmers As enacted, establishes requirements regarding the custody and transfer of remains in certain circumstances. SB0019
0159 Handgun Permits As enacted, exempts active-duty military service members and veterans who have specialties as military police, special operations, or special forces from handgun carry permit firing range requirements. SB0024
0160 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, authorizes certain historic performing arts centers to sell alcoholic beverages during a performance; authorizes the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the auditoriums of such performing arts centers. SB0048
0161 Education, Higher As enacted, authorizes the board of regents, the trustees of the University of Tennessee, and state university board of each public institution of higher education to adopt policies regulating smoking on property owned or operated by the institution; provided, that such policies do not permit smoking in any location where smoking is otherwise prohibited by law. SB0116
0162 Probation and Parole As enacted, establishes procedures to govern the release of a parolee whose parole has been revoked and who has been reincarcerated as the result of being charged with an offense committed while on parole if that charge is dismissed. SB0221
0163 Chiropractors As enacted, allows chiropractic physicians to enter into a direct primary care agreement with an individual patient or the patient's legal representative. SB0224
0164 Interest Rates As enacted, increases the amount of interest that may be charged by an industrial loan and thrift company on certain loan amounts in excess of $100. SB0256
0165 Taxes, Hotel Motel As enacted, authorizes the City of McMinnville, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax of not more than 2.5 percent on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in McMinnville; the ordinance must set forth the manner of collection and administration of the privilege tax; requires that all proceeds received by the municipality from the tax be used for tourism development. SB0389
0166 Education, Higher As enacted, transfers rulemaking authority under the Jacob Nunley Act and under the provisions governing the Hepatitis B waiver form at institutions of higher education from THEC to the governing boards of each public institution of higher learning; requires the governing board of each public institution of higher learning, in consultation with the department of health, to promulgate rules regarding immunization requirements for students enrolled within each respective institution. SB0393
0167 Boards and Commissions As enacted, requires the board of podiatric medical examiners to establish a registration process for certain residents continuing their clinical education; authorizes a licensed orthotist or prosthetist to utilize one or more non-licensed persons to assist in the performance of minor repairs on devices that have been previously dispensed to patients and the performance of other tasks approved by the board. SB0448
0168 Housing As enacted, adds East Ridge to governing bodies authorized to adopt ordinances to inspect residential rental dwelling units that are either deteriorated or in the process of deteriorating for compliance with applicable codes. SB0509
0169 Sentencing As enacted, increases classification of offense of patronizing prostitution from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor. SB0551
0170 Taxes, Hotel Motel As enacted, requires comptroller to audit expenditures made from proceeds of the hotel-motel tax levied by Hamilton County; requires the recipient of the proceeds to pay the costs of the audit from the proceeds received. SB0665
0171 Motor Vehicles As enacted, authorizes a person to operate a platoon on the streets and highways of this state after the person provides notification to the department of transportation and the department of safety. SB0676
0172 Motor Vehicles As enacted, authorizes off-highway vehicles on certain state routes in Campbell County. SB0811
0173 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, authorizes Ballet Memphis to be licensed as an urban park center for purposes of consumption of alcoholic beverages on premises. SB0885
0174 Water Authorities As enacted, authorizes an authority created under the Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority Act to promulgate rules for certain activities; revises and enacts other provisions relative to water and wastewater treatment authorities. SB0999
0175 Osteopathy As enacted, increases from $50 to $100 the per diem paid to each member of the board of osteopathic examination. SB1154
0176 Holidays and Days of Special Observance As enacted, creates "Tennessee Rural Mayors Day" to be observed on the first Monday of October each year. SB1160
0177 Education As enacted, revises various provisions regarding student accountability measures due to the implementation of the federal law The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) including revising the way the state board of education and the department of education determine the performance level of a school. SB1198
0178 Medical Occupations As enacted, amends qualification and record-keeping requirements related to central service technicians. SB1238
0179 Boats, Boating As enacted, directs TACIR to study the titling of boats. SB1261
0180 Economic and Community Development, Dept. of As enacted, removes requirement that agencies receiving public funding to assist businesses with sales volumes of $200,000 or less, or with fewer than 15 employees, must annually file a report with the department detailing the agencies' success with assisting such businesses; removes requirement that the office of minority business enterprise, or other division, must file a report with the commissioner compiling the agencies' filed data and must annually report the results of the data to the general assembly. SB1322
0181 Revenue As enacted, enacts the "Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy (IMPROVE) Act" or the "2017 Tax Cut Act." HB0534
0182 Victims' Rights As enacted, deletes the provision giving an alleged offender the right to have notice of and suspend all action concerning a claim for compensation by the victim under the criminal injuries compensation fund. HB0029
0183 Motor Vehicles As enacted, revises provisions governing areas where and times when off-highway vehicles may be operated on roads. HB0034
0184 Criminal Offenses As enacted, expands the offense of theft to include evading a component of an anti-shoplifting device, interfering with a fire alarm system, or using any artifice or article to commit or facilitate a theft, and makes other various changes; punishes a fifth or subsequent conviction in a two-year period one classification higher and imposes a fine of not less than $300 nor more than the maximum amount established for the appropriate offense classification. HB0056
0185 Firearms and Ammunition As enacted, treats a licensed firearms dealer the same as a private citizen by allowing the dealer to occasionally sell, exchange, or transfer firearms from the dealer's personal collection without conducting a background check on the buyer; clarifies that the criminal history records check requirements do not apply to an occasional sale of a used or second-hand firearm by a person who is not engaged in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms. HB0061
0186 Insurance, Motor Vehicles As enacted, clarifies that off-highway vehicles operated on public roads are covered under the definition of "uninsured motor vehicle" for purposes of being covered under an uninsured motorist policy. HB0077
0187 Sales As enacted, extends the time of sale of land to foreclose a deed of trust, mortgage, or other lien securing the payment of money or other thing of value or under judicial orders or process from "10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m." to "9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.". HB0095
0188 Tobacco, Tobacco Products As enacted, authorizes municipalities located in Putnam County to prohibit, by local ordinance, smoking on the grounds of an urban park center. HB0113
0189 Local Education Agencies As enacted, authorizes an LEA to develop and adopt, in consultation with the appropriate local law enforcement agency, a policy that authorizes a school security officer employed by the LEA to patrol within a one-mile radius of the security officer's assigned school, but not to exceed the boundaries of the assigned school's LEA. HB0147
0190 Credit Unions As enacted, increases from $10,000 to $15,000 the aggregate amount that a credit union may pay out of all accounts or contents of safe deposit boxes maintained by a deceased shareholder or depositor. HB0150
0191 Welfare As enacted, enacts the "Program Integrity Act of 2017," which establishes certain requirements for benefit eligibility. HB0227
0192 Education As enacted, revises present law concerning the use of assessment data. HB0309
0193 Taxes, Sales As enacted, delays effective date of certain streamlined sales tax provisions until July 1, 2019. HB0318
0194 Taxes, Franchise As enacted, alters the formula for calculating quarterly estimated payments for franchise and excise taxes; makes other related revisions. HB0320
0195 Alcoholic Beverage Commission As enacted, expands the definition of "premises" for purposes of the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to include the Station Street entertainment district in Chattanooga. HB0527
0196 Courts, Juvenile As enacted, requires an adjudicating court to inform a child of the need to file a motion for expunction of a juvenile record; requires the administrative office of the courts to create a motion that can be completed by a child; requires juvenile court clerks to make the model expunction motion available to all children. HB0577
0197 Courts, Juvenile As enacted, requires expunction of certain juvenile records upon motion; requires an adjudicating court to inform a child of the need to file a motion for expunction of a juvenile record; requires the administrative office of the courts to create a motion that can be completed by a child; requires juvenile court clerks to make the model expunction motion available to all children. HB0578
0198 Taxes, Real Property As enacted, specifies that return of the receipt for a mailed summons or notice that is either signed by the defendant or marked refused is grounds for a default judgment in a delinquent property tax case. HB0579
0199 Juvenile Offenders As enacted, makes various changes to the expunction of juvenile court records, including creating a process for the expunction of juvenile court records for cases in which the juvenile successfully completed pretrial or judicial diversion. HB0636
0200 Museums As enacted, requires that certain information in the selection process for the position of director at the Tennessee state museum be treated as confidential and that meetings pertaining to confidential information not be subject to open meetings; requires the search committee to publicly announce the finalists. HB0641

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