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0201 Historical Sites and Preservation As enacted, clarifies that renovations of memorials are excluded from the petition for waiver process under the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2016; excludes from coverage under the act buildings and structures that have reached the end of their useful lives and are approved for demolition by the state building commission; requires that prior to any decision to demolish a memorial designated as a national historic landmark or listed on the register of historic places, the historical commission make comments to the state building commission. HB0644
0202 Firearms and Ammunition As enacted, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well as a firearm or ammunition. HB0688
0203 Game and Fish Laws As enacted, establishes that requirements on the size, placement and inspection of steel traps used in the taking of wildlife be set by rule or proclamation of the fish and wildlife commission, as necessary, rather than by statute. HB0733
0204 Education As enacted, requires the department of education to review all current laws and policies related to exclusionary discipline practices in public schools for students in pre-kindergarten through kindergarten and to develop guidelines and standards for alternatives to exclusionary discipline practices based on the findings of the review; establishes other related requirements. HB0872
0205 Education As enacted, clarifies that for purposes of school improvement plans, a school and LEA may choose either the ACT or SAT test scores as one of the assessments for student proficiency. HB1043
0206 Animal Control As enacted, establishes uniform requirement that agencies that take in stray and abandoned animals make an effort to contact the animal's owner within 48 hours of the receipt of the animal, or within two business days of the receipt of the animal when received on a Friday, when there is some identification marking or tag on the animal that bears notification information. HB1103
0207 Education As enacted, recognizes students who earn a composite score of 19 on the ACT, or an equivalent score on the SAT, and who also earn a capstone industry certification as promoted by the department of education, as a Tennessee Tri-Star Scholar upon graduation; requires schools to recognize the student as a Tennessee Tri-Star Scholar at the school's graduation ceremony. HB1161
0208 Criminal Offenses As enacted, gives immunity from civil or criminal liability to a person for making a report to law enforcement of suspicious activity or behavior if the report is based on articulable suspicion. HB1366
0209 Professions and Occupations As enacted, allows a homeowner to cancel a contract for alarm services for a period longer than two years by giving 30 days' written notice to the alarm systems contractor after the initial two years if the homeowner has to sell the real property due to medical reasons; requires a homeowner to provide the alarm systems contractor with a letter from the homeowner's treating physician verifying the medical reasons that compel the homeowner to sell the property and seek cancellation of the alarm system service contract. HB1392
0210 Physicians and Surgeons As enacted, revises certain requirements governing pain management clinics and pain management specialists. SB0154
0211 Boards and Commissions As enacted, authorizes the governor to appoint persons to fill positions on certain boards from lists of nominees submitted by interested groups, instead of requiring appointments to be made from such lists. SB0240
0212 Consumer Protection As enacted, revises certain provisions regarding a litigation financier. SB0305
0213 State Employees As enacted, extends state employee defense protections to foster parents under contract with agencies under contract with the state and not just to foster parents under contract with the state. SB0361
0214 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, designates the Sewanee Inn in Franklin County as a premier type tourist resort for the purposes of on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages; also so designates a certain commercially operated facility in Cumberland County and the new Restoration Hardware store in Nashville. SB0390
0215 Professions and Occupations As enacted, requires state governmental entities that establish or adopt guides to practice to do so through the promulgation of rules. SB0449
0216 Professions and Occupations As enacted, enacts the "Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2015." SB0565
0217 Emergency Communications Districts As enacted, authorizes members of a district's board of directors to participate in board meetings by any electronic means approved by the board; revises provisions governing removal of a member for failure to attend meetings; revises other provisions regarding members of boards of directors. SB0596
0218 Motor Vehicles As enacted, removes restriction that off-highway vehicles only be operated during daylight hours during one day of each of two weekends per year in which the vehicles may be operated in Scott County; specifies that the off-highway vehicles may be operated until 12:00 midnight. SB0680
0219 Industrial Development As enacted, authorizes, in certain circumstances, transfer of parcels of property located on a remediation site in Oak Ridge to the industrial development board consistent with the terms of the conveyance. SB0707
0220 Water As enacted, extends to a person who has contracted for the right to store water in a reservoir owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the exclusive rights to any return flows generated directly or indirectly to that reservoir by the person. SB0818
0221 TennCare As enacted, requires managed care organizations participating in the TennCare program to annually report to the bureau of TennCare certain information regarding treatment of claims for mental health and alcoholism or drug dependence benefits in relation to the requirements of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. SB0837
0222 Judicial Officers As enacted, establishes the position of domestic abuse magistrate for Knox County to issue orders of protection, hear order of protection violations, set bail and bail conditions, and perform other duties assigned by the circuit court judge of the 4th division who is also the appointing judge. SB0844
0223 Alcoholic Beverages As enacted, authorizes the sale of alcoholic beverages for on premises consumption at a location in Davidson County. SB0848
0224 Lottery, Charitable As enacted, redefines "nonprofit organization" for purposes of qualifying to have an annual gaming event to include a 501(c)(3) organization that has been in continuous existence in this state for three years and is a dues paying member of a separate 501(c)(3) organization that has been in existence in this state for 10 years. SB0924
0225 Banks and Financial Institutions As enacted, increases the maximum annual interest rate (or equivalent daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly rate) that a bank may charge and collect with respect to extensions of credit made on credit card accounts from 21 percent to 30 percent. SB0997
0226 Professions and Occupations As enacted, revises various professional regulatory provisions, including provisions regarding cosmetologists, home inspectors, and engineers. SB1188
0227 Barbers and/or Cosmetologists As enacted, removes licensure requirement for persons whose occupation or practice is confined solely to shampooing. SB1194
0228 Telecommunications As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act." SB1215
0229 Education, Higher As enacted, replaces the Tennessee National Guard Tuition Assistance Act with the Tennessee Support, Training, and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act of 2017. SB1216
0230 Administrative Procedure (UAPA) As enacted, authorizes commissioners and chief executive officers of administrative departments to evaluate certain actions by a regulatory board to determine whether the action may constitute a potentially unreasonable restraint of trade. SB1217
0231 Shelby County As enacted, increases membership on the county board of equalization from nine to 13 members. SB1246
0232 Drugs, Prescription As introduced, prohibits a health benefit plan from denying coverage for a refill of prescription eye drops after certain time periods for a 30, 60, and 90-day supply of the drops. HB0018
0233 Public Records As introduced, requires a records custodian, if that records custodian requires a request for copies of public records to be in writing, to accept a handwritten request submitted in person or by mail, an email request, or a request on an electronic form submitted online; requires a request for a records request form to be provided by the most expeditious means possible. HB0058
0234 Statutes of Limitations and Repose As introduced, limits any action to recover damages against a real estate appraiser arising out of the appraiser's real estate appraisal activity to being brought within one year from a person's discovery of the act or omission giving rise to the action; limits any disciplinary action against a real estate appraisal by the Board of Real Estate Appraisers from three years from the date the appraisal was completed. HB0376
0235 Education, Higher As introduced, prohibits THEC from approving an application or renewal application for an institution to participate in SARA if the institution is not designated a VETS campus. HB0396
0236 Taxes, Business As introduced, clarifies that the bail bonds tax collected by a bail bondsman shall be excluded from the total gross sales reported on business tax returns or deducted from the gross sales reported. HB0646
0237 Contractors As introduced, increases the monetary limit that triggers requirement that review of the financial statement of an applicant for a contractor's license be attested by the reviewing accountant from $1.5 million to $3 million; increases maximum value of buildings that small commercial building contractors may build for use and occupancy by the general public from $750,000 to $1.5 million. HB0906
0238 Public Employees As introduced, changes from three days to three business days the amount of time between the deduction from the salaries of participating county employees and officials of an amount sufficient to pay the county's portion of insurance premiums and the deposit of such moneys into the county insurance fund. HB0922
0239 Tennessee Bureau of Investigation As introduced, enacts the "Help Find the Missing Act." HB0044
0240 Health, Dept. of As introduced, authorizes entities that regulate health professionals to issue limited licenses; makes various changes related to reporting of disciplinary matters to licensure entities. HB0315
0241 Orders of Protection As introduced, requires a divorce court that modifies or makes an existing order of protection part of the divorce decree to issue a separate order of protection; requires the clerk to send a copy of the order to the petitioner, respondent, and the law enforcement agency. HB0434
0242 Hospitals and Health Care Facilities As introduced, excludes independent living facilities from regulation by the board for licensing health care facilities; sets inspection schedule for certain healthcare facilities at three years from the last inspection instead of 15 months; clarifies medication administration authority in residential homes for the aged. HB0528
0243 TennCare As introduced, authorizes the TennCare program to provide medical assistance for language interpreter services. HB0584
0244 TennCare As introduced, reduces the time period from 30 to 15 days for an enrollee or applicant for medical assistance to mail documentation of a material change affecting the enrollee or applicant's TennCare application. HB0649
0245 Election Laws As introduced, specifies the indications that a voter has changed address of residence without notifying the county election commission; specifies that any online voter registrations must be submitted on or before July 1, 2017; makes various changes to absentee voting provisions. HB0672
0246 Election Laws As introduced, requires a court to impose an additional $5,000 fine for a conviction for voter fraud; provides a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for voter fraud. HB0686
0247 Handgun Permits As introduced, authorizes the department of safety to consult any military form that captures either small arms qualification training or combat pistol training in order to verify a handgun permit applicant's eligibility for the military veteran's exception to the handgun training requirements. HB0689
0248 Assessors As introduced, increases amount of time the assessor preserves records of the date of any notification of a change in classification or assessed valuation from not less than two years to not less than three years. HB0762
0249 Criminal Offenses As introduced, expands the definition of "material" relative to sexual exploitation of children to include any computer image, or computer-generated image, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical, or other means. HB0781
0250 Taxes, Hotel Motel As introduced, authorizes the Town of Kingston Springs, by ordinance adopted by a two-thirds vote, to levy an occupancy tax of not more than 5 percent on the privilege of staying in any hotel or motel in Kingston Springs; 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 or economic development. HB0782
0251 Taxes, Excise As introduced, requires the commissioner of revenue to annually report the total number of jobs created for which franchise and excise tax credits were claimed for the preceding fiscal year to the members of the finance, ways and means committees of the senate and the house of representatives. HB0844
0252 Motor Vehicles As introduced, requires the department of safety to develop advisory guidelines for best behaviors of drivers during traffic stops. HB0903
0253 Public Health As introduced, repeals obsolete miscellaneous sanitary regulations for workshops, which includes any house, room, or place when used for the purpose of carrying on any process of making or altering, for sale or for wages, any coats, vests, trousers, knee pants, overalls, cloaks, shirts, waists, purses, feathers, artificial flowers, or cigars, or any wearing apparel of any kind whatsoever, intended for sale. HB0931
0254 Planning, Public As introduced, establishes authorization and procedures for housing authorities to redevelop certain areas for transit projects. HB1384
0255 Public Records As introduced, creates an exception from open records requests for video taken by a law enforcement body camera that depicts interactions with minors, the interior of a healthcare or mental health facility, or the interior of a private residence where no crime has occurred. SB0442
0256 Drugs, Prescription As introduced, authorizes local education agencies and nonpublic schools to maintain opioid antagonists in schools. SB0458
0257 Consumer Protection As introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor, civil penalties enforceable by the attorney general and reporter, and a private right of action related to "spoofing" of caller identification, facsimile, and text messaging services. SB0511
0258 TennCare As introduced, enacts the "Ground Ambulance Service Provider Assessment Act." SB0704
0259 Medical Occupations As introduced, requires the board of medical examiners to list the types of practitioners that are exempt from the practice of medicine requirements on its website. SB0845
0260 Students As introduced, allows a student to be excused from a school athletic event if the event occurs on a school holiday, the weekend, or a religious holiday and the parent or legal guardian provides prior written notice of the student's absence; authorizes an unforeseen emergency as exception to the parent or legal guardian providing prior written notice of the student's absence from the athletic event. SB1012
0261 State Employees As introduced, increases time the appointing authority has to appoint one of the applicants after being referred a list of eligibles from within 30 days to within 45 days. SB1060
0262 Bail, Bail Bonds As introduced, releases bail bondsman from the obligations of a bail or surety bond if the bond has been in effect for three years, if the defendant has not been arrested or indicted during that period and if the court, for good cause shown, has not extended the three-year period. SB1100
0263 Children As introduced, amends the requirements for what is to be included in a petition filed in juvenile court; clarifies the requirement that a court conducting a termination of parental rights hearing admit evidence pursuant to the Tennessee Rules of Evidence. SB1252
0264 Financial Institutions, Dept. of As introduced, requires the department to consult with financial service providers, the Tennessee commission on aging and disability, and the department of human services to consider ways in which the entities can collaborate to promote education and awareness of the dangers to vulnerable adults of financial exploitation and financial theft and explore preventative measures that can be taken by vulnerable adults to avoid such dangers. SB1267
0265 Sentencing As introduced, creates an enhancement factor, by which the defendant's sentence can be increased, where the defendant is convicted of committing a violent offense against a uniformed law enforcement officer or uniformed member of the military or national guard and the defendant intentionally selected the victim because of the victim's status as a law enforcement officer or service member. SB1342
0266 Nurses, Nursing As introduced, authorizes physician assistants and nurse practitioners to treat minors with sexually transmitted diseases to the full extent of the person's authority, including the authority to prescribe and dispense drugs relating to a sexually transmitted disease. SB0150
0267 Courts, General Sessions As introduced, changes the method by which a civil action in the general sessions courts is commenced from issuance of a warrant by the clerk to filing a warrant with the clerk. SB0160
0268 Health Care As introduced, extends the time in which compounding pharmacies must notify the board of pharmacy of a disciplinary action against the pharmacy from 14 days to 21 days. SB0268
0269 Wine & Wineries As introduced, authorizes wineries and farm wineries to purchase or import finished wine product and use or dispose of the finished wine product in any manner otherwise authorized for the use or disposal of wine manufactured, bottled, or produced by a winery or farm winery. SB0330
0270 Education, State Board of As introduced, requires the board to promulgate rules to adopt and implement books and curriculum for American sign language courses to satisfy foreign language requirements. SB0524
0271 Treasurer, State As introduced, renames the division of claims administration as the division of claims and risk management; requires the state treasurer to administer the division of claims and risk management. SB0623
0272 Food and Food Products As introduced, changes from 15 days to 14 days the time in which a department of agriculture agent must remove a tag or marking on a food, drug, device, or cosmetic item as being adulterated or misbranded if the agent fails to petition for an order of condemnation. SB0651
0273 Alcoholic Beverages As introduced, designates Fresh Hospitality located in Nashville as an urban park center for purposes of consumption on the premises. SB0739
0274 Public Health As introduced, requires the commissioner of health to report concerning the factors affecting this state's health status in rankings of health status among the several states to the health committee of the house of representatives and the health and welfare committee of the senate by February 15, 2018; the report shall include discussions of the role of individual behaviors in obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions in developing those rankings. SB0849
0275 Natural Disasters As introduced, allows a municipality or county, after a natural disaster, to spend public funds to clean up any private residential property, if a request is made by the owner of the property for such assistance, instead of only those properties that qualify for property tax relief. SB0964
0276 Welfare As introduced, clarifies that an adult, for purposes of adult day care services, is an individual who is 18 years of age or older. SB1032
0277 Law Enforcement As introduced, increases, from $25,000 to $100,000, the death benefit for a law enforcement officer who is killed in the line of duty; requires the TBI's investigative report to be disclosed to the public after the district attorney general has completed its prosecutorial function. SB1039
0278 Firearms and Ammunition As introduced, clarifies that the curriculum required before an employee is permitted to carry a handgun on the property of schools in distressed rural counties may be adapted by the instructing law enforcement agency from an existing curriculum approved by POST. SB1151
0279 Education, Curriculum As introduced, designates the week of September 17 as "Celebrate Freedom Week" in public schools; requires the state board of education to adopt rules in regard to Celebrate Freedom Week. SB1152
0280 Estates As introduced, makes various changes to probate law, including requiring the receipt of a distributee or legatee to be executed under penalty of perjury or sworn before the clerk or a notary public. SB1163
0281 Codes As introduced, authorizes the state fire marshal to inspect an owner's building upon the owner's request to determine if the building meets the statewide safety standards even if the building is located in a county or municipality that has opted out of the statewide safety codes. SB1167
0282 Solid Waste Disposal As introduced, revises record-keeping requirements to include owners and operators of transfer stations. SB1199
0283 Education As introduced, authorizes the development of curriculum for work-based learning in labor education alignment program; limits liability of employers participating in work-based learning. SB1231
0284 Air Pollution As introduced, decreases the number of copies from three to two of any air quality regulations adopted by a local government through reference in the local government's ordinance or resolution that must be filed in the office of the county clerk for inspection by the public. SB1371
0285 Education, Higher As introduced, requires that nominees for student member on the Tennessee higher education commission be submitted to the governor by March 15 instead of April 15. HB0064
0286 Criminal Offenses As introduced, authorizes property owners to provide notice that trespassing is prohibited on their property by marking trees and posts with purple paint as an alternative to posting signs. HB0078
0287 Pensions and Retirement Benefits As introduced, removes the 90-day limitation on a retired member of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system working as a substitute teacher. HB0166
0288 Marriage As introduced, adds federal administrative law judges to the list of officials authorized to solemnize marriages. HB0276
0289 School Transportation As introduced, establishes a school transportation supervisor program for the monitoring and oversight of transportation services for local education authorities and charter schools; requires new school bus drivers to complete a training program prior to transporting students; requires a driver to be at least 25 years of age to receive an initial school bus driver license endorsement. HB0322
0290 Probate Law As introduced, revises various provisions relative to wills, trusts, and guardianship. HB0567
0291 Taxes, Hotel Motel As introduced, clarifies that a municipality may adopt more than one ordinance to impose a hotel tax if the aggregate total tax does not exceed 5 percent. HB0589
0292 Child Abuse As introduced, adds the commission of trafficking for commercial sex act to the definitions of child sexual abuse and severe child abuse. HB0615
0293 Water Pollution As introduced, effective January 1, 2018, increases from 30 to 35 the number of days within which an administrative judge must hold a scheduling conference for a hearing concerning a violation of the Water Quality Control Act of 1977. HB1017
0294 Election Laws As introduced, prohibits state or local governments from regulating the shape and quantity of political signs placed on private property; prohibits homeowners associations from prospectively prohibiting by contract or covenant the placement of political signs by an owner or lawful resident of the association. HB1199
0295 Alcoholic Beverages As introduced, authorizes a distillery to sell at retail by the drink alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises. HB1287
0296 Criminal Offenses As introduced, creates the misdemeanor offense of unauthorized release of a law enforcement officer's residential address to the public punishable by a $500 fine if the release is criminally negligent or a $2,000 fine if intentional. HB0560
0297 Taxes, Personal Property As introduced, clarifies that a delinquent tax attorney preparing to seize personal property may, when delivering notice by mail, deliver the notice by certified, registered, or first class mail. HB0768
0298 Public Records As introduced, permits a person who has no more than two convictions to petition on a one-time basis for expunction of both convictions provided each offense is otherwise eligible for expunction. HB0873
0299 Real Property As introduced, increases the time in which the clerk has to notify a purchaser and all persons entitled to redeem property of a filing of a motion to redeem the property from a tax sale from 10 days to 14 days from the time the notice to redeem was filed with the clerk. HB0934
0300 Child Custody and Support As introduced, permits the department of human services to issue an administrative order for seizure of up to 50 percent of an inmate's commissary account in order to satisfy the inmate's overdue child support obligation. HB0993

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