Tennessee 109th General Assembly - Private Acts Search
Note: TCA 8-3-202 requires local governments to notify the Secretary of State of action taken on a private act by December 1st of the year passed. If not notified, the act becomes null and void. TCA 8-3-202.

Chapter Number Subject Abstract Bill Number Action
0001 Gatlinburg As introduced, subject to local approval, amends the charter to remove certain budget requirements deemed by the legislative body to be obsolete, inconsistent with state law, or burdensome. HB0046 Adopted
0002 Cheatham County As introduced, subject to local approval, removes requirement that persons be issued wheel tax decals for display on license plates as evidence of having paid the wheel tax. HB1379 Adopted
0003 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Gibson County special school district, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount of $3 million or less and to issue bond, revenue, and grant anticipation notes. HB1382 No Action Required
0004 School Districts, Special As introduced, revises the property tax rate for the Trenton special school district. HB0277 No Action Required
0005 School Districts, Special As introduced, revises the property tax rate for the Bradford special school district. HB0399 No Action Required
0006 Madison County As introduced, subject to local approval, replaces existing civil service commission system with a new system. HB1385 Adopted
0007 Henry County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases, from five to seven, the number of members on the board of trustees of the county medical center. HB1387 Adopted
0008 Westmoreland As introduced, subject to local approval, exempts the city recorder from the requirement that office holders reside within two miles of the city limits; eliminates durational residency requirement of six months for an eligible appointment to the office of city recorder. HB1388 Adopted
0009 Kingsport As introduced, makes various charter revisions including clarifying powers of the board may be exercised by ordinance, resolution or motion; clarifying how vacancy filled when an alderman becomes mayor; revising bond requirements for employees who handle money; clarifying when employee may request hearing prior to termination; clarifying that competitive bidding is required only when a contract involves expenditure of city funds. HB1390 Adopted
0010 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Tenth special school district of Wilson County, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount of $3 million or less and to issue bond anticipation notes in an amount of $3 million or less. HB1392 No Action Required
0011 Pikeville As introduced, subject to local approval, allows property owners who are not residents of the Town of Pikeville to vote in municipal elections. HB1393 Adopted
0012 Anderson County As introduced, subject to local approval, validates, ratifies, and approves the actions of the county clerk and trustee of Anderson County, in establishing branch offices in Norris and Oak Ridge. HB1377 Adopted
0013 Petersburg As introduced, amends the charter of the Town of Petersburg to remove the requirement that the recorder, chief of police, and judge live within the town limits. HB1386 Adopted
0014 Lewis County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel motel tax from the amount of five percent to the amount of seven percent; requires revenues generated from such increase to be used solely to promote tourism in the county. HB1380 Adopted
0015 Washington County As introduced, subject to local approval, abolishes the office of county attorney and deletes the authority of the county commission to establish a separate office of county staff attorney in Washington County, thus enabling the county attorney to be hired pursuant to general law. HB1381 Adopted
0016 Washington County As introduced, subject to local approval, repeals private act that created the office of county zoning administrator, thus enabling the county to establish the position of county building commissioner pursuant to general law. HB1384 Adopted
0017 Shelby County As introduced, abolishes extrajurisdictional zoning authority within the unincorporated areas of the county and, under certain circumstances, restores full and sole authority and control to the county board of commissioners. HB1394 Adopted
0018 Red Boiling Springs As introduced, subject to local approval, moves the date of the city elections for mayor and council members to coincide with the November general election and extends the present terms of the mayor and council members to expire on the second Monday following the November election in 2015; authorizes property rights voting limited to two persons per parcel. HB1395 Adopted
0019 Townsend As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. HB1396 Adopted
0020 Newport As introduced, subject to local approval, reduces the number of city utility board members, from seven to five, as terms expire; clarifies that the city's utility board shall operate as a separate unit of municipal government, free from the jurisdiction, direction, and control of any city or county officers and of the city council; and creates the position of vice mayor. HB1398 Adopted
0021 Loudon County As introduced, creates division II court of general sessions; creates position of judge to serve the division; and provides that a person be appointed to serve as judge of division II by the county legislative body until September 1, 2016, or until the judge's successor is elected and qualified. HB1399 Adopted
0022 Dandridge As introduced, subject to local approval, transfers responsibility for collecting property taxes from the town recorder to the town administrator; removes bond requirement and salary provisions for town recorder; removes provision requiring the town recorder to maintain certain voting records; and requires ordinances and resolutions be adopted after two readings by the board of mayor and aldermen. HB1400 Adopted
0023 Trezevant As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites town charter. HB1401 Adopted
0024 Clarksville As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. HB1402 Adopted
0025 Niota As introduced, requires candidates for mayor and the board of commissioners to be current residents of the city for at least one year; gives the commissioner of finance and taxation general supervision of the library; removes attendance requirements for the mayor and commissioners; permits the board of commissioners to perform the duties of the city administrator. HB2622 Adopted
0026 Cowan As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the compensation of the mayor and councilmen to be determined by ordinance; clarifies which actions by the city council must be done by ordinance; adds requirements for resolutions of the city council; prohibits members of the city council from holding other elected public office or to be an employee of the city; authorizes the mayor to serve as the purchasing agent. HB2626 Adopted
0027 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Paris special school district of Henry County, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million and to issue bond anticipation notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million. HB1944 No Action Required
0028 Medina As introduced, changes timing of elections for board of mayor and aldermen to coincide with federal elections. HB2619 Adopted
0029 Rutherford As introduced, changes terms for mayor and aldermen from four years to two years. HB2624 Adopted
0030 Saulsbury As introduced, subject to local approval, reduces the number of aldermen from six to five. HB2627 Adopted
0031 Murfreesboro As introduced, subject to local approval, reduces the number of readings required for adoption of ordinances by the city council, from three to two. HB1858 Adopted
0032 Millington As introduced, subject to local approval, staggers terms of office for aldermen; moves the date of city elections for mayor and aldermen to coincide with the November general elections; repeals requirement that the board of mayor and aldermen appoint a personnel board. HB2637 Adopted
0033 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Franklin special school district of Williamson County, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million and to issue bond anticipation notes in an amount not to exceed $12 million. HB2620 No Action Required
0034 Gibson County As introduced, subject to local approval, removes term limits for commissioners of the Gibson County utility district taking office September 1, 2002. HB2628 Not Adopted
0035 Ardmore As introduced, subject to local approval, allows board of mayor and aldermen to appoint a chief of police to serve at the pleasure of the board instead of serving for a term of years; removes requirement that salaries of police officers and firefighters be fixed by ordinance; subjects chief of police to suspension by the mayor for disciplinary purposes. HB2634 Action Pending
0036 Giles County As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the county commission to set the compensation for the county attorney; reduces the term of office of the county attorney from four years to one year; authorizes the county mayor to retain counsel for extraordinary legal matters. HB2635 Adopted
0037 Cannon County As introduced, transfers the filing of petitions and claims concerning mental health commitments from the general sessions court clerk to the clerk and master but retains the authority of the general sessions judge to hear and determine these cases. HB2640 Adopted
0038 Hardeman County As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes collection of solid waste disposal fee with the county property tax; requires disposal fee to be distinguished from the property tax amount on the tax notice. HB2632 Adopted
0039 Bradley County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the hotel/motel tax from five percent to seven percent; revises the allocation formula. HB1447 Adopted
0040 Rutherford County As introduced, adds a fourth general sessions court in Rutherford County, the judge of which shall be elected to a six-year initial term in the August 2016 general election, and eight-year terms thereafter, effective upon 2/3 vote of the local legislative body. HB2647 Adopted
0041 Eagleville As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites the city charter. SB2668 Adopted
0042 School Districts, Special As introduced, pursuant to the request of the Gibson County special school district, permits the district to issue bonds or notes in an amount of $18,500,000 or less and to issue bond, revenue, and grant anticipation notes; increases the special school district tax rate by 40 cents per $100 to pay debt service. HB2625 No Action Required
0043 Metropolitan Government As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the metropolitan council of the metropolitan government of Lynchburg, Moore County to direct the county election commission to conduct an advisory, nonbinding referendum on the question of whether to levy a property tax increase, with the proceeds from such increase to be used exclusively to fund public school renovations. HB2636 Action Pending
0044 Jellico As introduced, subject to local approval, changes the appointment qualifications for city judge; requires the city judge to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by majority vote of the board of mayor and aldermen; removes state residency requirement for appointed city judge. HB2641 Adopted
0045 Lynnville As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the compensation of the mayor and aldermen to be established by ordinance; requires a person to be a resident of the town for two years prior to an election, instead of six months, to be eligible to serve as mayor or alderman. HB2642 Adopted
0046 Montgomery County As introduced, subject to local approval, adds governmental units to the list of entities from which the hotel and motel occupancy tax is collected. HB2621 Adopted
0047 Putnam County As introduced, subject to local approval, increases the authorized maximum amount of the hotel motel tax from six percent to seven percent; requires revenues generated from such increase to be used for increased funding for parks and recreation, economic development, and tourism. HB2623 Adopted
0048 Copperhill As introduced, subject to local approval, requires approval of the board of mayor and aldermen for personnel decisions of the mayor. HB2643 Adopted
0049 Cookeville As introduced, subject to local approval, removes the requirement that all joint ownership arrangements of the Cookeville regional medical center authority be on city owned property; requires all joint ownership arrangements to be approved by the city council of the City of Cookeville. HB2644 Adopted
0050 Van Buren County As introduced, subject to local approval, revises allocation of occupancy tax proceeds from 22.28 percent to the city of Spencer and 77.72 percent to the county trustee, to 16 percent to the city of Spencer and 84 percent to the county trustee. HB2649 Adopted
0051 Linden As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the appointment of a vice mayor; allows for the mayor to be paid a salary, to be set by ordinance. HB2650 Adopted
0052 Lebanon As introduced, subject to local approval, revises the city charter. HB2651 Adopted
0053 Gallatin As introduced, subject to local approval, amends charter relative to the appointment of city officers by the city council, in addition to residency requirements, tenure, salaries, and termination provisions for such officers; specifies that the removal of the mayor, aldermen, and recorder shall be conducted in accordance with the general law; authorizes city attorney to accept service of process on behalf of the city. HB2653 Adopted
0054 Tullahoma As introduced, subject to local approval, creates the Tullahoma utilities authority. HB2633 Adopted
0055 Jamestown As introduced, subject to local approval, makes various revisions to the charter of Jamestown, including amending the qualifications of voters, the manner of holding elections, and the administrative organization of the city court. HB2645 Adopted
0056 Troy As introduced, subject to local approval, decreases the number of required monthly meeting times of the board of mayor and aldermen, from two to one. HB2648 Action Pending
0057 Rocky Top As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites city charter. HB2652 Adopted
0058 Trimble Subject to local approval, changes the election process for the mayor and aldermen elections; extends the terms of the mayor and aldermen from two years to four years. HB2654 Adopted
0059 Clay County As introduced, subject to local approval, decreases the Clay County board of education from 10 members to five members. HB2655 Not Adopted
0060 Portland As introduced, subject to local approval, designates the department of public works as the department of public works and public utilities; authorizes the mayor to exercise control over the divisions of the department. HB2658 Adopted
0061 Saltillo As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes compensation of mayor and aldermen to be set by ordinance; authorizes mayor and aldermen to be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the conduct of their official duties. HB2659 Adopted
0062 Shelbyville As introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites city charter. HB2660 Adopted
0063 Adamsville As introduced, subject to local approval, authorizes the city commission to designate a city administrator as head of the operating functions of the city, including that of chief financial officer; requires the city administrator to appoint all department heads and the city recorder. HB2661 Adopted
0064 Jackson County As introduced, subject to local approval, removes an outdated requirement that the highway commissioner submit a quarterly report of expenditures to the quarterly county court. HB2662 Action Pending
0065 Baxter As introduced, subject to local approval, abolishes office of city recorder; authorizes board to set city judge's compensation above $100 per month. HB2665 Adopted
0066 Alexandria As introduced, subject to local approval, moves the date of the city election to coincide with the August general county election; extends the four-year terms of office of the mayor and council members elected at the regular city elections held in September 2013 and September 2015 that are set to expire in 2017 and 2019, respectively. HB2664 Adopted
0067 Munford As introduced, subject to local approval, permits qualified voters in the state who own property in the city to vote in city elections. HB2638 Adopted
0068 Scott County As introduced, subject to local approval, expands application of the hotel motel tax to include campgrounds in which rooms, lodgings, or accommodations are furnished to transients for a consideration. HB2663 Adopted