(Acts are ordered by chapter number and listed 100 per page)
|As enacted, reorders the presidential primary ballots to allow for candidates for state, county, and municipal offices to immediately follow the names of the presidential candidates; increases the number of vertical columns for each respective party's primary election on the ballot from two to three.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee emergency management agency three years to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, updates, from the August 2011 edition to the August 2016 edition, the electrical safety code governing electric-supply stations and lines; updates publisher's address.
|Physicians and Surgeons
|As enacted, clarifies that quality improvement committees apply to osteopathic doctors; updates references to the repealed Tennessee Peer Review Act of 1967.
|As enacted, requires comprehensive stroke centers and primary stroke centers, and encourages other hospitals, to report data on individuals with confirmed stroke to the ETSU College of Public Health on a quarterly basis.
|Holidays and Days of Special Observance
|As enacted, designates March 4 of each year as "Tennessee Missing Children's Day," a day of special observance.
|Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies
|As enacted, allows an insurance producer to charge fees for services relating to an individual's purchase of an individual major medical policy if the insurance producer is not receiving commission from an insurer and if the fees are based upon a qualified written agreement.
|Insurance, Motor Vehicles
|As enacted, makes various changes to the vehicle insurance verification program, including extending the time owners have to comply with notice of noncompliance and revising fee provisions.
|As enacted, authorizes private employers to give hiring preference to honorably discharged veterans, spouses of veterans with service-connected disabilities, unremarried widows or widowers of veterans who died of service-connected disabilities, and unremarried widows or widowers of members of the military who died in the line of duty.
|Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration
|As enacted, extends to federal holidays, in addition to Saturdays and Sundays, the days on which motor vehicles registered as antique motor vehicles may be driven for general transportation purposes.
|Taxes, Real Property
|As enacted, authorizes local governing bodies, by a two-thirds vote, to prorate the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner's real property or business owner's personal property, if the property was damaged as a result of a FEMA certified disaster between September 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016; expires on December 31, 2017.
|As enacted, removes requirement that the comptroller periodically conduct performance audits of state agencies authorized or required to act relative to the conservation of energy, the study and production of alternative sources of energy, and energy security; such agencies remain subject to performance audit for governmental entity review purposes.
|As enacted, requires members of county boards of equalization and hearing officers to complete annual training and continuing education, if the comptroller provides the education and training free of charge.
|Taxes, Hotel Motel
|As enacted, authorizes the City of Millersville, 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 Millersville; 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.
|As enacted, expands the time period, from not more than 60 days nor less than 10 days to not more than 90 days nor less than 10 days, in which the county election commission must appoint election officials before an election; permits election officials to volunteer to provide services without compensation.
|Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
|As enacted, permits the TBI to collect a $250 fee when a blood alcohol or drug concentration test is administered by law enforcement and tested by the TBI for the offenses of reckless driving and simple possession or casual exchange of a controlled substance.
|As enacted, clarifies that tax increment agencies need only file an annual statement of tax increment revenues allocated to the tax increment agency for active plans.
|Teachers, Principals and School Personnel
|As enacted, authorizes a school counselor to refer or help facilitate a referral of a parent or legal guardian's student to a counselor or therapist for mental health assessments or services.
|Education, State Board of
|As enacted, makes it the duty of the state board of education to issue professional licenses upon the work done in standard teacher-training institutions, colleges, and universities that must be approved by the state board of education after inspection as may be provided by the board.
|As enacted, requires the administrative head of a department, agency, or institution that has been audited by the comptroller to submit a corrective action plan within 30 days of the issuance of the audit report; empowers certain standing committees to take action in the event of noncompliance with respect to an audit by a department, agency, or institution.
|As enacted, removes requirement that the county trustee, treasurer, or other fiscal agent of an LEA annually submit a complete certified copy of the financial report of the LEA to the commissioner of education.
|As enacted, requires LEAs to ensure schools provide parents and guardians with information about influenza and the effectiveness of vaccination at the beginning of each school year; requires nonpublic schools to provide parents and guardians with information about influenza and the effectiveness of vaccination at the beginning of each school year.
|As enacted, expands the area, from only Sevierville to include all of Sevier County, that is exempted from the required removal of tourist-oriented directional signs erected by an entity other than the department of transportation.
|Guardians and Conservators
|As enacted, renames Chapter 1062 of the Public Acts of 2016 to be the "Falk Act."
|As enacted, adds "advertising services for the provision of a motor vehicle warranty in a deceptive manner likely to cause the owner to believe that the advertisement originated from the original manufacturer of the motor vehicle or from the dealer that sold the motor vehicle" as a violation of the Consumer Protection Act of 1977.
|As enacted, adds additional parties who are required to provide certain information to the commissioner of finance and administration, the bureau of TennCare, or managed care organization regarding recovery of benefits; amends related reporting requirements.
|Teachers, Principals and School Personnel
|As enacted, moves up the deadline for the state board of education to release the teacher preparation training report from November 1 of each year to February 15 of each year.
|As enacted, revises various provisions in higher education to include all state governing boards and not just the board of regents or the UT system due to the implementation of the FOCUS Act.
|Board of Regents
|As enacted, makes various technical corrections to the FOCUS Act related to the appointment of student and faculty board members.
|Statutes and Codification
|As enacted, codifies the Acts of the 2016 regular and extraordinary sessions.
|As enacted, requires state institutions of higher education to develop and implement uniform procedures for awarding academic credit through course equivalencies for military education, training, experience, and occupational specialties; provides methods for implementation.
|Naming and Designating
|As enacted, designates the new Tennessee Bureau of Investigation crime lab and consolidated regional headquarters to be constructed in Madison County as the "Special Agent De'Greaun ReShun Frazier TBI Crime Lab and Regional Headquarters."
|As enacted, designates the Boeing B-17F known as the Memphis Belle as the official state airplane.
|As enacted, expands the yellow dot motor vehicle medical information program to traffic stops and not just motor vehicle accidents; requires department of transportation to cooperate with veterans services organizations in publicizing yellow dot program.
|Food and Food Products
|As enacted, adds beekeeping to practices included in the Tennessee Community Gardening Act.
|Naming and Designating
|As enacted, names the dining area of the Brig. Gen. Wendell H. Gilbert Tennessee State Veterans Home in honor of Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Sidney Brown, United States Army.
|As enacted, extends the advisory council on state procurement three years to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the board of chiropractic examiners to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of communication disorders and sciences to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of dentistry four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of examiners in psychology four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of medical examiners' committee on physician assistants four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of optometry to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the board of veterinary medical examiners to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Civil Defense and Disaster Compact to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the consumer advocate division in the office of the attorney general and reporter four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the committee for purchase from the blind and other severely disabled four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the council on pensions and insurance eight years to June 30, 2025.
|As enacted, extends the department of financial institutions to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the department of general services three years to June 30, 2020; requires the department to report back to the committee concerning the findings in its 2016 performance audit report.
|As enacted, extends the department of mental health and substance abuse services four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the emergency communications board four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Emergency Management Assistance Compact to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the Interstate Compact on Detainers eight years to June 30, 2025.
|As enacted, extends the Interstate Corrections Compact eight years to June 30, 2025.
|As enacted, extends the Interstate Earthquake Compact of 1988 three years to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact of 2007 five years to June 30, 2022.
|As enacted, extends the local government insurance committee to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the Southeastern Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the state building commission to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the state capitol commission three years to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the state insurance committee to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the state procurement commission to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, extends the state protest committee to June 30, 2020.
|As enacted, terminates the state trust of Tennessee with no subsequent wind down year.
|As enacted, extends the statewide community services agency to June 30, 2018; requires the agency to appear before sunset review committee in 2017 to discuss progress made in addressing findings in its 2016 audit.
|As enacted, extends the statewide planning and policy council for the department of intellectual and developmental disabilities to June 30, 2022.
|As enacted, extends the statewide planning and policy council for the department of mental health and substance abuse services to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee arts commission five years to June 30, 2022.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee athletic commission to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee code commission to June 30, 2025.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee community resource board eight years to June 30, 2025.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee financial literacy commission four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee life and health insurance guaranty association five years to June 30, 2022.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee regulatory authority four years to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee residence commission to June 30, 2022.
|As enacted, extends the Tennessee technology development corporation to June 30, 2021.
|As enacted, extends the trial court vacancy commission to June 30, 2019.
|As enacted, requires any department receiving federal financial assistance to report certain notices of noncompliance from the federal government to the commissioner of finance and administration and the comptroller within five days.
|Nuclear Materials, Transportation and Safety
|As enacted, clarifies that deadly force may be used by nuclear security officers at both nuclear power reactor facilities and category I nuclear facilities.
|As enacted, clarifies state treasurer has authority to raise funds for the Tennessee financial literacy commission.
|As enacted, expands to include pharmacists in the prohibition on discrimination by managed health insurance issuers against optometrists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists, and chiropractors solely on the basis of their license or certification, if such providers are acting within the scope of their license or certification.
|As enacted, clarifies that a person petitioning for a certificate of employability does not have to be in the process of restoring the person's rights of citizenship.
|Education, State Board of
|As enacted, authorizes rules and policies permitting the administration of medications for adrenal insufficiency in schools.
|Correction, Dept. of
|As enacted, authorizes the commissioner, for good cause, to extend the six-month period within which a claim against the state for costs must be submitted to the department by an additional six months; effective until June 30, 2018.
|Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
|As enacted, establishes the Tennessee council on autism spectrum disorder.
|Building Commission, State
|As enacted, transfers employees of the state building commission from the department of finance and administration to the department of treasury.
|Insurance, Health, Accident
|As enacted, revises various provisions regarding when a health insurance entity can make, and when a health insurance entity is required to notify a provider of, changes in the provider's fee schedule.
|As enacted, removes the board of pharmacy's oversight of facilities that distribute dialysate and devices necessary to perform peritoneal kidney dialysis to patients with end stage renal disease if the facility meets certain criteria.
|As enacted, specifies certain services provided by a motor vehicle manufacturer under a service contract that are not considered to be insurance.
|As enacted, clarifies that the consumer protection violation of failing to disclose a security breach of personal consumer information applies to a breach of unencrypted data or encrypted data when the encryption key has also been acquired by an unauthorized person.
|As enacted, clarifies that the statutory amount of the bond required from contractors on all public works contracts in excess of $100,000 is the minimum amount for the bond.
|As enacted, adds public employees to the list of those ineligible for suspended prosecution and pretrial diversion for a misdemeanor offense committed in the course of the person's employment, under the same provisions currently applicable to elected and appointed state and local officials so charged.
|Public Utility Commission
|As enacted, renames the authority to be the public utility commission and redesignates directors as commissioners.
|As enacted, requires a motor vehicle to yield the right-of-way by making a lane change, if possible, or reduce speed and proceed with due caution when approaching a stationary motor vehicle that is giving signal by use of flashing lights and located on the shoulder, emergency lane, or median.
|As enacted, requires a school to count a child who serves as a page for the general assembly as present for attendance purposes in the same manner as an educational field trip; prohibits giving excused or unexcused absences for a child serving as a page.
|Special License Plates
|As enacted, authorizes issuance of an emergency license plate to constables.
|Public Utility Commission
|As enacted, limits the TRA's jurisdiction over an investor-owned electric power company serving Tennessee customers on the western side of the Mississippi River to hearing complaints alleging certain levels of service and rate violations and granting appropriate relief.
|As enacted, revises provisions governing physical activity requirements for students.
|Bail, Bail Bonds
|As enacted, deletes requirement that an affidavit of a jailer, warden, or officer be furnished to a court to avoid forfeiture of any appearance or bail bond and instead declares that no forfeiture or conditional forfeiture of any appearance or bail bond shall be rendered where evidence of the defendant's incarceration is furnished to the court.