TN HB1253 | 2023-2024 | 113th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Passed on April 18 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-18 - Comp. became Pub. Ch. 147
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


As enacted, requires the department of correction to advance or reimburse witness expenses necessary to the prosecution of certain criminal cases; requires the county to seek to recover from a convicted defendant who is declared not to be indigent, the costs of the advance or reimbursement of witness expenses made by the department of correction. - Amends TCA Section 40-25-129.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 40-25-129, relative to witnesses.



2023-04-18 Comp. became Pub. Ch. 147
2023-03-23HouseSponsor(s) Added.
2023-03-23HouseComp. SB subst.
2023-03-16HouseH. Placed on Regular Calendar for 3/23/2023
2023-03-15HousePlaced on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 3/16/2023
2023-03-14HouseRec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee
2023-03-08HousePlaced on cal. Criminal Justice Committee for 3/14/2023
2023-03-07HouseRec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Criminal Justice Committee
2023-03-01HousePlaced on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 3/7/2023
2023-02-07HouseAssigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
2023-02-02HouseP2C, ref. to Criminal Justice Committee
2023-02-01HouseIntro., P1C.
2023-01-31HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

SB0476 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-18 - Effective date(s) 04/13/2023


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