TN SB0487 | 2023-2024 | 113th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 9-0)
Status: Passed on April 18 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-04-18 - Comp. became Pub. Ch. 134
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [PDF]


As enacted, specifies that when, in the judgment of the speaker of the house of representatives and the speaker of the senate, the interest of the state requires additional counsel to the attorney general and reporter, the speakers shall retain additional counsel to prosecute an action against the federal government on behalf of the state if the representation does not include payment of a fixed or contingent fee to any such additional counsel or otherwise increase state expenditures. - Amends TCA Section 8-6-106.

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AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-6-106, relative to the retention of counsel to prosecute actions on behalf of the state.


Roll Calls


2023-04-18 Comp. became Pub. Ch. 134
2023-03-14SenateSponsor(s) Added.
2023-03-13SenateCompanion House Bill substituted
2023-03-10SenatePlaced on Senate Regular Calendar for 3/13/2023
2023-03-07SenateRecommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 8, Nays 0 PNV 0
2023-03-01SenatePlaced on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 3/7/2023
2023-01-30SenatePassed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Judiciary Committee
2023-01-26SenateIntroduced, Passed on First Consideration
2023-01-25SenateSponsor change.
2023-01-25SenateFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HB0038 (Crossfiled) 2023-04-18 - Effective date(s) 07/01/2023


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