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SB2300IntroAs introduced, expands the applicability of the Neighborhood Preservation Act to certain occupied buildings and residential properties by authorizing a person to bring a civil action against the owner of an occupied building or property that is not p...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
SB2560IntroAs introduced, transfers primary administrative responsibilities for the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Development Act of 2011 from the department of economic and community development to the department of tourist development. - Amends TCA Title 11...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
HB1495IntroAs introduced, deletes requirement that a person's driver license be suspended for an additional like period if convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license; allows a court to order issuance of a restricted driver license contingent on the ...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House General Sub of Transportation Committee
HB2217IntroAs introduced, increases the number of interested persons necessary to petition an agency requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule from five or more to 10 or more. - Amends TCA Title 4.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Government Operations Committee
SB2427IntroAs introduced, creates a task force to study the feasibility of state government utilizing an open data policy. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 10 and Title 12.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HB1506IntroAs introduced, extends the Tennessee Promise scholarship to dependents of Tennessee military parents who are stationed outside of the state. - Amends TCA Section 49-4-708.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:30 am]
To House Education Administration & Planning Committee
HB1806IntroAs introduced, exempts persons 65 and older who are disabled from fees for issuance and renewal of disabled parking placards and plates. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 21 and Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House General Sub of Transportation Committee
SB2569IntroAs introduced, restructures the board of regents; establishes state university boards; and makes other changes necessary to effectuate the restructuring. - Amends TCA Section 12-3-102; Title 49, Chapter 7; Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am]
To Senate Government Operations Committee
HB0610IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Homeowners Association Act." - Amends TCA Title 66.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Business and Utilities Subcommittee Committee
SB2181IntroAs introduced, revises provisions governing veterans qualifying for in-state tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7; Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 11:30 am]
Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 2/17/2016
HB2010IntroAs introduced, requires the department to post on the department’s web site all legislation enacted by the general assembly related to the rights of students and parents or legal guardians; requires the LEA to provide a link to the list on the web ...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:30 am]
To House Education Administration & Planning Committee
HB1417IntroAs introduced, increases the fee, from $26.00 to $40.00, that a constable or sheriff can charge for in-person service of process. - Amends TCA Section 8-21-901.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:30 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee Committee
HB1648IntroAs introduced, allows a court to order a person convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol to be subject to monitoring using a transdermal monitoring device, electronic monitoring with random alcohol or drug testing, global position...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:30 am]
To House Criminal Justice Committee
HB1679IntroAs introduced, requires that attorneys' fees be awarded for state government employees when such employees are sued in individual capacity and are the prevailing party. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 20.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee Committee
HB2488IntroAs introduced, requires a charter school operator to demonstrate certain student achievement levels before a charter school operator is authorized to operate any other public charter school within either the ASD or an LEA. - Amends TCA Section 49-1-6...
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2016-02-10
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Education Instruction & Programs Subcommittee of Education Instruction & Programs
HB2557IntroAs introduced, allows a county, upon the adoption of a resolution by a 2/3 majority vote of the county legislative body, to assess a privilege tax on litigation in civil cases in an amount not to exceed $25.00 per case to be used exclusively for pers...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am]
To House Civil Justice Committee
SB1680IntroAs introduced, allows children of full-time public school support staff employees to receive the 25 percent tuition discount that children of full-time public school teachers, full-time LEA technology coordinators, and retired public school teachers ...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
SB1698IntroAs introduced, allows a county, upon the adoption of a resolution by a 2/3 majority vote of the county legislative body, to assess a privilege tax on litigation in civil cases in an amount not to exceed $25.00 per case to be used exclusively for pers...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm]
Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/16/2016
HB1964IntroAs introduced, requires the instant check unit of the TBI to contact the agency making an entry of an order of protection into the national crime information center within one day if the subject of the order of protection attempts to purchase a firea...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am]
To House Civil Justice Committee
SJR0426IntroAaron Ellison, heritage conservation trust fund board
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 10:30 am]
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
HB1698IntroAs introduced, removes provision whereby a processing fee may not exceed five percent of the amount of payment collected by credit or debit card, in regard to the authority for a local government to set and collect a processing fee in an amount that ...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am]
To House Local Government Committee
HB1946IntroAs introduced, specifies that commissioner of agriculture is solely invested with authority to regulate seed in this state, except as otherwise specifically provided by law; requires commissioner to maintain a scheme for regulating seed that is unifo...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
HB1499IntroAs introduced, requires that documents of anatomical gifts made after July 1, 2016, specify whether the gift includes specific body parts or the entire body; requires certain notices by hospitals and nursing homes. - Amends TCA Section 55-50-352 and ...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Health Subcommittee Committee
HB1443IntroAs introduced, reduces, from 60 days to 14 days, the maximum period of time in which a person engaged in towing and storing motor vehicles may charge the vehicle's owner or lienholder a storage fee. - Amends TCA Title 47 and Title 55, Chapter 23.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Transportation Committee
HB1542IntroAs introduced, transfers the division of energy from the department of economic and community development to the department of environment and conservation; renames the division to be the office of energy programs. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3; Ti...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 10:30 am]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee Committee
SB1618IntroAs introduced, authorizes a court presiding over a legal proceeding to authorize a witness to utilize the assistance of a courthouse facility dog during testimony. - Amends TCA Title 16, Chapter 1; Title 24, Chapter 1 and Title 40, Chapter 17.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm]
Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for 2/16/2016
HB1497IntroAs introduced, extends employment protections for members of the army and air national guard, state guard, and civil air patrol of any other state to members who are called to active duty in Tennessee or any other state. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter...
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2016-02-10
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SB2039IntroAs introduced, permits a student with a documented learning disability who is unable to take 12 semester hours as required for the Tennessee Promise scholarship to be eligible for the scholarship. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
SB1578IntroAs introduced, extends from three years to 10 years the time in which a veteran must enroll in a public institution of higher education after discharge to be exempt from paying out-of-state tuition or fees. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 13.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 11:30 am]
Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 2/17/2016
HB1754IntroAs introduced, adds the offense of human trafficking to the list of crimes that require the offender to register for the Tennessee sexual offender and violent sexual offender registration. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Committee
HB2387IntroAs introduced, permits owner of land subject to a regulatory taking to file a petition for a jury of inquest or sue for damages; requires that reasonable costs, disbursements, and expenses be paid to a successful plaintiff in addition to any damages ...
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2016-02-10
Action Def. in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee to 2/24/2016
SB2529IntroAs introduced, substitutes the commissioner of agriculture or a qualified agent of the commissioner for county agriculture extension agents as a person who is authorized to conduct livestock cruelty examinations; clarifies that livestock cruelty exam...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
SB1594IntroAs introduced, exempts certain 501(c)(4) entities, operating as advocacy organizations, from registering as a charitable organization. - Amends TCA Title 48, Chapter 101, Part 5.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm]
Placed on Senate Commerce and Labor Committee calendar for 2/16/2016
SB1992IntroAs introduced, requires the department of education to develop materials for training school personnel about suicide prevention; requires the department to establish a model policy on suicide prevention; requires an LEA to adopt its own policy or the...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Education Committee
HB2568IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions regarding accreditation and reinsurance of insurance companies. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 11; Title 56, Chapter 2; Title 56, Chapter 22 and Title 56, Chapter 45.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee Committee
HB1439IntroAs introduced, allows removal of overgrown vegetation and accumulated debris on owner-occupied residential property in Putnam County. - Amends TCA Section 5-1-115.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 10:30 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee Committee
HB1566IntroAs introduced, creates the Class C misdemeanor of driving a motor vehicle and talking on a hand-held mobile telephone; creates the juvenile act of persons under 18 driving a motor vehicle and using a hands-free device to talk on a mobile telephone or...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House General Sub of Transportation Committee
HB2434IntroAs introduced, permits victim of domestic violence to testify via two-way closed circuit television if the court finds that the victim would be traumatized by testifying in the courtroom with the defendant present. - Amends TCA Title 24, Chapter 7.
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2016-02-10
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HB1788IntroAs introduced, changes the application fee for a lifetime handgun carry permit to vary based on the person's age at the time of application and whether the person is a current handgun carry permit holder. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee Committee
HB1519IntroAs introduced, adds a former or current judicial commissioner to the board of judicial conduct to be appointed by the governor from nominees supplied by the judicial commissioners association of Tennessee. - Amends TCA Title 17, Chapter 5.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am]
To House Civil Justice Committee
HB1920IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions governing TCRS including clarifying that the transfer of funds from the stabilization reserve trust account is not a maximum unfunded liability cost and revising provisions concerning TCRS investments. - Amen...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm]
To House State Government Committee
HJR0089EngrossNorris Lake: the Marina Capital of Tennessee.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm]
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
HB1852IntroAs introduced, creates the "Governor's Three Star Physical Education and Literacy Program." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1; Title 49, Chapter 2; Title 49, Chapter 5 and Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Education Instruction & Programs Committee
HB1869IntroAs introduced, allows attorneys' fees and other costs to be recovered in a workers' compensation claim when the employer denies a claim or fails to deliver benefits to which the employee is entitled if a workers' compensation judge makes a finding th...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Consumer and Human Resources Committee
HB1755IntroAs introduced, allows a student to enroll and complete one computer science class to satisfy the fine arts requirement for high school graduation as set by the state board of education. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 60.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Education Instruction & Programs Committee
SB1390IntroAs introduced, deletes the current autism spectrum disorder task force and replaces it with the Tennessee council on autism spectrum disorder. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 68, Chapter 1.
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2016-02-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
HB1446IntroAs introduced, prevents the discovery of any statement of compensation paid to an expert witness for any study and testimony in a case, unless good cause is shown and pursuant to a court order. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 20; Title 24 and Title 40.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee Committee
HB1468IntroAs introduced, deletes requirement that the child safety seat for a child age one through three weighing more than 20 pounds be secured in a forward-facing position. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 9, Part 6.
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm]
To House General Sub of Transportation Committee
HB1529IntroAs introduced, substitutes the commissioner of agriculture or a qualified agent of the commissioner for county agriculture extension agents as a person who is authorized to conduct livestock cruelty examinations; clarifies that livestock cruelty exam...
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2016-02-10
[Hearing: Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
HB2435IntroAs introduced, allows a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking to terminate a lease or rental agreement if notice and documentation that the tenant is a victim are presented to the landlord; specifies that a perpetrator of certain offe...
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2016-02-10
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