Bills Pending Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee

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TNHJR0037FailProposes an amendment to the Constitution of Tennessee recognizing that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God.
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2017-05-09
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TNSB1311IntroAs introduced, requires that a deed for the conveyance of real property be prepared and filed by a licensed attorney or the owner of the property; requires the county register to verify a deed is properly prepared before it is registered and to note ...
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2017-04-19
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TNSJR0112IntroProposes amendment to allow people to propose laws by initiative.
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2017-04-19
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TNSB1254IntroAs introduced, reduces the fee for expunction to $205, reduces the time after which sentences have been completed before a person can apply for expunction to one year, and allows a person to obtain expunction for an assault conviction. - Amends TCA S...
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2017-04-19
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TNSB1278IntroAs introduced, revises certain reckless endangerment provisions; establishes enhanced punishment for acts constituting "community terrorism." - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13.
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2017-04-19
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TNSB0405IntroAs introduced, permits person to apply to have a current conviction expunged even if person has prior convictions for Class C or Class B misdemeanors. - Amends TCA Section 40-32-101.
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2017-04-19
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TNSB0041IntroAs introduced, makes licensed clinical social workers exempt from subpoena to trial but subject to subpoena to a deposition. - Amends TCA Title 24, Chapter 9, Part 1.
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2017-04-19
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TNSJR0110IntroProposes amendment of Article II, Section 4 to establish an independent redistricting commission for senatorial and representative districts.
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2017-04-19
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TNSB1139IntroAs introduced, increases penalty from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony for violation of an order of protection, possession of a firearm while subject to an order of protection, and conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. - Amend...
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2017-04-18
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TNSJR0088FailAs introduced, proposes amendment to Article VI, Section 5 to provide for appointment of an attorney general and reporter for the state by joint vote of the general assembly.
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2017-04-18
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TNSB1159IntroAs introduced, removes requirement that a child must suffer physical injury for a parent or custodian to commit the offense of child endangerment and raises age of child who may be victim of offense of child endangerment from eight to 10 years of age...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB1120IntroAs introduced, requires a law enforcement officer to issue a citation in lieu of continued custody of a person arrested for a misdemeanor violation of simple possession of a controlled substance, unless the officer determines, based on the person's p...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB0477IntroAs introduced, enhances the punishment for child abuse and child neglect or endangerment if the child is vulnerable because the child is handicapped; defines handicapped. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13; Title 39, Chapter 15 and Title 40, Chapter 3...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB1344IntroAs introduced, exempts employers and employees who have been convicted of certain disqualifying offenses from the prohibition on coming into direct contact with school children or children in a child care program, if 20 or more years have elapsed bet...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB0724IntroAs introduced, establishes criteria and standards to become a certified public or private monitoring company that uses GPS, transdermal, and other electronic devices to monitor the alcohol and drug use and location of a person accused or convicted of...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB0443IntroAs introduced, removes the authority of the district public defender to contract with individuals to serve as special personnel to expedite post-conviction proceedings in capital cases. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 14, Part 1 and Title 16.
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2017-04-18
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TNSB1053IntroAs introduced, requires all new forms used by magistrates in setting bail for people charged with domestic abuse or stalking to include a space for the magistrate to indicate that GPS monitoring of the defendant was considered and whether or not it w...
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2017-04-18
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TNSB0637IntroAs introduced, limits the award of costs and attorney's fees upon successful motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted to the dismissal of complaints, rather than claims. - Amends TCA Title 20, Chapter 12.
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2017-04-12
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TNSB0258IntroAs introduced, allows an action against a person claiming adverse possession to extend past the seven-year statute of limitation if there is an allegation of a person moving, removing, or destroying property stakes to alter the lawful property owner...
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2017-04-12
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TNSB0931IntroAs introduced, places restrictions on how evidence related to the sexual exploitation of minors is maintained and inspected as part of a criminal proceeding. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 10 and Title 40.
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2017-04-12
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TNSB1310IntroAs introduced, requires the peace officer standards and training commission to include training on topics such as cultural competency in its annual in-service training in order for officers to meet the required certification requirements. - Amends TC...
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2017-04-12
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TNSB0982IntroAs introduced, requires the attorney general and reporter to conduct investigations of complaints under the general assembly's policy on workplace discrimination and harassment. - Amends TCA Title 3 and Title 8, Chapter 6.
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2017-04-12
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TNSB0643IntroAs introduced, allows a court to grant a restraining order to either or both parties at an order of protection hearing, without requiring a separate action, if both the petitioner and respondent have had the opportunity to be heard by the court; allo...
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2017-04-12
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TNSB0474IntroAs introduced, requires the commissioner of safety to report to the criminal justice and civil justice committees of the house of representatives and the judiciary committee of the senate by January 15, 2018, on the role of judicial district drug tas...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0920IntroAs introduced, requires juveniles to undergo a mental health screening after being found delinquent twice of an offense that would be considered a misdemeanor if committed by an adult. - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 39.
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0487IntroAs introduced, authorizes a court to terminate parental rights of one parent if that parent is convicted of attempted first degree or second degree murder or attempted voluntary manslaughter of the child's other parent. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Titl...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0255IntroAs introduced, allows any person age 70 or older to request the jury coordinator of the county to remove the person's name from the jury list of the county if the request is made in writing and is accompanied by an affidavit providing the person's na...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB1183IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Original Intent Act of 2017," which requires the constitutions and laws of the United States and Tennessee to be interpreted in a manner to preserve their meaning at the time written. - Amends TCA Title 1.
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0402IntroAs introduced, prohibits a person who has been convicted of a fourth or subsequent violation of driving under the influence from driving within the state, including prohibiting the issuance of a restricted driver license to such a person. - Amends TC...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB1149IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for contempt to 10 days imprisonment and a $370 fine when a respondent knowingly violates an order of protection, court-approved consent agreement, injunction, or no contact order and the violation involves a dome...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB1156IntroAs introduced, sets the statute of limitations of certain causes of actions arising from a home inspection or home inspection report to one year; prohibits contractual waiver of the limitation; limits home inspector liability relative to certain defe...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0919IntroAs introduced, requires a court to sentence a person who was convicted of a nonviolent offense and is the primary caretaker of a dependent child to an individually assessed sentence based on community rehabilitation with a focus on parent-child unity...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0967IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Drug Treatment Instead of Incarceration Act." - Amends TCA Title 40.
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0795IntroAs introduced, permits a defendant who is sentenced to life imprisonment to become release eligible after service of 60 percent of 60 years, and in no event less than 25 years including sentence reduction credits; permits a defendant convicted under ...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB0647IntroAs introduced, authorizes community corrections officers who hold a valid Tennessee handgun permit to carry a handgun at all times and in all places in Tennessee while in the course of employment and engaged in the actual discharge of official duties...
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2017-04-11
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TNSB1097IntroAs introduced, requires, subject to certain exemptions, a sale or transfer of a firearm to be done through a federally licensed gun dealer; creates a Class B misdemeanor offense for sales or transfers that are not conducted through a gun dealer. - Am...
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2017-04-05
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TNSB1205IntroAs introduced, authorizes the commissioner to designate employees as administrative law judges or hearing officers for all contested case hearings required by the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act rather than solely for admission review hearings ...
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2017-04-05
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TNSB0131IntroAs introduced, amends various firearms provisions, including changes to firearms on school property, open or concealed carrying of a firearm, handgun carry permits, and posted firearms prohibitions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 4...
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2017-04-04
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TNSB0309IntroAs introduced, requires mandatory minimum sentences for certain criminal convictions involving semi-automatic firearms. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
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2017-04-04
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TNSB0233IntroAs introduced, adds to and revises certain provisions related to the production, review, use, and disposition of a parent's mental health records pursuant to a mental health examination ordered by a court during a child custody determination; adds a ...
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2017-04-04
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TNSB0308IntroAs introduced, requires one-half of every handgun carry permit fee to be annually donated to one or more nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters, and emergency...
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2017-04-04
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TNSB0537IntroAs introduced, clarifies that in an action to recover damages for nuisance a court cannot award damages to a party found to have maintained the nuisance. - Amends TCA Title 24 and Title 29.
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2017-04-04
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TNSB1186IntroAs introduced, requires the owner or lawful possessor of a lost or stolen firearm to report the loss within 48 hours of knowing when it was missing or when the person should have known it was missing to the applicable law enforcement agency or be sub...
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2017-04-04
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TNSB0832FailAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Congressional Redistricting Commission Act," which establishes a five-member congressional redistricting commission beginning in January 2021. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 16; Title 3, Chapter 1; Title 4, Chapter...
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2017-03-29
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TNSB0974IntroAs introduced, removes from the definition of marijuana the requirement that an institution of higher education be certified by the drug enforcement agency to work with low-cannabidiol cannabis oil. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-402 and Chapter 936 of t...
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2017-03-28
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TNSB1113IntroAs introduced, removes requirement that a person convicted of a drug offense in a drug-free school zone must serve the entire minimum sentence imposed before being eligible for release on parole. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-432.
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2017-03-28
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TNSB0673IntroAs introduced, creates an exception to the offense of simple possession of marijuana for persons with a valid, state-issued medical marijuana identification card who obtained the marijuana pursuant to a valid physician's recommendation. - Amends TCA ...
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2017-03-28
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TNSB0531IntroAs introduced, makes a person relocating to Tennessee eligible to be issued a handgun carry permit without completing the classroom and firing range requirements if, within 5 years from the application, the person had a valid handgun carry permit in ...
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2017-03-28
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TNSB1116IntroAs introduced, decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4 and Title 40.
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2017-03-28
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TNSB1114IntroAs introduced, makes defendants convicted for having or selling drugs in school zones eligible for parole after serving 33 percent of the defendant's sentence; eliminates the requirement that defendants serve a mandatory minimum sentence before parol...
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2017-03-28
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