Bills Pending Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee

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TNSB1850IntroAs introduced, reduces, from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C misdemeanor, the offenses of knowing possession, casual exchange, and distribution of small amounts of marijuana; establishes early release eligibility for nonviolent offenders convicted...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1817IntroAs introduced, requires the conduct of law enforcement personnel in initiating or continuing pursuit of a fleeing party to be in reckless disregard of law enforcement policies and procedures in order for the law enforcement personnel or the employer ...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1847IntroAs introduced, requires a child's parent, guardian, or custodian to be present during any interview or interrogation when a child has been taken into custody due to suspicion that the child committed a delinquent act or unruly conduct that places the...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1848IntroAs introduced, requires a court to grant judicial diversion for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, regardless of a defendant's prior criminal convictions. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1846IntroAs introduced, requires a video recording to be made of any interrogation of a child who has been taken into custody due to suspicion that the child committed a delinquent act or unruly conduct; states that the requirement may not be waived. - Amends...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1836IntroAs introduced, prohibits law enforcement from altering a photograph of a suspect prior to presenting the photograph to a witness as part of a police lineup; prohibits the admission of an identification that resulted from a police lineup using an alte...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1834IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to the process for restoration of voting rights, including requiring an inmate's voting rights to be automatically restored upon completion of the sentence imposed. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 29.
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1830IntroAs introduced, directs the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations to study the homicide rate of African-American victims in this state to determine the causes of the state's high rate, whether legislative action is necessary to ...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1855IntroAs introduced, changes the time period for filing an answer denying the charges or setting forth extenuating circumstances from 20 days to 30 days after notice of a court withholding, withdrawing, or suspending a bondsman or other surety. - Amends TC...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1820IntroAs introduced, adds imminent danger of serious sexual abuse as a justification for the use of deadly force in self-defense and to defenses of duress and use of deadly force by law enforcement officer; defines serious sexual abuse as rape, aggravated ...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1849IntroAs introduced, authorizes the retail sale of marijuana; levies a 12 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 53, Chapter 11; Title 67; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1823IntroAs introduced, requires a court ordering expunction of a criminal offense to determine whether the petitioner is eligible to vote under state and federal law and, if so, issue a certificate of voting rights restoration that may be used to apply for a...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1845IntroAs introduced, allows a court to reduce a probation sentence by 30 days for each 30 consecutive days of probation served without a probation violation. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1844IntroAs introduced, requires each voting member of the board of parole to meet in person with a parole applicant prior to making a determination regarding a grant, denial, revocation, or rescission of parole on behalf of the applicant. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2020-01-29
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TNSB1586IntroAs introduced, codifies the Acts of the 2019 regular session.
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2020-01-28
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TNSB1571IntroAs introduced, requires the secretary of state to issue state identification cards, which serve as proof that the holder is authorized to carry a firearm as law enforcement, to inmate relations coordinators and correctional officers who have complete...
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2020-01-28
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TNSB1622IntroAs introduced, authorizes the issuance of electronic citations, and not just written citations on paper, for certain misdemeanor criminal offenses in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 40 and Title 55.
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2020-01-28
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TNSB1635IntroAs introduced, requires a court to order a person who commits evading arrest and, in doing so, damages government property to pay restitution to the appropriate government agency for the damaged property. - Amends TCA Section 39-14-408 and Title 39, ...
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2020-01-28
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TNSB1568IntroAs introduced, permits a sexual offender to reside, conduct an overnight visit, or be alone with the offender's child unless the offender's parental rights have been or are being terminated or any minor or adult child of the offender was a victim of ...
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2020-01-28
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TNSB1769IntroAs introduced, clarifies the role of a guardian ad litem in a contract for post adoption contact; makes various changes to adoption, including clarifying the meaning of certain terms. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 1, Part 1 and Title 37, Chapter 2, ...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1791IntroAs introduced, adds exemptions to the warrant requirement for drone use by law enforcement when a drone is deployed to provide or enhance security for an event open to the public and where attendance is expected to exceed 100 persons or to investigat...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1783IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Spencer Bristol Act," which increases the penalty for evading arrest that results in the serious bodily injury of a law enforcement officer to a Class C felony and evading arrest that results in the death of a law enforceme...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1805IntroAs introduced, includes equipment used to counterfeit checks using valid routing numbers in the offense of criminal simulation; requires check cashing companies and other companies who cash checks for a consideration to keep certain records on person...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1800IntroAs introduced, increases the maximum age for a victim of aggravated rape of a child from three years of age to eight years of age. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1774IntroAs introduced, allows persons 65 years of age and older to be excused from jury service upon written request and sufficient proof of age. - Amends TCA Title 22.
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1807IntroAs introduced, allows a court to issue an emergency protection order upon a finding that a person poses an imminent risk of harm to the person or others if allowed to purchase or possess a firearm; authorizes a family member, household member, intima...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1802IntroAs introduced, requires a law enforcement agency in Davidson County to purchase law enforcement recording devices for use by on-duty officers by February 10, 2021; creates a Class C felony of a law enforcement officer operating a law enforcement reco...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1780IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Rule of Law Life Act." - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 63 and Chapter 351 of the Public Acts of 2019.
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1781IntroAs introduced, creates the Class D felony of possessing a telecommunications device in a penal institution; adds, as a new enhancement factor to be considered in sentencing, whether the offense was planned or executed using a telecommunications devic...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1808IntroAs introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the time required for written notice to be issued to members of the district public defenders conference prior to any meeting called by the president of the conference. - Amends TCA Title 8, C...
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1784IntroAs introduced, imposes public notice and public input requirements on a redistricting committee and upon consideration of a final redistricting plan. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 16, Part 1 and Title 3.
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2020-01-27
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TNSB1726IntroAs introduced, requires the TBI to post on its website a publicly accessible list of persons convicted of two or more DUI offenses. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3; Title 38, Chapter 6; Title 39; Title 40, Chapter 39 and Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 4.
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1720IntroAs introduced, declares that a person who holds a valid medical marijuana patient identification card issued by another state does not commit an offense in this state if the person possesses marijuana not in excess of one-half ounce. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1725IntroAs introduced, adds as a ground for termination of parental rights a finding by a court that a parent committed an act of nonconsensual sexual penetration from which act the child was conceived; gives the other parent standing to file a petition for ...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1646IntroAs introduced, changes the standard for when a court may terminate parental rights to a child who was conceived as the result of one parent's rape of the other parent from a criminal conviction to clear and convincing evidence that the rape occurred....
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1644IntroAs introduced, authorizes LEAs to develop and implement a "Stop the Bleed" program that provides limited civil immunity to LEAs, schools, and LEA employees for personal injuries resulting from the use of items in a bleeding control kit; establishes r...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1722IntroAs introduced, repeals the law that allows handgun carry permit holders to transport or store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the permit holder's motor vehicle while on or utilizing a public or private parking area if the firearm or firearm ammuni...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1764IntroAs introduced, requires law enforcement officers to undergo training on the proper testing procedures for use in investigating cases of suspected driving under the influence as part of the annual in-service training required for certifications that o...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1732IntroAs introduced, expands the proper venue for an order of protection to include the county in which the petitioner resides, regardless of where the domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault occurred or whether the respondent is a resident of Tennesse...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1747IntroAs introduced, requires a sentencing court to prohibit a defendant convicted of certain offenses against animals from owning any companion animal for at least two years from the date of conviction. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 2 and Title ...
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1731IntroAs introduced, adds a representative of the alcoholic beverage commission to the human trafficking advisory council. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 30 and Title 57, Chapter 1.
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2020-01-23
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TNSB1602IntroAs introduced, requires TACIR to conduct a study on factors affecting the financial burden on relative caregivers caused by the opioid crisis, along with other issues pertaining to relative caregivers, and provide a report with findings and any recom...
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1629IntroAs introduced, repeals the County Bounty Act. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 11, Part 2.
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1603IntroAs introduced, establishes a financial assistance program to provide child care payments to eligible relative caregivers; requires the department of children's services to publish an annual report containing certain data about the program. - Amends T...
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1627IntroAs introduced, transfers from the comptroller of the treasury to the department the duty to study, determine, and review the actual costs of clerks of court providing services for which federal financial participation is available for child and spous...
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1618IntroAs introduced, allows the court to approve agreements pertaining to custody and residential parenting schedules without making further inquiry and an independent determination that the modification is in the best interest of the child, if the parties...
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1601IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Safe Seniors Act of 2020." - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 71.
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1606IntroAs introduced, increases from a Class C misdemeanor to a Class B misdemeanor the penalty for committing mitigated criminal littering if the litter is or includes human waste in a container. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 5.
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1621IntroAs introduced, authorizes Davidson County to designate Division IV of the general sessions court as the environmental court, pending local approval. - Amends Chapter 212 of the Public Acts of 1993 and Chapter 667 of the Public Acts of 2002.
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2020-01-22
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TNSB1617IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of mail theft, which is intentionally obtaining mail from another person's mailbox or premises without the consent of the addressee and with the intent to deprive the addressee of the mail. - Amends TCA Title 39, Ch...
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2020-01-22
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