Bills Pending Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee

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TNSJR0174IntroProposes amendment of Article VI, Section 5 to provide for popular election of the attorney general and reporter for a regular term of four years.
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2019-02-21
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TNSB1166IntroAs introduced, rewrites the criminal offense of female genital mutilation; extends the statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions or civil actions for female genital mutilation. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 39 and Title 40.
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2019-02-21
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TNSB0594IntroAs introduced, updates the definitions of "firearm" and "antique firearm" to mirror definitions under federal law; makes various changes related to updated definitions. - Amends TCA Section 39-11-106; Section 39-13-103 and Title 39, Chapter 17, Part ...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1407IntroAs introduced, limits the authority of a community oversight board to the review and consideration of matters reported to it and the issuance of advisory reports and recommendations to agencies involved in public safety and the administration of just...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0681IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for theft of property that includes a firearm valued at less than $2,500 to a Class D felony. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0456IntroAs introduced, requires sheriff or constable serving process for actions in general sessions court to be identified by name and agency on the service return or in a supplemental affidavit; requires a private process server to provide a mailing or phy...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1039IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019." - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 71.
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0402IntroAs introduced, permits a designation as joint primary residential parents or a waiver of the primary residential parent designation upon agreement of the parents when the child is scheduled to reside an equal amount of time with both parents; allows ...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0400IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Sergeant Daniel Baker Act," which removes the appeal to the court of criminal appeals in death penalty cases; provides for automatic direct review by the Tennessee supreme court for convictions for which a sentence of death...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB1313IntroAs introduced, extends the date, from January 1, 2020, to February 1, 2020, before which the Tennessee advisory commission on intergovernmental relations must submit a report on its study of global positioning monitoring as a condition of bail to the...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0611IntroAs introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense of persuading or influencing a witness or prospective witness, in a manner that does not meet the definition of coercion, to testify falsely, withhold truthful information, or to elude legal proces...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0597IntroAs introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of communicating a threat of public harm; authorizes juvenile detention for juveniles communicating a threat of public harm. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39, Chapter 13; Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0732IntroAs introduced, specifies that the receipt required to be furnished by a professional bondsman to any person who transacts business with the bondsman may be written or electronic. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 11.
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0587IntroAs introduced, removes certain circumstances in which a citation in lieu of arrest shall not be issued; makes various other changes and corrections. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 11 and Title 40, Chapter 7.
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0403IntroAs introduced, requires a mandatory 30-day sentence for theft of a firearm; creates the Class D felony offense of bringing a telecommunication device into a penal institution; revises other various provisions of criminal law. - Amends TCA Title 39; T...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0512IntroAs introduced, adds an additional trial court in the 23rd judicial district comprised of Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, and Stewart counties effective September 1, 2019, with the additional judge or chancellor to be appointed by the governor;...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB1341IntroAs introduced, requires the domestic violence coordinating council, in coordination with the administrative office of the courts, to revise the affidavit of firearms dispossession form to require only a signature from a defendant convicted of domesti...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0867IntroAs introduced, requires conservators other than public guardians to complete educational training on conservatorships within 30 days of appointment; allows a guardian ad litem to obtain a credit report and state and national criminal history backgrou...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0035IntroAs introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are la...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0054IntroAs introduced, requires a court ordering grandparent visitation to include at least two visits per month with the grandparent; provided, that the court may order less frequent visitation if agreed to by the grandparent. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0765IntroAs introduced, decreases from 60 to 40 years the age at which a disabled person with no family member or other person, bank, or corporation willing and able to serve as conservator may be appointed a district public guardian. - Amends TCA Title 34, C...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB1403IntroAs introduced, requires the commissioner of children's services to provide a report to the district attorney general with jurisdiction following a fatality or near fatality of certain children; requires an immediate investigation into a report of chi...
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0314IntroAs introduced, immunizes an entity that provides access to an automated external defibrillator (AED) from civil liability for any personal injury that results from an act or omission relative to the use of the AED. - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 140,...
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2019-02-20
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TNSB0446IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Second Amendment Civil Rights Act of 2019"; confers private rights of action upon a person to challenge government regulation of gun or sport shooting ranges. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.
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2019-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0799IntroAs introduced, reinstates service credits and salary increases that were suspended during 2003-2004 and 2009-2010 for assistant public defenders and assistant district attorneys. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 14, Part 1 and Title 8, Chapter 7, Part 2...
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2019-02-19
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TNSB0011IntroAs introduced, establishes a pilot program for three years 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 pilot program. - A...
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2019-02-19
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TNSB0534IntroAs introduced, broadens the offense of financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable person to include the use of a telephone or other electronic or communication device to fraudulently or deceptively obtain or attempt to obtain money, property,...
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2019-02-19
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TNSB0222IntroAs introduced, creates Class A misdemeanor of possessing, owning, buying, selling, transferring, or manufacturing animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent that the paraphernalia be used in promoting, facilitating, furthering, or training for ani...
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2019-02-19
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TNSB1124IntroAs introduced, prohibits a court from sentencing a defendant convicted of first degree murder to death if the defendant proves by a preponderance of the evidence that, at the time of the offense, the defendant had a severe mental illness. - Amends TC...
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2019-02-19
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TNSB0279IntroAs introduced, specifies that industrial hemp and products derived from industrial hemp, other than isolated THC, are not subject to scheduling as a controlled substance and are not subject to forfeiture based solely on their composition; applies tha...
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2019-02-14
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TNSJR0097IntroProposes an amendment to Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee concerning charitable lotteries to authorize the general assembly to authorize the operation of Bingo games to benefit public and private schools.
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2019-02-12
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TNSB0793IntroAs introduced, increases pay supplement from $600 to $800 for police officers and firefighters who complete 40 hours of in-service training. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 24, Part 2 and Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1.
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2019-02-12
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TNSB1376IntroAs introduced, clarifies that a marriage license may not be issued for an applicant under 17 years of age; defines "parent" for purposes of parental consent to marriage of a minor; deletes obsolete requirement that marriage license application of a m...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1392IntroAs introduced, adds assistance animals to those for which a person may recover economic damages for the intentional or negligent killing; defines assistance animal to include an animal that provides assistance or performs tasks for the benefit of a p...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1091IntroAs introduced, deletes the deadline of August 1, 2010, by which the controlled substance database advisory committee is to develop a form that healthcare providers may use to make reports regarding unlawful attempts to obtain controlled substances. -...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1477IntroAs introduced, requires a grandparent who has a significant existing relationship with a grandchild to be a party to any termination of the parental rights of the grandparent's child. - Amends TCA Title 36.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1301IntroAs introduced, removes requirement that an off-duty law enforcement officer notify principal or other administrative staff person if the off-duty officer will be present on school grounds or inside school building during regular school hours and in p...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1020IntroAs introduced, decreases from 30 to 25 the number of days in which an agency must establish a hearing date and set the case on the docket after a written claim is filed by a person asserting a claim to property seized under a forfeiture warrant. - Am...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1506IntroAs introduced, increases offense from vehicular homicide to aggravated vehicular homicide when a person is convicted of driving with any amount of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance in the person's blood, and the person has previously b...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0878IntroAs introduced, reduces from 50 percent to 40 percent of the employee's income after deduction of FICA, withholding taxes, and a health insurance premium that covers the child the amount that may be withheld in an order of assignment of income for sup...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1410IntroAs introduced, states that the court in a criminal proceeding or juvenile delinquency proceeding may request the person claiming to be indigent provide relevant documents to assist the court in making a determination of indigence. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1326IntroAs introduced, clarifies that a court must make a finding that a child's school receive notification if a child is found delinquent for certain offenses; requires parents, guardians, and legal custodians to notify a school principal, or a principal's...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0842IntroAs introduced, establishes parole eligibility after 30 years for persons who committed crimes as juveniles and who were sentenced to greater than 30 years; authorizes parole eligibility after 20 years for such persons if certain conditions met; prohi...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1304IntroAs introduced, prohibits a private licensed child-placing agency from being required to perform, assist, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placement for foster care or adoption that would violate the agency's written religious or moral c...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0813IntroAs introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of leaving a firearm or firearm ammunition unattended or with a person under 18 years of age in a motor vehicle or boat, if the firearm is not locked in a trunk, glove box, or interior of the person's moto...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB0861IntroAs introduced, allows district investigators to include experience as a criminal defense investigator for prior service credits. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 14, Part 1.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1415IntroAs introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of possessing a firearm if a person has a prior conviction of stalking. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1306IntroAs introduced, increases by $500 the minimum fine imposed for a first or second violation of the requirement that a physician who reports suspected sexual abuse due to being requested to perform an abortion on a minor include in that report informati...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1257IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Human Life Protection Act," which bans abortion in this state effective upon the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade or amending the U.S. Constitution to allow states to prohibit abortion; creates exception for situa...
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2019-02-11
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TNSB1274IntroAs introduced, requires a judge to excuse a practicing physician from jury duty upon the physician's request; requires a physician requesting to be excused from jury duty to provide documentation verifying the individual is a licensed physician. - Am...
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2019-02-11
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