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TNSB0454IntroAs introduced, removes references and duties of the Tennessee Judicial Council, which terminated June 30, 2009. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 6; Title 8; Title 16; Title 17; Title 29; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2019-04-17
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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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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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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 within a trunk, glove box, or interior of the person's ...
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0260IntroAs 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, or distributes to another cardholder, marijuana not in exc...
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0593IntroAs introduced, extends the statute of limitation for prosecution of second degree murder from 15 years from the offense to at any time after the offense is committed. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-210 and Title 40, Chapter 2.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB1409IntroAs introduced, creates per se DUI offense of driving while the person's blood includes any amount of Schedule I controlled substance or Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substance that cannot be dispensed without a prescription when the person do...
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2019-04-17
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TNSB1413IntroAs introduced, redefines "prisoner day" within the County Correctional Incentives Act to mean each day each state prisoner convicted by the trial court was held by a county after the first five days of incarceration following conviction, rather than ...
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0562IntroAs introduced, decreases from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a hearing must be held to either extend or dissolve an ex parte order of protection after the issuance of such order of protection by the court. - Amends TCA Title 16 and Title 36.
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2019-04-17
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TNSB1402IntroAs introduced, prohibits certain persons voluntarily admitted to a mental health treatment facility from possessing a firearm. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 33 and Title 39, Chapter 17.
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2019-04-17
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TNSB1499IntroAs introduced, expands the attorney general and reporter's duties to include representation of an LEA or certain LEA employees in a court or administrative tribunal arising out of the adoption of a policy requiring students, faculty, and staff to uti...
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0265IntroAs introduced, creates a Class D felony offense for any person who knowingly uses a communication or electronic device to obtain information from an elderly adult concerning the elderly adult's medical condition or health, sends unsolicited or specif...
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB1262IntroAs introduced, declares settlement agreement provisions that have purpose or effect of concealing details or identities of persons relating to a claim as void and unenforceable and contrary to public policy of this state if settlement agreement is en...
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0911IntroAs introduced, enhances the penalty for destruction or alteration of governmental records from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB1418IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Life Appropriation Act." - Amends TCA Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 51; Title 67 and Title 68.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0559IntroAs introduced, requires that guardian ad litem fees in a pending adoption matter be divided equally between the parties; requires the guardian ad litem to bill an indigent party's fees to the administrative office of the courts claims and payment sys...
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0326IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions related to stepparent visitation. - Amends TCA Title 36.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB1220IntroAs introduced, allows a county legislative body to send the annual report of the evaluation of the use of judicial commissioners to the legislative committees in electronic format. - Amends TCA Title 40.
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0256IntroAs introduced, decriminalizes the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4 and Title 40.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0453IntroAs introduced, clarifies that a person sentenced to life imprisonment for the offense of first degree murder between November 1, 1989, and July 1, 1995, is eligible for parole after service of a minimum of 25 calendar years and those similarly senten...
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0636IntroAs introduced, adds physician assistants to the list of medical practitioners who are qualified to draw blood from a motor vehicle operator for evidentiary purposes in a DUI investigation. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 4.
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0561IntroAs introduced, extends the deadline for the advisory task force reviewing the composition of Tennessee's current judicial districts to publish its proposed statewide judicial redistricting plan from December 1, 2019, to December 15, 2019. - Amends TC...
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2019-04-17
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TNSB0569IntroAs introduced, revises causes of action and damages under the Public Employee Political Freedom Act of 1980; requires court to sanction an employee for a frivolous suit under the Act. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 21 and Title 8, Chapter 50, Part 6.
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2019-04-17
[Hearing: Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm]
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TNSB0804IntroAs introduced, transfers responsibilities concerning the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act of 1977 from the department of commerce and insurance to the attorney general and reporter; creates a division of consumer affairs within the office of the att...
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2019-04-17
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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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2019-04-16
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TNSB0331IntroAs introduced, changes from "10 days" to "seven business days" after an abortion the time within which the abortion must be reported to the office of vital records by the person in charge of the institution where the abortion was performed or by the ...
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0848IntroAs introduced, specifies that a child-placing agency shall not be required to provide adoption services that conflict with the agency's sincerely held religious beliefs; prohibits adverse action by an agency of state or local government against a chi...
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0603IntroAs introduced, increases the punishment for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon to a Class D felony if the offense occurred during a road rage incident. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 2.
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0405IntroAs introduced, allows petitions for post-conviction relief based on new non-scientific evidence establishing that the petitioner is actually innocent of the offense for which the petitioner was convicted; establishes certain requirements for evidence...
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0399IntroAs introduced, increases the homestead exemption relative to garnishments; creates homestead exemption for agricultural land; requires the fiscal review committee to recommend to the general assembly every three years suggested increases in the homes...
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0755IntroAs introduced, changes from March 1 to April 1 the date by which the department must appear before the appropriate committees in the senate and the house of representatives for a review of the department's policies that affect the children it serves....
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0409IntroAs introduced, creates a rebuttable presumption that a person charged with a bailable offense will not violate the conditions of their release if the offense is expungeable and the person has not been previously convicted of an offense that is inelig...
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2019-04-16
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TNSB0590IntroAs introduced, authorizes a records custodian to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a person from making records requests that constitute harassment. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7, Part 5 and Title 29.
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2019-04-16
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TNSB1408IntroAs introduced, requires that appointments to the offices of senior judge, chancellor, circuit court judge, criminal court judge, or judge of any other trial court of record, district attorney general, and district public defender be confirmed by gene...
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2019-04-16
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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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2019-04-15
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TNSB1412IntroAs introduced, adds to the duties of the attorney general and reporter, the duty to defend any action of any political subdivision for adherence to the duties imposed on the political subdivision by statute or provision of the state or federal consti...
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2019-04-15
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TNSB1391IntroAs introduced, removes sheriff's responsibility to transport a person with a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance for evaluation at and admission to a treatment facility; requires county mayor to designate a transportation agent for the co...
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2019-04-15
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TNSB0285IntroAs introduced, reduces from 15 to 10 the number of days in which a chief law enforcement officer must certify the transfer or making of a firearm after receiving a request, if the applicant making the request is not prohibited by law from receiving o...
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2019-04-11
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TNSB0993IntroAs introduced, decreases from 20 days to 15 days the time in which a person wishing to make acknowledgment of the execution of an instrument, who is not personally acquainted with the clerk or does not have satisfactory evidence to establish the pers...
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2019-04-09
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TNSB1152IntroAs introduced, requires the commission to make its comprehensive report on the status of children and youth in Tennessee available to the public by publishing the report on the commission's website. - Amends TCA Title 37.
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2019-04-09
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TNSB0001IntroAs introduced, creates the Green Alert system within the TBI to assist in the identification and location of a missing veteran at risk. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 6, Part 1.
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2019-04-09
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TNSB0589IntroAs introduced, restores the voting rights of persons convicted of certain infamous crimes upon receipt of a pardon or completion of any sentence of incarceration, parole, or probation. - Amends TCA Section 2-2-102 and Title 40, Chapter 29.
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2019-04-09
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TNSB1411IntroAs introduced, limits the term of a contract a district attorney general may enter into to provide child support enforcement services, to no more than four years; requires the district attorney general to provide notice, by July 1, 2020, and every fo...
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2019-04-09
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TNSB1276IntroAs introduced, extends the period, from 30 days to 45 days, that a marriage license is valid after being issued by the clerk. - Amends TCA Title 36.
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2019-04-09
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TNSB1034IntroAs introduced, redefines "passive investor" as an individual or entity having an ownership interest of less than 5 percent in a licensee. - Amends TCA Section 29-26-101.
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2019-04-09
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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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2019-04-08
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TNSB0752IntroAs introduced, deletes requirement that Wayne County and Pickett County be defined as distressed rural counties for purposes of being considered an eligible county authorized to select employees who may carry a concealed handgun on school property. -...
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2019-04-08
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TNSB0449IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Uniform Power of Attorney Act." - Amends TCA Title 34 and Title 35.
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2019-04-05
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TNSB0869IntroAs introduced, adds to the definition of "unconsented contact" under the offense of stalking that the defendant attempts to give or gives the victim gifts for the purpose of allowing the defendant contact with the victim. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2019-04-05
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TNSB0451IntroAs introduced, authorizes electronic transmission of any report required to be sent to the chief clerks of the house of representatives and the senate by the board of judicial conduct. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 17.
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2019-04-05
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TNSB0018IntroAs introduced, extends the statutes of limitation for certain sexual offenses committed against children when the crime was not reported to law enforcement within three years of the offense. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 2, Part 1.
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2019-04-02
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