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TNSB1178IntroAs introduced, allows a law enforcement officer or person who has a relationship with the respondent to petition a court for the issuance of an extreme risk protection order based on clear and convincing evidence that the respondent poses a significa...
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2019-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1275IntroAs introduced, confers criminal and civil immunity upon a person who uses or threatens force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense from a person committing a criminal offense, unless the person against whom force is used is a law enforcemen...
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2019-03-22
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TNSB0649IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to zero to three courts, including adding five additional courts, extending such courts to January 1, 2025, and allowing such courts to reinstate a revoked or suspended driver license of a party to an action befor...
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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-21
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0616IntroAs introduced, requires a maximum caseload of 20 for case managers; creates a maximum caseload of 10 for foster care case managers; requires the department to comply with the maximum caseload ratios. - Amends TCA Title 37, Chapter 5.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0731IntroAs introduced, prohibits a court from accepting any plea agreement that allows an elected public official who is charged with an infamous crime involving an offense committed in the person’s official capacity or involving the duties of the person...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0297IntroAs introduced, corrects error in code to clarify that a petitioner is required to pay $180 upon filing a petition for expunction, rather than $350; revises fee to be $180 instead of $350 for a defendant applying for expunction of an offense following...
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2019-03-20
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TNSB0447IntroAs introduced, establishes a victims of human trafficking fund in the state treasury to provide comprehensive treatment and support services to victims of human trafficking. - Amends TCA Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 2; Section 39-13-314 and Title 39, Cha...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0655IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Juvenile Justice Stop Solitary Confinement Act." - Amends TCA Title 37 and Title 41, Chapter 4.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0214IntroAs introduced, authorizes the disposal of delinquent and unruly juvenile court records and documents after a period of 10 years following the juvenile reaching 18 years of age. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7 and Title 18, Chapter 1.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1164IntroAs 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, without a prescription, and the...
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2019-03-20
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TNSB0445IntroAs introduced, authorizes the department to contract with an entity for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an entity contracting with the department to charge an additional fee of $4.00 for each r...
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2019-03-20
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TNSB0865IntroAs introduced, requires a handgun carry permit holder convicted of domestic assault to surrender the permit to the court within 48 hours of conviction to be forwarded to the department of safety for revocation. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0719IntroAs introduced, allows a court to exercise domestic relations jurisdiction regardless of the nature of the allegations unless and until a pleading is filed or relief is otherwise sought in a juvenile court invoking its exclusive original jurisdiction ...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0584IntroAs introduced, requires that a child who is charged with a delinquent act that could qualify the child as a violent juvenile sexual offender must be given verbal and written notice of the violent juvenile sexual offender registration requirements at ...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1025IntroAs introduced, requires the court to order that a defendant convicted of domestic violence who transfers possession of firearms to a third party must have the third party complete and return to the court an affidavit certifying that the third party i...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0656IntroAs introduced, revises the penalties for theft of property. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Section 40-32-101.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1474IntroAs introduced, requires the clerks of the circuit, chancery, general sessions, and special courts to audio record all court proceedings in civil matters; imposes a fee for a party to obtain a copy of the relevant portion of the audio recording. - Ame...
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2019-03-20
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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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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1297IntroAs introduced, expands the offense of indecent exposure to include incidents occurring in a restroom, locker room, dressing room, or shower, designated for single-sex, multi-person use, if the offender is a member of the opposite sex than the sex des...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0401IntroAs introduced, adds a private process server to the list of individuals authorized to personally serve a copy of a warrant or summons on behalf of a landlord in an action for forcible entry and detainer to regain possession of such landlord's real pr...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1347IntroAs introduced, waives the fee for obtaining a lifetime handgun carry permit for former law enforcement officers who served at least 10 years and left the law enforcement agency while in good standing. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB1377IntroAs introduced, authorizes members and former members of the general assembly to solemnize marriages. - Amends TCA Section 36-3-301.
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0450IntroAs introduced, deletes restriction on size of grant the department is authorized to make to the Tennessee sheriffs' association from statewide automated victim information and notification system fund for management of system; corrects language regar...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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TNSB0486IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Medical Cannabis Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 38, Chapter 3; Title 39, Chapter 17; Title 43; Title 50; Title 53; Title 63; Title 67 and Title 68.
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2019-03-20
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TNSB0542IntroAs introduced, allows a revocable living trust that becomes irrevocable upon the death of the settlor to refer to a written statement of personal property not otherwise disposed of by the revocable trust; gives a trustee who has resigned or been remo...
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2019-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm]
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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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2019-03-19
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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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2019-03-19
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TNSB0615IntroAs introduced, expands the offense of intimidating others from exercising civil rights to include intimidating a business, educational institution, religious institution, or government entity; imposes a fine of not less than $2,500 nor more than $10,...
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2019-03-19
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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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2019-03-19
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TNSB1475IntroAs introduced, alters the salary schedule for employees hired prior to July 1, 1994, with 25 or more years of credited service as an assistant district attorney general; prohibits any diminished or increased salary based on the reclassification; requ...
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2019-03-19
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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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2019-03-19
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TNSB0619IntroAs introduced, allows persons employed in emergency management or as firefighters or emergency medical technicians to carry handguns while engaged in the performance of official duties; requires annual completion of a firearm training program. - Amen...
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2019-03-18
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TNSB0847IntroAs introduced, expands the kinship foster care program beyond placement of children with relatives to include placement with fictive kin; authorizes fictive kin participating in kinship foster care program to receive foster care payments and benefits...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB0059IntroAs introduced, allows a court to sentence a person to an individually assessed sentence based on community rehabilitation with a focus on parent-child unity and support, if the person has been convicted of a nonviolent offense and is the primary care...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB0702IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Disclaimer of Property Interests Act." - Amends TCA Title 31; Title 34; Title 35 and Title 45.
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2019-03-13
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TNSB1476IntroAs introduced, adds correctional counselors employed by the department of correction to those authorized to carry firearms as law enforcement, at all times and in places in Tennessee with certain exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1 a...
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2019-03-13
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TNSB0897IntroAs introduced, authorizes aggrieved parties to demand a jury in judicial review of an administrative hearing under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act and in cases for a permanent injunction or forfeiture under the Tennessee Food, Drug and Cosm...
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2019-03-13
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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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2019-03-12
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TNSB0943IntroAs introduced, authorizes the issuance of an extreme risk protection order that a law enforcement officer may seek to prevent a restrained person from being able to lawfully possess a firearm when the officer believes that the person is a danger to t...
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2019-03-12
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TNSB0369IntroAs introduced, requires a court, upon the request of a criminal defense attorney, to instruct the jury that although the state may prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt the jury may still find the defendant not guilty in order to avoid an unjust res...
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2019-03-12
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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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2019-03-12
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TNSB0024IntroAs introduced, establishes a presumption that a minor who is the victim of a sexual offense or engaged in prostitution held a reasonable belief that the use of force is immediately necessary to avoid imminent death or serious bodily injury. - Amends ...
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2019-03-08
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TNSB0578IntroAs introduced, creates the district public defender appellate division, including authorization for six appellate attorney positions. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 14.
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2019-03-06
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TNSB0711IntroAs introduced, allows the district public guardian to serve as conservator for disabled persons younger than 60 years of age, if certain conditions are met. - Amends TCA Section 34-7-104.
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2019-03-05
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