Tennessee Senator Bo Watson [R]

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TNSB1825Intro
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As introduced, prohibits a state governmental entity from contracting with, negotiating with, or paying an individual or entity if the state governmental entity has proof satisfactory after a proper inquiry that the individual or entity is a system h...
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2024-02-26
Companion House Bill substituted
TNSB2374Engross
50%
As introduced, requires TACIR to complete a study and issue a report on laws, regulations, and rules affecting the start-up, operation, and expansion of child care businesses in this state. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 36; Title 37; Title 49 ...
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2024-02-26
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSB2078Engross
50%
As introduced, implements penalties for certain offenses for beneficiaries of the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program and food stamp program; removes an exemption from the TANF work requirement; removes the requirement that the TAN...
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2024-02-26
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSJR0931Engross
50%
Buzzi Unicem USA
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2024-02-22
Concurred, Ayes 94, Nays 0, PNV 0
TNSJR0989Engross
50%
Deputy Greg McCowan
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2024-02-22
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNSB2109Engross
50%
As introduced, creates a mechanism for the management and governance functions of a local governing board of trustees for a state university to be transferred and assumed by the commission in the event a state university board ceases to exist under t...
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2024-02-22
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSJR0990Engross
50%
Deputy Shelby Eggers
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2024-02-22
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNSB2155Intro
25%
As introduced, increases the mandatory minimum confinement period for a defendant after a third or subsequent conviction of domestic assault to 90 days; upgrades the offense classification to a Class E felony upon a defendant's conviction for a sixth...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2376Intro
25%
As introduced, removes requirement that installers of subsurface sewage disposal systems pay a renewal fee as a condition to renewing a septic system installer license. - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 221.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
TNSB2366Intro
25%
As introduced, allows certain schools in need of intervention to exit the school turnaround pilot program before the 2024-2025 school year. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB2377Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits the department from regulating or otherwise overseeing farming activities involving topsoil, rock removal, or the building of a pond when such activities are conducted in an area that is less than five acres in size, and the ...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 11:30 am]
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
TNSB2484Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department to issue grants, subject to appropriations, to support the installation of powered, height-adjustable, adult-sized changing tables in single occupancy family restrooms in privately and municipally owned building...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB2659Intro
25%
As introduced, expands student eligibility for a Tennessee future teacher scholarship to include students enrolled in an approved educator preparation program at Western Governors University. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 7.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0502Intro
25%
As introduced, extends, from January 15 to February 1 of each calendar year, the due date of the annual report required to be submitted by the bureau of TennCare to certain legislative committees on the use and cost of opioids and other controlled su...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm]
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2359Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits the department of children's services from requiring an immunization as a condition of adopting or overseeing a child in foster care if an individual or member of an individual's household objects to immunization on the basis...
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2024-02-20
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNSB2792Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the commissioner of revenue to report on or before February 1, 2025, to the finance, ways and means committees of the senate and the house of representatives the total annual amount of industrial machinery franchise and excise...
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2024-02-20
Refer to Senate F,W&M Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB2846Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Healthcare Quality and Access Act of 2024"; makes various changes to certificates of need for healthcare facilities. - Amends TCA Title 68.
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2024-02-20
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSJR0917PassNorthside Neighborhood House of Chattanooga
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2024-02-14
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0901PassTodd Helton, National Baseball Hall of Fame
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2024-02-14
Signed by Governor.
TNSB1824Intro
25%
As introduced, allows a request for an extension of time to file a business tax return and pay the tax to be signed by the taxpayer or the taxpayer's representative. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2024-02-13
Refer to Senate F,W&M Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB1596Intro
25%
As introduced, extends the termination date for the Tennessee State University, board of trustees to June 30, 2024. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 49, Chapter 8.
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2024-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB2530Intro
25%
As introduced, creates the artificial intelligence advisory council to recommend an action plan to guide awareness, education, and usage of artificial intelligence in state government that aligns with the state’s policies and goals and that support...
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2024-02-05
To Senate Government Operations Committee
TNSB2791Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "TennCare for Working Individuals with Disabilities Act." - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 5.
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2024-02-05
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSJR0869PassBrenda Louise Smith Allred
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2024-02-05
Signed by Governor.
TNSB2262Intro
25%
As introduced, designates "Under a Tennessee Moon" by Kelly Lang as an official state song. - Amends TCA Section 4-1-302.
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2024-02-01
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2363Intro
25%
As introduced, requires hospitals and physicians to accept electronic insurance cards as valid proof of an insurance policy, plan, or contract. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 56; Title 63 and Title 71.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2370Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Blockchain Basics Act." - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 13; Title 45; Title 47; Title 48 and Title 67.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2371Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the office of early learning to submit its annual report on pre-kindergarten programs by November 1. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB2365Intro
25%
As introduced, increases from a Class C misdemeanor to a Class B misdemeanor the penalty for a student's parent, guardian, or legal custodian failing to report an adjudication that the student committed certain delinquent acts to the school principal...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB2369Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits a state or political subdivision from entering into a contract with a company to acquire goods unless the contract includes a written certification that the company is not identified on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act ...
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2024-02-01
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB2358Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department to promulgate rules to require that if an individual or member of the individual's household objects to an immunization on the basis of religious or moral convictions, then the department shall not require the i...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2364Intro
25%
As introduced, adds training in the use of anti-choking devices to the training that coaches of school youth athletic activities at an LEA or public charter school are required to receive. - Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 68.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB2361Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits health carriers, health benefit plans, or utilization review organizations from using step therapy protocols as a basis to restrict, delay, or deny coverage for a prescription drug or drug regimen for the treatment of cancer ...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2375Intro
25%
As introduced, specifies certain documents that must be attached to an initial pleading in an action on a consumer debt; exempts funds to the aggregate value of $2,500 in a judgment debtor's deposit account with a bank or other financial institution ...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2373Intro
25%
As introduced, requires certain health benefit plans to include coverage for treatment services required for and related to treatment of an acquired brain injury; prohibits health benefit plans from imposing certain limitations on the number of days ...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2372Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a social media company to obtain parental consent before allowing a minor to create an account or access an already existing account; prohibits a social media company from using practices, designs, or features on the social me...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2367Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the defined geographical limitation for purposes of exercising police power to be incorporated into an agreement relating to security provided by law enforcement officers for health and related facilities. - Amends TCA Title 3...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB2379Intro
25%
As introduced, directs the department to submit to the United States department of health and human services a waiver request to exempt this state from the immunization requirements of the National Model Foster Family Home Licensing Standards for Tit...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2380Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the board of pharmacy to send notice to the chairs of the government operations committees of the senate and house of representatives within 10 days of the conclusion of the triennial review of board rules regarding the oversi...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB2378Intro
25%
As introduced, increases, from $50,000 to $100,000, the amount of the bond running to the state that every insurance company doing a workers' compensation business in this state must furnish to the commissioner of commerce and insurance; increases, f...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2368Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the commissioner of finance and administration, or the commissioner's designee, to make available to the public on the department's website any proposed budget document or other financial publication that lists complex rehabil...
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2024-02-01
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB2362Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department to create a continuing education program for the purpose of providing healthcare professionals with information and training relative to public and office safety. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2024-02-01
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB2360Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "TennCare for Working Individuals with Disabilities Act." - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 5.
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2024-01-31
Withdrawn.
TNSJR0811PassBeth Chiles
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2024-01-30
Signed by Governor.
TNSB1792Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Protect Tennessee Minors Act"; requires an individual or commercial entity that publishes or distributes in this state a website that contains a substantial portion of material harmful to minors perform reasonable age-verif...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1849Intro
25%
As introduced, makes appropriations for the purpose of defraying the expenses of certain legislative enactments passed during the 2024 session of the 113th General Assembly; earmarks sufficient state funds for the purpose of funding any bill naming a...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1851Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes the state, acting by resolution of its funding board, to issue and sell its bonds and bond anticipation notes for certain purposes.
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2024-01-25
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1848Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes grant payments under the grant assistance program for nursing home care to be made either monthly or quarterly. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 10; Title 11; Title 12; Title ...
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2024-01-25
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1850Intro
25%
As introduced, deletes requirements that budget document includes personal income statement for calendar year 1977 and actual state appropriations for fiscal year 1977-1978. - Amends TCA Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 52.
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2024-01-25
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1823Intro
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As introduced, authorizes the department to enter into, or amend an existing, grant contract or other contract as necessary to ensure successful implementation and completion of the Tennessee opportunity pilot program. - Amends TCA Section 71-5-1203.
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2024-01-25
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
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