Tennessee Senator Bo Watson [R]

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TNSJR8011Enroll
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Captain Michael Melhorn, Tennessee Highway Patrol
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2021-10-22
Signed by H. Speaker
TNSJR8008Enroll
75%
Trooper Aaron Rumford,
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2021-10-22
Signed by H. Speaker
TNSJR8001PassTennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. "Connie" Clark
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2021-10-21
Signed by Governor.
TNSB0608PassAs enacted, adds one month to the current six-month extension of time in which taxpayers can file a franchise and excise tax return. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2021-06-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 559
TNSB0100PassAs enacted, creates the state as a model employer (SAME) program within the department to ensure certain employment practices in regard to individuals with disabilities. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 50.
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 575
TNSB0114PassAs enacted, requires the department to increase the hourly wage for direct care professionals employed at contracted agencies of the department for the home- and community-based waiver programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabili...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 576
TNSB0298PassAs enacted, requires the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, in cooperation with the department of health and THEC, to administer certain residency opportunities; creates a ...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 587
TNSB1281PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Health Services and Planning Act of 2021," which revises various provisions of and renames the Tennessee Health Services and Planning Act of 2002. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 56; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-06-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 557
TNSB0147PassAs enacted, allows the use of electronic signatures for a written request by members of the general assembly to convene for extraordinary session in accordance with the Constitution of Tennessee, Article II, § 8. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 1.
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 514
TNSB0751PassAs enacted, makes certain investigative records of the department of human services confidential during the course of an investigation; establishes fines for certain offenses related to fraudulently obtaining food assistance; creates a families first...
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 515
TNSB0229PassAs enacted, requires the commission to establish a four-year pilot program to award completion grants to Tennessee Promise scholarship students who have an immediate financial need or who are experiencing a financial hardship that may prevent the stu...
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 512
TNSB1373PassAs enacted, classifies the offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle as a Class C felony. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 505
TNSB0482PassAs enacted, clarifies that the dual enrollment program will award the in-state tuition and mandatory fees cost up to a maximum amount for the first four courses taken and makes other related changes. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 536
TNSB0019PassAs enacted, adds nurses to the assault against a first responder who is discharging or attempting to discharge official duties statute. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13.
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 458
TNSB0146PassAs enacted, specifies that "private nonprofit college or university" as it relates to a certain sales and use tax exemption includes a nonprofit academic medical center and teaching hospital that operates as a separate nonprofit corporation, but whic...
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2021-05-19
Pub. Ch. 429
TNSB1650PassSubject to local approval, revises the name of the County Governmental Library Commission in Hamilton County to the County Governmental Library Committee and revises other provisions relative to the operation of the library. - Amends Chapter 109 of t...
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2021-05-19
Comp. became Pr. Ch. 27
TNSB0912PassAs enacted, makes appropriations for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021.
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2021-05-19
Pub. Ch. 454
TNSB0145PassAs enacted, requires the department to report quarterly to certain persons at the general assembly regarding the availability and use of federal funds for programs administered by the department for adult and family services, child support, and rehab...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 308
TNSB0708PassAs enacted, changes name of the "council on pensions and insurance" to the "council on pensions"; removes bills involving insurance from council's purview; removes requirement that bills reported out of the council have the council's committee amendm...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 303
TNSB0972PassAs enacted, establishes that a contracted licensed healthcare provider who certifies that a person is free from an impairment to authorize the person to work in a jail is not an agent of the municipality, county, or political subdivision; establishes...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 359
TNSJR0694PassBruce Davis
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2021-05-18
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0660PassAnt'wonike "LuLu" Jennings, 2021 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga Youth of the Year
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2021-05-17
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0657PassJim Shulman
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2021-05-17
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0633PassDoris Louise Giles Phillips
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2021-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSB0001Intro
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As introduced, establishes independent dispute resolution procedures for emergency services and balance bills. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 56; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2021-05-05
Senate Reset on calendar for 1st Calendar of 2022
TNSJR0618PassVirginia "Jinny" Crawford
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2021-05-05
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0641PassSenator Thelma Harper
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2021-05-05
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0002Enroll
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Proposes adding a provision establishing the right to work regardless of status of affiliation with any labor union or employee organization.
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2021-05-04
Signed by H. Speaker
TNSB0268PassAs enacted, adds the NAVPERS-660 honorable discharge certificate to the list of documents that may be submitted by an honorably discharged veteran who requests to have the "veteran" designation on a driver license. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 50, ...
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2021-05-04
Pub. Ch. 247
TNSB0290PassAs enacted, defines the term "teacher" for purposes of state salary increases for licensed education personnel. - Amends TCA Title 9 and Title 49.
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2021-05-04
Pub. Ch. 248
TNSB0974PassAs enacted, specifies that a good faith donor of apparently usable feminine hygiene products to a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization for distribution to persons in need of the product is not subject to criminal or civil liability in the a...
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2021-05-03
Pub. Ch. 207
TNSB0334PassAs enacted, requires that female inmates who are 50 through 74 years of age be offered a mammogram or other appropriate screening every two years; requires that female inmates who are 40 through 49 years of age be offered a physician consultation to ...
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2021-05-03
Pub. Ch. 168
TNSR0060PassDane Mortensen
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2021-05-03
Enrolled and ready for signatures
TNSB0474PassAs enacted, enacts the "Business Fairness Act," allowing businesses that comply with safety precautions and guidelines issued by the government or authorized agency during declared states of emergency to continue or resume business. - Amends TCA Titl...
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2021-04-30
Pub. Ch. 155
TNSB0217Intro
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As introduced, deletes the statutory requirement that the governor submit the budget bills for introduction in both houses of the general assembly no later than 14 days after the budget document is transmitted or by the general bill cut-off date in t...
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0606Intro
25%
As introduced, makes appropriations for the purpose of defraying the expenses of certain legislative enactments passed during the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly; earmarks sufficient state funds for the purpose of funding any bill naming a...
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0607Intro
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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 12; Title 13; Title ...
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2021-04-28
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSJR0513PassCouncilman Joe Swann
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2021-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0509PassHallerin Hilton Hill, Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
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2021-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0634Intro
25%
"National Hospital Week," May 9-15, 2021
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2021-04-27
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Health & Welfare Committee
TNSJR0491PassChelsea Jackson
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2021-04-26
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0490PassJeff Smith
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2021-04-26
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0475PassKenton Harvill
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2021-04-23
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0474PassNatalie Shanklin
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2021-04-23
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0476PassSenator Ruth C. Montgomery
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2021-04-23
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0473PassHerbert Jackson "Jackie" Pope
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2021-04-23
Signed by Governor.
TNSB0539PassAs enacted, requires that certain notes issued by governing bodies of municipalities related to public works projects be approved by the comptroller of the treasury or the comptroller’s designee; makes other revisions to provisions governing bonds ...
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2021-04-21
Pub. Ch. 128
TNSB0609Intro
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As introduced, grants the comptroller of the treasury the option to report the annual actuarial study of the TennCare program, as well as the oral and written comments to the final study, to the applicable legislative committees in an electronic form...
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2021-04-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB0605Intro
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As introduced, requires commissioner of health to provide the finance, ways and means committees of the senate and house of representatives with brief summaries of the current graduate medical education training programs throughout the state and the ...
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2021-04-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB0603Intro
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As introduced, enacts the "Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 33; Title 47; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-04-21
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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