Tennessee Representative Dennis Powers [R]

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TNHJR0024IntroCalls for a convention of the states to plan for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution; creates a balanced budget amendment convention committee.
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2017-03-28
Action def. in State Government Committee to 4/4/2017
TNHB0508IntroAs introduced, creates a private cause of action for a party that is adversely affected by a local ordinance, resolution, policy, rule, or other enactment on firearms that is preempted by state law; prohibits local or state government entities from p...
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2017-03-28
Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB0571IntroAs introduced, creates special joint committee to study issues relative to Tennessee obtaining primacy over the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 10; Title 50; Title 59; Title 60; Title 66; Title 67; Title...
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2017-03-28
Action def. in Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to 4/4/2017
TNHB0743IntroAs introduced, authorizes off-highway vehicles on certain state routes in Campbell County. - Amends TCA Section 55-8-185.
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2017-03-28
Action def. in Transportation Committee to 4/4/2017
TNHB0570IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Local School District Empowerment Act," which creates a pilot program for reestablishment of the office of elected school superintendent; requires the department of education to study the pilot program procedures for reesta...
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2017-03-28
Action Def. in s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee to 4/4/2017
TNHB0740IntroAs introduced, requires the dual enrollment grant award (DEG) to be $500 for each of the first four courses taken; authorizes the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) to determine the DEG for courses five through eight; mandates that the c...
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2017-03-28
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm]
Action def. in Education Administration & Planning to 1/1/2018
TNHB0745IntroAs introduced, allows security guards who are employed on a part-time basis by a public institution of higher education and who are handgun carry permit holders to carry a handgun on campus in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 49...
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2017-03-28
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm]
Reset on Final cal. of Education Administration & Planning
TNHB1059IntroAs introduced, prohibits an insurance policy that provides benefits for anti-cancer medications that are injected or intravenously administered by a healthcare provider and anti-cancer medications that are patient administered from requiring a higher...
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2017-03-28
Action def. in Insurance and Banking Committee to 4/4/2017
TNHJR0212EnrollShields Worth Richardson
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2017-03-28
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHJR0211EnrollAlvin Carmany
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2017-03-28
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB0268IntroAs introduced, exempts active, volunteer firefighters and rescue squad members from payment of the regular registration fee at the time of renewal for any license plate issued to the volunteer firefighter or rescue squad member. - Amends TCA Title 55...
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2017-03-28
Action def. in Transportation Committee to 4/4/2017
TNHB1368IntroAs introduced, increases the compensation from $25,000 to a $250,000 annuity payable in five annual installments of $50,000, paid to the estate of a firefighter, volunteer rescue squad worker, or law enforcement officer who dies in the line of duty. ...
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2017-03-28
To House State Government Subcommittee Committee
TNHJR0205PassDr. Luther M. Kindall
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2017-03-28
Signed by Governor.
TNHR0071PassScott Golden
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2017-03-28
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB0173EnrollAs introduced, clarifies that state law preempts local government enactments with respect to the regulation of and appropriate sanctions for conduct involving drugs and other similar substances. - Amends TCA Title 9; Title 39, Chapter 17; Title 40; T...
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2017-03-28
Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.
TNHB0023IntroAs introduced, reestablishes the first portion of home value for which real property tax relief will be reimbursed to disabled veteran home owners from $100,000 to $175,000. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 5, Part 7.
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2017-03-27
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB0020IntroAs introduced, changes the home value for which real property tax relief will be granted from $100,000 to $175,000 for veterans with disabilities and from $23,500 to $25,000 for low-income homeowners who are elderly or have disabilities. - Amends TCA...
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2017-03-27
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TNHB0176IntroAs introduced, increases the property value threshold for determining the extent of any property tax relief payments to disabled veterans and their surviving spouses from $100,000 to $175,000 of the full market value of the property for any veteran r...
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2017-03-27
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TNHB0005IntroAs introduced, reestablishes, from $100,000 to $175,000, the first portion of home value for which real property tax relief will be reimbursed to veterans with disabilities. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 5, Part 7.
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2017-03-27
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TNHB0744IntroAs introduced, creates a Second Amendment sales tax holiday for the first weekend of September of each year for firearms and ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2017-03-23
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0108EngrossWorld Sickle Cell Day
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2017-03-23
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 12:30 pm]
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNHB1366EngrossAs introduced, gives immunity from civil or criminal liability to a person for making a report to law enforcement of suspicious activity or behavior if the report is based on articulable suspicion. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 8.
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2017-03-23
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0344EngrossAs introduced, makes the identifying information of the minor victim of a criminal offense confidential and not open to inspection by members of the public, unless a court waives the confidentiality at the request of the minor's parent. - Amends TCA ...
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2017-03-23
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0384IntroAs introduced, establishes the Tennessee council on autism spectrum disorder; deletes the autism spectrum disorder task force. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 68.
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2017-03-23
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TNHB0498IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions regarding when a health insurance entity can make, and when a health insurance entity is required to notify a provider of, changes in the provider's fee schedule. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 7.
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2017-03-23
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TNHB0093IntroAs introduced, removes limitation on the number of delegates that may be appointed to a constitutional convention. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 18.
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2017-03-22
Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0569IntroAs introduced, prohibits certain direct and indirect charges to a pharmacist by a pharmacy benefits manager (PBM) or a health insurance entity; requires PBMs and auditing entities to make certain registrations. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 56; Title 6...
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2017-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm]
To House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee Committee
TNHB0054IntroAs introduced, prohibits state and local governments from taking discriminatory action against a business based on that business's internal policies. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 48; Title 61; Title 62 and Title 67.
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2017-03-22
To House State Government Subcommittee Committee
TNHB0879IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Ground Ambulance Service Provider Assessment Act." - Amends TCA Title 56; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2017-03-22
To House Government Operations Committee
TNHB0531IntroAs introduced, enacts the Tennessee reconnect grant. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2017-03-22
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee Committee
TNHB0535IntroAs introduced, creates a streamlined process for certain public officials to contest Uniform Commercial Code financing statements that they believe to lack any legal basis. - Amends TCA Title 47, Chapter 9, Part 5.
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2017-03-22
Placed behind the budget
TNHJR0036PassExpresses support for the Nation of Israel.
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0529IntroAs introduced, creates a grant program for promoting the deployment and adoption of broadband internet access services; provides certain standards that must be met by a local community to benefit from such grants; allows an electric cooperative to pr...
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2017-03-22
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee Committee
TNHB0808IntroAs introduced, increases cash supplement for police officer in-service training from $600 to $1,800. - Amends TCA Section 38-8-111.
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2017-03-22
To House State Government Subcommittee Committee
TNHJR0194PassLaura Davis Jarnigan
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0195PassJohn T. "Jack" Reynolds, Campbell County Good Scout Award
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0204PassDr. Altha Stewart, President-elect of American Psychiatric Association
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0197PassDr. Gene Caldwell
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0165PassAs introduced, authorizes private employers to give hiring preference to honorably discharged veterans, spouses of a veteran with a service-connected disability, unremarried widows or widowers of a veteran who died of a service-connected disability, ...
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2017-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0566IntroAs introduced, requires state governmental entities that establish or adopt guides to practice to do so through the promulgation of rules; guides to practice include codes of ethics, voluntary certification programs, and other measures required to en...
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2017-03-22
To House Government Operations Committee
TNHB0790IntroAs introduced, restores longevity pay for employees of the executive branch in the service of the state hired after June 30, 2015. - Amends TCA Title 8 and Title 38.
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2017-03-22
To House State Government Subcommittee Committee
TNHB0572IntroAs introduced, changes the time within which records of pawn broker transactions must be delivered to law enforcement agencies from 48 hours after the day of the transaction to by noon the day following the day of transaction; removes specifications ...
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2017-03-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Business and Utilities Subcommittee of Business and Utilities Committee
TNHB0746IntroAs introduced, requires the commissioners of health and mental health and substance abuse services to produce guidelines on nonresidential buprenorphine treatment by January 1, 2018, and to annually update those guidelines. - Amends TCA Title 63, Cha...
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2017-03-20
Comp. SB subst.
TNHJR0184PassMorgan Mathis, 2016 ANTSO National Miss
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2017-03-20
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0183PassRuby Lopp, 102nd birthday
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2017-03-20
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0185PassDarryl Worley
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2017-03-20
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1111EngrossAs introduced, requires that undefined words be given their natural and ordinary meaning, without forced or subtle construction that would limit or extend the meaning of the language, except when a contrary intention is clearly manifest. - Amends TCA...
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2017-03-20
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0686EngrossAs introduced, requires a court to impose an additional $5,000 fine for a conviction for voter fraud; provides a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for voter fraud. - Amends TCA Title 2 and Title 40.
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2017-03-20
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0688EngrossAs introduced, expands the exception to unlawful carrying or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition to include carrying or possession in a recreational vehicle or motorized boat; clarifies that the exception includes a loaded firearm, as well ...
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2017-03-20
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0007IntroAs introduced, removes the intermediate 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 is imposed. - Amends TCA Title 3...
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2017-03-16
Held on desk.
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