Tennessee Representative Dennis Powers [R]

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TNHB1245Intro
25%
As introduced, allows for a sentence of death to be carried out by electrocution as an alternative to lethal injection if the commissioner of correction certifies to the governor that the department is unable to adhere to the lethal injection protoco...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1248Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the department of human services to advertise prominently on the home page of the department's website the division of adult protective services' toll-free telephone service that enables citizens within the state to call the d...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHJR0131Engross
50%
Addresses and establishes the declared public policy of the State of Tennessee relative to the right of the citizens and those within the boundaries of this State to keep, bear, and wear arms.
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2024-04-11
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0005Engross
50%
Makes application to Congress for the purpose of calling an Article V convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to set a limit on the number of terms to which a person may be elected as a member of the Congress of the Unite...
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2024-04-11
Concurred, Ayes 18, Nays 11
TNHB1016Engross
50%
As introduced, changes the date, from February 1 to January 15, by which the commissioner must annually report to the governor and the general assembly on the implementation of and compliance with the Schools Against Violence in Education Act. - Amen...
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2024-04-11
H. Placed on Message Calendar for 4/15/2024
TNHB0843Enroll
75%
As introduced, changes, from September 15 to October 1, the date by which each public institution of higher education operating a hearing center must provide a written report to the Tennessee higher education commission, the education committee of th...
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2024-04-11
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB2114Enroll
75%
As introduced, requires, beginning July 1, 2024, public notices that are required to be published in a newspaper of general circulation to also be published on a free-to-access news and information website in the county if the website meets certain r...
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2024-04-11
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB2031Intro
25%
As introduced, increases the penalty for intentionally obstructing a highway, street, or other place used for the passage of vehicles or conveyances from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony; allows a person who suffers loss or injury as a resul...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2067Intro
25%
As introduced, requires that a newborn safety device be installed in each county in this state. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 68.
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHJR0801Engross
50%
Urges the federal government to do all within its power to secure the U.S. border.
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2024-04-11
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2124PassAs introduced, requires, rather than authorizes, law enforcement agencies to communicate with the appropriate federal official regarding the immigration status of any individual, including reporting knowledge that a particular alien is not lawfully p...
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2024-04-11
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2882Enroll
75%
As introduced, requires, beginning with the 2025-2026 school year, each local education agency and public charter school to provide students with age-appropriate and grade-appropriate instruction on firearm safety. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2024-04-11
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB2845Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits a beer permittee from selling at retail refrigerated or cold beer. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39; Title 55 and Title 57.
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1909Enroll
75%
As introduced, specifies that it is not a criminal offense for an adult person to carry or possess pepper spray, a taser, or another similar device for purposes of self-defense when on property owned, operated, or in use by any college or university ...
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2024-04-11
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB1999Intro
25%
As introduced, adds the MidSouth development district to the list of development districts to which this state intends to assist financially; specifies an overall state funding level for the nine development districts; changes the calculation for how...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2619Intro
25%
As introduced, permits the department to file its annual report regarding the effectiveness of diversion of offenders from state correctional institutions electronically. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2024-04-11
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2784Intro
25%
As introduced, establishes deadlines for public institutions of higher education to initiate and complete an investigation into a report filed by a student or employee alleging they have been penalized, discriminated against, or received adverse trea...
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2024-04-11
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2117Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a political subdivision to provide a written attestation with the political subdivision's annual audit to the comptroller of the treasury certifying that the political subdivision has not sought or received a grant in intentio...
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2024-04-10
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/15/2024
TNHB2113Enroll
75%
As introduced, requires causes of action for unpaid wages for hours worked, overtime, minimum wage, salary, bonuses, commissions, or other compensation owed to an employee or independent contractor, including ones for breach of contract, unjust enric...
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2024-04-10
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0797Intro
25%
Proposes amendment to prohibit a member of the General Assembly who is expelled from the General Assembly from being reelected or reappointed to, or employed by, the General Assembly.
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2024-04-10
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB2125Enroll
75%
As introduced, designates November as "Christian Heritage Month." - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1.
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2024-04-10
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0038Intro
25%
Proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 26 of the Constitution of Tennessee to remove the provision that authorizes the legislature to regulate the wearing of arms with a view to prevent crime and to clarify that citizens have a right to keep and...
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2024-04-10
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB2961Intro
25%
As introduced, directs the Tennessee advisory committee on intergovernmental relations (TACIR), with the assistance of the Tennessee bureau of investigation, the district attorneys general conference, and the department of safety, to study the feasib...
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2024-04-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2774Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the review of executive branch agency policies and spending as it relates to illegal immigration; requires a report to be compiled and delivered to the governor and the speakers of the senate and house of representatives regar...
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2024-04-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2310Intro
25%
As introduced, creates a civil cause of action against any person who knowingly removes a minor from this state without the consent of a parent of the minor for the purpose of assisting the minor in obtaining a healthcare procedure that is for the pu...
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2024-04-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHJR1142PassFirst anniversary of the Covenant School shooting
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2024-04-10
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1128Intro
25%
As introduced, extends from 90 days to 100 days, the amount of time in which captured plate data collected or retained by a governmental entity through the use of an automated license plate recognition system may be stored unless the data is retained...
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2024-04-10
[Hearing: Apr 16]
To House Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB1259Intro
25%
As introduced, removes ambiguous language and clarifies that a transfer of a possibility of reverter or right of entry by a holder other than the original grantor is invalid unless the validity of the future interest was determined by a final judgmen...
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2024-04-10
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0830Engross
50%
Tennessee Rifle
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2024-04-10
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNHB2304Engross
50%
As introduced, requires the department to provide written and electronic notice to the employing company of a person appointed and commissioned as a state facility protection officer to provide facility security when the department no longer requires...
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2024-04-10
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2809Intro
25%
As introduced, expands the definition of a law enforcement officer to include retired law enforcement officers who are carrying a firearm pursuant to certain state laws for purposes of when a law enforcement officer may carry a firearm. - Amends TCA ...
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2024-04-09
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHJR1096PassRepresentative Curtis Johnson
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2024-04-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1098PassRepresentative John Holsclaw
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2024-04-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1097PassRepresentative Sam Whitson
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2024-04-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0081Enroll
75%
Proposes additional language in Article II, Section 28 to prohibit the general assembly from levying, authorizing, or otherwise permitting a state tax on property.
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2024-04-08
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB1645PassAs enacted, expands the eligibility for filing a petition to obtain a lifetime order of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking, especially aggravated stalking, and felony harassment. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 39.
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2024-04-08
Effective date(s) 04/02/2024
TNHB2889Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes the registered agent of a foreign corporation to resign the agency appointment by filing information with the secretary of state in an electronic format deemed suitable by the secretary of state. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title ...
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2024-04-08
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB0835Engross
50%
As introduced, requires the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with those of other relevant state agencies and county records when compiling information to distribute to the county elections commissions for ...
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2024-04-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2618Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a nonprofit organization that has entered into a contract or memorandum of understanding with the district attorney general to disclose the list of persons or entities that have donated to the nonprofit in the previous calenda...
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2024-04-08
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0849Engross
50%
Urges the United States to withdraw from the United Nations.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNHJR1050PassPickett County Lady Bobcats, Class A state champions
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2024-04-04
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0810Engross
50%
Urges Governor Lee to deploy Tennessee National Guard to support Texas in its efforts to secure border.
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2024-04-04
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHB2682Engross
50%
As introduced, reduces from 60 to 30 days the waiting period before a law enforcement officer who is a member of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system may be reemployed after the officer's effective date of retirement. - Amends TCA Title 8, Ch...
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2024-04-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0994Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that a threat to use deadly force by a private citizen making an arrest is not in itself considered a use of deadly force; prohibits a private citizen from threatening to use deadly force during the course of a citizen's arre...
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2024-04-03
Def. to Summer Study in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2251PassAs enacted, enacts the "Smart Heart Act"; establishes various requirements for automatic external defibrillators in schools and response protocols for cardiac-related medical emergencies. - Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 68.
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2024-04-03
Effective date(s) 03/27/2024, 07/01/2024
TNHB1950PassAs enacted, designates June 6 as a day of special observance for D-Day. - Amends TCA Title 15, Chapter 2.
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2024-04-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 601
TNHB1241Intro
25%
As introduced, extends from 30 to 45 days, the time in which the commissioner has to approve a proposed state bank’s application for a certificate of authority. - Amends TCA Title 45.
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2024-04-01
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB2762Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Second Amendment Financial Privacy Act," which prohibits a financial institution from requiring the usage of a merchant code that distinguishes a firearms retailer from a general merchandise retailer or a sporting goods ret...
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2024-04-01
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB0465Intro
25%
As introduced, increases from 10 to 20, the amount of days within the action complained of, that an aggrieved party must make a written request for a formal hearing under the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, when the commissioner of revenue iss...
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2024-03-28
All Ayes added as Sponsors
TNHB1247Intro
25%
As introduced, prohibits an illegal alien from being housed on real property owned by this state or a political subdivision of this state; excepts incarceration and other housing required as a result of a criminal conviction. - Amends TCA Title 4; Ti...
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2024-03-27
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
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