Tennessee Representative James Van Huss [R]

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TNHJR0769PassSecond Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia
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2020-02-24
House returned to Senate as requested.
TNHB1620IntroAs introduced, adds documentation a veteran may submit to the department of safety to have military service indicated on a driver license to allow an honorably discharged veteran to submit a certified copy of the veteran's AGO Form 53-55 or NAVPERS 5...
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2020-02-24
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB0038IntroAs introduced, changes, from 10 days to 10 business days, the period for which public notice must be given in advance of an LEA's acceptance of bids for contracts for the construction of a school building, or an addition to an existing school buildin...
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2020-02-21
To House Education Committee
TNHJR0017EngrossProposes an amendment to the Constitution of Tennessee recognizing that our liberties do not come from government, but from Almighty God.
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2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB1933IntroAs introduced, requires training curriculum for 911 operators and public safety dispatchers to include guidelines for T-CPR; provides immunity from civil liability for a 911 operator or public safety dispatcher who provides T-CPR. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2020-02-20
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB1836IntroAs introduced, adds representatives of the Tennessee commission on aging and disability, the Tennessee Nurses Association, and the department of mental health and substance abuse services as members of the state Alzheimer's disease and related dement...
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2020-02-20
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB1691IntroAs introduced, changes, from August 15 to June 1, the date on which a child must be five years of age to enroll in kindergarten; changes, from September 30 to July 31, the date on which a child determined by the director of schools to be sufficiently...
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2020-02-19
To House Education Committee
TNHB1688IntroAs introduced, deletes requirement for LEAs to provide a physical education class taught by a licensed teacher with an endorsement in physical education or by a specialist in physical education; deletes reporting requirements; requires each LEA to in...
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2020-02-19
To House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee
TNHB1687IntroAs introduced, requires the board to abolish all academic standards for science and social studies for students in kindergarten through grade two; allows the subjects of science and social studies to be incorporated into the curriculum aligned with t...
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2020-02-19
To House Education Committee
TNHB1690IntroAs introduced, requires the department of correction to pay an additional $5.00 per day recidivism-reduction stipend for certain county jails housing convicted felons, in which the felons attend evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism rates upon...
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2020-02-19
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1554IntroAs introduced, allows an LEA to choose to administer TCAP tests to its students in a paper format beginning with the 2020-2021 school year if the commissioner authorizes TCAP tests to be administered in a computerized format; requires the department ...
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2020-02-19
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1592IntroAs introduced, requires the corporation 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...
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2020-02-19
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHJR0741IntroAffirms the constitutional duty and exclusive authority and power of the General Assembly to appropriate public moneys and balance the state budget.
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2020-02-19
To House State Committee
TNHJR0779IntroRecognizes CNN and the Washington Post as fake news and condemns them for denigrating our citizens.
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB1699IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to the law concerning the electronic delivery of health care and its coverage under insurance policies. - Amends TCA Title 56 and Section 63-1-155.
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2020-02-19
To House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee
TNHJR0748IntroReaffirms that Tennessee is a sanctuary for the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB2293IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of mail theft, which is intentionally obtaining mail from another person's mailbox or premises without the consent of the addressee and with the intent to deprive the addressee of the mail. - Amends TCA Title 39, Ch...
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB1575IntroAs introduced, adds imminent danger of serious sexual abuse as a justification for the use of deadly force in self-defense and to defenses of duress and use of deadly force by law enforcement officer; defines serious sexual abuse as rape, aggravated ...
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2020-02-19
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB2495IntroAs introduced, requires a records custodian to ensure that the public disclosure of any report of the county medical examiner, toxicological report, or autopsy report complies with HIPAA in accordance with guidance developed by the department of heal...
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 10:30 am]
To House Public Health Subcommittee
TNHB2660IntroAs introduced, provides that a person who uses justifiable force against another may request a stay of proceedings in any civil action based on the use of force until the criminal investigation has concluded; creates an immunity hearing at which the ...
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2020-02-19
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2494IntroAs introduced, specifies that a sportsman's license is not required in order to assist a person with a disability who is fishing or hunting pursuant to a discounted license or an exemption from licensure, if certain requirements are met, including ex...
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 25 @ 9:00 am]
To House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
TNHJR0786PassSterling Haskel "Hack" Ayers
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2020-02-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0810PassHelen Abbott, Governor's Volunteer Stars Award
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2020-02-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0819PassMichael W. Rallings, Living Legend Awards
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2020-02-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1814IntroAs introduced, creates the Class D felony of possessing a telecommunications device in a penal institution; adds, as a new enhancement factor to be considered in sentencing, whether the offense was planned or executed using a telecommunications devic...
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2020-02-19
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB1718IntroAs introduced, increases the maximum age for a victim of aggravated rape of a child from three years of age to eight years of age. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB2108IntroAs introduced, allows law enforcement officers to carry handguns in posted areas under certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.
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2020-02-19
To House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee
TNHB2517IntroAs introduced, removes requirement that a person convicted of a drug offense in a drug-free school zone must serve the entire minimum sentence imposed before being eligible for release on parole; decreases the drug-free school zone from 1,000 feet to...
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB2645IntroAs introduced, requires commissioner of safety to design and make available to persons with autism spectrum disorder a blue envelope containing written information and guidance on ways to enhance effective communication between a law enforcement offi...
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2020-02-19
To House Safety & Funding Subcommittee
TNHJR0732IntroUrges DEA to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug.
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Mental Health & Substance Abuse Subcommittee
TNHB2698IntroAs introduced, requires the department of health and the department of mental health and substance abuse services to explore the possibility of a pilot project for early opioid abuse treatment of selected patients who are receiving opioid therapy at ...
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2020-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Mental Health & Substance Abuse Subcommittee
TNHB1596IntroAs introduced, requires the department to create the office for accessible transportation within the department to provide resources and expertise for expanding and improving accessible transportation in the state. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3, Pa...
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2020-02-19
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB2308IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Holly Bobo Act," which expands the bureau's endangered child and young adult alert program to include endangered persons under 21 years of age. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 6, Part 1.
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2020-02-19
To House Judiciary Committee
TNHB2113IntroAs introduced, requires the acceptance of enhanced handgun carry permits and concealed handgun carry permits as valid forms of government-issued photo identification the same as a driver license for purposes of access to goods, services, and faciliti...
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2020-02-19
To House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee
TNHB2693IntroAs introduced, confers civil immunity upon a teacher, principal, school employee, or school bus driver properly using reasonable force to correct or restrain a student or prevent bodily harm or death to another person. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40...
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2020-02-19
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB0340IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to civil forfeiture procedure, including requiring the district attorney general to review the underlying circumstances of a seizure to determine if probable cause exists to justify forfeiture and, when appropriat...
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2020-02-18
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary
TNHJR0683PassCongenital Heart Defects Awareness Week, February 7-14, 2020
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2020-02-14
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1697IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Food Tax Holiday Act," which exempts the retail sale of food and food ingredients from sales tax for the months of June and July in 2020. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2020-02-14
Reassigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB2491IntroAs introduced, reduces, from $400 to $200, the professional privilege tax. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 17.
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB2492IntroAs introduced, limits law enforcement authority of wildlife resources officers to conduct searches and seizures. - Amends TCA Title 20; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee
TNHB2661IntroAs introduced, permits a person to carry a handgun in a concealed manner; permits a person carrying a handgun in a concealed manner to carry in parks, higher education campuses, and areas posted by local governments in the same manner permitted by ha...
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee
TNHB2576IntroAs introduced, prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to prepubescent minors; prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to minors who have entered puberty unless a parent or guardian has written recommendations for ...
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2769IntroAs introduced, adds the offense of trafficking a person for a commercial sex act to the meaning of predatory offenses for purposes of sentencing a person as a child sexual predator. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2476IntroAs introduced, adds communications with a peer supporter occurring during a critical incident stress management intervention to those communications that are considered confidential and for which a person cannot be called to testify or otherwise divu...
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2020-02-11
Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2299IntroAs introduced, discourages the department from contracting with a private vendor, and encourages and authorizes the department to select one or more public four-year postsecondary institutions located in this state, for the provision of the Tennessee...
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2020-02-10
Assigned to s/c Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee
TNHB2296IntroAs introduced, authorizes local governments to take special censuses that include unborn children; requires that any state funds distributed and allocated to local governments based on population use such special census figures. - Amends TCA Title 2;...
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2020-02-10
Assigned to s/c Cities & Counties Subcommittee
TNHB2294IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Safer Internet for Minors Act." - Amends TCA Title 7; Title 8, Chapter 6; Title 47 and Title 65.
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2020-02-10
Assigned to s/c Consumer Subcommittee
TNHB2203IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to the licensing of and prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 33; Title 49; Title 53; Title 55; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2020-02-10
Assigned to s/c Facilities, Licensure, & Regulations Subcommittee
TNHB2493IntroAs introduced, expands from honorably discharged veterans of World War II to all honorably discharged veterans the ability to substitute time in military service for the experience needed to qualify for any position, trade, profession, or vocation. -...
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2020-02-10
P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
TNHB2845IntroAs introduced, requires that the commissioner of health's annual report on access to care and safety net adequacy specifically include information on access to common medical procedures in rural and underserved areas across the state. - Amends TCA Ti...
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2020-02-10
P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
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