Tennessee Representative Joe Towns [D]

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TNHB1807Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the state fire marshal or another state entity that receives an inspection request for new construction or the renovation of an existing building to conduct the inspection within 72 hours of receipt of the request. - Amends TC...
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 9:00 am]

Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB2828Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "African American Cultural and Historical Grant Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 9 and Title 13.
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2024-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 10:30 am]
To House State Government Committee
TNHJR0862Enroll
75%
Sara L. Lewis
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2024-02-20
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0863Enroll
75%
Janet Hooks
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2024-02-20
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB2030Intro
25%
As introduced, expands the offense of unlawful exposure to include the distribution, with the intent to cause emotional distress, of an image of the intimate parts of another identifiable person or an image of an identifiable person engaged in sexual...
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2024-02-16
Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB1384Intro
25%
As introduced, deletes the criminal offense of aggravated prostitution and permits a person to have a prior conviction for aggravated prostitution that was the result of the person's status as a human trafficking victim expunged if the person meets c...
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2024-02-15
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB1803Engross
50%
As introduced, clarifies when a student must be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary program to be eligible to receive a Tennessee Promise scholarship. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2024-02-15
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1924Intro
25%
As introduced, increases the penalty for indecent exposure from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony if the person was confined in a penal institution at the time of the commission of the offense and the offense was committed with the intent to ...
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2024-02-15
[Hearing: Feb 21 @ 10:30 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1680Engross
50%
As introduced, expands the Tennessee Adult Protection Act's definition of abuse or neglect to include certain situations when an adult is unable to maintain the adult's own health or welfare. - Amends TCA Section 71-6-102.
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2024-02-15
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB2692Intro
25%
As introduced, requires the court to order an offender to wear a global positioning monitoring system device under certain circumstances unless the court finds the offender no longer poses a threat to the alleged victim or public safety; specifies th...
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2024-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB2205Intro
25%
As introduced, establishes that the district attorney general shall only prosecute cases in municipal court where the municipality provides sufficient additional prosecutorial personnel for the district attorney general; empowers the district attorne...
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2024-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm]
To House Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB1602Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a video or audio recording to be made of any interrogation of a child who has been taken into custody on suspicion that the child committed a delinquent act or unruly conduct unless a technical issue with the equipment or exig...
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2024-02-13
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHJR0791PassJohn Patten Guerry
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2024-02-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0784PassJames B. "Jim" Spears
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2024-02-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1170Engross
50%
As introduced, requires the Tennessee peace officer standards and training (POST) commission to adopt guidelines and materials instructing law enforcement officers on the best practices for recognizing and responding to a medical crisis involving a p...
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2024-02-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0257Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who is the parent, legal guardian, or conservator of a person who has an intellectual or developmental disability or medical condition, who may be operating the owner's or lessee's v...
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2024-02-12
Sponsor(s) Added.
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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2024-02-12
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2864Intro
25%
As introduced, designates barbecue as an official state food. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Public Service Subcommittee
TNHB2836Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Solar Workforce Development Act," which requires the department to establish and support a program that creates and maintains incentives for individuals to seek green energy jobs, and for entities to create, expand, and off...
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2024-02-07
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2837Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a court to order the revocation of a person's driver license if the person is convicted of the offense of reckless endangerment involving the display of a firearm from within a motor vehicle and the person has a prior convicti...
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2840Intro
25%
As introduced, increases the education good time sentence reduction credit from 60 days to 90 days. - Amends TCA Title 41.
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2863Intro
25%
As introduced, increases, from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony, the penalty for a second or subsequent offense of aggravated reckless driving; requires a person who commits a second or subsequent offense of aggravated reckless driving to at...
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2839Intro
25%
As introduced, makes various revisions to provisions related to property that is exempt from execution, seizure, or attachment. - Amends TCA Section 26-2-111.
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2838Intro
25%
As introduced, increases from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony the penalty for a second or subsequent offense of aggravated reckless driving; requires a person who commits a second or subsequent offense of aggravated reckless driving to atte...
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB1467Intro
25%
As introduced, permits an injured employee to choose a treating physician in any specialty and makes various other changes related to the selection of treating physicians for injured workers under the Workers’ Compensation Law. - Amends TCA Title 5...
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2024-02-06
To House Banking & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee
TNHB1470Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the "Consumer Wheelchair Repair Bill of Rights Act." - Amends TCA Title 47, Chapter 18.
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2024-02-06
Def. to Special Calendar to be Published with Final Calendar in Banking & Consumer Affairs 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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2024-02-06
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2519Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a law enforcement officer initiating a traffic stop or pedestrian stop, on or after January 1, 2025, to inform the person stopped of the reason for the stop before engaging the person in questioning related to an investigation...
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2024-02-06
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2942Intro
25%
As introduced, provides a working families' tax refund for state and local sales and use tax paid on or after January 1, 2024, by low-income taxpayers who are eligible for the federal earned income tax credit. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2024-02-05
To House Government Operations Committee
TNHB2943Intro
25%
As introduced, expands the application of certain indecent exposure offenses by including victims from 13 to 17 years of age; increases the penalty for indecent exposure if the victim is between 13 and 17 years of age. - Amends TCA Title 36; Title 39...
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2024-02-05
P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
TNHB1462Intro
25%
As introduced, requires each law enforcement agency to develop a policy by July 1, 2023, on the use of force that emphasizes the use of force only as a reasonable and proportional response when viewed in light of the crime a suspect is alleged to hav...
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2024-01-23
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Public Service Subcommittee of State Government Committee
TNHB1463Intro
25%
As introduced, removes Columbus Day as a legal holiday; designates the first Monday after the Super Bowl as a legal holiday. - Amends TCA Section 15-1-101.
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2024-01-23
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Public Service Subcommittee of State Government Committee
TNHB1473Intro
25%
As introduced, decreases the time within which a hearing concerning a punitive employment action against a law enforcement officer must be set following a request for such hearing from 14 days to 10 days. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 10, Chap...
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2024-01-23
Def. to Special Calendar to be Published with Final Calendar in Public Service Subcommittee
TNHJR0674Intro
25%
Urges the office of legislative administration to establish and encourages members of the 113th General Assembly and legislative employees to participate in a race relations and discrimination and age-based discrimination in the workplace training pr...
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2024-01-10
Assigned to s/c Public Service Subcommittee
TNHB7012PassAs enacted, directs the department of safety to provide free firearm locks to Tennessee residents upon request, subject to appropriations; requires department-approved handgun safety courses to contain instruction on the safe storage of firearms; exe...
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2023-12-27
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1
TNHJR7053PassDepartment of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Quinco Community Mental Health Centers
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2023-09-08
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR7023PassRepresentative Bill Beck
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2023-09-07
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR7037PassLarry Taylor, Congressional Medal of Honor
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2023-09-07
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR7014PassBev Johnson
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2023-09-07
Signed by Governor.
TNHB7038Engross
50%
As introduced, requires the department of education to establish a school safety alert grant program to provide grants to LEAs to offset expenses incurred by schools for the installation of school safety alert systems. - Amends TCA Title 9; Title 49 ...
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2023-08-29
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB7003Engross
50%
As introduced, expands the eligibility for filing a petition to obtain a lifetime order of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking and especially aggravated stalking. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 39.
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2023-08-28
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1233Intro
25%
As introduced, creates the offense of storing a firearm or firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle or boat while the person is not in the motor vehicle or boat unless the firearm or firearm ammunition is kept from ordinary observation and locked within...
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2023-07-14
Sponsor(s) withdrawn.
TNHB1135PassAs enacted, makes revisions to present law relative to retirement benefits of certain members of the general assembly and their beneficiaries. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 34; Title 8, Chapter 35; Title 8, Chapter 36 and Title 8, Chapter 37.
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2023-05-24
Effective date(s) 05/11/2023
TNHB0806PassAs enacted, makes revisions to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act of 1989, including expanding the definition of racketeering activity. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 12, Part 2.
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2023-05-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 487
TNHB1181PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Information Protection Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 12; Title 43; Title 45; Title 47; Title 48; Title 50; Title 61; Title 66 and Title 67.
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2023-05-24
Effective date(s) 07/01/2025
TNHB1367PassAs enacted, adds additional companies to the statewide opioid settlement agreement for which the attorney general and reporter has the authority to release pending or future claims. - Amends TCA Title 20 and Title 33.
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2023-05-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 429
TNHB1311PassAs enacted, enacts the "Graduate Physicians Act." - Amends TCA Title 49; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2023-05-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 470
TNHB0702PassAs enacted, enacts the "One Pill Will Kill Act," which adds fentanyl, carfentanil, remifentanil, alfentanil, and thiafentanil to what constitutes a qualifying controlled substance for purposes of certain felony offenses. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Tit...
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2023-05-19
Effective date(s) 07/01/2023
TNHB0092PassAs enacted, enacts the "Jabari Bailey Highway Safety Act," which requires drivers to change lanes or reduce speed upon approaching a stationary vehicle that has flashing hazard lights activated; increases fines for failing to change lanes or reduce s...
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2023-05-18
Effective date(s) 07/01/2023
TNHB0606PassAs enacted, makes various revisions to present law relative to adoption. - Amends TCA Title 29; Title 36; Title 37; Title 47 and Title 71.
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2023-05-18
Effective date(s) 07/01/2023
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