Tennessee Representative Joe Towns [D]

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TNHB1510PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Public Safety Behavioral Health Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 50; Title 58; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 997
TNHB2355PassAs enacted, revises requirements regarding coverage for mental health, mental illness, and alcohol or drug dependency, and requires certain reports. - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 56; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1012
TNHB1926PassAs enacted, provides that a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien, including in a slander of title proceeding, will recover the person's reasonable attorney's fees, reasonable costs, liquidated damages in an...
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2018-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1042
TNHB2106PassAs enacted, revises law concerning safekeeping of prisoners in nearby jails. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2018-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1045
TNHB1623PassAs enacted, extends the department of correction for two years to June 30, 2020; requires the department to appear before the government operations joint evaluation committee on judiciary and government no later than December 31, 2018, to update the ...
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 987
TNHB1307PassAs enacted, creates the Tennessee Task Force on Lupus Education and Awareness. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 33; Title 50; Title 56; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 984
TNHB2134PassAs enacted, revises the interest rate on certain unpaid child support arrearages; revises provisions governing the age at which a person may be issued a marriage license; creates a cause of action for forced marriage. - Amends TCA Title 36.
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2018-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1049
TNHB2626PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing access to investigative records of the Tennessee bureau of investigation by certain members and committees of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7.
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2018-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1060
TNHB2303PassAs enacted, creates the "Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act." - Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 71.
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1020
TNHB1110PassAs enacted, authorizes department of safety to issue, upon request, special designation on driver and photo identification licenses for person with acquired brain injury, intellectual disability, or developmental disability; establishes certain proce...
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 981
TNHB1914PassAs enacted, authorizes certain municipalities to fund chambers of commerce and economic and community organizations with revenue from a natural gas utility system owned by the municipality; prohibits rate increase to cover contributions targeted for ...
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1003
TNHB1733PassAs enacted, requires the board of directors of the Tennessee education lottery corporation, no later than January 1, 2019, to establish a mechanism whereby a lottery ticket winner of a drawing-style game, with winnings of $1 million dollars or more, ...
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2018-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1022
TNHB2104PassAs enacted, directs the commissioner to report to the local government committee of the house of representatives and the state and local government committee of the senate each year on or before January 15 concerning the department's financial and pr...
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2018-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 947
TNHB2606PassAs enacted, requires the department of children's services to develop instructional guidelines for child safety training programs for members of professions that frequently deal with children who may be at risk of abuse. - Amends TCA Title 37, Chapte...
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2018-05-18
Pub. Ch. 964
TNHB2643PassAs enacted, designates the public space constructed on top of the parking garage attached to the Cordell Hull Building as the "Beth Harwell Plaza"; designates the new tunnel that connects the Cordell Hull Building to the State Capitol as the "Ron Ram...
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2018-05-18
Pub. Ch. 967
TNHJR1306PassDenise Sims
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2018-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1323PassReginald Willis, Salutatorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
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2018-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1324PassSydnee M. Collins, Valedictorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
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2018-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0901PassAs enacted, requires the bureau of TennCare to promulgate rules to promote the safe and responsible coverage of opioids for TennCare members who have the TennCare pharmacy benefit; requires report on rules to the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2018-05-08
Pub. Ch. 864
TNHB2336PassAs enacted, requires the commissioner to develop and administer a confidential annual survey of correction officers who leave service as correction officers in order to examine factors in retention of correction officers; requires an annual report on...
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2018-05-08
Pub. Ch. 859
TNHB2247PassAs enacted, requires that each year at least 30 percent, instead of 70 percent, of the items on state assessments in grades 3-8 and end of course examinations in high school be fresh, nonredundant items that did not appear on the tests in the previou...
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2018-05-08
Pub. Ch. 895
TNHB2279PassAs enacted, enacts the "Competitive Wireless Broadband Investment, Deployment, and Safety Act of 2018" and requires TACIR to study certain items relating to deployment. - Amends TCA Title 13.
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2018-05-04
Pub. Ch. 819
TNHJR1087PassKara M. Lawson, UT board of trustees
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2018-05-03
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1227PassRonald Coffin, Frank Young, Constance Hooper Scott, Sylvia Porter, and Gervy Howard
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2018-05-02
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1184PassChattanooga Mayor's Council for Women, inaugural Statewide Women's Policy Conference
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2018-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1186PassKent Ritchey, Ginny Award
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2018-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1208PassBrock Woods Rowell
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2018-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0226EngrossProposes an amendment to Article I, Section 33 of the Constitution of Tennessee to remove the criminal punishment exception from slavery and involuntary servitude prohibition.
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2018-04-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB1496PassAs enacted, provides continued eligibility for an elderly low-income, disabled, and disabled veteran's property tax relief during temporary periods of relocation for health care to home of a friend or relative or to a hospital or skilled intermediate...
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2018-04-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 710
TNHB1686PassAs enacted, specifies that, for the 2017-2018 school year, employment termination and compensation decisions for pre-kindergarten or kindergarten teachers will not be based solely on data generated by the portfolio model; revises provisions regarding...
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2018-04-23
Pub. Ch. 751
TNHB2006PassAs enacted, makes the veteran hiring preference mandatory. - Amends TCA Section 8-30-307 and Title 9, Chapter 8.
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2018-04-23
Pub. Ch. 771
TNHB2065PassAs enacted, authorizes an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who is deaf or hard of hearing to request that the department of safety include such designation in the Tennessee Vehicle Title and Registration System (VTRS) database; enacts other related...
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2018-04-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 735
TNHB1822PassAs enacted, revises various provisions relative to public assistance. - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 1, Part 1; Section 71-3-104; Section 71-3-105; Section 71-5-314 and Section 71-5-316.
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2018-04-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 789
TNHJR1088EngrossMelvin J. Malone, UT board of trustees
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2018-04-23
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNHJR1073PassTed Hackney
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2018-04-20
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1071PassWilson County Fair, 2017 Triple A division champion
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2018-04-20
Signed by Governor.
TNHR0346PassKrishun Lovelace, Mr. HBCU
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2018-04-19
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB0395IntroAs introduced, requires any bus ordered or purchased on or after July 1, 2018, to be equipped with a restraint system; requires any bus that is currently used to transport students be equipped with a restraint system by July 1, 2023. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2018-04-18
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB1061IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Historic Rehabilitation Investment Incentive Act." - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 4.
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2018-04-18
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB2004PassAs enacted, requires the department to accept allegations of opioid abuse or diversion and to publicize a means of reporting allegations of such; prohibits civil liability for or firing of a person who reports suspected abuse or diversion. - Amends T...
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2018-04-17
Pub. Ch. 675
TNHJR1005PassSusan Ritter, State Executive Officer of the Year
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2018-04-17
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2075IntroAs introduced, creates a task force to study the developing of initiatives to reduce the waste of food in this state. - Amends TCA Title 53 and Title 68.
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2018-04-12
Held on desk.
TNHR0313PassUnion University Debate Team
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2018-04-12
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB2496IntroAs introduced, prohibits restraining any inmate engaged in work within or outside of a prison, jail, or workhouse facility in a manner that joins the inmate with one or more other inmates. - Amends TCA Title 41.
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2018-04-10
Taken off notice for cal. in State Government Committee
TNHB2037PassAs enacted, revises various provisions relative to price gouging. - Amends TCA Title 47, Chapter 18.
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2018-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 624
TNHJR0957PassUniversity of Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team
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2018-04-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0982PassKurdish community of Nashville
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2018-04-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0983PassDr. William H. McHorris
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2018-04-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1263PassAs enacted, authorizes persons to display evidence of vehicle registration in electronic formats through the use of cell phones and other electronic devices. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 12; Title 55, Chapter 3 and Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2018-04-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 606
TNHB1851PassAs enacted, prevents a municipality from charging a person with a violation of any ordinance prohibiting discharging a firearm within the municipal limits if the person acted in justifiable self-defense or to prevent the commission of a criminal offe...
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2018-04-04
Pub. Ch. 599
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