Tennessee Representative Joe Towns [D]

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TNHB2009PassAs enacted, requires that a person convicted of aggravated assault that involved the use or display of a deadly weapon be punished one classification higher than otherwise provided by law if the violation was committed by discharging a firearm from w...
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2022-06-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1136
TNHB2152PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing lottery-funded scholarships and financial aid. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2022-06-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1116
TNHB2147PassAs enacted, raises the age of a victim whose testimony the court may allow to be taken outside the courtroom by means of two-way closed circuit television from "13 or younger" to "under 18 years of age"; adds human trafficking offenses to those for w...
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2022-06-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1115
TNHB2109PassAs enacted, requires the department to collaborate with the bureau of TennCare in order to study existing doula certification programs; requires that a report on the study be provided to the members of the general assembly and to the legislative libr...
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2022-06-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1108
TNHB1834PassAs enacted, enacts "Ethan's, Hailey's, and Bentley's Law," which requires a sentencing court to order a defendant who has been convicted of vehicular homicide or aggravated vehicular homicide due to intoxication and in which the victim of the offense...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/25/2022
TNHB0204PassAs enacted, enacts the "CROWN Act: Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair," which prohibits an employer from adopting a policy that does not permit an employee to wear the employee's hair in braids, locs, twists, or another manner that i...
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1078
TNHB2665PassAs enacted, prohibits a hospital from restricting a patient from having at least one patient representative as a visitor during a period when COVID-19 is a healthcare concern, if certain requirements met; specifies that the requirement that any disci...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/25/2022
TNHB1852PassAs enacted, allows TCRS members who served in the armed forces during certain periods of armed conflict to establish retirement credit for the military service under certain conditions. - Amends TCA Section 8-34-605.
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/25/2022
TNHB1747PassAs enacted, adds quadriplegia as a qualifying medical condition for the lawful possession of cannabis oil. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title 68, Chapter 7.
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/25/2022
TNHB1686PassAs enacted, establishes a respite care pilot program for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 71.
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/25/2022
TNHB2875PassAs enacted, prohibits, beginning on the date on which a pregnancy is known to a law enforcement agency and confirmed by a healthcare professional, placing an inmate, who is in the custody of a correctional institution, in restraints; creates certain ...
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2022-05-25
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1041
TNHB2600PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing thresholds for competitive sealed bids for local governments. - Amends TCA Section 12-3-1212.
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2022-05-25
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1016
TNHB2341PassAs enacted, requires that each LEA employee who works directly with students in the LEA, instead of only teachers, be trained at least once every three years on the detection, intervention, prevention, and treatment of human trafficking in which the ...
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2022-05-25
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1021
TNHB2392PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing "base tax revenues" under the Convention Center and Tourism Development Financing Act of 1998. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
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2022-05-25
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1029
TNHJR1387PassGrady Pascal Williams
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2022-05-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2573PassAs enacted, requires a person who is convicted of a human trafficking offense to obtain a driver license or photo identification license that bears a designation sufficient to enable a law enforcement officer to identify the bearer of the license as ...
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2022-05-11
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1015
TNHB2146PassAs enacted, establishes a third-party skills testing program administered by the department of safety for the purpose of facilitating the testing and licensure of commercial drivers; authorizes the department of correction to create a commercial driv...
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2022-05-09
Effective date(s) 05/04/2022, 07/01/2022
TNHJR1232PassKirsten Tilford, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis Youth of the Year
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2022-05-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2591PassAs enacted, requires the department of children's services and the department of human services to collaborate to provide recommendations to the general assembly on resources and services specific to persons from 18 to 24 years of age who have been v...
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2022-05-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 983
TNHB2343PassAs enacted, requires educator preparation providers approved by the state board of education to require each candidate enrolled in the provider's educator preparation program to successfully complete at least one course each semester on reading instr...
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2022-05-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 974
TNHB2106PassAs enacted, requires, rather than recommends, that the course of instruction for students in grades five through eight include curricula designed to educate students in black history and black culture. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-1006.
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2022-05-04
Effective date(s) 07/01/2025
TNHB1930PassAs enacted, authorizes a local board of education or charter school governing body to implement, as part of the LEA's or public charter school's discipline policy, holistic programs of positive behavior reinforcement and reward-based behavior modific...
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2022-05-04
Effective date(s) 04/29/2022
TNHB2697PassAs enacted, authorizes a person who holds a valid license to instruct in a school of cosmetology and who completes 300 hours in a registered barber school or college regarding the fundamentals of straight razor shaving and barbering technique, to be ...
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2022-05-04
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNHJR1172PassOffice of Minority Affairs interns
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2022-05-04
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2840PassAs enacted, requires the bureau to, in consultation with and approval of the commissioner of finance and administration, develop and implement a program substantially similar to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services’ Emergency Tria...
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2022-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 919
TNHR0218PassSamantha and Daniel McCanless and Congressman Dr. Scott DesJarlais
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2022-04-28
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHJR1398Engross

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Evan Fant Hayes, Salutatorian, Middle College High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1397Engross

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Ethan O'Neil Jones, Valedictorian, Middle College High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1399Engross

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Alyssa Matthews, Valedictorian, East High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1395Engross

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Davion Watson, Valedictorian, Melrose High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1400Engross

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Brianca Bolton, Salutatorian, East High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1396Engross

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Yazmine Cox, Salutatorian, Melrose High School
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1393Engross

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Terranisha Potts, Salutatorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR1394Engross

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Cha'ly Ellis, Valedictorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
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2022-04-28
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB1071Intro

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As introduced, exempts the retail sale of food and food ingredients from the state sales tax for the period of May through October 2021. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2022-04-26
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
TNHB2037PassAs enacted, removes authority of the department of safety to deny a license to a minor for unsatisfactory academic progress; retains provisions for denial of a license, with certain exceptions, to a minor when the person is a student who is not enrol...
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2022-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 878
TNHB2409Intro

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As introduced, requires an LEA to notify the LEA's new employees of the health plan offered to the employees. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27 and Title 49.
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB1356Intro

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As introduced, enacts the "James 'Dustin' Samples Act." - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 51, Part 2; Title 50, Chapter 6 and Title 68, Chapter 102.
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2022-04-26
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
TNHB2627PassAs enacted, creates licensure requirements for the regulation of landscape architects. - Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 2.
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2022-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 904
TNHB1696Intro

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As introduced, increases the penalty for the offense of aggravated burglary, from a Class C felony to a Class B felony, if the burglary is of an occupied habitation; increases the penalty for especially aggravated burglary, from a Class B felony to a...
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB0905Intro

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As introduced, requires newly constructed or renovated buildings that are open to the public to contain at least one restroom containing a powered, height-adjustable, adult-sized changing table if constructed or renovated after a certain date. - Amen...
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB2078PassAs enacted, requires employers to pay employees no less than the minimum wage, regardless of the subminimum wage for an employee whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by age, physical, or mental deficiency or injury. - Amends TCA Title 8 a...
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2022-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 870
TNHB2424PassAs enacted, increases the penalty for mitigated criminal littering from a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a $50 fine to a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2022-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 899
TNHB1459PassAs enacted, adds to the provisions governing bail that following the arrest of a person for the offense of aggravated assault under circumstances in which the alleged victim of the offense is a domestic abuse victim, that the court or magistrate must...
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2022-04-25
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNHB2467PassAs enacted, authorizes country trustees to accept prepayments of property taxes. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 8, Chapter 11; Title 66 and Title 67.
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2022-04-25
Effective date(s) 04/20/2022
TNHB2113PassAs enacted, requires the department of correction, the department of mental health and substance abuse services, and the department of human services to work with a nonprofit charitable organization to provide mandatory annual training to appropriate...
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2022-04-25
Effective date(s) 04/20/2022, 01/01/2023
TNHB2249PassAs enacted, revises present law provisions governing the use of an intercollegiate athlete's name, image, or likeness. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2022-04-25
Effective date(s) 04/20/2022
TNHJR1083PassWendy Moten
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2022-04-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1137PassAs enacted, prohibits the state, a political subdivision, or a public official from prohibiting or imposing additional restrictions on the lawful operations of a church or religious organization during a state of emergency, major disaster, or natural...
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2022-04-13
Effective date(s) 04/08/2022
TNHB2185PassAs enacted, deletes provision that prevents a person from entering into a future payment plan if the person defaults on an installment payment plan for the payment of reinstatement or restoration fees for a license or registration that is suspended o...
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2022-04-13
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 788
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