Tennessee Representative Joe Towns [D]

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TNHJR8009PassRepresentative Jim Coley
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2021-10-26
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR8017PassBreast cancer awareness and Real Men Wear Pink
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2021-10-26
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR9004Intro
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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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2021-10-26
Filed for introduction
TNHB8002Intro
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As introduced, makes appropriations sufficient to provide the first year's funding for any act which receives final passage during the second extraordinary session of the 112th General Assembly.
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2021-10-20
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB8001Intro
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As introduced, creates the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee. - Amends TCA Section 4-29-243; Section 4-29-244; Section 10-7-504; Title 64; Section 67-5-502 and Section 67-5-505.
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2021-10-20
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB1398PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing pharmacy benefits and pharmacy benefits managers. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 56 and Title 71.
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 569
TNHB0130PassAs enacted, requires the department to increase the hourly wage for direct care professionals employed at contracted agencies of the department for the home- and community-based waiver programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabili...
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2021-06-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 576
TNHB0142PassAs enacted, makes certain investigative records of the department of human services confidential during the course of an investigation; establishes fines for certain offenses related to fraudulently obtaining food assistance; creates a families first...
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 515
TNHB0888PassAs enacted, authorizes a clerk to charge a fee of less than $100 for expunction; expands the offenses for which expunction is permitted; revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Section 8-21-401 and Title 40.
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 539
TNHB0720PassAs enacted, authorizes a nonprofit organization to conduct a bingo game as its annual event for purposes of the Tennessee Nonprofit Gaming Law. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 17.
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2021-05-21
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 473
TNHB0565PassAs enacted, authorizes a dentist licensed in this state to administer a vaccination against COVID-19 if the dentist has received appropriate training as recommended by the centers for disease control and prevention. - Amends TCA Title 63.
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2021-05-21
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 465
TNHB0171PassAs enacted, authorizes a correctional officer of a local government who is a member of the state retirement system to retire under the state retirement system upon completion of 25 years of creditable service; authorizes local governments participati...
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2021-05-21
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 486
TNHB1254PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing awards of attorney's fees in certain forfeiture actions. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 33.
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2021-05-19
Pub. Ch. 423
TNHB0723PassAs enacted, requires the department to publish the guidelines for the best practices for identifying and reporting signs of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and human trafficking in which the victim is a child on the department's website. - Amends TC...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 408
TNHB0722PassAs enacted, prohibits a county election commissioner from voting on issues that directly affect the commissioner's immediate family member who is a candidate for office; requires a county election commissioner to be recused of official duties 30 days...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 292
TNHB1497PassAs enacted, makes various changes to the process for certification as an outdoor fireworks display operator, proximate pyrotechnic display operator, or flame effect display operator. - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 104.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 435
TNHB0012PassAs enacted, enacts "April's Law" to clarify that a person who engages in sexual contact with a corpse commits the offense of abuse of a corpse, a Class E felony. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 3; Title 40, Chapter 11 and Title 40, Chapter 39...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 402
TNHB0778PassAs enacted, specifies certain authority of the commissioner of health and pharmacists regarding epidemics, vaccines, and a statewide collaborative pharmacy practice agreement. - Amends TCA Section 29-34-802; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 346
TNHB0455PassAs enacted, enacts the "Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 33; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 352
TNHB1062PassAs enacted, redefines the term "intellectual disability" for purposes of determining eligibility for the death penalty; allows certain defendants sentenced to death prior to the effective date of this act to petition the trial court for a determinati...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 399
TNHB0039PassAs enacted, enacts the "Jim Coley Protection for Rape Survivors Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Section 10-7-504; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 63.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 362
TNHB0442PassAs enacted, enacts the "Major Trevor Joseph Act," which requires the department to provide burial services for a person who died while on active duty with the armed forces and is being interred in a state veterans cemetery on a date requested by the ...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 445
TNHJR0515PassSahid Yoel Castor, Salutatorian, Raleigh Egypt High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0512PassVernicia Parker, Salutatorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0516PassAmin Elijah Buchanan, Valedictorian, Raleigh Egypt High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0517PassJalen Taliaferro, Valedictorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0513PassZackerra Adams, Salutatorian, Craigmont High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0514PassJustine Kheiv, Valedictorian, Craigmont High School
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2021-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNHR0110Intro
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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
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2021-05-05
Re-ref. Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1168PassAs enacted, prohibits a court from solely considering a parent's disability to determine custody unless it impacts the parent's ability to meet the needs of the child; specifies that a court cannot consider a parent or guardian's disability alone in ...
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2021-05-04
Pub. Ch. 235
TNHB0472PassAs enacted, entitles all public charter schools to participate in the state group insurance plans selected by the governing body of the public charter school in accordance with existing law; authorizes, instead of requires, teachers and other full-ti...
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2021-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 250
TNHJR0480PassSenator Roscoe Dixon, Jr.
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2021-05-04
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1594Intro
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As introduced, waives the application fee for an enhanced handgun carry permit for retired members of the military who are residents of the state. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.
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2021-05-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
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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2021-05-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB0059Intro
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As introduced, removes the requirement for a person to post a bond when filing a claim to seized property. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 33.
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2021-05-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB0973PassAs enacted, enacts the "SEM Advancement Act," which requires a local board of education or charter school governing body to develop and adopt a policy that establishes criteria for the enrollment of students in grades seven through 12 into available ...
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2021-05-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 170
TNHB0044Intro
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As introduced, funds social worker positions through the BEP at a ratio of one per 1,500 or fewer students. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3.
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2021-05-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB1155PassAs enacted, establishes certain requirements for persons engaged in the business of buying or selling unattached catalytic converters as a single item; creates Class A, punishable by fine only, misdemeanor of possessing a used, detached catalytic con...
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2021-05-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 213
TNHB1031Intro
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As introduced, exempts feminine hygiene products from sales tax on the annual sales tax holiday. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2021-05-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHJR0490Engross
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Day, May 6, 2021
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2021-05-03
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNHJR0098Intro
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Proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 33 of the Constitution of Tennessee removing the criminal punishment exception from slavery and involuntary servitude prohibition.
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2021-04-29
H. subst. in SJR 80
TNHJR0415PassLeMoyne College students, 1960 Sit-In Movement, 61st anniversary
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2021-04-29
Signed by Governor.
TNHR0094PassLee Andrew Smith
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2021-04-29
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHJR0404Pass105th Attack Squadron, 100th anniversary
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2021-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1492Intro
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As introduced, includes in the requirement that a law enforcement officer have good moral character, that the officer must not be a member of a hate group or terrorist organization; states that membership in a hate group or terrorist organization is ...
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2021-04-26
Re-ref. State Government Committee
TNHB0116PassAs enacted, disqualifies for life persons convicted of a human trafficking offense from obtaining a commercial driver license; requires lifetime suspension of commercial driver license for persons convicted of a human trafficking offense. - Amends TC...
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2021-04-21
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 112
TNHB1323Intro
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As introduced, requires an officer to provide an alleged victim of certain criminal offenses with a document, created by the administrative office of the courts, notifying the victim of the global positioning monitoring system used as a condition of ...
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2021-04-21
To House Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB0017PassAs enacted, replaces the required element for self-defense that the person "not be engaged in unlawful activity" with the required element that the person "not be engaged in conduct that would constitute a felony or Class A misdemeanor"; declares, fo...
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2021-04-21
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 115
TNHJR0358PassDolly Parton
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2021-04-21
Signed by Governor.
TNHR0044PassEddie George
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2021-04-20
Signed by H. Speaker
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