Tennessee Representative John DeBerry [D]

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TNHB2443IntroAs introduced, requires, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, each Title I public high school to provide at least one driver education course for its students. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-05-27
To House Education Committee
TNHB1199IntroAs introduced, extends eligibility for receipt of Wilder-Naifeh technical skills grants to students who are attending certain independent postsecondary institutions and who are otherwise eligible for the grants. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Higher Education Subcommittee of Education Committee
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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2020-05-26
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB1833IntroAs introduced, limits the number of Tennessee comprehensive assessment program (TCAP) tests administered to students in grades three through 12. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee of Education Committee
TNHB1895IntroAs introduced, creates the commission on responsible fatherhood. - Amends TCA Title 3 and Title 4, Chapter 29.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary Committee
TNHJR0744IntroUrges Congress to preserve the independence of the United States Supreme Court by amending the United States Constitution to require the United States Supreme Court to be composed of no more than nine members.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary Committee
TNHB1955IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions relating to public charter schools authorized by the achievement school district. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittee of Education Committee
TNHB0497IntroAs introduced, expands the definition of "eligible independent postsecondary institution" to include certain private postsecondary institutions for purposes of scholarships and grants funded from net proceeds of the state lottery. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Higher Education Subcommittee of Education Committee
TNHB1815IntroAs introduced, creates an offense of using force or coercion to cause a person to join a criminal gang against the person's will; sets penalty based on the age of the victim. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2020-05-26
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB0600IntroAs introduced, requires LEAs and state institutions of higher education to use certain definitions and examples of anti-Semitism when reviewing, investigating, or determining whether there has been a violation of certain education policies prohibitin...
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c K-12 Subcommittee of Education Committee
TNHB1692IntroAs introduced, requires a student in any grade kindergarten through three to attend summer school if the student's teacher determines that the student is not academically prepared to advance to the next grade level and that grade retention may benefi...
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2020-05-20
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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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
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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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
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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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB1976IntroAs introduced, gives the state board of education administrative subpoena power in connection with investigations related to licensure disciplinary actions. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3 and Title 49, Chapter 5.
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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB2002IntroAs introduced, outlines workload considerations for the state board of education when establishing the maximum class size and caseload standards for instructional personnel and teachers having primary responsibility for a student's individualized edu...
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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB2757IntroAs introduced, prohibits a general sessions court clerk from collecting a fine, costs, or litigation taxes that have been in default for at least 15 years following the year in which the fine, costs, or litigation taxes became delinquent. - Amends TC...
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2020-05-20
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2758IntroAs introduced, creates the office of legislative ombudsman. - Amends TCA Title 3.
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2020-05-20
To House State Committee
TNHB2756IntroAs introduced, requires, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, the BEP formula to fund at least one full-time mental health counselor position for each school in an LEA. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB2755IntroAs introduced, requires, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, the BEP to fund one full-time public school nurse position for each school in an LEA. - Amends TCA Title 49 and Title 68.
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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB2134IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Teacher's Discipline Act"; establishes a disciplinary process for students who have been removed from the classroom by the teacher. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-05-20
To House Education Committee
TNHB2442IntroAs introduced, makes changes related to a caterer's license for purposes of consumption on the premises; restricts the number of undercover investigations the alcoholic beverage commission can perform on a single licensee in a year; requires a server...
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2020-05-20
To House State Committee
TNHJR0831PassWomen Veterans Day, June 12, 2020
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2020-05-07
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1974IntroAs introduced, permits the state board of education to assess reasonable costs against a teacher or administrator when a final order is issued following a contested case hearing in which a teacher or administrator is issued a formal reprimand or the ...
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2020-05-05
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 6/1/2020
TNHB2778IntroAs introduced, designates the Holy Bible as the official state book. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1.
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2020-05-05
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 6/1/2020
TNHB1975PassAs enacted, adds offenses to the list of offenses for which, upon conviction, the state board of education automatically revokes a teacher's or administrator's license. - Amends TCA Section 49-5-417.
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 629
TNHB2062PassAs enacted, allows the governing board of a public institution of higher education to employ a law enforcement officer in the same manner as a public institution of higher education governed by the board. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7.
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 630
TNHB1791PassAs enacted, extends the West Tennessee River basin authority to June 30, 2028; adds an attendance requirement for board members; revises other provisions regarding the authority. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29 and Title 64, Chapter 1.
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2020-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 667
TNHB2818PassAs enacted, authorizes the state board of education to promulgate emergency rules as necessary to address any issues created by school closures due to the outbreak of COVID-19 during the 2019-2020 school year; requires the commissioner of education t...
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2020-04-06
Pub. Ch. 652
TNHB0379PassAs enacted, requires TSAC to promulgate rules designating pregnancy as an approved medical leave of absence for purposes of the Tennessee HOPE scholarship. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2020-03-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 533
TNHB2223PassAs enacted, corrects a cross-reference in regard to the standards that apply to certain donations of food; changes the level of carelessness that gives rise to liability for damage caused by certain food donors from negligence to gross negligence; ma...
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2020-03-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 592
TNHB1699EngrossAs 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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2020-03-19
Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 29, Nays 0
TNHJR0974PassVictor Thompson
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2020-03-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0983PassSonny Hicks
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2020-03-19
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1750EngrossAs introduced, extends the human rights commission to June 30, 2025. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 21, Part 2 and Title 4, Chapter 29.
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2020-03-19
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1893IntroAs introduced, requires absentee ballot counting boards to tabulate the results of early and absentee voting at the time the polls are statutorily required to close; requires the absentee ballot counting board to publicly announce the results immedia...
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2020-03-18
Meeting Canceled
TNHB1890IntroAs introduced, prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager and certain other third parties from taking certain actions against entities and pharmacies participating in the federal 340B drug discount program; creates a private cause of action against violato...
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2020-03-18
Meeting Canceled
TNHJR0133EngrossUrges federal government to address internet safety.
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2020-03-17
Action deferred in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee
TNHB2830IntroAs introduced, increases, from 30 to 35 days, the time period within which an applicant or enrollee for TennCare uninsured or uninsurable coverage must mail documentation of any change affecting information given to the bureau of TennCare. - Amends T...
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2020-03-17
Meeting Canceled
TNHB2674IntroAs introduced, extends the date by which the commission on aging and disability must provide to the general assembly an updated report and analysis on the waiting list for the state options program from January 15 of each year to January 20 of each y...
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2020-03-17
Meeting Canceled
TNHB2457IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Firefighter Suicide Prevention Act." - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 51, Part 2; Title 50, Chapter 6 and Title 68, Chapter 102.
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2020-03-17
Meeting Canceled
TNHB1866IntroAs introduced, increases the notice period, from 30 to 45 days before the effective date, by which a covered entity or pharmacy benefits manager must disclose to a pharmacy or pharmacist in its network any material change to a contract provision that...
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2020-03-17
Meeting Canceled
TNHB2575IntroAs introduced, decreases from five to three business days, the date by which a pharmacy benefits manager or covered entity must remove a drug from the maximum allowable cost list following the date that the manager or entity becomes aware that the dr...
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2020-03-17
Meeting Canceled
TNHB1554EngrossAs 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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2020-03-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHJR0938PassThelma Nelms, Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0939PassSarah Carpenter, Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0943PassDr. William Terrell, Jr., Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0941PassKevin Potts, Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0942PassDr. Brinders Jones, Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0935PassWillie Harper, Living Legend Awards
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2020-03-12
Signed by Governor.
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