Tennessee Representative John Ragan [R]

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TNHB2157PassAs enacted, enacts the "Financial Aid Simplification for Tennesseans (FAST) Act." - Amends TCA Title 12, Chapter 3; Title 49, Chapter 1 and Title 49, Chapter 4.
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2020-07-22
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 794
TNHB1846PassAs enacted, requires juvenile court petitions and orders to be open to public inspection if the delinquent act would constitute an act of terrorism or an attempt to commit terrorism if committed by an adult; prohibits expunction of a juvenile's recor...
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2020-07-22
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 806
TNHB1930PassAs enacted, designates various locations as premier type tourist resorts, sports authority facilities, and community theaters for purposes of the sale of alcoholic beverages; enacts other related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 57.
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2020-07-22
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 802
TNHB2263PassAs enacted, creates the Class C felony of performing or inducing, or attempting to perform or induce, an abortion upon a pregnant woman whose unborn child has a fetal heartbeat; creates other criminal offenses related to the performance of an abortio...
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2020-07-22
Pub. Ch. 764
TNHB1974PassAs enacted, 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 tea...
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2020-07-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 734
TNHB1278PassAs enacted, provides that if an incumbent member of the general assembly who has filed a petition for reelection is disqualified by the political party executive committee, then the incumbent member of the general assembly may file a new petition for...
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2020-07-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 713
TNHR0365PassHonors Secretary of State Tre Hargett
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2020-06-19
Signed by H. Speaker
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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2020-06-18
Conf. comm. report adopted, Ayes 89, Nays 0, PNV 0
TNHB2705EngrossAs introduced, creates a five-member Asian carp advisory commission to recommend methods and seek funding for the eradication of Asian carp from Tennessee waters. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 70.
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2020-06-18
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2778IntroAs introduced, designates the Holy Bible as the official state book. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1.
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2020-06-17
H. Placed on Regular Calendar
TNHB2620IntroAs introduced, raises the permissible fine for aggravated assault to no more than $15,000, in addition to any authorized term of imprisonment. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2020-06-17
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHR0343PassCongratulates the House of Representatives for recognizing the need to amend the Constitution of this State to ensure that each bill passed by a house of the General Assembly is voted upon by both houses prior to adjournment.
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2020-06-16
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHJR1209IntroRequires the Secretary of State to include a section on the Bible in Tennessee in the Tennessee Blue Book.
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2020-06-15
Meeting Canceled
TNHR0352IntroDenounces Chancellor Lyle's order allowing all registered voters to vote absentee as an unconstitutional usurpation of legislative authority.
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2020-06-15
To House Delayed Bills Committee
TNHB0716IntroAs introduced, creates per se DUI offense of driving while the person's blood includes any amount of Schedule I controlled substance or Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substance that cannot be dispensed without a prescription when the person do...
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2020-06-12
Re-ref. to Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB1623IntroAs introduced, requires the comptroller of the treasury to conduct a performance audit of the department's office for civil rights every two years; requires the department to promulgate rules to assist the office for civil rights with effectuating th...
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1578IntroAs introduced, requires this state to refuse to consent to receive any refugees for purposes of resettlement; requires each local government within this state to refuse to consent to receive any refugees for purposes of resettlement unless resettleme...
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1929IntroAs introduced, prohibits the governor from making a decision or obligating the state of Tennessee in any way with regard to resettlement of refugees unless authorized by joint resolution of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 9...
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB2576IntroAs introduced, prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to prepubescent minors; prohibits the provision of sexual identity change therapy to minors who have entered puberty unless a parent or guardian has written recommendations for ...
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB2719IntroAs introduced, encourages all employers in this state to provide a paid day off each Veterans' Day for all employees of the employer who are veterans. - Amends TCA Title 15 and Title 58.
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB2298IntroAs introduced, changes from February 1 to January 15 the date by which the Tennessee bureau of investigation is required to provide an annual report to the judiciary committees of the senate and house of representatives on the amount of money collect...
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2020-06-11
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB2653EngrossAs introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of disseminating a photograph of an inmate at a state penal institution that was taken during a visitation period. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 47.
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2020-06-11
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2206EngrossAs introduced, reduces from five to three days the amount of time within which final orders concerning water quality permitting must be published on the department of environment and conservation website. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 5; Titl...
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2020-06-11
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1146IntroAs introduced, increases the number of free plates from one to two for the Purple Heart and disabled veteran license plates issued to veterans with disabilities. - Amends TCA Section 55-4-256 and Section 55-4-257.
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1690IntroAs introduced, requires the department of correction to pay an additional $5.00 per day recidivism-reduction stipend for certain county jails housing convicted felons, in which the felons attend evidence-based programs to reduce recidivism rates upon...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1592IntroAs introduced, requires the corporation to establish a four-year pilot program to award completion grants to Tennessee Promise scholarship students who have an immediate financial need or who are experiencing a financial hardship that may prevent the...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2661IntroAs introduced, permits a person to carry a handgun in a concealed manner; permits a person carrying a handgun in a concealed manner to carry in parks, higher education campuses, and areas posted by local governments in the same manner permitted by ha...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2817IntroAs introduced, extends from 30 days to 45 days the time within which the issuing judge is required to report to the attorney general following the expiration, extension, or denial of an order authorizing a wire, oral, or electronic interception. - Am...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2676IntroAs introduced, eliminates the professional privilege tax; establishes requirements for payment of annual professional registration fee for nonresidents engaged in certain professions. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 6, Part 3; Title 4, Chapter 3, Part ...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2229IntroAs introduced, establishes various requirements relating to literacy instruction provided to students in any of the grades kindergarten through two; establishes methods of evaluating the reading proficiency of students in any of the grades kindergart...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHJR0741EngrossAffirms the constitutional duty and exclusive authority and power of the General Assembly to appropriate public moneys and balance the state budget.
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB2412IntroAs introduced, specifies that notification may be published in a newspaper of general circulation if postal addresses of certain parties cannot be ascertained in conservatorship proceedings; specifies that certain examination reports in conservatorsh...
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2020-06-09
Taken off notice for cal. in Government Operations Committee
TNHB2825IntroAs introduced, requires an agency that promulgates a new permanent rule to identify and repeal one existing permanent rule. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 5.
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2020-06-09
Taken off notice for cal. in Government Operations Committee
TNHB1689EngrossAs introduced, prohibits a student from participating in a single-sex interscholastic sport or athletic event provided by the student's public school unless the student verifies with the public school that the student is of the respective sex. - Amen...
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2020-06-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2134EngrossAs 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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2020-06-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2476EngrossAs introduced, adds communications with a peer supporter occurring during a critical incident stress management intervention to those communications that are considered confidential and for which a person cannot be called to testify or otherwise divu...
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2020-06-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1839EngrossAs introduced, prohibits a governing board of a public institution of higher education from contracting or affiliating with a foreign nation; a political subdivision of a foreign nation; or an organization sponsored, operated, or funded by a foreign ...
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2020-06-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2408EngrossAs introduced, creates the robotics education task force to research opportunities for expansion of robotics education programs in the kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2577IntroAs introduced, creates a presumption that a public safety employee diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sustained the injury in the line of duty for purposes of workers' compensation; expands definition of public safety employee. - Am...
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2020-06-04
Taken off notice for cal. in Consumer and Human Resources Committee
TNHB2660EngrossAs introduced, provides that a person who uses justifiable force against another may request a stay of proceedings in any civil action based on the use of force until the criminal investigation has concluded; creates an immunity hearing at which the ...
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHJR0748EngrossReaffirms that Tennessee is a sanctuary for the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.
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2020-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB2764IntroAs introduced, requires the department of human resources to make an annual report on or before January 15, instead of periodically, to the governor on recommendations for improvements of the state service system. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title...
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2020-06-04
Taken off notice for cal. in Consumer and Human Resources Committee
TNHB1946EngrossAs introduced, allows members of the United States armed forces and honorably discharged veterans who receive certified occupational training as a member of the United States armed forces to receive equivalent credit toward an occupational license re...
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2769EngrossAs introduced, adds the offense of trafficking a person for a commercial sex act to the meaning of predatory offenses for purposes of sentencing a person as a child sexual predator. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHR0326PassTennessee is well-suited to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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2020-06-04
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB2405IntroAs introduced, authorizes certain medical professionals to prescribe hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for veterans with traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder; adds hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment as an authorized medical ser...
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2020-06-02
Taken off notice for cal. in Health Committee
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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2020-06-01
Taken off notice for cal. in Insurance Committee
TNHJR0779IntroRecognizes CNN and the Washington Post as fake news and condemns them for denigrating our citizens.
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2020-05-29
Re-ref. Judiciary 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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2020-05-28
Taken off notice for cal. in 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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2020-05-28
Taken off notice for cal. in Education Committee
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