Tennessee Senator Joseph Hensley [R]

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TNSB0007IntroAs introduced, removes provisions in current law that override the ability of various persons to object to vaccinations, immunizations, or other medical procedures on the basis of religious tenets and practices. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 3...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0230IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Teacher's Discipline Act"; establishes a process for a teacher to request the removal of a student from the teacher's classroom if the student's behavior violates the LEA's or school's student discipline policy or code of c...
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2021-02-24
Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 3/3/2021
TNSB0235IntroAs introduced, requires that the instruction provided to a student who is identified for intervention through the response to instruction and intervention (RTI²) framework be determined by the student's local education agency based on the individual...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNSB0228IntroAs introduced, requires that a student's gender for purposes of participation in a public middle school or high school interscholastic athletic activity or event be determined by the student's sex at the time of the student's birth, as indicated on t...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNSB0233IntroAs introduced, requires the department to survey all LEAs, public charter schools, and state special schools to determine whether there is a sufficient number of licensed speech-language pathologists in the public schools of this state to meet studen...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNSB0229IntroAs introduced, requires the commission 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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2021-02-24
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSJR0070EngrossState of Tennessee, 225th anniversary
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2021-02-24
SJR placed on H. consent cal. for 2/25/2021
TNSB0057EngrossAs introduced, extends the James K. Polk memorial association to June 30, 2027. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 13, Part 2 and Title 4, Chapter 29.
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2021-02-24
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSB0769IntroAs introduced, prohibits the state textbook and instructional materials quality commission, state board of education, and public schools of this state from recommending, approving, or using textbooks and instructional materials and supplemental instr...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0133IntroAs introduced, requires the department, in collaboration with other public and private healthcare agencies, to incorporate information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias into its existing public health programs and services. - Amends TCA...
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2021-02-24
To Senate Calendar Committee
TNSJR0002IntroProposes adding a provision establishing the right to work regardless of status of affiliation with any labor union or employee organization.
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2021-02-23
Recommended for adoption by Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, refer Senate Calendar Committee
TNSB0223IntroAs introduced, defines "micro market," "micro market display," and "unattended" for purposes of sales and use taxes; authorizes dealers who own and operate micro markets in multiple locations to submit to the department of revenue a single monthly sa...
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2021-02-23
Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB1312IntroAs introduced, requires state funding board to conduct a study on the impact and effects of the rapid devaluation of the United States dollar on the state's economy; requires the board to prepare a report of its findings and recommendations resulting...
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2021-02-23
Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB1326IntroAs introduced, authorizes dealers whose sales and use tax liability for 12 consecutive months has averaged $500 or less per month to file returns and payment either monthly or quarterly; requires the $500 to be adjusted for inflation and rounded to t...
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2021-02-23
Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB1319IntroAs introduced, lowers, from $500,000 to $250,000, the amount of the required capital investment to be made by a business engaged in an enterprise located in a tier 3 or tier 4 enhancement county with a population less than 50,000, to qualify for a jo...
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2021-02-23
Refer to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB1314IntroAs introduced, authorizes each municipality, county, or metropolitan government to impose a public safety surcharge for purposes of providing public safety services; specifies the manner by which the surcharge must be approved by the local government...
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1335IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Second Amendment Sanctuary Act," which declares a treaty, executive order, rule, or regulation of the U.S. government that violates the federal second amendment as null, void, and unenforceable in this state and p...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1325IntroAs introduced, identifies a blackjack and stun baton as examples of prohibited weapons for purposes of offense of possessing implements for the infliction of serious bodily injury or death. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1302.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1330IntroAs introduced, authorizes the City of St. Joseph to hold a referendum to authorize the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in package stores and for consumption on the premises. - Amends TCA Section 57-3-106 and Section 57-4-103.
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1328IntroAs 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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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1320IntroAs introduced, removes obsolete reference to a non-existent public health council; requires approval of a majority of the health and welfare committee of the senate, the health committee of the house of representatives, and the general assembly by jo...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1333IntroAs introduced, creates a civil action against any government entity, official, employee, or agent that violates a person's right to bear arms under the Tennessee Constitution or United States Constitution; specifies such a violation may be prosecuted...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1341IntroAs introduced, changes "the education committee of the house of representatives" to "the education administration committee of the house of representatives" for purposes of determining membership on the board's basic education program (BEP) review co...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1327IntroAs introduced, removes the prohibition on a board of directors reducing the base funding amount for an emergency communications district unless local government funding for the district was reduced. - Amends TCA Section 7-86-303.
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1340IntroAs introduced, prohibits the department from using high school graduation rates from the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, and 2024-2025 school years as a metric included in school or LEA accountability; allows the department to report graduation rate...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1323IntroAs introduced, requires TACIR to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of childhood obesity in the state and its short and long-term effects. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 10; Title 33; Title 34; Title...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1337IntroAs introduced, prohibits the department from requiring an individual to undergo an immunization as a condition of adopting a child or overseeing a child in foster care if the individual provides to the department written notice that the individual ob...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1315IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Election Integrity Act," which prohibits the state election commission, county election commissions, local governments, and their officials and employees from accepting certain funds or in-kind contributions for t...
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1331IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to the penalties for violating requirements of the sexual offender registry, including increasing the penalty for engaging in activities that cause the offender to be in direct contact with a minor from a Class A ...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1332IntroAs introduced, requires a sexual offender or violent sexual offender to report to a designated law enforcement agency to update the offender's registration within five days of the offender's birthday rather than within seven days. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1329IntroAs introduced, increases from 15 to 20 the number of days before a health services and development agency meeting at which a certificate of need application is originally scheduled that a health care institution wishing to oppose the application must...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1311IntroAs introduced, requires a law enforcement officer to make efforts to contact a parent, legal guardian, or legal custodian when issuing a citation to a child in lieu of continuing to keep the child in custody; changes the evidentiary requirement for a...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1318IntroAs introduced, clarifies that the education administration committee of the house must approve the expenditures made from the proceeds of property sold by the board of regents. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1334IntroAs introduced, authorizes the department of safety to provide its annual report on handgun carry permits to the members of the general assembly electronically. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 50 and Title 70.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1313IntroAs introduced, prohibits a school from forcing, coercing, or requiring a student to receive an immunization for COVID-19; prohibits a school from taking an adverse action against a student who refuses to receive an immunization against COVID-19; proh...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1339IntroAs introduced, adds licensed aestheticians working under the supervision of a licensed physician to the list of persons exempt from the Tennessee Cosmetology Act of 1986. - Amends TCA Section 62-4-109.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1309IntroAs introduced, states the intent of the general assembly that, starting in the 2022 fiscal year, and for each fiscal year thereafter, community corrections grant funding increases by 5 percent from the previous year. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 a...
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1310IntroAs introduced, requires insurer step therapy protocols for prescription drug coverage to adhere to certain guidelines; requires insurers to provide an exception process for step therapy protocols that meets certain criteria; requires the department o...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1338IntroAs introduced, requires the board to determine the percentage of any increase in funds appropriated to the instructional salaries and wages component of the basic education program (BEP) and increase the minimum salary on the state salary schedule by...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1316IntroAs introduced, increases from 20 to 30 days the period by which, after being served, a defendant in an ouster proceeding may answer a complaint to remove the defendant from public office. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and T...
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1321IntroAs introduced, requires office of legislative administration to provide an electronic report to the members of certain information regarding full- and part-time employees of the general assembly. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4 and Title 8.
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1322IntroAs introduced, requires licensees under the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act to report to the board of directors of the lottery corporation any information relating to the discharge of an employee for a violation of the Act. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 38...
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2021-02-22
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1336IntroAs introduced, deletes antiquated language that required the comptroller's office to study the formation and operation of community schools and report its finding by November 1, 2018. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1317IntroAs introduced, changes who receives the comptroller's report regarding the effectiveness of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, from the speakers of the senate and house of representatives and members of the education committees of the house a...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1324IntroAs introduced, requires that a petition by a teacher to the commissioner of education for waiver of any requirement for renewal of the teacher's license on the basis of the teacher's performance effectiveness level on each of the last three evaluatio...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB1308IntroAs introduced, prohibits an employer from requiring an employee to receive an immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 against the will of the employee as a condition of maintaining employment; prohibits the employer from taking adverse action agains...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB1537IntroAs introduced, clarifies that the annual report district attorneys general submit regarding administrative subpoenas of internet service accounts must be submitted to the criminal justice committee instead of the judiciary committee of the house of r...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1360IntroAs introduced, extends, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the counties within which each LEA must implement a program of family life education from counties with a pregnancy rate of 19.5 pregnancies for every 1,000 females ages 15 to 17 to al...
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2021-02-22
To Senate Education Committee
TNSJR0032PassMedical Personnel in Tennessee
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2021-02-12
Signed by H. Speaker
TNSB0598IntroSubject to local approval, makes various changes to the charter of the city of Columbia relating to the duties of the local civil service board. - Amends Chapter 9 of the Private Acts of 2013.
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2021-02-12
Passed on Second Consideration, held on desk. Local Bill
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