Tennessee Senator Joseph Hensley [R]

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TNSB0423PassAs enacted, eliminates the special privilege tax on ammunition. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-201 and Title 70, Chapter 3.
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2019-06-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 509
TNSB0579PassAs enacted, requires the department of finance and administration, in consultation with the department of mental health and substance abuse services and the division of TennCare, to develop and administer a grant program to assist sheriffs who are re...
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2019-06-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 512
TNSB0251PassAs enacted, transfers the fire investigations section from the department of commerce and insurance to the bureau; revises and enacts related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 38, Chapter 6 and Title 68, Chapter 102.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 487
TNSB0319PassAs enacted, declares the legislative intent that the dual enrollment grant be fully funded before any funds in the lottery for education account are transferred to the Tennessee Promise scholarship endowment fund. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 49.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 463
TNSB0747PassAs enacted, changes the requirements for the operation of horse drawn vehicles on state highways. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 9, Part 4.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 477
TNSB1428PassAs enacted, directs the governor, through the commissioner of finance and administration, to submit a waiver amendment to the centers for medicare and medicaid services to provide TennCare II funding by means of a block grant indexed for inflation an...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 481
TNSB1243PassAs enacted, requires students to pass a civics test to receive a full diploma upon graduation from high school; revises and enacts other provisions relating to civics test. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 442
TNSB1100PassAs enacted, establishes daylight saving time as the standard time in Tennessee, subject to authorization to do so from the United States Congress and certain other conditions being met. - Amends TCA Section 4-1-401.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 416
TNSB0476PassAs enacted, directs the commissioner of finance and administration to submit to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services a waiver or waivers pursuant to Section 1115 of the Social Security Act for the purpose of establishing a distinct ...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 494
TNSB0517PassAs enacted, authorizes the commissioner of safety to issue farm-related service industry employee restricted commercial driver licenses to persons who meet certain qualifications. - Amends TCA Title 43 and Title 55.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 466
TNSB1442PassAs enacted, enacts the "Barry Brady Act," which creates a presumption that certain conditions or impairments of full-time firefighters caused by certain cancers arose out of employment unless the contrary is shown by competent medical evidence. - Ame...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 490
TNSB1458PassAs enacted, specifies, for purposes of sales and use taxes, that "tangible personal property" does not include fiber-optic cable after it has become attached to a utility pole, building, or other structure or installed underground; deems such fiber-o...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 501
TNSB1379PassAs enacted, increases, from $600 to $1,000, the amount of a Tennessee middle college scholarship awarded each semester to an eligible student for full-time attendance. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 469
TNSB0650PassAs enacted, makes various changes to law concerning pharmacy benefits managers. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 7, Part 31.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 470
TNSB1549PassSubject to local approval, clarifies that all parks and recreation areas owned or operated by the county are under the control of the board of park commissioners. - Amends Chapter 296 of the Private Acts of 1957; as amended.
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2019-05-20
Comp. became Pr. Ch. 21
TNSB1518PassAs enacted, makes appropriations for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2018, and July 1, 2019.
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2019-05-20
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 405
TNSB0425PassAs enacted, prohibits a sexual offender from conducting overnight visit at a residence in which a minor resides or is present, in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 39.
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 374
TNSB0618PassAs enacted, adds the commissioner of agriculture and the dean of the Tennessee State University, college of agriculture cooperative extension program as members of the state fair and exposition commission. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 57.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 342
TNSB0620PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing the process to be followed when the next of kin disagrees with a finding that the suspected or determined manner of death was suicide. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 38, Chapter 7 and Title 68.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 343
TNSB1163PassAs enacted, enacts the "Leigh Ann Act," which creates a Class A misdemeanor of violating a no contact order issued to a domestic violence victim as part of a disposition in any criminal court. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-113.
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 393
TNSB1257PassAs enacted, enacts the "Human Life Protection Act," which bans abortion in this state effective on the 30th day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade or an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to allow states to prohibit abortion; creates ...
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 351
TNSB1237PassAs enacted, makes police officers and firefighters who are members of the state retirement system eligible for service retirement upon completion of 25 years of creditable service. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 34; Title 8, Chapter 35; Title 8, Chapt...
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 362
TNSB0028PassAs enacted, creates the state Alzheimer's disease and related dementia advisory council. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 14 and Title 71.
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 364
TNSB0800PassAs enacted, establishes the Governor's Civics Seal to recognize public schools and local education agencies implementing high-quality civic education programs. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 10.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 330
TNSB0442PassAs enacted, authorizes LEAs that receive pre-kindergarten program approval to utilize a comparable alternative measure of student growth approved by the state board of education and adopted by the LEA, rather than the pre-k/kindergarten growth portfo...
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 376
TNSB0743PassAs enacted, restricts the use of the title "nurse" to those actively licensed or certified by the board of nursing; revises the provisions governing the board of nursing's enjoining violations of practicing nursing without a license. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 245
TNSB1166PassAs enacted, rewrites the criminal offense of female genital mutilation; extends the statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions or civil actions for female genital mutilation. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 39 and Title 40.
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2019-05-09
Pub. Ch. 268
TNSJR0639PassRepresentative Barbara Cooper, 90th birthday
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2019-05-07
Transmitted to Governor for action.
TNSJR0469Pass"Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day" in Tennessee, October 13, 2019
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2019-05-06
Signed by Governor.
TNSB0561FailAs introduced, extends the deadline for the advisory task force reviewing the composition of Tennessee's current judicial districts to publish its proposed statewide judicial redistricting plan from December 1, 2019, to December 15, 2019. - Amends TC...
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2019-05-02
Engrossed; ready for transmission to House
TNSB0195PassAs enacted, enacts the "Proton Therapy Access Act." - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 56 and Title 71.
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 193
TNSB0754PassAs enacted, increases from $10,000 to $30,000 the civil penalty amount per violation that the attorney general and reporter may recover in an action against a person who commits the offense of caller identification spoofing; encourages carriers offer...
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 217
TNSB0846PassAs enacted, authorizes off-highway vehicles to be operated on a certain segment of state highway in Perry County. - Amends TCA Section 55-8-185.
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 206
TNSB1499IntroAs introduced, expands the attorney general and reporter's duties to include representation of an LEA or certain LEA employees in a court or administrative tribunal arising out of the adoption of a policy requiring students, faculty, and staff to uti...
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2019-05-01
Companion House Bill substituted
TNSB0798PassAs enacted, increases the penalty to a Class B felony for 15 grams or more or a Class A felony for 150 grams or more of fentanyl, carfentanil, remifentanil, alfentanil, thiafentanil, or any fentanyl derivative or analogue. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chap...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 201
TNSB0805PassAs enacted, enacts the Governor's Investment in Vocational Education Act; specifies that financial assistance received for all dual enrollment courses attempted after the fourth dual enrollment course reduces any subsequent award of the Tennessee HOP...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 203
TNSB0961PassAs enacted, establishes a governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives. - Amends TCA Title 4.
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 218
TNSB0713PassAs enacted, extends the exemption from sales and use tax on trailers used to transport livestock when such trailer is sold to a qualified farmer or nurseryman to also exempt such sales of trailers used to transport farm products, nursery stock, or eq...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 178
TNSB0421IntroAs introduced, exempts, over a period of three fiscal years, the sales price of tickets for admission to an intercollegiate athletic event hosted by a college or university from the amusement sales tax. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0424IntroAs introduced, authorizes parents of landowners and tenants of farmlands to hunt and fish on such lands without a license to same extent as spouses and children of such persons under present law. - Amends TCA Title 70.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0748IntroAs introduced, raises the penalty for criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony; imposes a minimum fine of $2,500 if the offense occurred while operating a motor vehicle. - Amends TCA Title 39,...
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1506IntroAs introduced, increases offense from vehicular homicide to aggravated vehicular homicide when a person is convicted of driving with any amount of a Schedule I or Schedule II controlled substance in the person's blood, and the person has previously b...
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1505IntroAs introduced, allocates all amusement tax revenue generated from an event hosted by a college or university to the college or university to be used exclusively for repairs, maintenance, renovation, enhancements, or debt service on facilities funded ...
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0533IntroAs introduced, exempts sales of gun safes from sales and use tax. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0534IntroAs introduced, broadens the offense of financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable person to include the use of a telephone or other electronic or communication device to fraudulently or deceptively obtain or attempt to obtain money, property,...
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0803PassAs enacted, requires, instead of authorizes, the Tennessee school safety center to establish school safety grants to assist LEAs in funding programs that address school safety; revises other various provisions regarding school safety grants. - Amends...
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2019-04-24
Pub. Ch. 154
TNSB0793PassAs enacted, increases pay supplement from $600 to $800 for police officers and firefighters who complete 40 hours of in-service training. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 24, Part 2 and Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1.
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2019-04-24
Pub. Ch. 152
TNSB0960PassAs enacted, exempts from the tax admission, dues, fees, or other charges paid to any person principally engaged in offering services or facilities for the development or preservation of physical fitness through exercise or other active physical fitne...
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2019-04-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 159
TNSB1236IntroAs introduced, prohibits abortions from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected; creates exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 2 and Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 2.
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2019-04-22
Motion to Recall from Committee Tabled, voice vote
TNSJR0380PassRalph Douglas Stewart III, Ninth Top Graduate, Lewis County High School
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2019-04-22
Signed by Governor.
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