Tennessee Representative Lowell Russell [R]

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TNHB1074IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for assault of a first responder from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13.
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2021-04-14
Passed H., as am., Ayes 83, Nays 3, PNV 0
TNHB0083EnrollAs introduced, extends eligibility for tuition reimbursement provided to members of the Tennessee national guard under the STRONG Act of 2017 to include technical certificates and diplomas and certain graduate programs; extends, from June 30, 2021, t...
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2021-04-14
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB0549EngrossAs introduced, authorizes the estate of a deputy jailer of a local government who is killed in the line of duty to receive an annuity in the amount of $250,000, paid over five years in $50,000 installments. - Amends TCA Section 7-51-210.
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2021-04-14
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0240EngrossAs introduced, authorizes state community colleges and state colleges of applied technology to assist local governments with providing programs to reduce recidivism rates; authorizes the board of regents to contract with officials to develop reentry ...
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2021-04-14
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0364EnrollAs introduced, requires the department to provide a copy of a crash report to the state senator and representative representing the location where the traffic accident occurred when the accident results in a person's death; requires the report to be ...
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2021-04-13
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB0087EnrollAs introduced, changes the formatting requirements for credentials issued by the department. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13; Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 3 and Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 4.
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2021-04-13
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB1343EnrollAs introduced, creates the Class E felony of possessing a telecommunication device inside a penal institution; specifies that the first violation of such an offense is punishable only by a fine and the second or subsequent violation is punishable onl...
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2021-04-13
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB1040IntroAs introduced, prohibits state officials and state employees from bidding on, selling, or offering to sell to the state services in addition to just goods. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 8; Title 9 and Title 12.
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2021-04-13
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0188EnrollAs 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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2021-04-13
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNHB1373IntroAs introduced, requires the state to reimburse a local government that provides health insurance benefits for first responders for the portion of health insurance premiums and benefits for which the local government is responsible if it provides for ...
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2021-04-13
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0177PassAs introduced, authorizes property managers to bring suit or testify against tenants in the same manner as landlords or owners of rental property. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 16; Title 29 and Title 66.
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2021-04-12
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 100
TNHB0386PassAs introduced, transfers administration of construction service provider registration from the secretary of state to the bureau of workers' compensation. - Amends TCA Title 50, Chapter 6, Part 4 and Title 50, Chapter 6, Part 9.
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2021-04-12
Pub. Ch. 88
TNHB0786PassAs introduced, creates an exception to the offense of unlawful carrying of a firearm, if a person meets the qualifications for an enhanced handgun carry permit, lawfully possesses a handgun, and is in a place that the person has a right to be; revise...
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2021-04-12
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 108
TNHB1615EngrossSubject to local approval, creates staggered terms of office for members of the city council. - Amends Chapter 229 of the Private Acts of 1927; as amended and rewritten.
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2021-04-12
Passed Senate, Ayes 31, Nays 0
TNHB0384PassAs introduced, enacts "Evelyn Boswell's Law." - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 38 and Title 39.
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2021-04-12
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 107
TNHJR0358EngrossDolly Parton
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2021-04-12
Concurred, Ayes 31, Nays 0
TNHB0961EngrossAs introduced, states that a law enforcement officer meeting certain qualifications who makes an arrest outside of the law enforcement officer's jurisdiction has the same legal status and immunity from suit as a state or local law enforcement officer...
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2021-04-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0346IntroAs introduced, adds the NAVPERS-660 honorable discharge certificate to the list of documents that may be submitted by an honorably discharged veteran who requests to have the "veteran" designation on a driver license. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 5...
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2021-04-12
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB0175EnrollAs introduced, clarifies that the mounting or placement of a trailer hitch ball in front of a registration plate will not be considered when making a determination whether the registration plate is clearly visible. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2021-04-08
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB0234EnrollAs introduced, clarifies that the existing requirement for drivers of motorcycles to wear a helmet applies to drivers of autocycles that are not fully enclosed. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 9, Part 3.
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2021-04-08
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB0361IntroAs introduced, permits officers of governmental animal control agencies to enter abandoned property and dwellings to rescue any non-livestock animal contained therein. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14 and Title 44.
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2021-04-08
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0705IntroAs introduced, adds use of vapor products to the acts that are prohibited in enclosed public places under the Non-Smoker Protection Act. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17.
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2021-04-08
Re-ref. Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1570IntroAs introduced, deletes antiquated language that removed grade 11 assessment of student readiness for postsecondary education for public schools in the 2019-2020 school year. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-08
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0476IntroAs introduced, authorizes the use of surveillance cameras owned by law enforcement agencies on federal interstate highways to aid in criminal investigations. - Amends TCA Title 55.
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2021-04-08
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0697IntroAs introduced, broadens the definition of "governmental entity" under the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act to include a nonprofit property owners association that has received a 501(c)(4) exemption and maintains more than 100 miles of roads....
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Civil Justice Committee
TNHB0772IntroAs introduced, provides annual $600 cash supplements to volunteer firefighters who successfully complete in each year an in-service training course. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 24, Part 2.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0239IntroAs introduced, authorizes certain cancer patients to possess and use full extract cannabis oil that is intended to be ingested orally or used topically if certain criteria are met and documentation maintained. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part ...
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2021-04-07
Taken off notice for cal. in Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB1080IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to laws regulating physician assistants. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 33; Title 38; Title 48; Title 49; Title 53; Title 55; Title 56; Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Health Committee
TNHB1188IntroAs introduced, requires a court, in setting bail for a defendant charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant or another offense in which alcohol was involved, to require the person to operate only a motor vehicle equipped with a functio...
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0119IntroAs introduced, requires the bureau to implement a program to assist in the locating of missing, vulnerable citizens, called the Silver Alert program, that will supersede the Care Alert program. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 6.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0039IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Jim Coley Rape Survivors Protection Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Section 10-7-504; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 63.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1204IntroAs introduced, sets the apportionment and distribution requirements of state and local tax revenue associated with a new minor league baseball stadium constructed and placed in service between December 31, 2020, and December 31, 2025, in a county wit...
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2021-04-07
Placed behind the budget
TNHB0761IntroAs introduced, exempts from sales tax purchases of gun safes and gun safety devices. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1126IntroAs introduced, redefines "seclusion" with regard to children in custody at juvenile detention facilities approved, certified, or licensed by the department of children's services. - Amends TCA Title 37.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm]
To House Civil Justice Committee
TNHB0202IntroAs introduced, requires that retirees of the Tennessee highway patrol with 25 years of service receive 80 percent of the scheduled premium or defined contribution for the health insurance benefits provided by the state. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter ...
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1171IntroAs introduced, extends the validity of temporary handgun carry permits issued to persons who have been granted an order of protection from 60 calendar days from the date of issuance to 90 calendar days from the date of issuance. - Amends TCA Title 29...
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2021-04-07
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0171IntroAs introduced, 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. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 36.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0016PassAs 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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2021-04-06
Pub. Ch. 77
TNHB0003PassAs enacted, 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 the ...
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2021-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 40
TNHB0952IntroAs introduced, authorizes a county that provides a retirement and pension plan to its employees and does not participate in the state consolidated retirement system to provide for the establishment of retirement credit for employees who left employme...
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2021-04-06
Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB0434PassAs enacted, permits service of ex parte orders of protection for up to one year from issuance; creates a lifetime order of protection that can be issued to a victim of certain felony offenses to prohibit the offender from coming about or communicatin...
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2021-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 60
TNHB0205IntroAs introduced, increases the maximum compensation for members of a joint county board of public utilities from $100 per month to $300 per month. - Amends TCA Title 5, Chapter 16 and Title 12, Chapter 9.
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2021-04-05
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB0389IntroAs introduced, requires the department of children's services to require a person receiving financial assistance for adoption from the department to submit medical records from the adopted child's annual physical examination or other verification of ...
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2021-04-05
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB1348EngrossAs introduced, prohibits certain health insurance issuers, managed health insurance issuers, pharmacy benefits managers, or other third-party payers from taking certain actions against entities participating in the federal 340B drug discount program....
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2021-04-01
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1047IntroAs introduced, requires that a person convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child that was committed on or after July 1, 2021, be sentenced to community supervision for life. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 9; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; T...
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2021-03-31
Placed behind the budget
TNHB0924IntroAs introduced, authorizes law enforcement agencies to use a drone to provide or enhance security for a public event, to provide aerial coverage during a natural disaster, or to investigate the scene of a crime; extends the time within which law enfor...
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2021-03-31
Def. to Special Calendar to be Published with Final Calendar in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB0694FailAs introduced, requires emergency communications districts (ECDs) to utilize the direct dispatch method in response to emergency 911 calls and one of three methods in response to non-emergency calls; requires that all emergency 911 calls, with the ex...
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2021-03-30
Failed in s/c Departments & Agencies Subcommittee of State Government Committee
TNHJR0230PassHayley Arceneaux
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2021-03-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0511EngrossAs introduced, limits the punishment a jury can consider for a defendant convicted of first degree murder committed against certain persons engaged in the performance of official duties to death or imprisonment for life without possibility of parole....
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2021-03-29
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0512EngrossAs introduced, allows a person convicted of attempted first degree murder to be sentenced to imprisonment for life without possibility of parole if the offense is committed against certain persons. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 40, Chap...
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2021-03-29
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
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