Tennessee Senator Mike Bell [R]

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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
TNSB0454PassAs enacted, removes references and duties of the Tennessee Judicial Council, which terminated June 30, 2009. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 6; Title 8; Title 16; Title 17; Title 29; Title 36; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 420
TNSB0452PassAs enacted, vacates and reconstitutes the board of judicial conduct; rewrites other provisions governing the board. - Amends TCA Title 17, Chapter 5.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 496
TNSB0705PassAs enacted, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 479
TNSB1403PassAs enacted, requires that the district attorney for the judicial district in which a child was located, in addition to the appropriate legislative members, be given a copy of the report of the fatality or near fatality of: a child in the custody of t...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 472
TNSB1402PassAs enacted, creates a Class A misdemeanor offense for the transfer of a firearm to a person knowing that the person: has been judicially committed to a mental institution or adjudicated as a mental defective unless the person's right to possess firea...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 432
TNSB1395PassAs enacted, creates a program managed by the commissioner of commerce and insurance to annually award grants to volunteer fire departments for the purchase of firefighting equipment or to meet local match requirements for federal grants for the purch...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 497
TNSB1511PassSubject to local approval, authorizes a nonresident owner of real property located within the city that has an appraised value for tax purposes of at least $35,000 to vote in city elections. - Amends Chapter 78 of the Private Acts of 1993; as amended...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pr. Ch. 22
TNSB0727PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing convenient voting centers pilot projects. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 3, Part 3.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 445
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
TNSB0432PassAs enacted, authorizes operators of crematory facilities who provide free services for the cremation of human remains to receive a refund of the permit fee paid for such services. - Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 5; Title 63 and Title 68, Chapter 2.
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 375
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
TNSB0447PassAs enacted, establishes a victims of human trafficking fund in the state treasury to provide comprehensive treatment and support services to victims of human trafficking. - Amends TCA Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 2; Section 39-13-314 and Title 39, Chapte...
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 356
TNSB1407PassAs enacted, establishes certain parameters regarding the authority of a community oversight board and certain requirements for those serving on such a board. - Amends TCA Title 10, Chapter 7, Part 5; Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 320
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
TNSB0446PassAs enacted, prohibits local government entities from imposing greater restrictions or requirements on privately owned or operated sport shooting ranges than are applicable to any range located within the same unit of local government and owned or ope...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 223
TNSB0450PassAs enacted, deletes restriction on size of grant the department is authorized to make to the Tennessee sheriffs' association from statewide automated victim information and notification system fund for management of system; corrects language regardin...
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2019-05-09
Pub. Ch. 261
TNSB1398PassAs enacted, requires LEAs to provide students and parents of students enrolled in grades 9-12 with certain information regarding college and career experiences. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2019-05-09
Pub. Ch. 274
TNSB1393PassAs enacted, establishes process for landlords to verify need of tenants and prospective tenants to have pet policies waived to accommodate the need for a service or support animal; creates penalties for misrepresentation. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapte...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 236
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
TNSB1520PassSubject to local approval, changes the maximum amount of expenditures to the state-adopted maximum that the city, board of education, and public work or improvement may spend on a purchase unless bids are requested through advertisement; reduces the ...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pr. Ch. 7
TNSJR0639PassRepresentative Barbara Cooper, 90th birthday
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2019-05-07
Transmitted to Governor for action.
TNSJR0615PassMatthew Cook
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2019-05-02
Signed by Governor.
TNSB0433PassAs enacted, prohibits a county or municipality from requiring a license, fee, permit, or other form of regulation for a business that is operated solely by a person under 18 years of age, is located on private property with the property owner's permi...
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 210
TNSB0453IntroAs introduced, clarifies that a person sentenced to life imprisonment for the offense of first degree murder between November 1, 1989, and July 1, 1995, is eligible for parole after service of a minimum of 25 calendar years and those similarly senten...
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2019-05-01
Re-refer to Senate Judiciary Comm.
TNSB0786PassAs enacted, extends expiration date of reporting requirement to department of revenue by wholesalers of food, candy, or nonalcoholic beverages regarding net sales of such products to retailers from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2022; revises other provisi...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 179
TNSB1385IntroAs introduced, requires wildlife resources agency to issue permanent sport combination hunting and fishing licenses upon payment of a one-time $10 fee to honorably discharged veterans of the United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Title 70.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB1413IntroAs introduced, redefines "prisoner day" within the County Correctional Incentives Act to mean each day each state prisoner convicted by the trial court was held by a county after the first five days of incarceration following conviction, rather than ...
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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
TNSB0431PassAs enacted, prohibits a local government from banning or regulating certain auxiliary containers; specifies that the state is the exclusive regulator of food and drink sellers, vendors, vending machine operators, food establishments, and food service...
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2019-04-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 158
TNSB1387PassAs enacted, authorizes certain off-highway vehicles that are capable of holding no more than four passengers to be registered as Class I vehicles for operation on county roads. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 3; Title 55, Chapter 4 and Title 55, Chapt...
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2019-04-24
Pub. Ch. 155
TNSB1389PassAs enacted, authorizes the development and use of a commemorative certificate of nonviable birth. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 68.
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2019-04-24
Pub. Ch. 156
TNSJR0460PassTishara Ann Davis
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2019-04-24
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR0472PassPreston Higgins, 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region Youth of the Year
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2019-04-24
Signed by Governor.
TNSB1409IntroAs 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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2019-04-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSJR0352Engross"Williams Syndrome Awareness Month," May 2019
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2019-04-23
Engrossed; ready for transmission to House
TNSJR0514PassSenator Rosalind Kurita
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2019-04-18
Signed by Governor.
TNSB1414IntroAs introduced, permits the utility management review board to authorize the voluntary sale of all or part of the assets of a utility district to a public utility if certain conditions are met. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 82, Part 7 and Section 65-4...
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2019-04-16
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB1408IntroAs introduced, requires that appointments to the offices of senior judge, chancellor, circuit court judge, criminal court judge, or judge of any other trial court of record, district attorney general, and district public defender be confirmed by gene...
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2019-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1410IntroAs introduced, states that the court in a criminal proceeding or juvenile delinquency proceeding may request the person claiming to be indigent provide relevant documents to assist the court in making a determination of indigence. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2019-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1429IntroAs introduced, requires the department of environment and conservation to make available on its website for public viewing a sample solar easement instrument prepared by the department's office of energy programs. - Amends TCA Title 45; Title 47 and ...
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2019-04-16
Deferred to Summer Study
TNSB0790PassAs enacted, makes various changes to the state's special education laws; transfers, from the state board of education to the department of education, control over the state's special schools. - Amends TCA Section 4-5-322; Title 49, Chapter 10 and Tit...
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2019-04-15
Pub. Ch. 107
TNSB1412IntroAs introduced, adds to the duties of the attorney general and reporter, the duty to defend any action of any political subdivision for adherence to the duties imposed on the political subdivision by statute or provision of the state or federal consti...
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2019-04-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1391IntroAs introduced, removes sheriff's responsibility to transport a person with a mental illness or serious emotional disturbance for evaluation at and admission to a treatment facility; requires county mayor to designate a transportation agent for the co...
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2019-04-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1399IntroAs introduced, requires that the commissioner of education's annual report to the governor on the receipts and disbursements of public school funds, condition of public schools, and recommendations for improvement be submitted by September 1 each yea...
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2019-04-10
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0434IntroAs introduced, increases from 10 to 15 days the period by which a state agency releasing public records originating in a county assessor's office must notify the county assessor of property of the recipient of the records. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title...
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2019-04-09
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0439PassAs enacted, authorizes executive director of the Tennessee wildlife resources agency to issue various types of special permits, up to five in a license year, to nonprofit wildlife conservation organizations, rather than to issue only special elk-take...
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2019-04-09
Pub. Ch. 65
TNSB0438IntroAs introduced, creates a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter's cancer that causes a disabling health condition is a result of the firefighter's duties as a firefighter. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 51; Title 50, Chapter 6 and Title 68, Chapter...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB0435PassAs enacted, authorizes issuance of AMVETS new specialty earmarked license plates. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2019-04-09
Pub. Ch. 64
TNSB1411IntroAs introduced, limits the term of a contract a district attorney general may enter into to provide child support enforcement services, to no more than four years; requires the district attorney general to provide notice, by July 1, 2020, and every fo...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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