Tennessee Representative Mike Sparks [R]

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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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2021-04-09
Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.
TNHB0620IntroAs introduced, includes as a qualified site for the provision of behavioral health services provided via telehealth, a patient’s home or remote location of choice; includes audio-only conversation within the definition of “telehealth” when prov...
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2021-04-08
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB1168EnrollAs introduced, prohibits a court from solely considering a parent's disability to determine custody unless it impacts the parent's ability to meet the needs of the child; specifies that a court cannot consider a parent or guardian's disability alone ...
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2021-04-08
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHJR0362EnrollEarl Dukes
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2021-04-08
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0339EnrollHead Coach Jennifer Grandstaff
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2021-04-08
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0338EnrollBlackman High School Girls' Basketball Team, Class AAA State Champions
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2021-04-08
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHJR0358EngrossDolly Parton
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2021-04-08
To Senate Calendar Committee
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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2021-04-08
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB0044IntroAs introduced, funds social worker positions through the BEP at a ratio of one per 1,500 or fewer students. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 3.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
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
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
TNHB0938EngrossAs introduced, adopts "Amazing Grace" as sung by Dolly Parton as an official state song. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.
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2021-04-07
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1233IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Accommodations for All Children Act." - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 13 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
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
TNHB1323IntroAs introduced, requires an officer to provide an alleged victim of certain criminal offenses with a document, created by the administrative office of the courts, notifying the victim of the global positioning monitoring system used as a condition of ...
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm]
To House Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB1304IntroAs introduced, updates reference to a house committee name to reflect that the education administration committee of the house of representatives must receive the report submitted by the commissioner regarding disciplinary actions in Tennessee school...
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 11:00 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0865IntroAs 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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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Education Administration Committee
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
TNHB0575IntroAs introduced, repeals private acts enacting county boards of health or departments of health; requires commissioner of health to report information regarding certain quarantines to the joint government operations committee, the health committee of t...
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2021-04-07
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm]
To House Health Committee
TNHJR0097IntroRecognizes the importance of freedom of speech in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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2021-04-06
Def. to Summer Study in Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB0434PassAs introduced, 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 communica...
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2021-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 60
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
TNHB0824IntroAs introduced, prohibits a licensee that offers interactive sports wagering from allowing a person to place a bet or wager at the same location as where the person entered into a flex loan plan, a title pledge agreement, a deferred presentment servic...
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2021-04-06
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
TNHB0003PassAs 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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2021-04-06
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 40
TNHB1398IntroAs introduced, makes certain changes regarding pharmacy benefits and pharmacy benefits managers. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 56 and Title 71.
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2021-04-06
Assigned to s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB0973IntroAs introduced, enacts the "SEM Advancement Act," which requires a local board of education or charter school governing body to develop and adopt a policy that establishes criteria for the enrollment of students in grades seven through 12 into availab...
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2021-04-01
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
TNHB0939IntroAs introduced, requires the state group insurance plan, starting in the 2022 plan year, to have an alternate allowable charges schedule to allow enrollees to utilize the services of any licensed medical provider in the United States without being pen...
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2021-03-31
Def. to Summer Study in Public Service Subcommittee
TNHJR0246PassJason Matthew Reynolds
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2021-03-31
Signed by Governor.
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
TNHB0838FailAs introduced, eliminates the mandatory compensation increase for county officers; updates county officer minimum salaries to the 2020-2021 fiscal year amounts. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 24.
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2021-03-30
Failed in s/c Cities & Counties Subcommittee of Local Government Committee
TNHB0837IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Opportunity Scholarships Program," which creates a scholarship program for students who reside in certain LEAs with a minimum average growth of two percent in average daily membership over the previous five fiscal years to ...
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2021-03-30
To House Education Instruction Subcommittee
TNHJR0230PassHayley Arceneaux
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2021-03-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0440IntroAs introduced, imposes a $5.00 fee on certain money transmitter transactions that transmit money from a location originating in this state to a location outside of the United States or its territories. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 45, Chapter 7 and T...
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2021-03-30
Def. to Summer Study in Commerce Committee
TNHB0012EngrossAs introduced, enacts "April's Law" to clarify that a person who engages in sexual contact with a corpse commits the offense of abuse of a corpse, a Class E felony; requires law enforcement officers to ask victims of stalking, domestic abuse, or sexu...
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2021-03-29
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0786IntroAs 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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2021-03-29
Comp. SB subst.
TNHR0030PassNational Medal of Honor Day, March 25, 2021
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2021-03-26
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHJR0212PassHonor the service of the first responders of Tennessee during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-03-25
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0200PassMelisa Brown
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2021-03-24
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0181PassBobby Keel
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2021-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0180PassEddie Sherlin
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2021-03-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0168PassVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 5154, 75th anniversary
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2021-03-18
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0164PassRichard W. Smith
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2021-03-18
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0105IntroAs introduced, prohibits a local government from having residency requirements as a condition of employment for a first responder. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8, Chapter 50; Title 8, Chapter 8; Title 38, Chapter 8; Title 68, Chapter...
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2021-03-16
Def. to Summer Study in Cities & Counties Subcommittee
TNHB0059IntroAs introduced, removes the requirement for a person to post a bond when filing a claim to seized property. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 33.
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2021-03-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHR0023FailAuthorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to appoint a committee to meet with a like committee from the Senate to consider the removal of Ellen Hobbs Lyle from the office of Chancellor of the Twentieth Judicial District by the Tennessee ...
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2021-03-09
Failed in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee
TNHJR0134PassThe Clinton 12
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2021-03-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0135PassThe Oak Ridge 85
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2021-03-09
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0101PassD. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for Western District of Tennessee
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2021-03-05
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0095PassDavid Leatherwood
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2021-03-03
Signed by Governor.
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