Tennessee Senator Raumesh Akbari [D]

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TNSB0028PassAs enacted, authorizes a municipality, a county, or a county having a metropolitan form of government to prohibit the use of tobacco products or vapor products, or both, on the grounds of a public park, public playground, or public greenway as long a...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 574
TNSB0644PassAs enacted, requires a foster care agency to provide a child in foster care with contact information for each sibling who is also in foster care and who is not placed in the same home as the child if maintaining contact with the sibling is in the bes...
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2021-06-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 567
TNSB0551PassAs enacted, creates a sales tax holiday for the retail sale of gun safes and gun safety devices if sold between 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2021, and 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2022. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 592
TNSB0114PassAs enacted, requires the department to increase the hourly wage for direct care professionals employed at contracted agencies of the department for the home- and community-based waiver programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabili...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 576
TNSB0100PassAs enacted, creates the state as a model employer (SAME) program within the department to ensure certain employment practices in regard to individuals with disabilities. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 50.
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 575
TNSB0118PassAs enacted, creates the medical cannabis commission; exempts from the definition of marijuana oil containing the substance cannabidiol, with less than 0.9% of THC for use by a person with certain health issues, if certain other requirements met. - Am...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 577
TNSB0298PassAs enacted, requires the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and the East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, in cooperation with the department of health and THEC, to administer certain residency opportunities; creates a ...
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2021-06-02
Pub. Ch. 587
TNSB1417PassAs enacted, provides that all actions, arbitrations, or other binding dispute resolution proceedings to recover damages for a deficiency in the design, planning, supervision, observation of construction, or construction of a trolley or light rail sys...
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 506
TNSB1104PassAs enacted, authorizes the department to utilize alternative methodologies to determine the cost of day care when setting the annual day care reimbursement rate and to take actions necessary to support the development of shared services alliances and...
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 498
TNSB0675PassAs enacted, authorizes a clerk to charge a fee of less than $100 for expunction; expands the offenses for which expunction is permitted; revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Section 8-21-401 and Title 40.
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 539
TNSB0751PassAs enacted, makes certain investigative records of the department of human services confidential during the course of an investigation; establishes fines for certain offenses related to fraudulently obtaining food assistance; creates a families first...
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 515
TNSB1228PassAs enacted, enacts the "Safe Seniors Act of 2021". - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 71.
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 500
TNSB0383PassAs enacted, redefines "seclusion" with regard to children in custody at juvenile detention facilities approved, certified, or licensed by the department of children's services, including youth development centers; enacts other related provisions. - A...
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2021-06-01
Pub. Ch. 492
TNSB1380PassAs enacted, requires law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies regarding the use of force; prohibits magistrates from issuing no-knock warrants; establishes certain reporting requirements. - Amends TCA Title 38; Title 39 and Title 40.
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 489
TNSB0677PassAs enacted, creates the Tennessee child care task force. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 29; Title 49 and Title 71.
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 474
TNSB1105PassAs enacted, authorizes the department to utilize an enrollment-based child care subsidy payments program that complies with all applicable federal funding requirements and legal authority and that seeks to provide adequate, stable payments to provide...
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 484
TNSB0778PassAs enacted, 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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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 478
TNSB0772PassAs enacted, revises provisions regarding the aviation fuel tax. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 477
TNSB0410PassAs enacted, authorizes a dentist licensed in this state to administer a vaccination against COVID-19 if the dentist has received appropriate training as recommended by the centers for disease control and prevention. - Amends TCA Title 63.
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2021-05-21
Pub. Ch. 465
TNSB1424PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing criminal history checks of certain persons who come in direct contact with school children or children in a child care program. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5.
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2021-05-19
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 417
TNSB1409PassAs enacted, requires the state to reimburse a local government that provides health insurance benefits for first responders in an amount equal to that portion of health insurance premiums or expenses for COBRA coverage for benefits for which the loca...
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2021-05-19
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 424
TNSB1183PassAs enacted, provides 36 hours of yearly leave for a state employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability of 30 percent or more to be used to attend appointments related to the service-connected disability. - Amends TCA Title 8 and Titl...
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2021-05-19
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 427
TNSB0681PassAs enacted, authorizes, for a period of two years, certain establishments authorized to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption to also offer drive-through, pickup, and carryout orders; revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Titl...
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2021-05-19
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 451
TNSB1425PassAs enacted, adds certain cyber security-related information to the information that the state-level safety team must include in the template safety plan that LEAs must adopt as part of their comprehensive district-wide and building-level school safet...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 335
TNSB1416PassAs enacted, adds "Amazing Grace" by John Newton as an official state song. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 296
TNSB1437PassAs enacted, requires an employee of the department of correction to meet with an incarcerated individual within one year of the individual's release eligibility date to create a release plan. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35, Part 5.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 381
TNSB1440PassAs enacted, specifies the procedures for giving notice in conservatorship proceedings; specifies that certain examination reports in conservatorship proceedings are confidential and not open for inspection by the public. - Amends TCA Title 34.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 305
TNSB0829PassAs enacted, requires the AOC to provide each court clerk in a county that has not installed TnCIS with a list of the data that is required under Rules of the Supreme Court of Tennessee or state law; requires the AOC and court to coordinate efforts to...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 446
TNSB0337PassAs enacted, increases, from one time to once every three years, the required in-service training for a teacher employed by a local board of education in regard to the detection, intervention, prevention, and treatment of human trafficking in which th...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 287
TNSB0299PassAs enacted, defines "food hall" for purposes of consumption of alcohol on the premises of a food hall; enacts certain requirements governing the operation of a food hall for such purposes. - Amends TCA Title 57.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 330
TNSB0489PassAs enacted, authorizes counties to develop and operate transition centers pursuant to interlocal agreements; authorizes a transition center to partner with a nonprofit organization that provides programming designed to reduce recidivism. - Amends TCA...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 390
TNSB1349PassAs enacted, redefines the term "intellectual disability" for purposes of determining eligibility for the death penalty; allows certain defendants sentenced to death prior to the effective date of this act to petition the trial court for a determinati...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 399
TNSB0102PassAs enacted, 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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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 350
TNSB1397PassAs enacted, requires an insurer to include cost sharing amounts paid by the enrollee, or on behalf of the enrollee by another person, when calculating an enrollee's contribution to an applicable cost sharing requirement, in certain circumstances. - A...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 405
TNSB0448PassAs enacted, requires a law enforcement agency that discovers potentially exculpatory evidence to report that evidence; enacts the "Post-Conviction Fingerprint Analysis Act of 2021." - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 30.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 355
TNSB0634PassAs enacted, authorizes LEAs to develop and implement a "Stop the Bleed" program and provides limited civil immunity to LEAs, schools, and LEA employees for personal injuries resulting from the use of items in a bleeding control kit; establishes requi...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 389
TNSB0161PassAs enacted, enacts the "Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 33; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 352
TNSB0752PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Registered Apprenticeship Program Act." - Amends TCA Title 50.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 397
TNSB0767PassAs enacted, allows the department to contract with entities and organizations, including local governments, to create or operate community-based alternatives to incarceration; rewrites various provisions regarding community corrections, probation, pr...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 409
TNSB1035PassAs enacted, enacts the "Jim Coley Protection for Rape Survivors Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Section 10-7-504; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 63.
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 362
TNSB0768PassAs enacted, enacts the "Reentry Success Act of 2021". - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 12; Title 40; Title 41, Chapter 4; Title 41, Chapter 8; Title 49, Chapter 11; Title 49, Chapter 8; Title 55, Chapter 50 and Section 62-76-104.
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 410
TNSB0965PassAs enacted, requires a judge to notify, if practicable, a defendant at the time of sentencing if the conviction is for an expungeable offense and the time period after which a petition to expunge may be filed; requires the administrative office of th...
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2021-05-18
Pub. Ch. 358
TNSB0774PassAs enacted, establishes that a local education agency's BEP calculation for the 2021-2022 school year must not be less than the LEA's BEP calculation for the 2020-2021 school year; applies to LEAs in full compliance with state school attendance and t...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 398
TNSB0951PassAs enacted, 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. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 3; Title 40, Chapter 11 and Title 40, Chapter 39...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 402
TNSB1000PassAs enacted, authorizes an intercollegiate athlete at a four-year public or private institution of higher education located in this state, other than an institution of higher education governed by the board of regents of the state university and commu...
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2021-05-18
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 400
TNSJR0657PassJim Shulman
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2021-05-17
Signed by Governor.
TNSR0071PassDalton Ray Fitzgerald, Salutatorian, Millington High School
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2021-05-14
Signed by Senate Speaker
TNSJR0080Enroll

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Proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 33 of the Constitution of Tennessee removing the criminal punishment exception from slavery and involuntary servitude prohibition.
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2021-05-13
Signed by H. Speaker
TNSB0136Engross

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As introduced, enacts the "CROWN Act: Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair" to define race and protective hairstyle for purposes of the Tennessee Human Rights Act. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 21; Title 8; Title 49 and Title 50.
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2021-05-05
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNSB1205Intro

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As 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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2021-05-05
Re-refer to Senate Cal. Comm.
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