Tennessee Senator Raumesh Akbari [D]

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TNSB2558PassAs enacted, requires that, on and after January 1, 2024, each voting machine used by a county election commission produce a voter-verifiable paper audit trail, instead of being capable of producing a voter-verified paper audit trail. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2022-06-06
Effective date(s) 06/03/2022
TNSB2012PassAs enacted, includes as a form of littering for any commercial purposes, which is considered aggravated criminal littering, the act of knowingly placing, dropping, or throwing two or more tires on public or private property without permission and wit...
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2150PassAs enacted, requires the department to collaborate with the bureau of TennCare in order to study existing doula certification programs; requires that a report on the study be provided to the members of the general assembly and to the legislative libr...
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2343PassAs enacted, requires TACIR to conduct a study and make recommendations regarding the potential for passenger rail service linking the major cities in each of the grand divisions of the state. - Amends TCA Title 7; Title 9; Title 54; Title 55 and Titl...
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 06/01/2022
TNSB2405PassAs enacted, revises various provisions governing lottery-funded scholarships and financial aid. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 06/01/2022, 07/01/2022
TNSB2400PassAs enacted, raises the age of a victim whose testimony the court may allow to be taken outside the courtroom by means of two-way closed circuit television from "13 or younger" to "under 18 years of age"; adds human trafficking offenses to those for w...
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2219PassAs enacted, authorizes local governments to regulate, including the prohibition of, smoking and the use of vapor products in age-restricted venues; defines the terms “age-restricted venue” and “retail tobacco store” for the purposes of the Pr...
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2022-06-03
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB0136PassAs enacted, enacts the "CROWN Act: Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair," which prohibits an employer from adopting a policy that does not permit an employee to wear the employee's hair in braids, locs, twists, or another manner that i...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB1508PassAs enacted, requires the office of research and education accountability, in collaboration with TSAC and the departments of education, labor and workforce development, and human services to study providing driver education in Title I public high scho...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/27/2022
TNSB1569PassAs enacted, adds leukemia and testicular cancer to the list of cancers for which a presumption is created that certain conditions or impairments of full-time firefighters caused by leukemia, testicular cancer, or other listed cancers arose out of emp...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2043PassAs enacted, authorizes the department, as allowed via federal department of agriculture waiver of the physical presence requirement, to utilize remote use of the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children at a substantially si...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/27/2022
TNSB2508PassAs enacted, urges the standards recommendation committee to include certain academic standards regarding the civil rights movement in the committee's final recommendation of academic standards in the subject of social studies for students in grades n...
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1063
TNSB0884PassAs enacted, eliminates the professional privilege tax for physicians. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 17.
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/27/2022
TNSB0958PassAs enacted, establishes a voluntary shared work unemployment benefits program that allows certain employers to submit to the department of labor and workforce development for approval a plan to reduce employee work hours in exchange for employee acce...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 05/27/2022, 12/01/2023
TNSB2771PassAs enacted, requires a health benefit plan that provides coverage for imaging services for screening mammography to provide coverage to a patient for low-dose mammography according to specific guidelines, including a baseline mammogram for a woman 35...
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1068
TNSB1749PassAs enacted, establishes a respite care pilot program for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementia. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 71.
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1049
TNSB1784PassAs enacted, creates a Tennessee state library coordinator position within the department; establishes the duties of the Tennessee state library coordinator. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1048
TNSB1877PassAs enacted, adds quadriplegia as a qualifying medical condition for the lawful possession of cannabis oil. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17 and Title 68, Chapter 7.
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1054
TNSB0827PassAs enacted, prohibits the use of solitary confinement for pregnant inmates and inmates who have given birth within the past eight weeks; prohibits transfer of a pregnant inmate from a jail to a state penitentiary or branch of a prison for safekeeping...
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2022-05-25
Effective date(s) 05/11/2022
TNSB2769PassAs enacted, prohibits, beginning on the date on which a pregnancy is known to a law enforcement agency and confirmed by a healthcare professional, placing an inmate, who is in the custody of a correctional institution, in restraints; creates certain ...
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2022-05-25
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2303PassAs enacted, removes a conviction for prostitution as a requirement for a person to be eligible for expunction of multiple, nonviolent convictions for offenses that resulted from the person's status as a victim of human trafficking. - Amends TCA Title...
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2022-05-25
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2001PassAs enacted, revises the eligibility requirements for a person to qualify as an "eligible petitioner" for purposes of petitioning for expunction of public records concerning a conviction for a felony or misdemeanor committed prior to November 1, 1989....
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2022-05-25
Effective date(s) 07/01/2002
TNSB2128PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing "base tax revenues" under the Convention Center and Tourism Development Financing Act of 1998. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
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2022-05-25
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSJR1804PassSenator Mike Bell
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2022-05-13
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1860PassDawson Simmons
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2022-05-13
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1831PassHarbert Alexander
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2022-05-13
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1827PassDesignates the late Nash as official dog of General Assembly.
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2022-05-13
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1863PassMayor A. Keith McDonald, TACIR
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2022-05-13
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1781PassEthan O'Neil Jones, Valedictorian, Middle College High School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1783PassAsia Hudson, Valedictorian, City University School of Liberal Arts
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1784PassAntario Vann, Salutatorian, City University School of Liberal Arts
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1777PassAaron Lee Blankenship, Valedictorian, Millington Central High School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1782PassEvan Fant Hayes, Salutatorian, Middle College High School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1778PassAbigail Grace Hendren, Salutatorian, Millington Central High School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1780PassAaliyah Gunn, Salutatorian, Soulsville Charter School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1779PassTrinity Burnett, Valedictorian, Soulsville Charter School
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSJR1649PassJayne Coleman, 2021 Humanitarian of the Year
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2022-05-11
Signed by Governor.
TNSB1472PassAs enacted, authorizes a clerk to accept bail bond by means of a debit card or mobile cash application; authorizes the clerk, if the clerk accepts such methods of payment, to charge a fee to pay for any cost charged to the clerk for accepting the app...
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2022-05-10
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 999
TNSB2399PassAs enacted, establishes a third-party skills testing program administered by the department of safety for the purpose of facilitating the testing and licensure of commercial drivers; authorizes the department of correction to create a commercial driv...
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2022-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 992
TNSB2406PassAs enacted, revises various provisions relative to computer science education. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2022-05-06
Effective date(s) 05/03/2022
TNSB1902PassAs enacted, authorizes the board of medical examiners and the board of osteopathic examination to issue short-term visitor clinical training licenses to eligible foreign medical graduates and physicians, subject to certain conditions. - Amends TCA Ti...
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2022-05-06
Effective date(s) 05/03/2022
TNSB1667PassAs enacted, authorizes certain new special license plates, and revises various existing plate provisions. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2022-05-06
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2498PassAs enacted, requires the board to develop an Industry 4.0 diploma distinction and graduation pathway for high school students; revises certain requirements for students participating in work-based learning programs. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 946
TNSB2501PassAs enacted, requires, rather than recommends, that the course of instruction for students in grades five through eight include curricula designed to educate students in black history and black culture. - Amends TCA Section 49-6-1006.
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 938
TNSB2754PassAs enacted, authorizes a person who holds a valid license to instruct in a school of cosmetology and who completes 300 hours in a registered barber school or college regarding the fundamentals of straight razor shaving and barbering technique, to be ...
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 955
TNSB2309PassAs enacted, requires each LEA to designate a foster care liaison to collaborate with the department of children's services to address educational barriers for students in foster care and to facilitate compliance with applicable state and federal laws...
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 951
TNSB1958PassAs enacted, authorizes a local board of education or charter school governing body to implement, as part of the LEA's or public charter school's discipline policy, holistic programs of positive behavior reinforcement and reward-based behavior modific...
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 934
TNSB1528PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing sentencing for persons convicted of drug offenses committed in a drug-free school zone; authorizes a court that imposed a sentence for a drug-free school zone offense that occurred prior to September 1, 2020, ...
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 927
TNSR0197PassSkyler Tryterrica Walton, Salutatorian, KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School
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2022-05-04
Enrolled and ready for signatures
TNSR0202PassAlexius Brunson, Salutatorian, Memphis Central High School
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2022-05-04
Enrolled and ready for signatures
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