Tennessee Representative Rick Staples [D]

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TNHB1564IntroAs introduced, authorizes the issuance of electronic citations, and not just written citations on paper, for certain misdemeanor criminal offenses in lieu of arrest. - Amends TCA Title 40 and Title 55.
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2019-11-19
Filed for introduction
TNHB1563IntroAs introduced, requires TACIR to conduct a study on factors affecting the financial burden on relative caregivers caused by the opioid crisis, along with other issues pertaining to relative caregivers, and provide a report with findings and any recom...
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2019-11-19
Filed for introduction
TNHB1552IntroAs introduced, establishes a sales and use tax rebate of up to $2,500 for certain homeowners who make eligible purchases of appliances, fixtures, and materials to improve disability accessibility in the homeowner's principal residence. - Amends TCA T...
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2019-10-07
Filed for introduction
TNHB1544IntroAs introduced, designates Emancipation Day, August 8 each year, as a state legal holiday. - Amends TCA Title 15.
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2019-07-09
Filed for introduction
TNHB1545IntroAs introduced, directs the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations to study the homicide rate of African-American victims in this state to determine the causes of the state's high rate, whether legislative action is necessary to ...
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2019-07-09
Filed for introduction
TNHB1187PassAs enacted, eliminates the fee for interment of an eligible veteran's most recent spouse in a state veterans' cemetery. - Amends TCA Title 46, Chapter 6.
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2019-06-06
Pub. Ch. 513
TNHB0001PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Sports Gaming Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 14; Title 38; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 5; Title 47, Chapter 18; Title 49 and Title 67.
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2019-06-04
Pub. Ch. 507
TNHB0002PassAs enacted, enacts the "JaJuan Latham Act," which increases the penalty for an aggravated assault or homicide that occurs by a person discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle and the victim is a minor at the time of the offense. - Amends TCA...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 485
TNHB0129PassAs enacted, requires custodians of state correctional facilities to provide feminine hygiene products, moisturizing soap that is not lye-based, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and any other healthcare product a custodian deems appropriate to women priso...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 411
TNHB0498PassAs enacted, directs the commissioner of finance and administration to submit to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services a waiver or waivers pursuant to Section 1115 of the Social Security Act for the purpose of establishing a distinct ...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 494
TNHB0605PassAs enacted, specifies, for purposes of sales and use taxes, that "tangible personal property" does not include fiber-optic cable after it has become attached to a utility pole, building, or other structure or installed underground; deems such fiber-o...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 501
TNHB0353PassAs enacted, allows certain persons who receive certified occupational training as a prisoner or a student in a high school technical training class to receive equivalent credit toward an occupational license relating to the training received. - Amend...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 492
TNHB1354PassAs enacted, requires each state institution of higher education to do the following: develop and implement a suicide prevention plan for students, faculty, and staff; and provide the plan to students, faculty, and staff at least once each semester. -...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 455
TNHB0257PassAs enacted, creates a Class D felony offense for entity or person who knowingly uses a communication or electronic device to obtain information concerning an elderly adult's medical condition or health, sends unsolicited or specifically refused medic...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 417
TNHB0909PassAs enacted, enacts the "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2019." - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 71.
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 474
TNHB0664PassAs enacted, revises certain provisions regarding alternative schools. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 13 and Title 49, Chapter 6.
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 465
TNHB1262PassAs enacted, limits the professions to which the professional privilege tax applies to: lobbyists; persons licensed or registered under the laws governing securities as agents, broker-dealers, and investment advisers; physicians and osteopathic physic...
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2019-05-29
Pub. Ch. 478
TNHB0551PassAs enacted, enacts the "Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act." - Amends TCA Title 58; Title 62; Title 67 and Title 68.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 378
TNHJR0613PassDesignates House Seat 34 in the House Chamber of the State Capitol as the "Charles Sargent Memorial."
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0608PassVanessa M. Horner
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0629PassCity of Memphis, Bicentennial
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0631PassShelby County, Bicentennial
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0630PassMemphis Light, Gas and Water, 80th anniversary
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0636PassState Trooper Joe Wynne
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0644PassHelen Ford
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2019-05-15
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1327PassAs enacted, authorizes, in leases entered into between Memphis and business owners holding a restaurant license from the alcoholic beverage commission, the inclusion of provisions where the rent is calculated on gross sales, including gross sales of ...
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 377
TNHJR0607PassJeremiah Higginbottom, Salutatorian, Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
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2019-05-14
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0071PassAs enacted, authorizes the sale of alcoholic beverages and beer for consumption on the premises of Zoo Knoxville and Nashville Zoo during the zoos' regular operating hours. - Amends TCA Title 57, Chapter 4.
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2019-05-13
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 300
TNHB1449PassAs enacted, adds to sentencing considerations available community-based alternatives to confinement and the benefits that imposing such alternatives may provide to the community should be considered when the offense is nonviolent and the defendant is...
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2019-05-13
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 309
TNHJR0575PassMaryville High School, 100th anniversary
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2019-05-10
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0583PassHunter Sturgill
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2019-05-10
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0891PassAs enacted, prohibits a court from accepting any plea agreement that allows an elected public official who is charged with an infamous crime involving an offense committed in the person’s official capacity or involving the duties of the person’s ...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 281
TNHB0677PassAs enacted, requires court clerks to report the race, sex, and, if known, social security number of a person judicially committed or adjudicated a mental defective to the federal bureau of investigation-NICS index and the department of safety for use...
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2019-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 262
TNHJR0513PassBeverly C. Robertson
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2019-05-02
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0515PassGladys Margaret Endsley McKinsey
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2019-05-02
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0512PassJudge Deborah Means Henderson
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2019-05-02
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0283PassAs enacted, increases the punishment for a conviction of aggravated rape of a child from "15 to 60 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000" to "life in prison without the possibility of parole." - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13 and Title 40, Cha...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 211
TNHB1245PassAs enacted, increases from $10,000 to $30,000 the civil penalty amount per violation that the attorney general and reporter may recover in an action against a person who commits the offense of caller identification spoofing; encourages carriers offer...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 217
TNHB0193PassAs enacted, permits an eligible petitioner to have multiple, nonviolent convictions for offenses that resulted from the petitioner's status as a victim of human trafficking expunged if the expunction is in the best interest of justice and public safe...
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 199
TNHB0941PassAs enacted, removes $180 fee for an individual petitioning the court for an expunction of certain criminal offenses; removes $350 fee for a defendant applying for expunction of an offense following the completion of a diversion program. - Amends TCA ...
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 200
TNHB0949PassAs enacted, enacts the Governor's Investment in Vocational Education Act; specifies that financial assistance received for all dual enrollment courses attempted after the fourth dual enrollment course reduces any subsequent award of the Tennessee HOP...
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2019-05-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 203
TNHJR0475PassUniversity of Memphis men's basketball team
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2019-04-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0476PassJeremiah Martin
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2019-04-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0474PassRepresentative Ron Lollar
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2019-04-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0588PassNational Drug Endangered Children Awareness Day
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2019-04-30
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1063IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Main Street Historic Tourism and Revitalization Act." - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 11, Part 1; Title 56, Chapter 4 and Title 67.
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2019-04-24
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0900IntroAs introduced, restores longevity pay for employees of the executive branch in the service of the state hired after June 30, 2015. - Amends TCA Title 8 and Title 38.
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2019-04-24
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1400IntroAs introduced, creates 11 additional assistant district attorney general positions, 10 additional secretarial positions, four additional victim-witness coordinator positions, and five additional criminal investigator positions to be designated in jud...
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2019-04-24
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB0937PassAs enacted, increases pay supplement from $600 to $800 for police officers and firefighters who complete 40 hours of in-service training. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 24, Part 2 and Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1.
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2019-04-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 152
TNHB1138PassAs enacted, exempts from the tax admission, dues, fees, or other charges paid to any person principally engaged in offering services or facilities for the development or preservation of physical fitness through exercise or other active physical fitne...
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2019-04-24
Pub. Ch. 159
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