Tennessee Representative Sam Whitson [R]

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TNHB0701Enroll
75%
As introduced, adds the act of soliciting a minor to engage in conduct that would be statutory rape by an authority figure to the offense of solicitation of a minor; requires a person convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a minor to be sentenced to...
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2024-02-23
Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.
TNHJR0094Enroll
75%
Proposes an amendment to Article I, Section 35 of the Constitution of Tennessee to expand the rights of victims of crimes.
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2024-02-23
Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.
TNHJR0915Enroll
75%
Toby Keith
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2024-02-23
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB1680Enroll
75%
As introduced, expands the Tennessee Adult Protection Act's definition of abuse or neglect to include certain situations when an adult is unable to maintain the adult's own health or welfare. - Amends TCA Section 71-6-102.
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2024-02-23
Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.
TNHB1651Intro
25%
As introduced, establishes a five-day period after the effective date of this act during which a nonprofit organization may apply to operate a charitable gaming event during the annual period beginning July 1, 2023, until June 30, 2024. - Amends TCA ...
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2024-02-22
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB1613Engross
50%
As introduced, designates “Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee as the official state holiday song. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB1990Intro
25%
As introduced, replaces references in the Disabled Drivers Law of 1975 to persons "who are permanently and totally confined to a wheelchair" with references to persons "who use a wheelchair because of a permanent incapacity for ambulation". - Amends ...
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2024-02-22
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB1944Engross
50%
As introduced, makes it a Class B misdemeanor offense for a person to operate a passenger motor vehicle on a street, road, or highway in this state if, by alteration of the suspension, frame, or chassis, the height of the vehicle's front fender is fo...
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB1625Engross
50%
As introduced, requires a qualified mental health professional or behavior analyst to warn or protect an identified victim or group of people when the professional or analyst determines that a service recipient has communicated an intent for actual t...
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR0938Intro
25%
SPC Jeremy Daniel Evans, U.S. Army
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2024-02-22
H. Placed on Consent Calendar for 2/26/2024
TNHJR0967Intro
25%
Disability Advocacy Day
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2024-02-22
H. Placed on Consent Calendar for 2/26/2024
TNHJR0968Intro
25%
Down Syndrome Awareness Day
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2024-02-22
H. Placed on Consent Calendar for 2/26/2024
TNHB1602Intro
25%
As introduced, requires a video or audio recording to be made of any interrogation of a child who has been taken into custody on suspicion that the child committed a delinquent act or unruly conduct unless a technical issue with the equipment or exig...
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2024-02-22
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB0689Intro
25%
As introduced, requires an officer to provide an alleged victim of certain criminal offenses with a document notifying the victim of the global positioning monitoring system used as a condition of bail. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 55, C...
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2024-02-22
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 2/29/24
TNHJR0963Engross
50%
Tennesseans for opposing and condemning neo-Nazism
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB1649Engross
50%
As introduced, requires LEAs and public charter schools of a county to be closed for instruction on presidential primary election days if the county election commission uses such schools as a polling place. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 3, Part 1.
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR0950Engross
50%
Gnash, Nashville Predators' mascot
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2024-02-22
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB1650Intro
25%
As introduced, extends, from February 1, to March 1, the annual date by which the bureau of TennCare and the department of intellectual and developmental disabilities are required to issue an annual joint report to the insurance committee of the hous...
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2024-02-21
Assigned to s/c Insurance Subcommittee
TNHB2013Intro
25%
As introduced, requires statewide political party candidates to be nominated for elective public office by primary election rather than under the rules of the party or by primary election, with limited exceptions for certain offices. - Amends TCA Tit...
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2024-02-21
To House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
TNHB2216Intro
25%
As introduced, extends the statute of limitations for injuries to a person 18 years of age or older relating to sexual assault to three years or five years depending on if law enforcement was notified of the assault. - Amends TCA Title 28; Title 39 a...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHJR0811Intro
25%
Recognizes the benefits of chess in education and correctional systems.
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2024-02-21
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB2453Intro
25%
As introduced, specifies that a cause of action for wrongful death must be commenced within three years after the cause of action accrued. - Amends TCA Title 28 and Title 29.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm]
To House Civil Justice Subcommittee
TNHB2751Intro
25%
As introduced, expands the category of primary elections in which candidates nominated for school boards are to appear on the regular August election ballot for which the date of such election may be reset by an election commission to coincide with t...
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2024-02-21
Assigned to s/c K-12 Subcommittee
TNHJR0808PassRepresentative Frank Buck
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2024-02-21
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1928Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies, for purposes of obtaining a school bus endorsement on a driver license and for other purposes, that a school bus is a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver; makes other related revisions. ...
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2024-02-21
Placed behind the budget
TNHB1805Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes proration of the registration fee for freight motor vehicles operated for commercial purposes upon the death of an eligible operator of the freight motor vehicle; requires submission of certain documentation prior to issuanc...
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2024-02-21
Placed behind the budget
TNHB2204Intro
25%
As introduced, requires license plates issued for box trucks having a gross weight of 26,000 pounds or less to be attached to the rear of the vehicle. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 1:30 pm]
To House General Sub of Transportation Committee
TNHB2405Intro
25%
As introduced, enacts the Social Work Licensure Compact. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm]
To House Health Subcommittee
TNHB2827Intro
25%
As introduced, increases, from one to two, the number of free plates for the Purple Heart and disabled veteran license plates issued to veterans with disabilities. - Amends TCA Section 55-4-256 and Section 55-4-257.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 8:00 am]
To House Transportation Committee
TNHB2145Intro
25%
As introduced, creates an offense for possessing or distributing a license plate flipper. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 55.
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 28 @ 10:30 am]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2641Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes counties and municipalities, by resolution or ordinance of their governing bodies, to levy a tax on the retail sale of food and food ingredients for human consumption within the county or municipality at a rate less than the...
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2024-02-21
[Hearing: Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm]
To House Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB0284Enroll
75%
As introduced, standardizes the thresholds for competitive sealed bids for counties, municipalities, utility districts, local education agencies, and other local governmental entities. - Amends TCA Title 5, Chapter 14; Title 6, Chapter 56, Part 3; Ti...
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2024-02-20
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB1806Enroll
75%
As introduced, permits an owner or lessee of a motorcycle to receive a disabled decal to affix to a new specialty earmarked, cultural, or other special purpose plate that is authorized for motorcycles. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 21 and Title 55, ...
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2024-02-20
Transmitted to Governor for his action.
TNHB1707Engross
50%
As introduced, revises various provisions regarding the regulation of charitable solicitations in this state. - Amends TCA Title 48, Chapter 101, Part 5.
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2024-02-15
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHJR0689Engross
50%
Urges Congress to keep the power to declare war and for the National Guard to be protected from executive power.
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2024-02-15
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNHB1875Intro
25%
As introduced, expands the definition of "racketeering activity" to include committing, conspiring to commit, aiding, attempting to aid, soliciting, coercing, facilitating, or intimidating another person to commit the criminal offense of animal fight...
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2024-02-13
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0791PassJohn Patten Guerry
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2024-02-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0780PassKenzie Rowlett, Eagle Scout
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2024-02-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0784PassJames B. "Jim" Spears
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2024-02-12
Signed by Governor.
TNHB2184Intro
25%
As introduced, reallocates 5 percent of the privilege tax collected from licensees that offer sports wagering in this state from the lottery for education account to a new Tennessee Promise completion grant special account created to assist the commi...
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2024-02-12
To House Higher Education Subcommittee
TNHB0257Intro
25%
As introduced, clarifies that an owner or lessee of a motor vehicle who is the parent, legal guardian, or conservator of a person who has an intellectual or developmental disability or medical condition, who may be operating the owner's or lessee's v...
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2024-02-12
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB1642Engross
50%
As introduced, revises various provisions regarding pretrial release of a defendant charged with a criminal offense to require the magistrate to give first consideration to ensuring the safety of the community when determining whether to impose condi...
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2024-02-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1644Engross
50%
As introduced, requires each LEA, public charter school, private school, and church-related school to develop a procedure to determine the cause of a fire alarm activation, including the potential of an active shooter event; requires each LEA to coor...
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2024-02-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1645Engross
50%
As introduced, expands the eligibility for filing a petition to obtain a lifetime order of protection to include victims of aggravated stalking, especially aggravated stalking, and felony harassment. - Amends TCA Title 36 and Title 39.
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2024-02-12
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHJR0751Intro
25%
Jeremy Nagoshiner, Heritage Conservation Trust Fund Board
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2024-02-12
H. subst. & concurred in SJR 841
TNHB1127Intro
25%
As introduced, removes the limitation that ATVs and off-highway vehicles may be operated on a certain segment of State Route 330 within the Town of Oliver Springs in Anderson County only two weekends per year. - Amends TCA Section 55-8-185.
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2024-02-12
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB1188Intro
25%
As introduced, authorizes the department of education to submit, in electronic format, its annual report on virtual education programs to the governor, the general assembly, and the state board of education. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2024-02-12
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB2016Intro
25%
As introduced, extends from 60 days to 120 days, the time within which a handgun carry permit holder must notify the department of safety in writing of a change in the permit holder's principal place of residence. - Amends TCA Title 33; Title 36; Tit...
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2024-02-08
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB1187Intro
25%
As introduced, reduces, from 29.0141 percent to 28.5262 percent, the share of state sales and use tax revenue deposited to the state general fund; increases, from 4.6030 percent to 5.0909 percent, the share appropriated to municipalities. - Amends TC...
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2024-02-07
Def. to Special Calendar to be Published with Final Calendar in Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee
TNHB2750Intro
25%
As introduced, removes the condition that the department of transportation first authorize the installation of surveillance cameras on interstates and state highways before such cameras may be operated by law enforcement agencies; authorizes the oper...
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2024-02-07
Assigned to s/c Transportation Subcommittee
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