Tennessee Senator Steve Southerland [R] | Bills

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TNSB0911PassAs enacted, enhances the penalty for destruction or alteration of governmental records from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 495
TNSB1335PassAs enacted, increases from $3.00 to $4.00 the amount of the fee that county clerks may impose for the service of handling mail orders of license plates and decals. - Amends TCA Section 55-4-105.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 449
TNSB1428PassAs enacted, directs the governor, through the commissioner of finance and administration, to submit a waiver amendment to the centers for medicare and medicaid services to provide TennCare II funding by means of a block grant indexed for inflation an...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 481
TNSB1395PassAs enacted, creates a program managed by the commissioner of commerce and insurance to annually award grants to volunteer fire departments for the purchase of firefighting equipment or to meet local match requirements for federal grants for the purch...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 497
TNSB1442PassAs enacted, enacts the "Barry Brady Act," which creates a presumption that certain conditions or impairments of full-time firefighters caused by certain cancers arose out of employment unless the contrary is shown by competent medical evidence. - Ame...
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 490
TNSB1458PassAs 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
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 501
TNSB1379PassAs enacted, increases, from $600 to $1,000, the amount of a Tennessee middle college scholarship awarded each semester to an eligible student for full-time attendance. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 469
TNSB0650PassAs enacted, makes various changes to law concerning pharmacy benefits managers. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 7, Part 31.
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2019-05-29
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 470
TNSB0649PassAs enacted, makes various changes to zero to three courts, including adding five additional safe baby courts and extending such courts to January 1, 2025. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 36; Title 37 and Chapter 366 of the Public Acts of 2017.
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 383
TNSB0904PassAs enacted, authorizes a county sheriff to create an inmate reentry education program. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 41; Title 49; Title 50; Title 68 and Title 71.
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2019-05-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 346
TNSB1257PassAs enacted, enacts the "Human Life Protection Act," which bans abortion in this state effective on the 30th day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade or an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to allow states to prohibit abortion; creates ...
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2019-05-15
Pub. Ch. 351
TNSB0360PassAs enacted, expands the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco and Vapor Products Act and other laws concerning juveniles' access to tobacco and vaping products to apply to hemp for smoking. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Section 68-1-132.
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2019-05-13
Pub. Ch. 303
TNSB0195PassAs enacted, enacts the "Proton Therapy Access Act." - Amends TCA Title 8; Title 56 and Title 71.
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 193
TNSB0918PassAs enacted, allows the East Tennessee regional agribusiness marketing authority to develop, market, and promote facilities for warehousing, distribution, light manufacturing, and agribusiness purposes, and enter lease purchase agreements by a two-thi...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 180
TNSB0923PassAs enacted, specifies that gasification facilities and pyrolysis facilities are not solid waste facilities or incinerators, post-use polymers and recoverable feedstocks are not solid waste, and gasification facilities and pyrolysis facilities are sub...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 181
TNSB1336PassAs enacted, establishes continuing education requirements for residential contractors. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 5 and Title 62, Chapter 6.
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 186
TNSB0852IntroAs introduced, increases the number of free plates from one to two 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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2019-05-01
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0805PassAs 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
Pub. Ch. 203
TNSB0713PassAs enacted, extends the exemption from sales and use tax on trailers used to transport livestock when such trailer is sold to a qualified farmer or nurseryman to also exempt such sales of trailers used to transport farm products, nursery stock, or eq...
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2019-05-01
Pub. Ch. 178
TNSB0457IntroAs introduced, exempts certain sales of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium coins and bullion from the sales and use tax. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0237PassAs enacted, exempts from sales and use tax services by car wash facilities, coin-operated or otherwise, where the customer remains in custody of the vehicle and the preponderance of the vehicle's wash is completed by the customer or automated equipme...
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2019-04-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 162
TNSB0902PassAs enacted, requires certain outdoor advertising structures to obtain a permit or tag from the commissioner of transportation. - Amends TCA Title 54, Chapter 21, Part 1.
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2019-04-24
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 169
TNSB0960PassAs 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
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 159
TNSB1236IntroAs introduced, prohibits abortions from the point a fetal heartbeat is detected; creates exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 2 and Title 68, Chapter 11, Part 2.
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2019-04-22
Motion to Recall from Committee Tabled, voice vote
TNSB0375PassAs enacted, allows a local board of education to authorize a teacher, school employee, or other person employed by the LEA to raise funds for noneducational purposes; requires the local board of education that authorizes funds to be raised for nonedu...
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2019-04-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 134
TNSB0919PassAs enacted, expands definition of "wild ginseng" to include ginseng introduced or increased in abundance in its natural habitat by introducing plantlets sourced from wild ginseng stock; defines plantlets. - Amends TCA Title 70, Chapter 8, Part 2.
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2019-04-15
Pub. Ch. 125
TNSB0907PassAs enacted, authorizes the department of safety to contract with a local government agency for the provision of any service related to the renewal of handgun carry permits; authorizes an agency contracting with the department to charge an additional ...
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2019-04-15
Pub. Ch. 109
TNSB0916PassAs enacted, specifies that an alternatives analysis required by rule of the department of environment and conservation as part of the process of obtaining a discharge permit for a transportation project does not need to include alternative road locat...
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2019-04-15
Pub. Ch. 110
TNSB1337PassAs enacted, authorizes the chief law enforcement officer of a state or local law enforcement agency to establish policies regarding off-duty use of law enforcement vehicles to provide an enhanced security presence at vulnerable locations, which inclu...
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2019-04-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 139
TNSB1214PassAs enacted, designates June 27 of each year as "Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day," a day of special observance. - Amends TCA Title 15, Chapter 2.
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2019-04-15
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 137
TNSB1364PassAs enacted, makes permanent the provision that is set to expire July 1, 2019, allowing counties to provide 2 percent matching funds for state-aid highway funds rather than 25 percent. - Amends TCA Section 54-4-404.
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2019-04-15
Pub. Ch. 129
TNSB0921IntroAs introduced, requires the board of optometry to notify the chair of the health committee of the house of representatives and the chair of the senate health and welfare committee within 30 days if a member of the board is removed from office. - Amen...
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2019-04-10
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0909IntroAs introduced, increases the number of BEP funded full-time public school nurse positions from one for every 3,000 students to one for every 700 students; increases the number of full-time public school nurses considered sufficient for the public sch...
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2019-04-10
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0001IntroAs introduced, creates the Green Alert system within the TBI to assist in the identification and location of a missing veteran at risk. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 6, Part 1.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB0357PassAs enacted, revises and enacts various provisions regarding hemp, including licensure requirements. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17; Title 43; Title 44, Chapter 6, Part 1; Section 47-26-101; Title 53; Title 56 and Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 28.
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2019-04-09
Pub. Ch. 87
TNSB0242PassAs enacted, requires public postsecondary institutions to classify the spouse or dependent child of an active member of the United States armed forces transferred out of state on military orders as an in-state student for tuition purposes. - Amends T...
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2019-04-09
Pub. Ch. 80
TNSB0915IntroAs introduced, authorizes members of the general assembly and political campaign committees to fundraise during a recess in even-numbered years if the general assembly adjourns before May 15 for a period of not less than 10 calendar days, Sundays exc...
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2019-04-08
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0922IntroAs introduced, requires owners of property that is exempt from property tax and being used as an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities to agree to make payments in lieu of tax to the local taxing jurisdiction if th...
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2019-04-08
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0910IntroAs introduced, allows a utility district commissioner, who failed to meet certain training and continuing education requirements, to be eligible for reappointment or reelection if those requirements are completed; provided, the utility district is no...
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2019-04-08
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0914IntroAs introduced, authorizes members of the general assembly and political campaign committees to fundraise during a recess in even-numbered years if the general assembly adjourns before May 15 for a period of not less than 10 calendar days, Sundays exc...
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2019-04-08
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0920IntroAs introduced, authorizes collection of state amusement tax regardless of whether sale of ticket to the amusement takes place outside Tennessee or is made by a person with no physical presence in Tennessee; authorizes counties to levy local amusement...
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2019-04-02
To Senate State and Local Government Committee
TNSB0013IntroAs introduced, creates the Korean Defense Service specialty license plate for issuance to eligible veterans and military service members. - Amends TCA Section 55-4-253.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Transportation and Safety Committee
TNSB0917IntroAs introduced, allows, subject to available appropriations, students to take the ACT WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate examinations in lieu of retaking the postsecondary readiness examination required at grade 11. - Amends TCA Section ...
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2019-03-06
To Senate Education Committee
TNSB0978IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Legal Tender Act," which provides that coins having gold or silver contents and certain refined gold or silver bullion are legal tender of this state if issued by the U.S. government or if a court delcares that st...
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2019-03-06
Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate F,W&M Revenue Subcommittee
TNSB0903IntroAs introduced, establishes a sales and use tax credit for cellular service providers that build a cell phone tower in an unserved area of the state. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 65 and Title 67.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
TNSB0924IntroAs introduced, increases from 15 to 17 the maximum number of members on a solid waste authority board of directors that is chosen separately from the board for a municipal solid waste region. - Amends TCA Title 55; Title 67 and Title 68.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
TNSB0905IntroAs introduced, directs TACIR to conduct a study regarding the inspection, testing, and quarantine of property where fentanyl or its analogues are found in this state and report the findings to the health committees by January 1, 2020. - Amends TCA Ti...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Health and Welfare Committee
TNSB0870IntroAs introduced, extends from March 1 to March 15 of each year the date by which the department of safety must report to the speakers of the senate and the house of representatives and the chairs of the appropriate committees a report detailing seizure...
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2019-02-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB0908IntroAs introduced, increases from 15 to 17 the maximum number of directors permitted on a solid waste authority board. - Amends TCA Title 65, Chapter 5 and Title 68, Chapter 211.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
TNSB0979IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Employee Vehicle Privacy Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8; Title 47 and Title 50.
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2019-02-11
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
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