Tennessee Representative Dennis Powers [R]

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TNHB1476PassAs enacted, expands the authority of a court to order grandparent visitation when the child is not in the custody of the parent and when the grandparent's relationship has been severely reduced. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 6, Part 3.
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2016-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1076
TNHB1427PassAs enacted, requires an officer who arrests a person for a DUI-related offense to exercise, after the arrest but prior to the determination of bail for the arrest, due diligence in determining the existence of prior arrests for, and violations of, DU...
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2016-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1075
TNHB0813PassAs enacted, reduces Hall income tax from six percent to five percent; expresses legislative intent that the tax be statutorily reduced by one percent annually beginning with the first annual session of the 110th general assembly; eliminates the tax f...
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2016-05-23
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1064
TNHB2248PassAs enacted, prohibits the expenditure of state funds by the University of Tennessee to promote the use of gender neutral pronouns, to promote or inhibit the celebration of religious holidays, or to fund or support sex week; specifies that all funds i...
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2016-05-23
Pub. Ch. 1066
TNHB2570PassAs enacted, enacts the "Rural Economic Opportunity Act of 2016"; authorizes a job tax credit for qualified business enterprises located in tier 4 enhancement counties; specifies the minimum jobs criteria and requirements to qualify for the credit; es...
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2016-05-05
Pub. Ch. 1019
TNHB2616PassAs enacted, requires the department to develop procedures for identifying characteristics of dyslexia through the universal screening process required by the existing RTI2 framework or other available means; requires every LEA to implement the dyslex...
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2016-05-05
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1058
TNHB1736PassAs enacted, permits full-time employees of state public colleges or universities who possess handgun carry permit to carry a handgun while on property owned, operated, or controlled by the employing college or university if certain requirements are m...
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2016-05-05
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1061
TNHB0929PassAs enacted, enacts provisions governing nonresidential office-based opioid treatment facilities and nonresidential opioid treatment programs. - Amends TCA Title 33, Chapter 2 and Title 68, Chapter 11.
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 912
TNHB2256PassAs enacted, enacts the "Pawnbroker Restitution Act"; clarifies that a pawnbroker is not required to relinquish an item to a claimant without a court order; revises other pawnbroker provisions. - Amends TCA Title 45, Chapter 6.
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 862
TNHB0458PassAs enacted, requires public institutions of higher education to accept from a student proof of the student's prior or current military service as proof of any immunization required of the student for enrollment at the institution. - Amends TCA Sectio...
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 841
TNHB2641PassAs introduced, subject to local approval, changes the appointment qualifications for city judge; requires the city judge to be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by majority vote of the board of mayor and aldermen; removes state residency requireme...
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2016-05-02
Pr. Ch. 44
TNHB1537PassAs enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Student Assessment Transparency Act". - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 60.
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 844
TNHB2510PassAs enacted, requires that every notice of violation or citation issued that is based solely upon evidence obtained from any traffic enforcement camera used to enforce or monitor traffic violations of the requirement that motor vehicles stop at a red ...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 998
TNHB2389PassAs enacted, prohibits law enforcement officers of this state and its political subdivisions from enforcing provisions of international law and treaties that limit gun rights under Article I, Section 26 of the state constitution. - Amends TCA Title 38...
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 864
TNHB2577PassAs enacted, establishes requirements regarding the disposition of aborted fetuses and fetal tissue, including reporting requirements and requirements for interim inspections of and certain reporting by facilities where surgical abortions are performe...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1003
TNHB2652PassAs introduced, subject to local approval, rewrites city charter. - Amends Chapter 227 of the Private Acts of 1992; as amended.
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2016-05-02
Pr. Ch. 57
TNHB1641PassAs enacted, removes the five-year time frame requirement from the exemption to the handgun safety course requirement for applicants who successfully completed all handgun training of not less than four hours as required by any branch of the military ...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 925
TNHB1840PassAs enacted, declares that no person providing counseling or therapy services will be required to counsel or serve a client as to goals, outcomes, or behaviors that conflict with the sincerely held principles of the counselor or therapist; requires su...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 926
TNHB1843PassAs enacted, establishes requirements for the removal of an ignition interlock device and revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 10 and Title 55, Chapter 50.
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 888
TNHB2126PassAs enacted, revises the provisions governing the dispensing of an opioid or benzodiazepine by a physician practice that provides healthcare services. - Amends TCA Title 63.
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 973
TNHB1424PassAs enacted, reduces the fee for lifetime handgun carry permit, effective January 1, 2017, from $500 to be an amount equal to the regular carry permit fee plus $200, which under present law will equal $300 for the lifetime permit. - Amends TCA Section...
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 875
TNHB2425PassAs enacted, lowers the age for receiving a handgun carry permit from 21 years of age to 18 years of age for persons who are an honorably discharged or retired veteran of the U.S. armed forces or a service member on active duty status. - Amends TCA Se...
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2016-05-02
Pub. Ch. 903
TNHB2040PassAs enacted, authorizes zoning consideration of temporary family healthcare structures; adds a requirement that, as part of the plan to expand cost-effective community-based residential alternatives to institutional care as required by the Long-Term C...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 992
TNHB1742PassAs enacted, establishes an online voter registration system beginning July 1, 2017. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 2, Part 1.
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 936
TNHB2421PassAs enacted, encourages TBI to develop an activation card for law enforcement use in connection with the missing citizen alert program to help locate missing citizens who have wandered due to dementia or physical impairment. - Amends TCA Section 38-6-...
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 972
TNHB1665PassAs enacted, revises eligibility requirements for home school students and students who graduate from an ineligible high school to receive the general assembly merit scholarship. - Amends TCA Section 49-4-916.
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2016-05-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 943
TNHJR0529PassExpresses disagreement with the U.S. supreme court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
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2016-04-28
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0528PassUrges Congress to recognize Tennessee's sovereignty under the 10th amendment to the Constitution.
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2016-04-28
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1019PassBessie Lorene Baker Brewer, 102nd birthday
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2016-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1020PassAnna Beth Haggard, graduation from University of North Alabama
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2016-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1045PassObie L. Duncan
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2016-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR1021PassCarol Hardin
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2016-04-27
Signed by Governor.
TNHB1438PassAs enacted, enacts the "National Guard Force Protection Act of 2016". - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 9 and Title 58.
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2016-04-26
Pub. Ch. 747
TNHB1918PassAs enacted, provides exemption from continuing education requirements for auctioneers who have reached 60 years of age and have been licensed as an auctioneer for 10 years or longer; or have been licensed under present law since July 1, 1999. - Amend...
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2016-04-26
Pub. Ch. 726
TNHB1722PassAs enacted, requires that the display of the American flag on school property and at school events conform to the requirements of federal law; requires a local board of education to permit display of the American flag, if the display conforms to the ...
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2016-04-26
Pub. Ch. 754
TNHB1506PassAs enacted, extends the Tennessee Promise scholarship to dependents of Tennessee military parents who are stationed outside of the state. - Amends TCA Section 49-4-708.
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2016-04-26
Pub. Ch. 750
TNHB1642PassAs enacted, encourages public school teachers to be Promise scholarship mentors by crediting them with one day of in-service for volunteering as mentors; encourages retired teachers to be Promise scholarship mentors by granting them one year of eligi...
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2016-04-26
Pub. Ch. 752
TNHB2199PassAs enacted, requires arresting agency to send fingerprint cards for DUI and other vehicular impairment offense arrests to TBI within five days of arrest for submission to NCIC and requires the clerks to send DUI convictions to TBI within seven days o...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 718
TNHB1929PassAs enacted, creates civil immunity for certain members of the national guard who use force against another, including by discharging a personally owned firearm, in certain situations. - Amends TCA Title 58, Chapter 1.
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 778
TNHB1419PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing the evaluation of teachers and principals. - Amends TCA Title 49.
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 712
TNHB1644PassAs enacted, authorizes the board or governing entity, or the chief administrative officer, of a private K-12 school or private institution of higher education to implement a handgun carry policy that either allows or prohibits the carrying of a handg...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 698
TNHB2429PassAs enacted, revises provisions regarding reporting of nonimmigrant students by higher education institutions; authorizes the commissioner of safety to issue a subpoena for valid law enforcement purposes to an institution of higher education in this s...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 812
TNHB1940PassAs enacted, requires the department to perform certain duties, such as develop subrecipient monitoring plans utilizing analytic procedures; conduct unannounced and announced site visits of subrecipients; and conduct criminal history background checks...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 798
TNHB1407PassAs enacted, grants in-state tuition and fees at public higher education institutions to certain dependent children of military parents regardless of place of residency if the military parent perished as the result of a targeted attack that occurred i...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 820
TNHB2409PassAs enacted, encourages all public institutions of higher education to offer instruction aimed at increasing the awareness and prevention of hate crime offenses, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and date rape to all entering freshmen during orientat...
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2016-04-26
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 835
TNHJR0906PassBintou Diallo, Salutatorian, Sheffield High School
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0907PassCaleb Fair, Salutatorian, Hamilton High School
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0905PassLietza Ortega, Valedictorian, Sheffield High School
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0908PassShamya London, Valedictorian, Hamilton High School
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0892PassState of Tennessee, 220th anniversary
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2016-04-22
Signed by Governor.
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