Tennessee Representative Dennis Powers [R]

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TNHB0039IntroAs introduced, prohibits the retail sale of products containing dextromethorphan to persons who are less than 18 years of age; prohibits the purchase of products containing dextromethorphan by persons who are less than 18 years of age. - Amends TCA T...
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2015-03-26
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB0398IntroAs introduced, extends the date of the repeal of the Virtual Public Schools Act from June 30, 2015, to June 30, 2019. - Amends TCA Section 49-16-216.
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2015-03-26
H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 4/2/2015
TNHB1372IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Freedom From Traffic Cameras Act, " which prohibits a municipality or county from contracting with any person or entity to provide for the use of any unmanned traffic enforcement camera to enforce or monitor any t...
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2015-03-26
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0051Engross"Child Abuse Prevention Month" April 2015.
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Consent Calendar 2 calendar for 3/30/2015
TNHB0025EnrollAs introduced, adds dry needling to scope of practice of a physical therapist. - Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter 13.
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2015-03-26
Signed by H. Speaker
TNHB1035IntroAs introduced, requires the department of education to report on the availability and content of driver education and training courses in public schools to the education committee of the senate and the education instruction and programs committee of ...
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2015-03-26
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHB0615IntroAs introduced, designates the Holy Bible as the official state book. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1.
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2015-03-26
Sponsor(s) Added.
TNHJR0183EngrossHonors and commends the members of the Gold Star Mothers and Gold Star Families.
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2015-03-26
Placed on Senate Consent Calendar calendar for 3/30/2015
TNHJR0204EngrossCelebrate September 2015 as "American Indian Heritage Month" in Tennessee.
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2015-03-26
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHJR0205EngrossMalcolm "Jimmy" Keep, World War II veteran.
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2015-03-26
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB0242IntroAs introduced, includes commissioned park rangers within the mandatory retirement age category for purposes of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system; allows them eligibility for the supplemental bridge retirement benefit afforded to other comm...
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2015-03-25
Def. to Summer Study
TNHB0243IntroAs introduced, requires all public postsecondary institutions to close on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1.
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2015-03-25
TNHB0287IntroAs introduced, revises various provisions of law regarding the scheduling of controlled substances and their analogues and derivatives, including updated identifications of drugs categorized in Schedules I–V. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part...
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 3/31/2015
TNHB0677IntroAs introduced, designates the Barrett Model 82A1 rifle as the official state firearm. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.
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2015-03-25
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 2016
TNHB0834IntroAs introduced, requires the local school board to create a policy that excuses students who request to attend a released time course in religious moral instruction taught by a sponsoring entity off school property. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 2, P...
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Education Instruction & Programs for 3/31/2015
TNHB0833IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Primacy and Reclamation Act of Tennessee." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 10; Title 50; Title 59; Title 60; Title 66; Title 67; Title 68; Title 69 and Title 70.
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee for 4/1/2015
TNHB0908IntroAs introduced, clarifies that nothing in the Virtual Schools Act prohibits a virtual school from reimbursing families for reasonable costs, instead of any costs, associated with their Internet connections for use in the virtual school program. - Amen...
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2015-03-25
TNHB0909IntroAs introduced, requires local boards of education to admit students from outside their respective local school systems without the approval of the LEA; requires local boards of education to arrange for the transfer of students residing within their s...
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2015-03-25
TNHB0907IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Local School District Empowerment Act," which provides for reestablishment of elected office of school superintendent for county or city school systems upon two-thirds vote of county or city governing body and approval in a...
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2015-03-25
TNHB0929IntroAs introduced, revises the definition of nonresidential substitution-based treatment center for opiate addiction to require a certificate of need for certain centers offering treatment with products containing buprenorphine. - Amends TCA Title 33, Ch...
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2015-03-25
TNHB1133IntroAs introduced, changes the body that fills vacancies on county and municipal school boards from the local legislative body to the local board of education. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 2, Part 2.
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2015-03-25
TNHB1135IntroAs introduced, deletes obsolete reference to nonexistent scholarship within state lottery scholarship program. - Amends TCA Section 49-4-708 and Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 9.
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2015-03-25
TNHB1340IntroAs introduced, includes methamphetamine within drugs for which a mother can be prosecuted for assault if her baby is born harmed or addicted to methamphetamine. - Amends TCA Section 39-13-107.
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Criminal Justice Committee for 4/1/2015
TNHB1343IntroAs introduced, establishes the penalty for the offense of reckless endangerment as a Class D felony if the victim of the offense is eight years of age or younger. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2015-03-25
Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee
TNHB1339IntroAs introduced, prohibits recipients of public assistance benefits from using an EBT card at a tobacco retailer to purchase certain tobacco products; prohibits tobacco retailers from permitting the purchase of tobacco products or nicotine products wit...
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Health Committee for 4/1/2015
TNHB1342IntroAs introduced, clarifies that a deceased victim's family has a right to have a photograph, determined by the court to be a reasonable depiction of the victim prior to the crime, be admitted during trial. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Criminal Justice Committee for 4/1/2015
TNHJR0071IntroProposes an amendment to the Constitution of Tennessee recognizing that our liberties do not come from governments, but from Almighty God, our Creator and Savior.
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Civil Justice Committee for 3/31/2015
TNHB1049IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1.
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. Government Operations Committee for 3/31/2015
TNHB0986IntroAs introduced, revises provisions governing condemned property being offered for sale to the former owner. - Amends TCA Section 29-17-1005.
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2015-03-25
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee of Civil Justice Committee
TNHJR0092EngrossExpresses support for the federal transfer of public lands to the western states and urges Congress to coordinate the transfer of title to the western states.
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2015-03-25
Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/31/2015
TNHJR0094EngrossTo "Stand With Rand: Invest in Transportation" and urge the United States Congress to approve United States Senators Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer's proposal to fund American highways at no additional costs to taxpayers by creating tax holidays.
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2015-03-25
Placed on Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee calendar for 3/31/2015
TNHJR0074IntroCommends parent activists on anti-common core victories.
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2015-03-25
TNHB0838IntroAs introduced, adds correctional officers to the group of public servants the assault of which results in an increased fine of up to $15,000. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.
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2015-03-25
Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1009IntroAs introduced, enhances an assault against a correctional officer by an inmate to Class E felony aggravated assault if the inmate has two or more prior assaults or disciplinary violations against a correctional officer. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter...
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2015-03-25
Placed on cal. State Government Committee for 3/31/2015
TNHB1161IntroAs introduced, allows a litigation financier to attempt to use arbitration or effect a waiver of a consumer’s right to jury trial; allows a litigation financier to assign a litigation financing contract; revises other various provisions of the Tenn...
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2015-03-25
TNHJR0174PassDonna Morgan.
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2015-03-25
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0187PassGeorge Fraley.
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2015-03-25
Signed by Governor.
TNHB0244IntroAs introduced, excludes a community foundation holding one auction sale per county receiving charitable support from the definition of "business" for sales and use tax purposes, under certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.
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2015-03-24
TNHB0927IntroAs introduced, requires any person, on or after July 1, 2015, repairing or replacing a roof system, the total cost of which is between $3,000–$25,000, to be licensed as a home improvement contractor before providing the services; provided, that the...
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2015-03-24
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Business and Utilities Subcommittee of Business and Utilities Committee
TNHJR0089EngrossNorris Lake: the Marina Capital of Tennessee.
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2015-03-24
Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.
TNHB0100IntroAs introduced, changes the limit calculations for intermediate methamphetamine precursors from the total amount of the base ephedrine and pseudoephedrine in a product to the overall weight of the product containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine. - Am...
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2015-03-23
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TNHB0928IntroAs introduced, exempts from sales and use tax certain machinery used by water and wastewater treatment authorities created by governmental entities. - Amends TCA Title 67.
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2015-03-23
Comp. SB subst.
TNHB0718IntroAs introduced, declares the week that includes the third Thursday in November as "Agricultural Literacy Week." - Amends TCA Title 15, Chapter 2.
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2015-03-23
All Ayes added as Sponsors
TNHB1134IntroAs introduced, establishes a health insurance voucher program by means of a federal waiver that expands eligibility for Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty line; funds the vouchers with an increase in the hospital assessment from 4.52 perc...
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2015-03-17
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee of Health Committee
TNHB1246IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Volunteer Firefighter Protection Act," which defines "earnings," for purposes of the average weekly earnings of a volunteer firefighter, as the volunteer firefighter's call rate multiplied by 40 hours per week, re...
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2015-03-16
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TNHB0460IntroAs introduced, designates May 11 of each year as "Police Memorial Day," a day of special observance. - Amends TCA Title 15, Chapter 2.
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2015-03-16
All Ayes added as Sponsors
TNHB0031IntroAs introduced, deletes the Intractable Pain Act. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 53; Title 63 and Title 68.
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2015-03-16
Comp. SB subst.
TNHJR0119PassGarner "Mack" Goode Jr.
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2015-03-13
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0115PassSpeaker of the House Beth Harwell, Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.
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2015-03-13
Signed by Governor.
TNHJR0116PassFirst Lady Crissy Haslam.
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2015-03-13
Signed by Governor.
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