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TNHB8005PassAs enacted, revises certain criminal laws concerning vandalism, assault, disorderly conduct, rioting, obstructing traffic, camping on state property, and other offenses; authorizes the TBI to investigate certain offenses; requires the district attorn...
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2020-08-27
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 3
TNSB8005PassAs enacted, revises certain criminal laws concerning vandalism, assault, disorderly conduct, rioting, obstructing traffic, camping on state property, and other offenses; authorizes the TBI to investigate certain offenses; requires the district attorn...
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2020-08-27
Pub. Ch. 3
TNHB2303PassAs enacted, classifies knowingly damaging farm equipment by means of fire or explosion as arson, a Class C felony. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 3.
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2020-07-22
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 810
TNSB2884PassAs enacted, classifies knowingly damaging farm equipment by means of fire or explosion as arson, a Class C felony. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 3.
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2020-07-22
Pub. Ch. 810
TNSB0681IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for theft of property that includes a firearm valued at less than $2,500 from a Class A misdemeanor or Class E felony, as applicable based on the value, to a Class D felony. - Amends TCA Title 37; Title 39 and Tit...
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNHB2762EngrossAs introduced, requires each district attorney general to make a one-time report on or before February 1, 2021, to the judiciary committees of the senate and house of representatives as to the number of cases the district attorney general is handling...
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2020-06-18
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1424IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony for the failure to report known or suspected child sexual abuse. - Amends TCA Title 37, Chapter 1.
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2020-06-17
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB1715IntroAs introduced, creates the offenses sexual abuse of a corpse, a Class D felony, and aggravated sexual abuse of a corpse, a Class C felony; requires a person convicted of either offense to register as a sexual offender. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter ...
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2020-06-17
Reset on Final cal. of Calendar & Rules Committee
TNHB2275EngrossAs introduced, deletes the offense of impersonation of a licensed professional. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 16, Part 3.
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2020-06-17
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2620IntroAs introduced, raises the permissible fine for aggravated assault to no more than $15,000, in addition to any authorized term of imprisonment. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2020-06-17
To House Calendar and Rules Committee
TNHB1704IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of assault against a law enforcement officer, correctional officer, guard, jailer, or other full-time employee of a penal institution, private detention facility, local jail, or workhouse; increases the penalty for ...
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2020-06-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2280IntroAs introduced, requires an agent or officer of the Tennessee bureau of investigation, in addition to a law enforcement officer, to provide a minor with the Tennessee human trafficking resource center hotline and release the minor to a parent's or gua...
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2020-06-11
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2653EngrossAs introduced, creates a Class A misdemeanor of disseminating a photograph of an inmate at a state penal institution that was taken during a visitation period. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 47.
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2020-06-11
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB0135IntroAs introduced, creates the Class C felony offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into a parade, religious service, concert, athletic event, political event, educational event, or into any other group of 25 or more people who are la...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1478IntroAs introduced, revises certain reckless endangerment provisions; establishes enhanced punishment for certain acts of reckless endangerment; establishes enhanced punishment for acts constituting "community terrorism." - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1805IntroAs introduced, enacts the "Spencer Bristol Act," which increases the penalty for evading arrest that results in the serious bodily injury of a law enforcement officer to a Class C felony and evading arrest that results in the death of a law enforceme...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1814IntroAs introduced, creates the Class D felony of possessing a telecommunications device in a penal institution; adds, as a new enhancement factor to be considered in sentencing, whether the offense was planned or executed using a telecommunications devic...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1815IntroAs introduced, creates an offense of using force or coercion to cause a person to join a criminal gang against the person's will; sets penalty based on the age of the victim. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB1868IntroAs introduced, enhances the punishment for assault by one classification if the assault is committed against a first responder. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 1.
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2258IntroAs introduced, specifies that theft of property is a Class E felony if the property obtained is a firearm worth less than $2,500. - Amends TCA Section 39-14-105.
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2260IntroAs introduced, adds a sentence enhancement factor for the offense of reckless endangerment if the victim of the offense was a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other specified person in the performance of an official duty and the defendant kne...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNHB2450IntroAs introduced, requires that a person convicted of the offense of aggravated assault involving the use of a deadly weapon to be punished one classification higher than otherwise provided if the violation was committed by discharging a firearm from wi...
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2020-06-10
To House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee
TNSB0742IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment when committed from within a motor vehicle; requires the court to revoke a defendant's license for up to one year following any period of confinement imposed; requi...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1781IntroAs introduced, creates the Class D felony of possessing a telecommunications device in a penal institution; adds, as a new enhancement factor to be considered in sentencing, whether the offense was planned or executed using a telecommunications devic...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1820IntroAs introduced, adds imminent danger of serious sexual abuse as a justification for the use of deadly force in self-defense and to defenses of duress and use of deadly force by law enforcement officer; defines serious sexual abuse as rape, aggravated ...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1859IntroAs introduced, creates the offenses sexual abuse of a corpse, a Class D felony, and aggravated sexual abuse of a corpse, a Class C felony; requires a person convicted of either offense to register as a sexual offender. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter ...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1925IntroAs introduced, adds the offense of trafficking a person for a commercial sex act to the meaning of predatory offenses for purposes of sentencing a person as a child sexual predator. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1913IntroAs introduced, for purposes of determining if a person has a duty to retreat before threatening or using force in self-defense, declares that a person is not considered to be engaged in unlawful activity or where the person does not have a right to b...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2062IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of mail theft, which is intentionally obtaining mail from another person's mailbox or premises without the consent of the addressee and with the intent to deprive the addressee of the mail. - Amends TCA Title 39, Ch...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2403IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for failure of a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident to stop at the scene of the accident from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony when the person knew or should have known that the accident resulted...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2441IntroAs introduced, creates an exception to the offense of simple possession of marijuana for persons with a valid, state-issued medical marijuana identification card who obtained the marijuana pursuant to a valid physician's recommendation. - Amends TCA ...
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2020-06-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB2397EngrossAs introduced, provides that a person's use of force in self-defense is not justified if the person was engaged in conduct that would constitute a felony or Class A misdemeanor, rather than unlawful activity, at the time of the use of force. - Amends...
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2020-06-08
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2585EngrossAs introduced, requires a law enforcement officer to notify the department of children's services when a person under 18 years of age is taken into custody for suspicion of committing the offense of prostitution. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Pa...
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB2769EngrossAs introduced, adds the offense of trafficking a person for a commercial sex act to the meaning of predatory offenses for purposes of sentencing a person as a child sexual predator. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5.
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2020-06-04
Received from House, Passed on First Consideration
TNHB1558IntroAs introduced, broadens offense of property owner allowing an "underage adult" to consume alcohol to apply to all minors; creates enhanced penalty if property owner is social host. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 15, Part 4; Title 40, Chapter 32 and T...
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2020-06-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB2091IntroAs introduced, raises the penalty for the offense of voluntary manslaughter from a Class C felony to a Class B felony. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2020-06-03
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB1322IntroAs introduced, increases the fines for persons failing to operate their vehicles according to law when coming upon certain vehicles. - Amends TCA Title 55.
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2020-05-28
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Safety & Funding Subcommittee of Transportation Committee
TNHB1186FailAs introduced, revises the penalties for theft of property. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Section 40-32-101.
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2020-05-27
Failed in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB1417IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment when committed from within a motor vehicle; requires the court to revoke a defendant's license for up to one year following any period of confinement imposed; requi...
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB1625IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of mail theft, which is intentionally obtaining mail from another person's mailbox or premises without the consent of the addressee and with the intent to deprive the addressee of the mail. - Amends TCA Title 39, Ch...
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2188IntroAs introduced, creates the Class A misdemeanor of possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule I, II, III, or IV controlled substance or drug paraphernalia used to manufacture such a substance. - Amends TCA Title 39.
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2426IntroAs introduced, increases the penalty for failure of a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident to stop at the scene of the accident from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class E felony when the person knew or should have known that the accident resulted...
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2391IntroAs introduced, makes various changes to the process for restoration of voting rights, including requiring an inmate's voting rights to be automatically restored upon completion of the sentence imposed. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 29.
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2750IntroAs introduced, creates the Class E felony of assault of a public servant, which is assaulting a person known to be a law enforcement officer, first responder, or healthcare provider while that person is engaged in official duties. - Amends TCA Title ...
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2741IntroAs introduced, creates an exception to the offense of simple possession of marijuana for persons with a valid, state-issued medical marijuana identification card who obtained the marijuana pursuant to a valid physician's recommendation. - Amends TCA ...
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2020-05-27
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Judiciary Committee
TNHB2008IntroAs introduced, creates the Class E felony of communicating a threat to commit an act of mass violence on school property or at a school-related activity; creates the Class A misdemeanor of knowing failure to report a threat of mass violence on school...
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary Committee
TNHB2009IntroAs introduced, creates the offense of negligently, by act or omission, engaging in conduct that places a child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2020-05-26
Taken off notice for cal. in Judiciary Committee
TNHB1618PassAs enacted, requires a court to order a person who commits evading arrest and, in doing so, damages government property to pay restitution to the appropriate government agency for the damaged property. - Amends TCA Section 39-14-408 and Title 39, Cha...
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2020-04-16
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 584
TNSB1635PassAs enacted, requires a court to order a person who commits evading arrest and, in doing so, damages government property to pay restitution to the appropriate government agency for the damaged property. - Amends TCA Section 39-14-408 and Title 39, Cha...
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2020-04-16
Pub. Ch. 584
TNSB1943PassAs enacted, revises the offense of organized retail crime. - Amends TCA Section 39-14-113.
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2020-03-26
Pub. Ch. 620
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