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TNHB2118PassAs enacted, allows a court to revoke a defendant's probation and suspension of sentence for a misdemeanor offense based upon one instance of a technical violation or violations; specifies that the court may revoke the defendant's probation and suspen...
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2022-06-01
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB2288PassAs enacted, allows a court to revoke a defendant's probation and suspension of sentence for a misdemeanor offense based upon one instance of a technical violation or violations; specifies that the court may revoke the defendant's probation and suspen...
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2022-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 1060
TNSB2248PassAs enacted, requires that a person convicted of certain offenses serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed; requires that a person convicted of certain other offenses serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release; revi...
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2022-05-09
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNHB2656PassAs enacted, requires that a person convicted of certain offenses serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed; requires that a person convicted of certain other offenses serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release; revi...
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2022-05-09
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 988
TNSB2183PassAs enacted, enacts the "Transparency In Sentencing For Victims Act." - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 952
TNHB2657PassAs enacted, enacts the "Transparency In Sentencing For Victims Act." - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2022-05-04
Effective date(s) 07/01/2022
TNSB1528PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing sentencing for persons convicted of drug offenses committed in a drug-free school zone; authorizes a court that imposed a sentence for a drug-free school zone offense that occurred prior to September 1, 2020, ...
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2022-05-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 927
TNHB1449PassAs enacted, revises provisions governing sentencing for persons convicted of drug offenses committed in a drug-free school zone; authorizes a court that imposed a sentence for a drug-free school zone offense that occurred prior to September 1, 2020, ...
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2022-05-04
Effective date(s) 04/29/2022
TNHB0606Intro

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As introduced, requires a person convicted of vehicular homicide that was the proximate result of the person's intoxication to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole, with no more than 15 percent in sentence red...
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2022-04-26
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
TNHB1025Intro

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As introduced, reduces the time within which a sentencing hearing must be held from within 45 days after a finding of guilt to within 30 days after the finding of guilt. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB1640Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, adds the offense of rape to the offenses for which a defendant is not eligible for probation under the Tennessee Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 1989. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNHB1767Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, requires a person convicted of aggravated assault or aggravated robbery, committed on or after July 1, 2022, to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed by the court, or no less than 85 percent of the sentence imposed by the court les...
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2022-04-26
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee of Finance, Ways, and Means Committee
TNSB1807Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, adds the offense of rape to the offenses for which a defendant is not eligible for probation under the Tennessee Criminal Sentencing Reform Act of 1989. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 13, Part 5 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNSB0908Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, reduces the time within which a sentencing hearing must be held from within 45 days after a finding of guilt to within 30 days after the finding of guilt. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB1008Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, increases the maximum percentage of the sentence imposed by the court that can be reduced by sentence credits from 15 percent to 35 percent for certain offenses and makes other related changes. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapt...
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2022-04-06
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Criminal Justice Committee
TNHB1565Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, defines "prior convictions" for multiple offenders as convictions within the past 10 years; defines "prior convictions" for persistent offenders as convictions within the past 15 years. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2022-04-06
Returned to the Clerk's Desk.
TNHB1691PassAs enacted, authorizes a member of the clergy who has been preparing a condemned person for death, rather than a priest or minister of the gospel, to witness the person's execution. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2022-04-04
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 735
TNSB2008PassAs enacted, authorizes a member of the clergy who has been preparing a condemned person for death, rather than a priest or minister of the gospel, to witness the person's execution. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2022-04-04
Effective date(s) 03/24/2022
TNSB1988FailAs introduced, requires a person convicted of aggravated assault or aggravated robbery, committed on or after July 1, 2022, to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed by the court, or no less than 85 percent of the sentence imposed by the court les...
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2022-03-29
Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB0966Intro

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As introduced, increases the maximum percentage of the sentence imposed by the court that can be reduced by sentence credits from 15 percent to 35 percent for certain offenses and makes other related changes. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapt...
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2022-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB2753Intro

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As enacted, permits a defendant who was convicted and sentenced for an offense committed in a drug-free school zone under prior law to petition the original sentencing court to be resentenced pursuant to current law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17...
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2022-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB2603Intro

Sine Die
As enacted, permits a defendant who was convicted and sentenced for an offense committed in a drug-free school zone under prior law to petition the original sentencing court to be resentenced pursuant to current law. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17...
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2022-02-08
Assigned to s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee
TNHB1605Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, authorizes attachment of records from a mental health provider to the presentence report that a court considers when imposing sentence in a criminal case. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2022-02-07
P2C, caption bill, held on desk - pending amdt.
TNSB2894Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, increases the maximum percentage of the sentence imposed by the court that can be reduced by sentence credits from 15 percent to 40 percent for certain offenses and makes other related changes. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapt...
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2022-02-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB1532Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, reduces the portion of a person's sentence for first degree murder that must be served prior to becoming eligible for parole to 60 percent of 60 years if sentenced to imprisonment for life for an offense committed during certain dates ...
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2021-11-04
Sponsor change.
TNSB0717PassAs enacted, enumerates certain sexual offenses for which there will be no release eligibility. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 9; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.
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2021-06-02
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 563
TNHB1047PassAs enacted, enumerates certain sexual offenses for which there will be no release eligibility. - Amends TCA Title 3; Title 4; Title 9; Title 37; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40; Title 41 and Title 55.
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2021-06-02
Effective date(s) 07/01/2021
TNHB0430PassAs enacted, requires that a person convicted of facilitation of rape of a child or aggravated rape of a child be sentenced to community supervision for life and to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release, with n...
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2021-06-01
Effective date(s) 07/01/2021
TNSB0628PassAs enacted, requires that a person convicted of facilitation of rape of a child or aggravated rape of a child be sentenced to community supervision for life and to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release, with n...
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 525
TNSB1373PassAs enacted, classifies the offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle as a Class C felony. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2021-06-01
Effective date(s) 07/01/2021
TNHB1433PassAs enacted, classifies the offense of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle as a Class C felony. - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41.
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2021-06-01
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 505
TNSB0652Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, requires a person convicted of vehicular homicide that was the proximate result of the person's intoxication to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for parole, with no more than 15 percent in sentence red...
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2021-05-04
To Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
TNHB0047PassAs enacted, enacts the "Good Samaritan Sentencing Enhancement Act," which provides that a defendant convicted of first degree murder is eligible for the death penalty if the victim was rendering assistance to a person in need at the time of their dea...
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2021-05-03
Effective date(s) 07/01/2021
TNSB0226PassAs enacted, enacts the "Good Samaritan Sentencing Enhancement Act," which provides that a defendant convicted of first degree murder is eligible for the death penalty if the victim was rendering assistance to a person in need at the time of their dea...
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2021-05-03
Comp. became Pub. Ch. 215
TNSB0561Engross

Sine Die
As introduced, reduces the portion of a person's sentence for first degree murder that must be served prior to becoming eligible for parole to 60 percent of 60 years if sentenced to imprisonment for life for an offense committed during certain dates ...
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2021-04-26
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
TNHB0735Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, requires the commissioner of correction to award certain inmates up to eight months of public health emergency credits for time served during a state of emergency declared by the governor due to a public health emergency based on commu...
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2021-04-21
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Criminal Justice Committee
TNSB1018Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, defines "prior convictions" for multiple offenders as convictions within the past 10 years; defines "prior convictions" for persistent offenders as convictions within the past 15 years. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40, Chapter 35.
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2021-04-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB0339Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, requires the commissioner of correction to award certain inmates up to eight months of public health emergency credits for time served during a state of emergency declared by the governor due to a public health emergency based on commu...
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2021-04-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNSB1452Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, reduces the sentence a person who commits first degree murder as a minor is required to serve before becoming release eligible from 51 years to 30 years; applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2021. - Amends TCA Title 37; Ti...
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB0895Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, directs TACIR to conduct a study comparing the length of sentences imposed on individuals currently incarcerated with current sentencing guidelines, and identify any disparities between sentences imposed for similar offenses; requires ...
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2021-03-31
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Criminal Justice Committee
TNSB1488Intro

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As introduced, directs TACIR to conduct a study comparing the length of sentences imposed on individuals currently incarcerated with current sentencing guidelines, and identify any disparities between sentences imposed for similar offenses; requires ...
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2021-03-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB1089Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, reduces the sentence a person who commits first degree murder as a minor is required to serve before becoming release eligible from 51 years to 30 years; applies to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2021. - Amends TCA Title 37; Ti...
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2021-03-10
Taken off notice for cal in s/c Criminal Justice Subcommittee of Criminal Justice Committee
TNSB1538Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, authorizes attachment of records from a mental health provider to the presentence report that a court considers when imposing sentence in a criminal case. - Amends TCA Title 39 and Title 40.
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2021-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
TNHB0218Intro

Sine Die
As introduced, requires that a person convicted of facilitation of rape of a child or aggravated rape of a child be sentenced to community supervision for life and to serve 100 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release, wit...
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2021-02-08
Withdrawn.
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