Friday, January 23, 2009

2009-01-23 Legislation filed through HB 0205


*HB 0189 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Parks, Natural Areas Preservation - As introduced, increases from two to three years time after designation into the system that the commissioner of environment and conservation have completed a comprehensive plan of development and protection and begun the process of acquisition. - Amends TCA Title 11.

*HB 0190 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Public Records - As introduced, requires the chief administrative officer of each entity subject to public records to inform employees and appointees about the requirements of state law concerning public records and the entities' policies for administering public records statutes. - Amends TCA Title 10.

Yes, please.

*HB 0191 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Comptroller, State - As introduced, requires department of audit to maintain liaison with each entity subject to audit for information and advice as to audit requirements and standards. - Amends TCA Title 9.

*HB 0192 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

State Employees - As introduced, requires development and periodical offering of seminars to state employees on financial planning and utilization of state benefits as part of such financial plan. - Amends TCA Title 8.

"The commissioner of human services and the state treasurer, with the assistance of the commissioner of financial institutions and the commissioner of commerce and insurance, shall develop and periodically offer seminars to state employees on financial planning and utilizing state benefits as part of such financial plan."
Is this something taxpayers should really be paying for? Will this be 'on the clock'? And do we really need to reinvent the wheel and develop what Tennessean Dave Ramsey is preaching every afternoon for free? I'll go for it if they actually utilize the envelope system on the state budget.

*HB 0193 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Railroads - As introduced, requires every railroad operating trains within the state to notify the commissioner of transportation of the name, address, and telephone number of its registered agent for service of process. - Amends TCA Title 7.

*HB 0194 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Annexation - As introduced, increases from 30 days to 40 days time period prior to effectiveness of a municipal annexation ordinance. - Amends TCA Title 6.

*HB 0195 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

County Officers - As introduced, requires county attorneys to consult and advise county officials and employees as to their respective duties under federal and state law. - Amends TCA Title 5.

Again, we have to legislate employee training?

*HB 0196 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Administrative Procedure (UAPA) - As introduced, increases the number of interested persons necessary to petition an agency requesting the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule from five or more to 10 or more. - Amends TCA Title 4.

*HB 0197 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Lottery, Charitable - As introduced, requires annual event tickets to include either the mailing address or telephone number of the 501(c)(3) organization in addition to the name of the 501(c)(3) organization. - Amends TCA Title 3.

Why not both the mailing address and the phone number along with the full legal name of the organization?

*HB 0198 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Election Laws - As introduced, requires election officials to inspect filings for sufficiency and timeliness; establishes conclusive presumption that accepted filings are sufficient and timely filed. - Amends TCA Title 2.

*HB 0199 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Statutes and Codification - As introduced, establishes procedure to declare position of incapacitated member of code commission vacant. - Amends TCA Title 1.

*HB 0200 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Appropriations - Makes appropriations to defray the costs of certain enactments of the 2009 annual session of the 106th General Assembly.

HB 0201 by Rep. Charles Curtiss (D-Sparta) ( *SB 0031 by Sen. Douglas Henry (D-Nashville) )

General Assembly, Studies - As introduced, extends the reporting date from February 1, 2009, to February 1, 2010, for the committee to study the effects of litigation on the nursing home industry. - Amends 2008 Public Chapter 1138.

The legislature doesn't even go back into session until after the original deadline. Good planning folks.

*HB 0202 by Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville)

Education - As introduced, expands the requirement that parents or the department of children's services notify schools to include when a student is adjudicated delinquent for an offense involving the use or attempted use of force, violence, or a deadly weapon. - Amends TCA Title 37, Chapter 1 and Title 49, Chapter 6.

*HB 0203 by Rep. Gary Moore (D-Joelton)

Public Records - As introduced, authorizes the county clerk of Davidson County to issue certified copies of birth certificates and death certificates. - Amends TCA Section 68-3-206.

"The local health departments and county clerks in those counties are designated as branch offices of the central office of vital records for the purpose of issuance of copies of birth certificates only, but not for the purpose of alteration of birth certificates;

(8) Local health departments and county clerks may issue copies of death certificates, which copies have the force and effect of certified copies issued by the office of vital records;"
John Arriola doesn't have enough to do?

*HB 0204 by Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma)

Emergency Communications Districts - As introduced, enacts the Public Safety and Emergency Communications Act; revises funding to provide additional share to 50 lowest population districts. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 86.

*HB 0205 by Rep. Eric Swafford (R-Pikeville)

Motor Vehicles, Titling and Registration - As introduced, authorizes additional type of license plate for motor vehicle registration that includes language "In God We Trust" for same fee as regular registration fee. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 1.

The license plate issue is baaaack.
Well, that's it for the House which usually drives the legislative train. I'll move on to the resolutions and Senate bills.

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