Friday, January 23, 2009

2009-01-23 legislation filed through HB150

Over 200 House Bills filed so far.

*HB 0131 by Rep. G. A. Hardaway (D-Memphis)

Revenue, Dept. of - As introduced, requires the commissioner to study the feasibility of sunseting sales tax exemptions on a staggered schedule to be followed by their reauthorization every 10 years. - Amends TCA Title 67.

*HB 0132 by Rep. G. A. Hardaway (D-Memphis)

Taxes, Sales - As introduced, deletes current law requirement that the governor approve expenses of the department of revenue in administering the sales and use tax statute. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6.

*HB 0133 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Children - As introduced, limits number of children that may be accepted at a drop-in center on a snow day to 100. - Amends TCA Title 71.

*HB 0134 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Wildlife Resources Commission - As introduced, requires funds deposited into the wildlife resources fund from the sale of new specialty earmarked license plates to be used in accordance with the provisions authorizing issuance of such plates. - Amends TCA Title 70.

*HB 0135 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Boats, Boating - As introduced, increases from 30 to 45 days period of time in which person cited for not wearing flotation device must provide proof of legal age; extends from 30 to 45 days time for proving age may be extended at discretion of officer. - Amends TCA Title 69.

*HB 0136 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Solid Waste Disposal - As introduced, increases from 30 to 45 days time for filing appeal from final action of solid waste authority. - Amends TCA Title 68.

*HB 0137 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Taxes, Franchise - As introduced, increases franchise and excise tax credit for financial institutions donating to the Tennessee rural development opportunity fund from 10 percent of contribution to 12 percent of contribution. - Amends TCA Title 67.

*HB 0138 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Laundries and Dry Cleaners - As introduced, increases from 180 to 200 days minimum time required before dry cleaner or launderer may dispose of unclaimed garments. - Amends TCA Title 66.

Seven months?I don't think so. If you've got so many clothes or your life is so busy that you can't come back after 30 days...the dry cleaner shouldn't have to suffer the expense of storing your stuff.

*HB 0139 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Railroads - As introduced, authorizes conductor to put off non-paying passenger at any regular station. - Amends TCA Title 65.

*HB 0140 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Regional Authorities and Special Districts - As introduced, requires advisory committee, if appointed, to East Tennessee Regional Agribusiness Marketing Authority to consult with and advise the board on at least a bi-annual basis. - Amends TCA Title 64.

*HB 0141 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Health, Dept. of - As introduced, authorizes commissioner to appoint advisory consumer board to review complaints related to operations of health-related boards; membership and terms defined; expenses reimbursed. - Amends TCA Title 63.

A board to watchdog the boards. 5 folks (only one can be a licensed professional) and no compensation except expenses.

*HB 0142 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Private Protective Services - As introduced, assigns personal, civil, and criminal liability to private security guard using unauthorized deadly force. - Amends TCA Title 62.

*HB 0143 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Business Organizations - As introduced, increases time from three to four months for claimant to file claim against dissolved limited partnership. - Amends TCA Title 61.

*HB 0144 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Gas, Petroleum Products, Volatile Oils - As introduced, increases from 10 to 20 days time period in which supervisor may grant or deny mineral test hole permit. - Amends TCA Title 60.

*HB 0145 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Mining and Quarrying - As introduced, increases from 90 to 100 days time period in which backfilling, grading, top soiling, and planting of cover crops required. - Amends TCA Title 59.

*HB 0146 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Natural Disaster - As introduced, redefines "natural emergency" to specifically include forest fires, hurricanes, and tornados. - Amends TCA Title 58.

"Natural emergency" means any emergency caused by a natural event, including, but not limited to, a drought, an earthquake, a flood, a forest fire, a hurricane, a storm or a tornado;"

*HB 0147 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Alcoholic Beverages - As introduced, increases from 20 to 25 days time period in which manufacturers and wholesale distributors of beer must register with commissioner. - Amends TCA Title 57.

*HB 0148 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Commerce and Insurance, Dept. of - As introduced, creates advisory board to commissioner and governor to review complaints against regulatory boards administered by department. - Amends TCA Title 56.

*HB 0149 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Safety, Dept. of - As introduced, increases from 10 days to 15 days time in which department must notify licensing state and commercial driver license information system that commercial driver has violated traffic law; increases from 10 days to 15 days time in which clerk must notify department of conviction of commercial driver violating traffic law. - Amends TCA Title 55.

*HB 0150 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Highways, Roads and Bridges - As introduced, eliminates duplicate funding provision concerning memorial highways for state law enforcement officers. - Amends TCA Title 54.

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