Friday, January 23, 2009

2009-01-23 Legislaton filed through HB162

Why bother? Well, I've got to go through them anyway...I might as well give you a taste of all the important issues your representatives are working on in your behalf.

*HB 0151 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Food and Food Products - As introduced, requires both hot and cold water in sinks provided for food service employees. - Amends TCA Title 53.

"Lavatories and wash rooms shall be adjacent to toilet rooms, and shall be supplied with soap, hot and cold running water and towels, and shall be maintained in a sanitary condition."
Can someone tell me which health department doesn't require this so I can be sure to avoid those kitchens? That town.

*HB 0152 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Employees, Employers - As introduced, requires employers receiving a Tennessee job skills grant filing a final report with the department of economic and community development to report the outcome measurements for the project and the actual cost per person enrolled, trained, hired, and retained in employment in addition to other presently required information. - Amends TCA Title 50.

"But, but...we thought it was free money. You want us to be accountable for how it was spent?"

*HB 0153 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Lottery, Scholarships and Programs - As introduced, adds University of Tennessee System and Board of Regents as recipients of THEC's annual report on scholarship and grant programs data. - Amends TCA Title 49.

*HB 0154 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Corporations, For Profit - As introduced, increases length of validity for proxy appointment for corporate shareholder voting purposes from 11 months to one year. - Amends TCA Title 48.

*HB 0155 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Uniform Commercial Code - As introduced, increases from 30 to 45 days time period after notice in which warehouseman may remove stored goods. - Amends TCA Title 47.

This has got to be the 5th or 6th bills Casada has filled to increase a deadline. That seems curious to me. We're living in a time when communication at the speed of light is normal and we need more time?

*HB 0156 by Rep. Joe Carr (R-Rutherford County)

Cemeteries - As introduced, permits commissioner of commerce and insurance to terminate temporary permit for operating cemetery by giving written notice of at least 20 days, instead of 10 days, before effective date of termination. - Amends TCA Title 46.

*HB 0158 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Livestock - As introduced, redefines dairy farm to include all milk-producing animals instead of limiting it to cows. - Amends TCA Title 44.

*HB 0159 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Agriculture, Dept. of - As introduced, deletes requirement that department prepare annual report concerning activities of the Tennessee agricultural museum board for approval by the governor. - Amends TCA Title 43.

*HB 0160 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Aircraft and Airports - As introduced, decreases from three to two the number of members necessary to constitute a quorum of the state aeronautics commission. - Amends TCA Title 42.

But they still need a majority to act. there are 5 on the board according to this web page.

*HB 0161 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Prisoners and Inmates - As introduced, clarifies that inmates and their baggage are to be searched for all contraband not just instruments of escape. - Amends TCA Title 41.


*HB 0162 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Criminal Procedure - As introduced, decreases from 15 days to 10 days time period after receiving district attorney's letter for alleged violator to pay a bad check prior to possible commencement of criminal action. - Amends TCA Title 40.

To be continued....

1 comment:

Eric said...

"Can someone tell me which health department doesn't require this so I can be sure to avoid those kitchens? That town."

Current law requires soap and running water, but doesn't say "hot and cold". Hot water makes the soap "work better" but it doesn't kill more germs. Typically you have 140-degree hot water for a kitchen for dishwashing purposes (that may get boosted to 180 at the dishwasher). There is usually a mixing valve to provide 115-degree hot water for lavatories (if not on a separate hot water system). I'd be more concerned about "towels".