More bills. Legislative webmaster still hasn't fixed all the legislator links from legislation. For example Sen. Bunch's page is District 9 but it's linked to District 09 which is a dead link.
YES! YES! From the act:
Motor Vehicles - As introduced, requires, rather than permits, motor vehicle officer investigating scene of accident to have parties exchange insurance information. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 1.
Open Meetings - As introduced, specifically includes the general assembly within the provisions of Tennessee's open meetings statute. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 1 and Title 8, Chapter 44.
"With respect to meetings conducted by the general assembly, senate, house of representatives or any joint committee, standing committee, statutory committee, special committee, select committee, oversight committee, ad hoc committee, or any other committee or subcommittee thereof (snip)Let's blow the doors off of that smoke filled back room they built during their office renovations.
A general assembly shall not exempt itself from the provisions of this section except by adoption of a rule that specifically permits meetings to be held that are not in compliance with this section."
Looks like the softball team is on their own injury-wise.
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, adds certain violations of rules of road to present violations resulting in accident that are penalized as Class A misdemeanors when involving death or as Class B misdemeanors when involving serious bodily injury. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8.
Firearms and Ammunition - As introduced, deletes requirement that the purchaser of a firearm give a thumbprint as part of background check process and that the TBI furnish thumbprint cards and pads to firearm dealers. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.
DUI/DWI Offenses - As introduced, requires judge to order that motor vehicle owned or driven by person convicted of DUI on second or third offense to be equipped with functioning ignition interlock device after period of license suspension; allows judge to order ignition interlock device on first offense DUI. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 33 and Title 55, Chapter 10, Part 4.
Workers Compensation - As introduced, excludes from workers' compensation injuries that occur during recreational activities, are not required by the employer, and do not directly benefit the employer. - Amends TCA Section 50-6-110.
This is the second bill to require these tests to be in English.
Taxes, Sales - As introduced, broadens eligibility for Tennessee River resort district status. - Amends TCA Section 57-4-102 and Section 67-6-103.
Juries and Jurors - As introduced, exempts Knox County from jury service reform act that took effect January 1, 2009, and provides that law in effect prior to such date governs juries and jury panels in such county. - Amends TCA Title 22, Chapter 2, Part 1.
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, creates new Class E and D felony offenses for committing or attempting to commit a terroristic threat or act; Class C and B felony offenses for committing or attempting to commit a terroristic threat or act against another in retaliation of that person's participation in certain acts; and a Class A felony offense for committing or attempting to commit a terroristic act that causes serious physical injury to another. - Amends TCA Title 39.
Taxes, Sales - As introduced, broadens eligibility for Tennessee River resort district status. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 6, Part 1.
Registers of Deeds - As introduced, removes requirement that county registers remit to the general fund 52 percent of their commissions for collecting registration taxes. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 13; Title 8, Chapter 21 and Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 4.
Driver Licenses - As introduced, requires that all written examinations for driver license or intermediate driver license be in English. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 3.
Because the governor shouldn't be the only taking advantage of the photo op.
Law Enforcement - As introduced, requires complaints against certain law enforcement officers to be in writing, signed by the complainant, and a copy given to the affected officer. - Amends TCA Title 38, Chapter 8.
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, increases penalties for resisting arrest from Class B misdemeanor to Class A misdemeanor and from Class A misdemeanor to Class E felony if a deadly weapon is used in resisting the arrest; requires court to suspend defendant's driver license if motor vehicle is used as deadly weapon. - Amends TCA Section 39-16-602.
General Assembly - As introduced, requires governor's office or other appropriate state agency to give three business days notice to any member where the awarding of a grant is being announced in the member's district; allows notice to be by electronic mail. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 1 and Title 4.
Criminal Procedure - As introduced, adds omitted languge from provision allowing law of self-defense to apply to a person's business as well as the dwelling, residence, and occupied vehicle. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 6.
Election Laws - As introduced, requires a voter to present qualified photographic identification before voting; voters without proper identification shall be allowed to cast provisional ballots. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 7, Part 1.
More common sense. And it continues:
Domestic Violence - As introduced, clarifies that victims are not required to pay court costs and attendant fees for ex parte orders of protection. - Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 6.
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, creates a Class E felony offense for providing a public servant with documentation falsely stating or implying that a person is a legally documented immigrant to the United States for the purpose of obtaining certain public benefits including TennCare or for providing false documents to an employer for the purpose of obtaining employment. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 39, Chapter 16, Part 5.
Election Laws - As introduced, requires citizenship status to be proven prior to registration to vote and requires certain procedures to ensure identity and citizenship status prior to voting. - Amends TCA Title 2.
County Government - As introduced, requires state treasurer to make certified public administrator's educational incentive payments to sheriffs irrespective of other supplements received for in-service training or professional development. - Amends TCA Section 5-1-310.
Fireworks - As introduced, authorizes City of East Ridge to sell at retail Class C common fireworks; the provisions of title 68, chapter 104, part 1 regulating fireworks apply to such sales. -
Local Government, General - As introduced, clarifies that any provision of law or charter provision that requires a county or municipality to sell surplus property by public auction, such term includes sale by Internet auction. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6 and Title 7.
Sheriffs - As introduced, revises archaic language prohibiting members of the general assembly from being nominated or commissioned as, or practicing attorneys from serving, as sheriff and instead prohibits a person from engaging in the practice of law or serving as a member of the general assembly while serving as sheriff. - Amends TCA Section 8-8-101.
Criminal Offenses - As introduced, creates theft offense of making false statement or concealment of material fact for purpose of obtaining accommodation in housing project of a housing authority or paying less rent than required for such dwelling. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 1 and Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 1.