Friday, January 30, 2009

2009-01-30 Legislation filed to HB0282


*HB 0283 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

Election Laws - As introduced, removes provision requiring mandatory hand count audits of at least 3 percent of the votes cast in an election. - Amends TCA Title 2, Chapter 20, Part 1.

*HB 0284 by Rep. Eric Watson (R-Cleveland)

Methamphetamine - As introduced, provides that possession of more than 20 grams of meth precursor within a 30-day period is prima facie evidence of intent to promote meth manufacture. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.

*HB 0285 by Rep. Jim Coley (R-Bartlett)

Education - As introduced, requires the commissioner of education to develop curriculum for the instruction of Chinese; encourages LEAs to teach Chinese. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.

Because we've got English down cold.

HB 0286 by Rep. Jim Cobb (R-Spring City) ( SB 0090 by Sen. Ken Yager (R-Harriman) )

Rhea County - As introduced, subject to local approval, allows partisan elections for county executive of Rhea County. - Amends Chapter 322 of the Private Acts of 1978.

HB 0288 by Rep. Mike Kelsey (R-Germantown) ( *SB 0085 by Sen. Paul Stanley (R-Memphis) )

Criminal Offenses - As introduced, makes disqualification from office for conviction of bribery in another state or under federal law retroactive. - Amends TCA Section 39-16-103.

Yes, please.

HB 0289 by Rep. Mike Kelsey (R-Germantown) ( *SB 0076 by Sen. Paul Stanley (R-Memphis) )

Tort Liability and Reform - As introduced, replaces the term "medical malpractice" with "health care liability action" and revises provisions concerning damages, attorney fees, and other matters in such actions. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 26, Part 1.

*HB 0276 by Rep. Vince Dean (R-East Ridge)

Fireworks - As introduced, revises the current scheme of regulating the sale, possession, or use of consumer fireworks by local governments. - Amends TCA Title 68, Chapter 104.

*HB 0277 by Rep. Henry Fincher (D-Cookeville)

TennCare - As introduced, subject to restrictions in federal law, authorizes the bureau of TennCare to immediately render an enrollee ineligible to receive TennCare benefits if said enrollee has engaged in any act to defraud the TennCare program. - Amends TCA Title 71.

*HB 0278 by Rep. Henry Fincher (D-Cookeville)

State Symbols - As introduced, designates "agate" as the official state mineral. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 1, Part 3.

*HB 0279 by Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma)

Law Enforcement - As introduced, increases the amount that a person serving as private special deputy must provide to prove financial responsibility from no less than $50,000 to no less than $60,000. - Amends TCA Section 38-8-118.

*HB 0280 by Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma)

Salaries and Benefits - As introduced, authorizes state employees enrolled in the group insurance plan to transfer to a different authorized state insurance plan once during a non-enrollment period for a medically necessary procedure for the enrollee or a dependent of the enrollee, if the procedure is not covered by the plan that provides coverage to the employee. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27.

*HB 0281 by Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma)

Education - As introduced, defines "proficient" on the TCAP tests as demonstrating knowledge of content area and "advanced" as demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving skills. - Amends TCA Title 49.

*HB 0282 by Rep. Glen Casada (R-Franklin)

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.

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