Legislative Update Week of 3-4-19

2019-03-09T16:13:18+00:00March 9th, 2019|

Update/Memo

Governor Bill Lee delivered his first State of the State address to a packed joint convention in the House Chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly on Feb. 25, outlining his agenda for the coming year, making it clear that his administration would continue to foster the business-friendly environment of the state, as well as renewing focus on pressing issues like education, justice reform, and the opioid crisis. Gov. Lee also released his proposed budget, which made sure to include funding proposals aimed at meeting the policy objectives laid out in his address; this includes an increase in funds for economic development, charter schools, and correctional education, among other items.

The week also saw further movement on a number of bills we are tracking for Tennessee REALTORS®, including:

— A bill that requires the commissioner of environment and conservation to issue a permit for the installation of a subsurface sewage disposal system to any person unable to connect to the public sewer system from a moratorium and requires the permit holder to discontinue service to the subsurface sewage disposal system and connect to the public sewer system within 90 days of the moratorium being lifted (SB178/HB165) passed the Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee with an amendment which removes the requirement that permit holder connect to public sewer systems after 90 days and requires disclosure of installed subsurface sewage disposal systems under these permits to purchasers. It was passed out of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee with an amendment (004863) that removes the requirement that permits the holder to connect to public sewer systems after 90 days, and requires disclosure of installed subsurface sewage disposal systems under these permits to purchasers. It is set for House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee for March 13th.

— A bill that requires a residential landlord or a residential home seller to provide a lessee or buyer with the location and contact information for the office of the county election commission and a voter registration form at the time of the execution of the lease or sale (SB1005/HB1221) has been referred to the Senate State & Local Government Committee and was taken off notice in House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee.

— A bill that prohibits government payments, fees, and other forms of financial benefits paid or bestowed, or agreed to be paid or bestowed, to a private entity from being deemed confidential trade secret, proprietary information, or confidential business information unless the transaction or proposed transaction falls under a specific exception as prescribed by state or federal law (SB1292/HB370) has been referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee and was taken off notice in House Public Service & Employee Subcommittee.

— A bill that reduces the professional privilege tax each year beginning with the tax year that begins on and after June 1, 2019 and eliminates the professional privilege tax completely for the tax year ending on or after May 31, 2024 (SB491/HB39) was sent to the Senate Finance Revenue Subcommittee and was returned to the full committee with a negative recommendation. That bill has been referred to the House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.

— A bill to eliminate the professional privilege tax for the tax year ending on May 31, 2020, and for any subsequent tax years (SB492/HB40) was sent to the Senate Finance Revenue Subcommittee and was returned to the full committee with a negative recommendation. That bill has been referred to the House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.

— A bill that adds committing or intending to commit a felony, theft, or assault in a construction that is not open to the public into the definition of burglary (SB83/HB125) was referred to the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, but has failed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

— A bill that makes the urban brownfield redevelopment project statute applicable to “mid-size and small counties” rather than “large and mid-size counties” (SB355/HB327) was amended to just authorize local governments, airport authorities, and utility districts to regulate the use of tobacco and vapor products in buildings and on property leased by the entity. It has been deferred by the Senate State & Local Government Committee until March 12th, and is still awaiting a hearing in the House Property & Planning Subcommittee.

— A bill that limits recovery of a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien to only liens filed against certain residential units (SB1172/HB757) was passed through the House Business Committee with an amendment that rewrites the bill and eliminates what a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien, including in a slander of title proceeding recovers. It is set for a hearing date in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee of March 12th and has passed the House.

— A bill that adds a private process server to the list of individuals authorized to personally serve a copy of a warrant or summons on behalf of a landlord in an action for forcible entry and detainer to regain possession of such landlord’s real property (SB401/HB33) is set to go before the House Finance, ways, and Means Committee on March 12th. It is yet to be scheduled to be head in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

— A bill that expands the definition of agricultural land for purposes of greenbelt property tax program to include two noncontiguous tracts of land within same county totaling at least 15 acres and split only by public or private road (SB886/HB809) was amended to allow for two non-contiguous tracks of land within the same county, totaling at least 15 acres, including woodlands and wasteland separated only by a road, body of water, or public or private easement, to form as one farming unit to qualify as agriculture land. It has been referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee and to the House Finance, Ways, and Means Committee.

— A bill that allows the reinstatement of a professional or occupational license if there is submission of an application acceptable to the licensing entity, payment of the full renewal fee for an active license, and payment of any reinstatement penalty that may be required by the licensing entity (SB999/HB1218) failed in the House Business Subcommittee this week, and is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on March 12th.

— A bill that removes incrementally over a three-year period the requirement that 52 percent of the five percent commission retained by county registers for collecting and reporting recordation tax must be remitted to state treasurer and credited to state general fund (SB249/HB229) has been set to be heard in Senate State & Local Government Committee on March 12th, and has been referred to the House Finance Committee.

Weekly Bill Tracker:  (View/Download/Print PDF)

Calendar Report
Week of March 11, 2019

Mon 3/11/19 1:00pm – House Hearing Rm III, Joint Council on Pensions and Insurance

MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Watson (R); VICE CHAIR S. Lynn (R); P. Hazlewood (R); B. Gilmore (D); T. Gardenhire (R); J. Johnson (R); J. Hensley (R); J. Stevens (R); P. Bailey (R); B. Ogles (R); R. Staples (D); W. Lamberth (R); A. Holt (R); G. Hicks (R)

5. SB838 Akbari R. INSURANCE HEALTH: Health insurance coverage of acupuncture services. Orders every individual or group health insurance policy to provide coverage for acupuncture services after January 1, 2020. Allows for more stringent deductible, co-payment requirements and benefit limits than those established for the treatment of other regular health benefits. Fiscal Note: (Dated January 31, 2019) Increase State Expenditures $720,000/FY19-20 $1,440,000/FY20-21 and Subsequent Years Potential Impact on Health Insurance Premiums (required by Tenn. Code Ann. 3-2-111): Such legislation will result in an increase in the cost of health insurance premiums for procedures and treatments being provided by plans that do not currently offer these benefits at the proposed mandated levels. It is estimated that the increase to each individual’s total premium will be less than one percent. A one percent increase in premium rates could range between $50 (single coverage) and $140 (family coverage) depending on the type of plan.
HB139 – B. Cooper – 03/07/19 – Set for House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee 03/13/19.

Mon 3/11/19 3:00pm – Senate Chamber, Senate Consent 2

12. SB1227 Niceley F. INSURANCE GENERAL: Unfair trade practices in the business of insurance. Specifies the law surrounding rebates does not prohibit the payment of a fee to a trade or professional association exempt from income tax. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 20, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1126 – R. Tillis – 03/07/19 – Set for House Floor for 03/14/19.

Tue 3/12/19 9:00am – House Hearing Rm II, House Children & Families Subcommittee

HEADER: The subcommittee will hear a budget presentation from the TN Commission on Children and Youth.  MEMBERS: CHAIR M. Littleton (R); M. Curcio (R); J. Faison (R); C. Johnson (R); J. Potts (D); I. Rudder (R); R. Tillis (R)

3. HB676 Garrett J. ESTATES & TRUSTS: Tennessee Disclaimer of Property Interests Act. Enacts the “Tennessee Disclaimer of Property Interests Act,” which allows a person to disclaim, in whole or part, any interest in or power over property, including a power of appointment. Permits a person to disclaim the interest or power even if its creator imposed a spendthrift provision or similar restriction on transfer or a restriction or limitation on the right to disclaim. Allows a fiduciary to disclaim, in whole or part, any interest in or power over property, including a power of appointment, whether acting in a personal or representative capacity. Also allows a fiduciary to disclaim the interest or power even if its creator imposed a spendthrift provision or similar restriction on transfer or a restriction or limitation on the right to disclaim. Specifies requirements for disclaimer to be effective. Specifies other requirements regarding disclaimer of interest in property, disclaimer of rights of survivorship in jointly held property, disclaimer of interest by trustee, and other disclaimers. Also specifies when a disclaimer can be barred or limited. (22 pp.)
SB699 – J. Stevens – 02/07/19 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tue 3/12/19 9:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Finance Revenue Subcommittee

HEADER: By suspension of Senate Rule 83 (8), SB 864 has been added to the calendar.  MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Hensley (R); VICE CHAIR T. Gardenhire (R); B. Gilmore (D); F. Haile (R); K. Yager (R)

4. SB1158 Jackson E. TAXES SALES: Share of state sales and use tax revenue deposited to the state general fund. Decreases the amount of the share of state sales and use tax revenue deposited to the state general fund from 29.0141 percent to 28.5262 percent. Increases the share amount appropriated to municipalities from 4.6030 percent to 5.0909 percent.
HB1007 – D. Carr – 02/13/19 – Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.
9. SB253 Kyle S. TAXES BUSINESS: Phases out professional privilege tax. Phases out the professional privilege tax over a four-year period for tax years that begin on and after June 1, 2019. Fiscal Note: (Dated January 31, 2019) Decrease State Revenue Net Impact $23,375,600/FY18-19 $46,751,300/FY19-20 $70,126,900/FY20-21 $93,502,500/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Decrease State Expenditures $243,600/FY18-19 $487,200/FY19-20 $730,800/FY20-21 $974,400/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years Increase Local Revenue $116,000/FY18-19 $232,100/FY19-20 $348,100/FY20-21 $464,200/FY21-22 and Subsequent Years
HB246 – J. Clemmons – 02/20/19 – House Finance Subcommittee placed behind the budget.
13. SB315 Watson B. TAXES BUSINESS: Phases out professional privilege tax. Declares the privilege tax is payable on June 1 of each tax year, with each tax year beginning on June 1 and ending on May 31. Decreases professional privilege tax from $400 to $300 annually for tax years ending on or after May, 31, 2022. Repeals tax for tax years ending on or after May 31, 2025. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 4, 2019) Decrease State Revenue Net Impact $23,375,600/FY20-21 $23,375,600/FY21-22 $23,375,600/FY22-23 $93,502,500/FY23-24 and Subsequent Years Decrease State Expenditures $243,600/FY20-21 $243,600/FY21-22 $243,600/FY22-23 $974,400/FY23-24 and Subsequent Years Increase Local Revenue $116,000/FY20-21 $116,000/FY21-22 $116,000/FY22-23 $464,200/FY23-24 and Subsequent Years Other Fiscal Impact To the extent the General Assembly further reduces the privilege tax rate annually through enactment of a general bill, and that such reductions are equal to $100 each year, beginning in FY20-21, the net decreases in state revenue* and increases in local revenue are estimated to be: ($23,375,600) for the state and $116,000 for the locals in FY20-21; ($46,751,300) for the state and $232,100 for the locals in FY21-22; ($70,126,900) for the state and $348,100 for the locals in FY22-23; and ($93,502,500) for the state and $464,200 for the locals in FY23-24 and subsequent years. The net decrease in state expenditures for the state is estimated to be: $243,600 in FY20-21; $487,200 in FY21-22; $730,800 in FY22- 23; and $974,400 in FY23-24 and subsequent years. *net decreases in state revenue denoted parenthetically SB 315 HB 338
HB338 – J. Reedy – 02/05/19 – Referred to House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee.

Tue 3/12/19 10:30am – House Hearing Rm I, House Property & Casualty Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR D. Jernigan (D); S. Cepicky (R); J. Garrett (R); M. Hall (R); T. Rudd (R); M. Sparks (R); R. Travis (R)

1. HB272 Gant R. INSURANCE GENERAL: Broadens ways for insurers to pay referral fees to unlicensed persons. Broadens the manner and ability of insurers or insurance producers to pay referral fees to unlicensed persons. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 19, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB1299 – M. Pody – 02/13/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.

Tue 3/12/19 10:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate State & Local Government Committee

HEADER: The committee will have budget hearings by the TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the TN Department of Military and the TN Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance.  MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Dickerson (R); VICE CHAIR R. Briggs (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR T. Gardenhire (R); E. Jackson (R); B. Kelsey (R); S. Reeves (R); D. White (R); K. Yager (R); J. Yarbro (D)

2. SB557 Johnson J. LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Property owners of proposed annexed territories can vote in the annexation referendum. Specifies that all property owners, rather than just residents, of a territory proposed for annexation may vote in the annexation referendum. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 6, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1089 – S. Whitson – 03/07/19 – Set for House Property & Planning Subcommittee 03/13/19.
8. SB407 Stevens J. TAXES PROPERTY: Assessing authority for telecommunications tower properties. Specifies that the comptroller of the treasury is the assessing authority for telecommunications tower properties that are owned by a public utility company. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 27, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB404 – C. Hurt – 03/07/19 – Set for House Property & Planning Subcommittee 03/13/19.
10. SB238 Lundberg J. PUBLIC EMPLOYEES: Authorizes comptroller to investigate Class A and B felonies related to private funds under certain conditions. Authorizes the comptroller to investigate Class A and B felonies involving private funds in regards to public interest, if requested by the attorney general and reporter or the district attorney general if held in conjunction with an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Fiscal Note: (Dated January 31, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB99 – R. Tillis – 02/25/19 – House passed.
22. SB1190 White D. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Certification for electrical inspects contracted by local or state government. Requires electrical inspectors employed by a local or state government to be certified by the state fire marshal and for this certification to be completed every three years. Declares that certain electrical inspectors contracted under the commissioner of commerce and insurance to be certified on and after January 1, 2020. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 17, 2019) Increase State Revenue $2,800/FY22-23 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal $100/FY23-24 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal $100/FY24-25 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal
HB295 – D. Carr – 03/07/19 – Set for House Finance, Ways & Means Committee 03/12/19.
24. SB249 Jackson E. TAXES PROPERTY: Commission retained by county registers for collecting and reporting recordation tax. Removes incrementally over a three-year period the requirement that 52 percent of the five percent commission retained by county registers for collecting and reporting recordation tax must be remitted to state treasurer and credited to state general fund. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) Decrease State Revenue $776,100/FY19-20 $2,988,000/FY20-21 $5,989,500/FY21-22 $7,786,400/FY22-23 and Subsequent Years Increase Local Revenue $776,100/FY19-20 $2,988,000/FY20-21 $5,989,500/FY21-22 $7,786,400/FY22-23 and Subsequent Years
HB229 – R. Bricken – 03/06/19 – House Local Committee recommended. Sent to House Finance.
25. SB196 Kelsey B. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Expands the Right to Earn a Living Act. Requires entry regulations, public service restrictions, and statutes to be clearly apparent and shaped to fulfill a legitimate public health or safety objective. Allows individuals to bring civil action on relevant licensing authorities that failed to meet standards. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 15, 2019) Other Fiscal Impact Due to multiple unknown factors, the exact impact of the proposed legislation cannot be determined with reasonable certainty.
HB261 – M. Daniel – 03/07/19 – Set for House Business Subcommittee 03/12/19.
29. SB759 Yarbro J. GOVERNMENT REGULATION: Requires accommodations for dyslexic applicants for certain licenses. Requires reasonable accommodations to be made for a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession who is diagnosed with dyslexia. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 20, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB252 – B. Freeman – 03/07/19 – Set for House Department & Agencies Subcommittee 03/13/19.
31. SB355 Gardenhire T. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Revises requirements on brownfield redevelopment projects. Makes the urban brownfield redevelopment project statute applicable to “mid-size and small counties” rather than “large and mid-size counties.” Under present law, an urban brownfield redevelopment project must occur on a parcel or parcels of land located in a redevelopment zone and must either contain at least one brownfield site or contain a site of at least 10 acres that has remained vacant or substantially unoccupied for at least five years and, at any time within 20 years prior to June 1, 2011, included a manufacturing, industrial, distribution, or retail facility containing at least 1 million square feet. Allows the total amount of manufacturing, industrial, distribution, or retail facility space to be used to meet the 1 million square feet threshold. A redevelopment zone must be located in a county with a population of 80,000, or more. Adds that a redevelopment zone must also be located in a county having a population of 336,400, or less. Adds that an industrial development corporation must cease to receive allocations of sales and property tax revenue upon the maturity of the original bond or obligation used to finance the project, whose maximum amount of debt maturity must be no longer than 30 years. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 17, 2019) Other Fiscal Impact Due to multiple unknown variables, a precise impact to local government revenue cannot reasonably be determined.
HB327 – D. Howell – 02/05/19 – Referred to House Property & Planning Subcommittee.
32. SB366 Gardenhire T. COMMERCIAL LAW: Extends deadline for lessees of certain corporations to file reports listing leased properties. Extends the deadline to December 1 each year for a lessee or sublessee of a health, educational, and housing facility corporation to file a report listing leased properties and details of the lease and payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) agreements. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 11, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB425 – Y. Hakeem – 03/07/19 – Set for House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee 03/13/19.
36. SB393 Dickerson S. TAXES PROPERTY: Collection of property taxes by banks – evidence of payments provided to trustee. Changes the frequency that banks that collect property taxes must provide evidence of such payments to the trustee from daily to at least every three business days. Deletes outdated references to penalties that are no longer applied and deletes and obsolete code section. Fiscal Note: (Dated January 24, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB51 – S. Whitson – 02/25/19 – House passed.

Tue 3/12/19 12:00pm – House Hearing Rm II, House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Reedy (R); J. Chism (D); J. Clemmons (D); C. Halford (R); A. Holt (R); B. Hulsey (R); C. Todd (R)

2. HB259 Marsh P. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Requirements and clarification for discharging water. Establishes that the commissioner may issue permits authorizing discharges if there is no condition of pollution and meets the regulations of the board. Declares that an evaluation of alternative locations is not required when examining alternative locations for the purpose of avoiding and minimizing the impact of the project. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB916 – S. Southerland – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee 03/13/19.
5. HB361 Cooper B. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Prohibits landfill construction within five miles of a residence. Prohibits the commissioner from granting a permit, variance, or waiver to construct a landfill within five miles of a residence. Requires the department of environment and conservation to organize a meeting between the permittee and interested persons if there has been a violation. The meeting must be held within 30 days of the date the petition is filed. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 24, 2019) Increase State Expenditures – $51,400/Environmental Protection Fund $14,500/General Fund Other Fiscal Impact To the extent the proposed legislation results in closures of landfills in the state, the Solid Waste Management Fund would experience a decrease in revenue of $283,000 in FY20-21. Such decrease would increase at accelerating rates over the following 25 years.
SB417 – S. Kyle – 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.

Tue 3/12/19 12:00pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Safety & Funding Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR T. Weaver (R); D. Carr (R); D. Howell (R); L. Lamar (D); J. Potts (D); L. Russell (R)

11. HB164 Holsclaw, Jr. J. CRIMINAL LAW: Driving laws related to mobile phone use. Expands the current offense of driving while using a handheld mobile phone as Class C misdemeanor to include any road, highway, or street, opposed to only in marked school zones as it currently stands. Establishes all drivers under 18 years of age using a hands-free device while the car is in motion will fall under this offense.
SB173 – A. Swann – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate Transportation & Safety Committee 03/13/19.

Tue 3/12/19 1:00pm – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Commerce & Labor Committee

HEADER: The committee will hear a Budget Presentation on TennCare.  MEMBERS: CHAIR P. Bailey (R); VICE CHAIR A. Swann (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR J. Lundberg (R); R. Akbari (D); D. Gresham (R); J. Johnson (R); F. Niceley (R); S. Southerland (R); B. Watson (R)

4. SB384 Lundberg J. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Exempts armed forces members and their spouses from licensure requirements. Exempts armed forces members stationed within this state and their spouses from licensure requirements to practice professions and occupations regulated by the department of commerce and insurance and the department of health, subject to meeting certain requirements to practice. Amendment Summary: House Business Subcommittee amendment 1 (004867) requires a person who holds a valid license that practices an occupation or profession in another state to apply for renewal of the license either prior to its expiration in the other state or within one year of the date the person began practicing in this state, whichever occurs first. Requires the emergency medical board, the commissioner, and each health-related board upon application for certification to accept military education, training, or experience completed by a person toward qualifications to receive a license if substantially equivalent to the standards of this state. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 28, 2019) Decrease State Revenue Exceeds $1,000/Health Regulatory Boards Exceeds $1,000/Commerce Regulatory Boards
HB304 – R. Bricken – 03/07/19 – Set for House Commerce Committee 03/12/19.
8. SB937 Yarbro J. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Issuance of temporary occupational licenses to spouses of members of the armed forces. Directs the department of health and the department of commerce and insurance to promulgate rules for the issuance of temporary occupational licenses to spouses of members of the armed forces of the United States who have been transferred by the military to Tennessee. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1219 – J. Potts – 02/26/19 – Taken off notice in House Business Subcommittee.
9. SB941 Yarbro J. GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION: Establishes the office of apprenticeship and work-study programs. Establishes the office of apprenticeship and work-study programs within the department of economic and community development. Requires the commissioner to appoint a director of the office, in consultation with THEC, the Tennessee board of regents, the department of education, and the department of labor. Requires the office to promote federally certified apprenticeship and work-study programs to assist industries that have needs for such programs and to establish industry consortiums in which the apprenticeship and work-study programs are organized by industry and where companies can participate to best meet their individual needs. Provides a tax credit to entities that participate in the programs. Reinstates certain apprenticeship programs for certain professional boards and commissions.
HB859 – D. Thompson – 03/07/19 – Set for House Business Subcommittee 03/12/19.
10. SB999 Yarbro J. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Reinstatement of professional and occupational licenses under certain circumstances. Allows the reinstatement of a professional or occupational license if there is submission of an application acceptable to the licensing entity, payment of the full renewal fee for an active license, and payment of any reinstatement penalty that may be required by the licensing entity. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1218 – J. Potts – 02/26/19 – Failed in House Business Subcommittee due to lack of second.
12. SB1172 Swann A. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Limits recovery of a real property owner who prevails in action challenging validity of lien. Limits recovery of a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien to only liens filed against certain residential units. Amendment Summary:  House amendment 1 (004202) deletes all language after the enacting clause. Removes the ability of a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien to recover certain damages Fiscal Note: (Dated February 14, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB757 – P. Marsh – 03/07/19 – House passed with amendment 1 (004202), which deletes all language after the enacting clause. Removes the ability of a real property owner who prevails in an action challenging the validity of a lien to recover certain damages
15. SB1327 Bowling J. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Application of licensure expedited for military spouses. Deletes requirement that spouses armed forces service members of the United States be actively employed in a profession when moving to this state in order to have their licensure application expedited. Broadly captioned. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 14, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1088 – R. Bricken – 02/19/19 – Taken off notice in House Business Subcommittee.
18. SB1393 Bell M. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Makes exceptions for tenants with service animals. Allows a tenant with a disability who requires the use of a service or support animal to request an exception to a landlord’s policy that prohibits pets or requires payment for pets on the premises. The landlord may ask the individual to submit reliable documentation of the disability-related need for a service animal if the disability is not apparent or the necessity of the service animal is not known. If there is misrepresentation or inaccurate documentation is submitted then the landlord may deny the request and the tenant could be in material noncompliance with the rental agreement. Broadly captioned. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 6, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB1190 – B. Terry – 03/07/19 – Set for House Business Subcommittee 03/12/19.

Tue 3/12/19 1:30pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Commerce Committee

HEADER: Commissioner Gonzales with the Dept of Financial Institutions will also be joining the committee to give the Dept’s budget briefing.  MEMBERS: CHAIR T. Hill (R); VICE CHAIR C. Doggett (R); D. Wright (R); R. Staples (D); D. Powers (R); J. Powell (D); J. Moon (R); P. Marsh (R); C. Johnson (R); C. Hurt (R); J. Holsclaw, Jr. (R); P. Hazlewood (R); K. Haston (R); Y. Hakeem (D); J. Chism (D); K. Camper (D); K. Calfee (R); C. Boyd (R)

1. HB353 Daniel M. EDUCATION: School credits relative to occupational training. Establishes a person who receives certified comprehensive career and technical training in high school and post high school are eligible to receive equivalent credit towards the occupational license related to training. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 24, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB571 – J. Bowling – 02/07/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
3. HB304 Bricken R. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Exempts armed forces members and their spouses from licensure requirements. Exempts armed forces members stationed within this state and their spouses from licensure requirements to practice professions and occupations regulated by the department of commerce and insurance and the department of health, subject to meeting certain requirements to practice. Amendment Summary: House Business Subcommittee amendment 1 (004867) requires a person who holds a valid license that practices an occupation or profession in another state to apply for renewal of the license either prior to its expiration in the other state or within one year of the date the person began practicing in this state, whichever occurs first. Requires the emergency medical board, the commissioner, and each health-related board upon application for certification to accept military education, training, or experience completed by a person toward qualifications to receive a license if substantially equivalent to the standards of this state. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 28, 2019) Decrease State Revenue Exceeds $1,000/Health Regulatory Boards Exceeds $1,000/Commerce Regulatory Boards
SB384 – J. Lundberg – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate Commerce & Labor Committee 03/12/19.

Tue 3/12/19 3:00pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Business Subcommittee

HEADER: HB 743 was added to the calendar by suspension of the rules on the Floor on 03/07/19.  MEMBERS: CHAIR C. Johnson (R); J. Chism (D); C. Doggett (R); T. Hill (R); C. Hurt (R); D. Wright (R)

1. HB271 Gant R. CONSTRUCTION: Payment rights of contractors and subcontractors. Prohibits a written contract to have a condition precedent for payment clause where the prime contractor is not required to pay the remote contractor due to contract or until they are paid by the construction owner. Declares that if payment is not received, work by contractor can be suspended until received. Makes other revisions relative to the payment rights of contractors and subcontractors. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB324 – J. Johnson – 02/04/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
6. HB1190 Terry B. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Makes exceptions for tenants with service animals. Allows a tenant with a disability who requires the use of a service or support animal to request an exception to a landlord’s policy that prohibits pets or requires payment for pets on the premises. The landlord may ask the individual to submit reliable documentation of the disability-related need for a service animal if the disability is not apparent or the necessity of the service animal is not known. If there is misrepresentation or inaccurate documentation is submitted then the landlord may deny the request and the tenant could be in material noncompliance with the rental agreement. Broadly captioned. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 6, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB1393 – M. Bell – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate Commerce & Labor Committee 03/12/19.
7. HB1108 Powell J. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Repeals revocation of professional license for defaulting on student loans. Repeals revocations of professional licenses in cases where the revocation was the result of defaults on student loans. Requires reinstatement of licenses revoked or denied due to defaulting on repayment of student loans. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 4, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT SB 37
SB37 – B. Gilmore – 01/19/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
9. HB614 Griffey B. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Requires landlords provide email addresses. Requires a landlord to provide certain local governmental agencies responsible for enforcing building codes the landlord’s email address, in addition to name, telephone number, and physical address. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 12, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB1167 – J. Hensley – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
10. HB261 Daniel M. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Expands the Right to Earn a Living Act. Requires entry regulations, public service restrictions, and statutes to be clearly apparent and shaped to fulfill a legitimate public health or safety objective. Allows individuals to bring civil action on relevant licensing authorities that failed to meet standards. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 15, 2019) Other Fiscal Impact Due to multiple unknown factors, the exact impact of the proposed legislation cannot be determined with reasonable certainty.
SB196 – B. Kelsey – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.
12. HB913 Keisling K. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Requires register of deeds send written notice to property owner before recording a lien. Requires the register of deeds to send written notice to the property owner prior to recording a lien.
SB231 – J. Lundberg – 02/01/19 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
16. HB859 Thompson  D. GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION: Establishes the office of apprenticeship and work-study programs. Establishes the office of apprenticeship and work-study programs within the department of economic and community development. Requires the commissioner to appoint a director of the office, in consultation with THEC, the Tennessee board of regents, the department of education, and the department of labor. Requires the office to promote federally certified apprenticeship and work-study programs to assist industries that have needs for such programs and to establish industry consortiums in which the apprenticeship and work-study programs are organized by industry and where companies can participate to best meet their individual needs. Provides a tax credit to entities that participate in the programs. Reinstates certain apprenticeship programs for certain professional boards and commissions.
SB941 – J. Yarbro – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate Commerce & Labor Committee 03/12/19.
19. HB1073 Sanderson B. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Lien enforcement under the Tennessee Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Revises provisions governing notice for lien enforcement under the Tennessee Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Requires owner to advertise sale of personal property in a commercially reasonable manner after expiration of the time stated in the notice and if the personal property has not otherwise been disposed of. Specifies that the manner of advertisement is deemed commercially reasonable if not less than three potential bidders participate in the sale at the time and place advertised. Specifies that the advertisement of sale may include, but not be limited to, the publishing one time before the date of the sale of the personal property in a newspaper of general circulation that serves the area where the self-storage facility is located. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 20, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB543 – T. Gardenhire – 02/07/19 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.

Tue 3/12/19 3:00pm – House Hearing Rm IV, House Employee Affairs Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Holsclaw, Jr. (R); C. Boyd (R); R. Bricken (R); J. Coley (R); B. Freeman (D); D. Thompson  (D)

1. HB539 Howell D. LABOR LAW: Defining an employee and an employee-employer relationship. Requires the consideration of the 20-factor test IRS Revenue Ruling 87-41 to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor and whether an employer-employee relationship exists in the arrangement. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 21, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB466 – K. Roberts – 03/05/19 – Senate Commerce & Labor Committee deferred to 03/12/19.

Tue 3/12/19 3:00pm – House Hearing Rm I, House Finance, Ways & Means Committee

HEADER: The committee will have budget hearings from the following: The Honorable Tre Hargett, Secretary of State, from 3:00pm-3:30pm, The Honorable David H. Lillard, Jr., with the Treasury from 3:30pm-4:00pm, The Honorable Justin P. Wilson, Comptroller of the Treasury from 4:00pm-5:00pm and Executive Director Ralph M. Perry with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency from 5:00pm-5:30pm.  MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Lynn (R); VICE CHAIR P. Hazlewood (R); R. Tillis (R); W. Lamberth (R); B. Ogles (R); J. Reedy (R); C. Sexton (R); J. Shaw (D); R. Staples (D); J. Windle (D); J. Zachary (R); S. Kumar (R); A. Holt (R); C. Baum (R); K. Camper (D); J. Crawford (R); J. Deberry Jr. (D); R. Gant (R); G. Hicks (R); M. Hill (R)

3. HB33 Boyd C. JUDICIARY: Service of process. Adds a private process server to the list of individuals authorized to personally serve a copy of a warrant or summons on behalf of a landlord in an action for forcible entry and detainer to regain possession of such landlord’s real property. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 15, 2019) Decrease Local Revenue Exceeds $4,000
SB401 – J. Stevens – 02/06/19 – Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee.
4. HB295 Carr D. PROFESSIONS & LICENSURE: Certification for electrical inspects contracted by local or state government. Requires electrical inspectors employed by a local or state government to be certified by the state fire marshal and for this certification to be completed every three years. Declares that certain electrical inspectors contracted under the commissioner of commerce and insurance to be certified on and after January 1, 2020. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 17, 2019) Increase State Revenue $2,800/FY22-23 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal $100/FY23-24 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal $100/FY24-25 and Every Three Years Thereafter/State Fire Marshal
SB1190 – D. White – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.
10. HB143 Smith R. TAXES PROPERTY: Property tax assessments. Allows county clerks to keep oaths prescribed for assessors and deputies in electronic or digital format. Allows assessors to provide informal reviews of assessments under certain circumstances, raises cost of taxpayer appeal fees to under $10, except for certain appellants, and allows the appeals commission to delegate decision-making authority to a single member when an evidentiary record must remain open for under 30 days after the hearing. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 16, 2019) Decrease State Revenue Exceeds $4,800
SB351 – R. Briggs – 02/25/19 – Senate passed.

Wed 3/13/19 9:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Transportation & Safety Committee

HEADER: The committee will have a budget hearing by the TN Dept of Transportation.  MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Massey (R); VICE CHAIR M. Pody (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR F. Niceley (R); P. Bailey (R); J. Bowling (R); R. Briggs (R); B. Gilmore (D); J. Stevens (R); A. Swann (R)

3. SB173 Swann A. CRIMINAL LAW: Driving laws related to mobile phone use. Expands the current offense of driving while using a handheld mobile phone as Class C misdemeanor to include any road, highway, or street, opposed to only in marked school zones as it currently stands. Establishes all drivers under 18 years of age using a hands-free device while the car is in motion will fall under this offense.
HB164 – J. Holsclaw, Jr. – 03/07/19 – Set for House Safety & Funding Subcommittee 03/12/19.

Wed 3/13/19 10:30am – Senate Hearing Rm I, Senate Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee

HEADER: By suspension of Senate Rule 3 (8), SJR 268 and SJR 271 have been added to the calendar.  The committee will have a budget hearing by the TN Dept of Agriculture. They will also hear a presentation by the Kentucky Tennessee Water Environment Association.  MEMBERS: CHAIR S. Southerland (R); VICE CHAIR F. Niceley (R); 2ND VICE CHAIR M. Pody (R); R. Kurita (I); D. White (R); K. Robinson (D); J. Johnson (R); D. Gresham (R); R. Akbari (D); S. Reeves (R)

10. SB916 Southerland S. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Requirements and clarification for discharging water. Establishes that the commissioner may issue permits authorizing discharges if there is no condition of pollution and meets the regulations of the board. Declares that an evaluation of alternative locations is not required when examining alternative locations for the purpose of avoiding and minimizing the impact of the project. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
HB259 – P. Marsh – 03/07/19 – Set for House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee 03/12/19.

Wed 3/13/19 11:00am – House Hearing Rm III, House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR A. Holt (R); J. Deberry Jr. (D); P. Hazlewood (R); G. Hicks (R); M. Hill (R); S. Lynn (R); B. Ogles (R); C. Sexton (R); J. Shaw (D)

6. HB1080 Rudd T. TAXES BUSINESS: Passive investment income. Defines passive investment income as gross receipts derived from royalties, rents from residential, farm, or commercial property, dividends, interest, annuities, and sales or exchanges of stock or securities to the extent of any gains therefrom.
SB1198 – D. White – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee.
11. HB425 Hakeem Y. COMMERCIAL LAW: Extends deadline for lessees of certain corporations to file reports listing leased properties. Extends the deadline to December 1 each year for a lessee or sublessee of a health, educational, and housing facility corporation to file a report listing leased properties and details of the lease and payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) agreements. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 11, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB366 – T. Gardenhire – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.

Wed 3/13/19 11:00am – House Hearing Rm I, House Property & Planning Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR D. Carr (R); J. Crawford (R); J. Faison (R); B. Freeman (D); E. Helton (R); G. Johnson (D); B. Ramsey (R)

1. HB230 Crawford J. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Clarification of time-share transfer contracts. Clarifies that time-share transferring contracts are voidable by the purchaser for 10 days from the date of the signing of the contract, if the purchaser made an on-site inspection of a component site of the time-share project. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 5, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB263 – F. Niceley – 02/01/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.
2. HB1269 Holt A. TAXES PROPERTY: Ad valorem tax on mineral interests in real property. Revises provisions related to the ad valorem tax on mineral interests in real property. Broadly captioned.
SB708 – J. Stevens – 02/07/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
3. HB543 White M. TAXES PROPERTY: Requirement of notice from the delinquent tax attorney relative to property tax. Requires the delinquent tax attorney to pose a copy of the proceeding and send a copy by first-class mail addressed to occupant at the last known municipal address of the parcel. Declares that all notices to all owners and interested parties must be detailed by the delinquent tax attorney.
SB321 – E. Jackson – 02/04/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
4. HB1465 Windle J. TAXES PROPERTY: Veterans Property Tax Relief Act of 2019. Establishes the Veterans Property Tax Relief Act of 2019. Requires that market value cap for real property eligible for disabled veteran property tax relief be adjusted every two years to reflect percentage change in consumer price index. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 4, 2019) Increase State Expenditures $232,000/FY20-21 $259,800/FY21-22 $582,300/FY22-23 $652,200/FY23-24 and Subsequent Years
SB1485 – P. Bailey – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
5. HB1089 Whitson S. LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Property owners of proposed annexed territories can vote in the annexation referendum. Specifies that all property owners, rather than just residents, of a territory proposed for annexation may vote in the annexation referendum. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 6, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB557 – J. Johnson – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.
7. HB404 Hurt C. TAXES PROPERTY: Assessing authority for telecommunications tower properties. Specifies that the comptroller of the treasury is the assessing authority for telecommunications tower properties that are owned by a public utility company. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 27, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB407 – J. Stevens – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.

Wed 3/13/19 12:30pm – House Hearing Rm IV, House Public Service & Employee Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Ramsey (R); R. Bricken (R); D. Hawk (R); G. Hicks (R); K. Keisling (R); H. Love Jr. (D); J. Shaw (D)

5. HB863 Rudd T. GOVERNMENT REGULATION: Good Neighbor Compact. Enacts reciprocal bans on states that have issued bans on states state-sponsored travel to member states of this Compact, excepting travel for the purpose of economic development and job recruitment. Becomes effective and binding on the earlier date of legislative enactment of this Compact into law by at least 26 states or December 31, 2019. Fiscal Note: (Dated March 6, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB717 – T. Gardenhire – 02/07/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.

Wed 3/13/19 2:00pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee

HEADER: HJR 268 was added to the calendar by suspension of the rules on the Floor on 03/07/19.  The committee will have a budget hearing by the Dept of Agriculture.  MEMBERS: CHAIR C. Halford (R); VICE CHAIR C. Todd (R); M. Stewart (D); J. Reedy (R); D. Moody (R); P. Marsh (R); K. Keisling (R); B. Hulsey (R); A. Holt (R); J. Clemmons (D); J. Chism (D)

6. HB165 Hazlewood P. ENVIRONMENT & NATURE: Persons unable to connect to the public sewer system due to moratorium. Requires the commissioner of environment and conservation to issue a permit for the installation of a subsurface sewage disposal system to any person unable to connect to the public sewer system from a moratorium. Requires the permit holder to discontinue service to the subsurface sewage disposal system and connect to the public sewer system within 90 days of the moratorium being lifted. Amendment Summary: Senate amendment 1 (004863) removes requirement that permit holder connect to public sewer systems after 90 days. Requires disclosure of installed subsurface sewage disposal systems under these permits to purchasers. House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee amendment 1 (004863) removes requirement that permit holder connect to public sewer systems after 90 days. Requires disclosure of installed subsurface sewage disposal systems under these permits to purchasers. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 11, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB178 – T. Gardenhire – 03/04/19 – Senate passed with amendment 1 (004863), which removes requirement that permit holder connect to public sewer systems after 90 days. Requires disclosure of installed subsurface sewage disposal systems under these permits to purchasers.

Wed 3/13/19 2:00pm – House Hearing Rm I, House Local Committee

MEMBERS: CHAIR J. Crawford (R); VICE CHAIR D. Wright (R); M. Carter (R); R. Travis (R); R. Tillis (R); T. Rudd (R); B. Ramsey (R); J. Moon (R); L. Lamar (D); G. Johnson (D); E. Helton (R); Y. Hakeem (D); B. Freeman (D); J. Faison (R); D. Carr (R); K. Calfee (R)

2. HB74 Jernigan D. PUBLIC FINANCE: Ability for appeal of transit-oriented redevelopment plans. Creates the ability for a property owner within the area covered by a transit-oriented redevelopment plan to appeal a decision of an authority regarding the project to a legislative appeal board. This appeal board must meet at least once each quarter. Voting on an amendment to the project must be done in 60 days. Reduces amount of expenses that can be set aside from incremental tax revenues from five to three percent. Amendment Summary: House Property & Planning Subcommittee amendment 1 (004622) removes language of the legislative appeal board meeting once per quarter, language of time requirements when the appeal board is voting on amendments, and language of specification of incremental tax revenues set aside for administrative expenses if there is a tax increment financing of $1,000,000 or more.  Fiscal Note: (Dated February 22, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB1101 – S. Dickerson – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.
7. HB362 Cochran M. LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Recording of annexation resolutions and deannexation ordinances. Requires municipalities to record annexation resolutions and deannexation ordinances with the register of deeds in affected county or counties. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 12, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB359 – F. Haile – 02/25/19 – Senate passed.

Wed 3/13/19 3:30pm – House Hearing Rm IV, House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR R. Smith (R); T. Hill (R); J. Hodges (D); J. Lafferty (R); D. Powers (R); C. Sexton (R); R. Travis (R)

3. HB139 Cooper B. INSURANCE HEALTH: Health insurance coverage of acupuncture services. Orders every individual or group health insurance policy to provide coverage for acupuncture services after January 1, 2020. Allows for more stringent deductible, co-payment requirements and benefit limits than those established for the treatment of other regular health benefits. Fiscal Note: (Dated January 31, 2019) Increase State Expenditures $720,000/FY19-20 $1,440,000/FY20-21 and Subsequent Years Potential Impact on Health Insurance Premiums (required by Tenn. Code Ann. 3-2-111): Such legislation will result in an increase in the cost of health insurance premiums for procedures and treatments being provided by plans that do not currently offer these benefits at the proposed mandated levels. It is estimated that the increase to each individual’s total premium will be less than one percent. A one percent increase in premium rates could range between $50 (single coverage) and $140 (family coverage) depending on the type of plan.
SB838 – R. Akbari – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.

Wed 3/13/19 3:30pm – House Hearing Rm II, House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR A. Farmer (R); K. Camper (D); M. Curcio (R); C. Doggett (R); W. Lamberth (R); B. Ogles (R); A. Parkinson (D)

18. HB997 Beck B. PROPERTY & HOUSING: Animals that are abandoned in vacated rental property. Requires a landlord to inspect a vacated residential property within 72 hours of when the last tenant vacated such property for abandoned animals left at the rental property. Requires landlord to report any abandoned animals found on the vacated rental property to the county or municipal animal shelter, animal control agency or a similar agency. Specifies that it is a Class C misdemeanor offense for a landlord to fail to make the inspection or report.
SB1080 – A. Swann – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee.

Wed 3/13/19 3:30pm – House Hearing Rm III, House Department & Agencies Subcommittee

MEMBERS: CHAIR B. Sanderson (R); B. Beck (D); C. Halford (R); K. Keisling (R); M. Littleton (R); R. Staples (D); R. Tillis (R)

8. HB252 Freeman B. GOVERNMENT REGULATION: Requires accommodations for dyslexic applicants for certain licenses. Requires reasonable accommodations to be made for a person applying for a license to engage in an occupation, trade, or profession who is diagnosed with dyslexia. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 20, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB759 – J. Yarbro – 03/07/19 – Set for Senate State & Local Government Committee 03/12/19.
11. HB247 Tillis R. MISCELLANEOUS: Orders daylight savings time as the standard time of the state. Requires daylight savings time as the standard time of the state. Specifies the new time will go into effect on the first Sunday of November after the United States Congress repeals or amends current law to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round. Orders the commissioner of transportation to monitor and certify in writing to the executive secretary of the Tennessee code commission the date of the changed legislation. Fiscal Note: (Dated February 7, 2019) NOT SIGNIFICANT
SB1100 – S. Dickerson – 02/11/19 – Referred to Senate State & Local Government Committee.

 

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