Legislation

HB0016 Hospitals and Health Care Facilities – As introduced, deletes authorization for hospitals that are otherwise subject to the open meetings and records laws to have closed meetings and confidential records concerning marketing strategies and strategic plans. Assigned to s/c State Government Subcommittee 01/17/2015
HB0052 Clerks, Court – As introduced, allows court clerk, subject to approval of the judge, to accept a lump-sum partial payment in full settlement for all court costs, fees, and litigation taxes owed; provided, that the amount has been in default for at least five years and the amount settled upon is 50 percent or more of the combined outstanding balance. Placed on s/c cal Civil Justice Subcommittee for 3/4/2015 02/25/2015
HB0188 Comptroller, State – As introduced, alters the penalty imposed on a municipality for violating the Municipal Finance Officer Certification and Education Act from $50.00 per day to a sales tax revenue reduction in an amount not to exceed 15 percent of the total amount due to the municipality in a fiscal year. Placed on s/c cal Local Government Subcommittee for 3/4/2015 02/25/2015
HB0282 Attorney General and Reporter – As introduced, confers upon the attorney general and reporter concurrent jurisdiction and authority to investigate and initiate criminal prosecutions in cases involving corruption of a public official and misuse of office by a public official; defines public official as someone holding an elected office in any branch of state government or a political subdivision. Placed on s/c cal Civil Justice Subcommittee for 3/4/2015 02/25/2015
HB0544 Courts, General Sessions – As introduced, enacts the “Senior General Sessions and Juvenile Judge Enabling Act”; enables the creation of a program whereby the supreme court can designate a senior general sessions or juvenile judge to relieve court congestion in a needed area; funding to come from an increase of $1.00 on the $5.00 fee assessed against each traffic citation resulting in conviction. Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee 02/12/2015
HB0608 Annexation – As introduced, assists the implementation of the provisions of Chapter 707 of the Public Acts of 2014 to abolish annexation by ordinance. Assigned to s/c Local Government Subcommittee 02/12/2015
HB0609 Divorce, Annulment and Alimony – As introduced, requires account balances, accrued benefits, or other values of vested and unvested pension benefits, vested and unvested stock option rights, retirement and other fringe benefits relating to employment prior to the date of marriage together with the appreciation of the value be treated as separate property for purposes of division of property in a divorce or legal separation. Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee 02/12/2015
HB0610 Real Property – As introduced, enacts the “Tennessee Homeowners Association Act.” Assigned to s/c Business and Utilities Subcommittee 02/12/2015
HB0661 Bail, Bail Bonds – As introduced, permits a magistrate to impose additional conditions of release or bail on a defendant arrested for child abuse, neglect, or endangerment or aggravated child abuse, neglect, or endangerment who is a threat to the alleged victim; requires a 12-hour period before the defendant may be released, if the defendant is found to be a threat to the victim of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment or aggravated child abuse, neglect, or endangerment. Placed on s/c cal Criminal Justice Subcommittee for 3/3/2015 02/25/2015
HB0662 Annexation – As introduced, defines, for the purpose of consensual annexation, property that is primarily being used for agricultural purposes; authorizes an aggrieved property owner to petition the county legislative body for a designation that the owner’s property is primarily being used for agricultural purposes. Placed on s/c cal Local Government Subcommittee for 3/4/2015 02/25/2015
HB0777 Fiscal Review Committee – As introduced, enacts the “Fiscal Note Integrity Act of 2015.” Assigned to s/c State Government Subcommittee 02/19/2015
HB0778 Annexation – As introduced, authorizes nonresident property owners to vote in an annexation referendum; creates an alternative process to annex territory by referendum at a town hall meeting. Assigned to s/c Local Government Subcommittee 02/19/2015
HB0779 Municipal Government – As introduced, abolishes deannexation by ordinance; requires the reallocation of certain municipal highway funds if a municipality deannexes city roadways; revises various other provisions governing deannexation. Assigned to s/c Local Government Subcommittee 02/19/2015
HB0780 Annexation – As introduced, in certain circumstances, permits a municipality to amend a plan of services by resolution of the governing body only after a public hearing for which notice has been published at least 30 days, instead of 15 days, in advance in a newspaper of general circulation. Assigned to s/c Local Government Subcommittee 02/19/2015
HB0835 Civil Procedure – As introduced, creates the civil justice reform commission to study possible reforms to increase access to the civil justice system; requires the commission to report findings and recommendations to the judiciary committee of the senate, the civil justice committee of the house, the governor, and the supreme court by January 1, 2016. Placed on s/c cal Civil Justice Subcommittee for 3/4/2015 02/25/2015
HB1306 Attorney General and Reporter – As introduced, requires any meeting of supreme court justices where voting for a candidate for the office of attorney general and reporter occurs to be subject to the open meetings law. Assigned to s/c Civil Justice Subcommittee 02/24/2015

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