Tennessee Bills

sponsored by Mark Cochran

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 1997 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Controlled Substances - As enacted, adds tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, or other preparation of tianeptine, and any salt, sulfate, free acid, compound, derivative, precursor, or preparation thereof that is substantially chemically equivalent or identical with tianeptine, as a schedule II controlled substance; specifies that a violation of the offense of knowingly possessing or casually exchanging a controlled substance (unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of professional practice), will be a Class A misdemeanor with respect to a person knowingly possessing or casually exchanging, tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, or other preparation of tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, compound, derivative, precursor, or other preparation thereof that is substantially chemically equivalent or identical with tianeptine. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
Jan 26 2022 Comp. Became Pub. Ch. 1135
Jun 06 2022
HB 2043 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Controlled Substances - As enacted, adds tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, or other preparation of tianeptine, and any salt, sulfate, free acid, compound, derivative, precursor, or preparation thereof that is substantially chemically equivalent or identical with tianeptine, as a schedule II controlled substance; specifies that a violation of the offense of knowingly possessing or casually exchanging a controlled substance (unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of professional practice), will be a Class A misdemeanor with respect to a person knowingly possessing or casually exchanging, tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, or other preparation of tianeptine and any salt, sulfate, free acid, compound, derivative, precursor, or other preparation thereof that is substantially chemically equivalent or identical with tianeptine. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4.
Jan 26 2022 Pub. Ch. 1135
Jun 06 2022
HB 2000 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, adds that if a teacher, for the current evaluation year, does not have access to individual growth data representative of student growth due to changes in academic standards or assessment design requiring standards validation or standards setting in the teacher's content or subject area, then 15 percent of the teacher's evaluation criteria must be comprised of student achievement data based on other measures of student achievement and 85 percent must be comprised of scores derived from the state board approved evaluation model for the qualitative portion of the teacher's evaluation unless using the current evaluation criteria results in a higher final evaluation score for the teacher. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3.
Jan 26 2022 Pub. Ch. 1096
Jun 01 2022
SB 1986 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As enacted, adds that if a teacher, for the current evaluation year, does not have access to individual growth data representative of student growth due to changes in academic standards or assessment design requiring standards validation or standards setting in the teacher's content or subject area, then 15 percent of the teacher's evaluation criteria must be comprised of student achievement data based on other measures of student achievement and 85 percent must be comprised of scores derived from the state board approved evaluation model for the qualitative portion of the teacher's evaluation unless using the current evaluation criteria results in a higher final evaluation score for the teacher. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1, Part 3.
Jan 26 2022 Comp. Became Pub. Ch. 1096
Jun 01 2022
HB 2303 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
County Government - As enacted, authorizes a county to pay to an employee up to 15 percent of the total premium that would have otherwise been paid by the county on behalf of the employee who opts out of the coverage provided by the county. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27.
Feb 01 2022 Pub. Ch. 1031
May 25 2022
SB 2294 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
County Government - As enacted, authorizes a county to pay to an employee up to 15 percent of the total premium that would have otherwise been paid by the county on behalf of the employee who opts out of the coverage provided by the county. - Amends TCA Title 8, Chapter 27.
Feb 01 2022 Comp. Became Pub. Ch. 1031
May 25 2022
SB 2777 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As introduced, specifies that a teacher or other employee of a public school or LEA is not required to refer to a student using the student's preferred pronoun if the pronoun does not align with the student's biological sex; insulates a teacher or other employee of a public school or LEA from civil liability and adverse employment action for referring to a student using the pronoun aligned with the student's biological sex instead of the student's preferred pronoun. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
Feb 02 2022 Received From House, Passed On First Consideration
Apr 27 2022
HB 2633 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Teachers, Principals and School Personnel - As introduced, specifies that a teacher or other employee of a public school or LEA is not required to refer to a student using the student's preferred pronoun if the pronoun does not align with the student's biological sex; insulates a teacher or other employee of a public school or LEA from civil liability and adverse employment action for referring to a student using the pronoun aligned with the student's biological sex instead of the student's preferred pronoun. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6.
Feb 02 2022 Received From House, Passed On First Consideration
Apr 27 2022
HB 1997 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Administrative Procedure (UAPA) - As enacted, removes requirement that an administrative judge or hearing officer make a motion prior to deciding a procedural question of law; removes similar requirement for such persons to direct parties or attorneys for parties to appear for a conference to consider matters relating to a contested case hearing; removes obsolete language regarding the manner in which parties may participate in hearings remotely and revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 5, Part 3.
Jan 25 2022 Comp. Became Pub. Ch. 833
Apr 25 2022
SB 1936 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Administrative Procedure (UAPA) - As enacted, removes requirement that an administrative judge or hearing officer make a motion prior to deciding a procedural question of law; removes similar requirement for such persons to direct parties or attorneys for parties to appear for a conference to consider matters relating to a contested case hearing; removes obsolete language regarding the manner in which parties may participate in hearings remotely and revises other related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 4, Chapter 5, Part 3.
Jan 25 2022 Pub. Ch. 833
Apr 25 2022
HJR 1043 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Memorials, Recognition - Cristoba Carter -
Mar 29 2022 Signed By Governor.
Apr 19 2022
SB 2443 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Public Utility Commission - As enacted, authorizes the commission to, upon petition, designate a provider or reseller of domestic public cellular radio telephone service as an eligible telecommunications carrier pursuant to federal regulations for purposes of providing Lifeline service. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 65.
Feb 02 2022 Comp. Became Pub. Ch. 789
Apr 13 2022
HB 2632 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Public Utility Commission - As enacted, authorizes the commission to, upon petition, designate a provider or reseller of domestic public cellular radio telephone service as an eligible telecommunications carrier pursuant to federal regulations for purposes of providing Lifeline service. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 65.
Feb 02 2022 Pub. Ch. 789
Apr 13 2022
HB 2628 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Local Government, General - As introduced, upon veto by a county mayor of a resolution passed by a county legislative body, extends from 20 to 30 days the period of time by which the legislative body may override the veto by subsequent passage of the vetoed resolution by a majority vote of the legislative body. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
Feb 02 2022 Sponsor(S) Added.
Apr 07 2022
SB 2667 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Local Government, General - As introduced, upon veto by a county mayor of a resolution passed by a county legislative body, extends from 20 to 30 days the period of time by which the legislative body may override the veto by subsequent passage of the vetoed resolution by a majority vote of the legislative body. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7 and Title 8.
Feb 02 2022 Sponsor(S) Added.
Apr 07 2022
HB 2001 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, requires that one-third of the proceeds derived from the tourist accommodation tax imposed by Davidson County be used for tourism promotion activities exclusively by and through a competitively bid contract of the metropolitan government to an entity whose primary purpose and activities are the direct promotion of tourism for the county. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 4.
Jan 26 2022 Re-Refer To Senate Cal. Comm.
Mar 24 2022
SB 1960 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Taxes, Hotel Motel - As introduced, requires that one-third of the proceeds derived from the tourist accommodation tax imposed by Davidson County be used for tourism promotion activities exclusively by and through a competitively bid contract of the metropolitan government to an entity whose primary purpose and activities are the direct promotion of tourism for the county. - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 4.
Jan 26 2022 Re-Refer To Senate Cal. Comm.
Mar 24 2022
SB 2775 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
Medical Occupations - As introduced, authorizes the board of physician assistants to notify by electronic communication the board of medical examiners, board of osteopathic examination, or board of podiatry of a disciplinary action issued against a licensee; authorizes the board of physician assistants to notify by electronic communication the licensing board of the primary collaborating physician of record when a disciplinary action is issued for a violation involving the prescribing, dispensing, or issuing of controlled substances by a physician assistant. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 63, Chapter 19, Part 1.
Feb 02 2022 Assigned To General Subcommittee Of Senate Health And Welfare Committee
Mar 23 2022
HB 2302 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
TennCare - As introduced, requires the bureau to implement an electronic system that permits nursing facility providers to track the status of medicare crossover claims; establishes a process for a nursing facility to appeal the denial of such claim. - Amends TCA Title 68 and Title 71, Chapter 5.
Feb 01 2022 Assigned To General Subcommittee Of Senate Health And Welfare Committee
Mar 23 2022
SB 2387 (112th Regular Session (2021-2022))
TennCare - As introduced, requires the bureau to implement an electronic system that permits nursing facility providers to track the status of medicare crossover claims; establishes a process for a nursing facility to appeal the denial of such claim. - Amends TCA Title 68 and Title 71, Chapter 5.
Feb 01 2022 Assigned To General Subcommittee Of Senate Health And Welfare Committee
Mar 23 2022

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