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New Tennessee Laws for 2018

Here is a list of the sixteen new Tennessee laws that took effect January 1, 2018.

SB0128 Codes - As enacted, updates, from the August 2011 edition to the

August 2016 edition, the electrical safety code governing electric supply

stations and lines; updates publisher's address. - Amends

TCA Title 68, Chapter 101.

102 SB0032 Barbers - As enacted, broadens barbers' ability to perform services

in a residence from residences of persons who are actually ill to all

residences regardless of the health of the person; requires

residential barber certificate in order to provide residential services. -Amends TCA Title 62.

209 HB1392 Professions and Occupations - As enacted, allows a homeowner to

cancel a contract for alarm services for a period longer than two

years by giving 30 days' written notice to the alarm systems

contractor after the initial two years if the homeowner has to sell the

real property due to medical reasons; requires a homeowner to

provide the alarm systems contractor with a letter from the

homeowner's treating physician verifying the medical reasons that

compel the homeowner to sell the property and seek cancellation of

the alarm system service contract. - Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter

32, Part 3.

247 HB0689 Handgun Permits - As enacted, creates an exemption to the firing

range component of the training that is required in order to obtain a

handgun carry permit for applicants who submit proof to the

department of safety that they have successfully passed small arms

qualification training or combat pistol training in any branch of the

United States armed forces. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

289 HB0322 School Transportation - As enacted, establishes a school

transportation supervisor program for the monitoring and oversight of

transportation services for local education authorities and charter

schools; requires new school bus drivers to complete a training

program prior to transporting students; requires a driver to be at least

25 years of age to receive an initial school bus driver license

endorsement. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 6, Part 21; Section 55-

50-302 and Title 55, Chapter 9, Part 6.

306 HB0141 Motor Vehicles - As enacted, enacts "The Motor Vehicle Recall and

Disclosure Law." - Amends TCA Title 55.

329 SB0413 Physicians and Surgeons - As enacted, enacts the "Visiting Sports

Team Act." - Amends TCA Title 63.

336 SB0723 Education, Higher - As enacted, enacts the "Campus Free Speech

Protection Act." - Amends TCA Title 49.

349 SB0597 Disabled Persons - As enacted, allows disabled adults to have paid

personal aides to perform health maintenance tasks for them. -

Amends TCA Title 63; Title 68 and Title 71.

366 HB0862 Courts, Juvenile - As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Zero to Three

Court Initiative" to create five additional zero to three court programs

throughout the state to be administered by the department of

children’s services. - Amends TCA Title 16; Title 36 and Title 37.

372 HB1291 Alcoholic Beverage Commission - As enacted, removes jurisdiction

over enforcement of criminal offenses involving marijuana from the

commission. - Amends TCA Title 57, Chapter 1, Part 2.

378 SB0194 Motor Vehicles - As enacted, revises provisions governing lights

displayed on vehicles. - Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 8 and Title 55,

Chapter 9, Part 4.

392 SB0429 Drugs, Prescription - As enacted, authorizes the department of

health to establish a prescription drug donation repository program. -

Amends TCA Title 56; Title 63 and Title 68.

412 SB0802 Fines and Penalties - As enacted, revises provisions governing

payment plans and stays from license revocation for assessed

litigation taxes, court costs, and fines. - Amends TCA Title 40,

Chapter 24.

416 SB0954 Criminal Offenses - As enacted, creates the Class C misdemeanor,

punishable only by a fine of up to $50.00, for a person to knowingly

operate a motor vehicle in any marked school zone in this state,

when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, and talk on a

hand-held mobile telephone while the vehicle is in motion; makes it a

delinquent act, punishable only by a fine of up to $50.00, for a

person under the age of 18 to operate a motor vehicle and talk on a

mobile phone that is equipped with a hands-free device while the

vehicle is in motion; creates certain exceptions. - Amends TCA Title

55, Chapter 8.

440 SB0438 Business Organizations - As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee

Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2017." - Amends TCA Title 61.

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