New laws take effect in Tennessee on Jan. 1
582 SB1616 Correction, Dept. of - As enacted, establishes a filing deadline, of six months from the date that medical services are provided, for claims against the state relative to the payment of expenses for the medical care of prisoners; establishes a filing deadline, of six months from the date of entry of judgment of conviction, for claims against the state relative to the payment of costs incurred in the prosecution and safekeeping of criminal defendants. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 25, Part 1 and Section 41-4-115.
583 SB1617 Insurance Companies, Agents, Brokers, Policies - As enacted, makes various changes to the Insurance Holding Company Act of 1986; enacts provisions regarding risk management and own risk and solvency assessment. - Amends TCA Title 56.
589 SB1677 Taxes, Agricultural and Open Spaces - As enacted, sets the capitalization rate for greenbelt purposes at the maximum allowable rate on loans for terms in excess of five years guaranteed by the federal farm service agency or its successor, as of the assessment date for the year in which the use value schedule is being developed. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 5, Part 10.
614 SB1445 Health Care - As enacted, adds administration of insulin to medications school personnel may volunteer to administer. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 5.
621 SB1620 Licenses - As enacted, requires that applicants applying for an initial registration, licensure, or certification as a real estate appraiser submit a full set of fingerprints in order for the real estate commission to conduct a criminal history background check; creates certain exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 39.
675 HB1895 Insurance, Health, Accident - As enacted, requires that a health insurance carrier provide coverage under a health insurance policy for healthcare services delivered through telehealth in certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 56; Title 63 and Title 71.
686 SB0915 Planning, Public - As enacted, specifies that a vested property right will be established with respect to any property upon the approval, by the local government in which the property is situated, of a preliminary development plan or a final development plan where no preliminary development plan is required by ordinance or regulation or a building permit allowing construction of a building where there was no need for prior approval of a preliminary development plan for the property on which that building will be constructed. - Amends TCA Section 13-4-310 and Section 13-3-413.
795 HB2255 Emergency Communications Districts - As enacted, enacts the "911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act of 2014". - Amends TCA Title 7, Chapter 86; Section 9-8-307; Title 29, Chapter 20 and Title 65.
815 SB0276 Criminal Procedure - As enacted, authorizes a court restoring a person's rights of citizenship following conviction for a crime to also grant a certificate of employability; provides certain immunity to employers who hire a person who has been issued a certificate; enacts other provisions related to the certificate of employability. - Amends TCA Title 40, Chapter 29.
826 SB1808 Employees, Employers - As enacted, creates the "Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014" which prevents an employer from requiring an employee to disclose the username and password for the employee's personal internet account except under certain circumstances. - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 18; Title 49 and Title 50.
838 SB2109 County Boundaries - As enacted, establishes a new boundary line between Franklin County and Marion County. -
854 HB1431 Taxes - As enacted, authorizes, instead of requires, approval by the comptroller and attorney general for compromises of state tax liabilities; allows taxpayers to request informal conferences disputing proposed notices of assessments; requires any suit challenging an assessment to be filed within 90 days from the date of final assessment; revises other provisions regarding issuing and disputing assessments. - Amends TCA Title 67, Chapter 1.
857 HB1554 Insurance, Health, Accident - As enacted, regulates the use of maximum allowable cost lists by pharmacy benefit managers and covered entities. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 7, Part 31.
862 SB0726 Insurance, Health, Accident - As enacted, requires a health insurance entity offering employer-based plans to offer to employers no less than one plan option in which the copayment and coinsurance amounts for services rendered during an office visit to a chiropractic physician, physical therapist or occupational therapist are no greater than copayment and coinsurance amounts for the services rendered during an office visit to a primary care physician. - Amends TCA Title 56, Chapter 7.
884 SB2203 Cooperatives - As enacted, revises various cross-references addressing the nonapplicability or qualified applicability of certain provisions of the Tennessee Nonprofit Corporation Act to cooperatives. - Amends TCA Section 48-69-122 and Section 65-25- 225.
896 HB1787 Insurance, Health, Accident - As enacted, enacts the "Fair Disclosure of State Funded Payments for Pharmacists' Services Act". - Amends TCA Title 56 and Title 63.
898 HB2171 Medical Occupations - As enacted, adds to the information each board regulating a provider must collect and provide to the department of health in order for the department to create individual profiles on licensees, the name of the supervising physician of a nurse practitioner who holds a certificate of fitness and of a physician assistant; revises related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 63 and Title 67.
899 SB1505 Corporations, Not for Profit - As enacted, revises laws relating to non-profit corporations. - Amends TCA Title 48.
923 SB1954 Boats, Boating - As enacted, enacts the "Noah Dean and Nate Act" to lessen the likelihood of electric shock drowning near marinas and boat docks. - Amends TCA Title 62, Chapter 6; Title 68; Title 69 and Title 70.
943 SB1481 Securities - As enacted, creates the "Invest Tennessee Exemption" permitting the intra-state sale of certain securities that do not exceed $1 million. - Amends TCA Title 48.
953 SB1768 Nurses, Nursing - As enacted, authorizes the certification of registered nurse first assistants. - Amends TCA Title 63, Chapter7.
960 SB1851 Welfare - As enacted, revises provisions governing personal responsibility plans in regard to receipt of temporary financial aid to require attendance at certain school conferences and parenting classes and participation in certain support services. - Amends TCA Title 71, Chapter 3, Part 1.
963 SB1860 Corporations, Not for Profit - As enacted, enacts the "Neighborhood Preservation Nonprofit Corporation Act". - Amends TCA Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 13; Title 29; Title 38; Title 48; Title 66 and Title 67.
969 SB1988 Banks and Financial Institutions - As enacted, enacts the "Flexible Credit Act". - Amends TCA Title 45.
981 SB1602 Textbooks - As enacted, restructures the textbook commission and the textbook selection process; renames the commission to be the state textbook and instructional materials quality commission. - Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 49.
983 SB1663 Drugs, Prescription - As enacted, makes various changes to regulation of prescription drugs; prohibits health care prescribers from dispensing opioids and benzodiazepines, with certain exceptions. - Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 3; Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 4; Title 53 and Title 63.
988 SB2054 Human Rights Commission - As enacted, restructures the commission and revises related provisions. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 8, Chapter 50 and Title 68, Chapter 1.