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,
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.