New Tennessee Laws

01 July 2013 Categories: All Blogs, Nashville Attorney

Today marks the start of many new laws that go into effect here in Tennessee. McNulty & Associates, PLLC will be doing a series of blogs on the new laws. Please let us know if there are any laws you would like for us to explain in more detail. Click here for a complete list: effective 7_1_2013.

Below are a few ones we thought everyone should take not of:

SB0142 Handgun Permits – As enacted, allows person with a valid handgun carry permit to transport and store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the permit holder’s privately-owned motor vehicle in public or private parking areas under certain conditions. – Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

SB0010 Driver Licenses – As enacted, requires the department of safety to waive the driving skills test, and accept alternative requirements, for active duty and honorably discharged service members applying for commercial driver licenses; identifies certain alternative requirements, which include operating a commercial motor vehicle in the military in combination with a good driving record. – Amends TCA Title 55, Chapter 50, Part 3.

SB0476 Trademarks and Trade Names – As enacted, requires that a trademark application be accompanied by one, instead of three, specimens showing the trademark as actually used. – Amends TCA Section 47-25-503.

SB0243 Garnishments and Executions – As enacted, requires judgment debtors who are being garnisheed at work to notify judgment creditors when they change employment.

SB0028 Child Custody and Support – As enacted, authorizes the court, when it deems appropriate, to order an examination of a party pursuant to Rule 35 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure and, if necessary for the conduct of the proceedings, order the disclosure of confidential mental health information of a party. – Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 36 and Title 63.

SB0240 Schools, Home – As enacted, allows home school students to participate in extracurricular athletics if certain standards met. – Amends TCA Section 49-50-801 and Title 49, Chapter 6. (DIDD) in order to ensure that such placement is the most integrated and cost-effective setting appropriate. – Amends TCA Section 71-5-105.

SB1057 Courts – As enacted, provides that unless otherwise provided by law, all courts in this state that implement an electronic court filing system pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 46 and Tennessee Rule of Civil Procedure 5B must utilize only a system provider authorized by the administrative office of the courts. – Amends TCA Title 16 and Title 17.

SB0056 Tort Liability and Reform – As enacted, provides that doctrine of joint and several liability does not apply in civil actions governed by comparative fault; preserves the doctrine of joint and several liability among manufacturers only in a product liability, but only if such action is based upon a theory of strict liability or breach of warranty. – Amends TCA Title 29, Chapter 11, Part 1.

Child Custody and Support – As enacted, provides that termination of parental or guardianship rights may be initiated if a parent or guardian has been convicted of trafficking for a commercial sex act. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 1, Part 1.

Trusts – As enacted, revises various provisions pertaining to trust. – Amends TCA Title 35.

SB0833 Employees, Employers – As enacted, creates a civil penalty for any construction services provider to misclassify employees to avoid proper classification for premium calculations by concealing any information pertinent to the computation and application of an experience rating modification factor or by materially understating or concealing the amount of the construction services provider’s payroll, the number of the construction services provider’s employees, and any of the construction services provider’s employee’s duties. – Amends TCA Title 50 and Title 56.

SB0783 Unemployment Compensation – As enacted, revises various provisions regarding unemployment insurance, including provisions governing the waiver of the collection of overpayments. – Amends TCA Title 50, Chapter 7.

SB0555 Guardians and Conservators – As enacted, revises various provisions relative to court appointed guardians and conservators. – Amends TCA Title 34 and Title 40.

SB0129 Alcoholic Beverages – As enacted, revises various provisions governing the manufacturing of alcoholic beverages, including provisions governing where distilleries may be located in this state. – Amends TCA Title 57, Chapter 3, Part 2 and Title 57, Chapter 2, Part 1.

SB0835 Contractors – As enacted, clarifies that it is unlawful for any person to engage in or offer to engage in contracting for any project in this state, unless such person has been licensed with the monetary limitation of such license being sufficient to allow such person to engage or offer to engage in contracting pursuant to the licensing laws; revises other provisions regarding construction industry. – Amends TCA Title 62 and Title 66.


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