More than 100 new Tennessee laws went into
Here's a few of the major ones:
1. HB0222 Driver Licenses - As enacted, requires a person to establish
proof of United States citizenship; lawful permanent resident status;
or, in the case of a temporary driver license, a specified period of
authorized stay in the United States, if the person, for purposes of
obtaining a Tennessee driver license, presents a driver license from
another state that issues driver licenses to illegal aliens.
2. HB1939 Firearms and Ammunition - As enacted, allows county
commissioner in the actual discharge of the commissioner's duties who
has a valid handgun carry permit to carry in buildings in which county
commission meetings are held, but not in room in which judicial
proceeding in progress; not applicable to member of legislative body of
3. HB2330 Students - As enacted, prohibits the use of corporal
punishment against a student with a disability who has an IEP or a
Section 504 plan, with certain exceptions.
4. SB1875 Sentencing - As enacted, enacts "Henry's Law," which requires
that a person convicted for second degree murder resulting from unlawful
distribution of Schedule I or II drug where victim is a minor be
punished from within one range higher than the sentencing range
otherwise appropriate for the person. Henry Granju was an 18 year old
from East Tennesse, read more here.
5. SB2030 Criminal Offenses - As enacted, enacts the "Tennessee Stolen
Valor Act". You can't wear somebody else's medal.
6. SB2015 Local Education Agencies - As enacted, prohibits LEAs from
entering into a non-disclosure agreement during, or as a prerequisite
to, settlement for any act of sexual misconduct; prohibits employees
from assisting others in obtaining employment if the employee knows that
the person has engaged in sexual misconduct involving a minor or
7. HB2068 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation - As enacted, imposes
suspension or revocation of license for violations in the marketing of
alcohol and drug treatment services.
8. SB1787 Criminal Offenses - As enacted, classifies as second degree
murder the killing of another by unlawful distribution or unlawful
delivery or unlawful dispensation of fentanyl or carfentanil, when those
substances alone, or in combination with any scheduled controlled
substance, including controlled substance analogs, are the proximate
cause of the death of the user.
For a full list of the new laws, click here.