Tennessee - 2017 Legislation

HB 0005

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HB 0005 reestablishes from $100,000 to $175,000, the first portion of home value for which real property tax relief will be reimbursed to veterans with disabilities.

Status

Assigned to Local Government Committee January 24, 2017. Taken off notice for calendar in s/c Local Government Subcommittee of Local Government Committee February 7, 2017. Sponsor added March 2, 2017. Sponsor change 4/4.Local Government Subcommittee 4/4, Sponsor added 4/6.

AmSA Position

AmSA Position: Support. AmSA supports measures to help our Veterans.

HB 0017

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HB 0017 expands the offense of aggravated stalking to include person who commits stalking against victim who is at least 65 years old by person 15 or more years younger.

Status

Referred to Health Committee January 24, 2017. Referred to Criminal Justice Committee February 17, 2017. Placed on s/c calendar Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee for March 8, 2017. Placed behind the budget 3/8.

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports legislative measures to keep our elders safe from harm.

HB 20

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HB 20 changes home value from $100,000 to $175,000 for veterans and those with disabilities.

Status

Assigned to Local Government Subcommittee January 24, 2017. Placed on s/c calendar for February 21, 2017. Sponsor added February 22, 2017. Referred House Ways and Means Committee 4/5. Finance Ways and Means Committee 4/12, Placed behind budget 4/19.

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports measures to help our Veterans.

HB 0123

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HB 0123 requires stroke centers, and encourages other hospitals, to report data on individuals with confirmed stroke to the ETSU College of Public Health quarterly.

Status

Introduced January 27, 2017. Referred to Health Committee February 15, 2017. Referred to Rules Committee February 22, 2017. sponsor added February 27, 2017.

AmSA Position

Under review by AmSA legislative study committee.

HB 304

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Makes changes to the regulation of securities under Tennessee Securities Act, increases penalties for violations where senior citizens and adults with certain mental or physical dysfunctions are victims.

Status

Assigned Insurance and Banking Committee February 7, 2017. Sponsor Added February 15, 2017. Placed on Sub Com 3/8, Taken off S/C cal 3/15, placed on calendar Government Operations committee 4/5. Finance Ways & Means 4/19, Placed behind budget 4/20.

AmSA Position

Support, AmSA supports measures to protect our senior citizens from financial exploitation and abuse.

HB 331

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HB 331 exempts persons who are 100 or older from the Hall income tax.

Status

House Ways and Means subcommittee February 17, 2017. Placed on Sub Com Cal Finance W&M Sub Com 3/15, Place behind budget 3/15

AmSA Position

We support favorable financial and tax measures for our most vulnerable citizens.

HB 415

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HB 415 requires court clerks to send a copy of any judgment evidencing a person's conviction for exploiting an adult who is unable to manage such adult's own resources to the department of health for inclusion in a registry.

Status

Referred to Health Committee February 8, 2017. Assigned to Health subcommittee February 17, 2017. Referred to Criminal Justice Committee 4/11, Passed Criminal Justice Committee and Referred to Finance Ways & Means 4/19.

AmSA Position

We support legislative measures to keep senior citizens free from harm.

HB 810

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The "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act."

Status

Referred to Health Committee-Criminal Justice, Assigned to Health Subcommittee February 14, 2017. Sponsor added on March 2, 2017. Placed on Sub Com Cal Health Com 3/15, placed on cal Criminal Justice committee for 4/12. Placed on Criminal Justice committee calendar for 4/26.

AmSA Position

We support many Elder Abuse measures to help end physical harm and psychological injury to our elderly or vulnerable adults.

HB 1064

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Requires the Department of Financial Institutions to consult w/ financial service providers, TN Commission on Aging & Disability and Dept Of Human Services to consider ways to promote education and awareness of the dangers to vulnerable adults of financial exploitation and financial theft and explore preventative measures that can be taken by vulnerable adults to avoid such dangers.

Status

Placed on s/c cal Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee for 3/22, placed on Consumer  and Resources Committee for 4/5, Referred to rules committee 4/5

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports measures to protect our senior citizens from financial exploitation and abuse.

SB 13

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SB 13 expands the offense of aggravated stalking to include person who commits stalking against victim who is at least 65 years old by person 15 or more years younger.

Status

Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee, January 30, 2017. Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar for March 7, 2017. Placed on Senate Judiciary Committee calendar  3/15, Assigned to Judiciary Sub Com 3/15, sponsor added 3/22. Placed on Judiciary Committee calendar for 4/12, Failed in Senate Judiciary Committee 4/12.

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports legislative measures to keep our elders safe from harm.

SB 23

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Changes home value from $100,000 to $175,000 for veterans and those with disabilities.

Status

Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate State and Local Government Committee on January 30, 2017. Assigned general subcommittee of state and local government 3/22. Assigned general subcommittee of state and local government 3/22

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports measures to help our Veterans.

SB 25

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SB25 reestablishes from $100,000 to $175,000, the first portion of home value for which real property tax relief will be reimbursed to veterans with disabilities.

Status

Passed on second consideration and referred to Senate State and Local Government Committee, January 30, 2017. Sponsor added January 31, 2017. Sponsor added 3/16, Sponsor added 3/25

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports measures to help our Veterans.

SB 0193

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SB 0193 exempts persons who are 100 or older from the Hall income tax.

Status

Introduced January 30, 2017. Referred Senate Ways and Means Committee February 14, 2017. Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee. Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Sponsor added 3/16. Placed on Finance Ways & Means Calendar for 4/25.

AmSA Position

Under review by AmSA legislative study committee.

SB 544

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SB 544 requires stroke centers, and encourages other hospitals, to report data on individuals with confirmed stroke to the ETSU College of Public Health quarterly.

Status

Placed on calendar in Health and Welfare Committee February 15, 2017. Passed Senate 33-0 on February 27, 2017. Enrolled ready for signatures February 28, 2017. Signed by S. Speaker on March 2, 2017. Signed by H. Speaker on March 6, 2017. Sign by Governor 3/16.

AmSA Position

Under review by AmSA legislative study committee.

SB 1192

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Makes changes to the regulation of securities under Tennessee Securities Act, increases penalties for violations where senior citizens and adults with certain mental or physical dysfunctions are victims.

Status

Passed on 2nd consideration, referred to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee February 14, 2017. Sponsor added February 27, 2017. Referred Senate Cal. Committee sponsor added 4/4. Passed Senate 31-0 4/17, Received in House 4/19.

AmSA Position

sition: Support, AmSA supports measures to protect our senior citizens from financial exploitation and abuse.

SB 1230

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The "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act"

Status

Passed on 2nd consideration and referred to Senate Judiciary. Sponsor added on February 14, 2017. Placed on Senate Judiciary Cal for 4/11

AmSA Position

We support many Elder Abuse measures to help end physical harm and psychological injury to our elderly or vulnerable adults.

SB 1267

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Requires the Department of Financial Institutions to consult w/ financial service providers, TN Commission on Aging & Disability & Dept Of Human Services to consider ways to promote education and awareness of the dangers to vulnerable adults of financial exploitation and financial theft and explore preventative measures that can be taken by vulnerable adults to avoid such dangers.

Status

Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on February 13, 2017. Placed on Senate Commerce and Labor Cal for 4/4, Referred to Senate Cal Committee on 9-0 vote 4/4. Passed House 89-1 on 4/20.

AmSA Position

Support. AmSA supports measures to protect our senior citizens from financial exploitation and abuse.

SB 1287

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Requires court clerks to send a copy of any judgment evidencing a person's conviction for exploiting an adult who is unable to manage such adult's own resources to the department of health for inclusion in a registry.

Status

Passed on 2nd consideration and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee February 13, 2017. Placed on Senate Judiciary Cal for 4/11. Passed Senate Judiciary 9-0 on 4/18, Referred to Senate Calendar Committee.

 

AmSA Position

We support legislative measures to keep senior citizens free from harm.

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