Tennessee - 2018 Legislation

HB1486

SYNOPSIS: Prohibits a consumer reporting agency from charging a consumer to place or remove a credit freeze if the need for a freeze was caused by the consumer reporting agency.

STATUS: Introduced 1/9, Referred to Human Resources Committee 1/11, Assigned Human Resources Subcommittee 1/16,Placed on s/c calendar for Consumer and Human Subcommittee for 2/14, Passed House 97-0 & Received in Senate 3/1. Substituted Senate Companion SB2470, Passed Senate 29-0 3/8. Passed Senate 30-0 on 3/9 , Signed by Speaker 3/12. Signed by the Governor 3/23.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB2470

SYNOPSIS: Prohibits a consumer reporting agency from charging a consumer to place or remove a credit freeze if the need for a freeze was caused by the consumer reporting agency.

STATUS: Introduced 2/1, Referred to Commerce and Labor Committee 2/5, Placed on calendar for 2/27, Recommended for Passage 7-0. Substituted for House Companion 3/8. Placed on Senate Calendar 3/6, Companion HB substituted. Comp became Pub Ch 595 4/4.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB1487

SYNOPSIS: Exempts religious organizations and religious institutions that provide limited respite care services programs from licensure.

STATUS: Introduced 1/10, Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee. Approved 8-0 on 2/21 & referred to Senate calendar, Passed Senate 31-0 on 2/26, Received at House Desk 3/1. Substituted for companion HB on 3/12, Passed House as amended 93-0 on 3/12. Concurred in Senate 29-0 on 3/19, Signed by Senate Speaker 3/21, Signed by House Speaker 3/21, Sent to Governor 3/21. Signed by Governor on 4/2/

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB1498

SYNOPSIS: Exempts religious organizations and religious institutions that provide limited respite care services programs from licensure for providing adult day care.

STATUS: Introduced 1/9, Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee 1/17, Assigned to Health subcommittee. Placed on Health s/c for 2/28, Sponsor added 3/1. Placed on Rules 3/7, Placed on regular calendar 3/8. Placed on regular calendar for 3/12, Companion SB substituted 3/12. Comp became Pub Ch 607 on 4/4.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1777

SYNOPSIS: Requires the commission on aging and disabilities to design and oversee a resource mapping of federal, state, and nongovernmental resources and funding streams that support the health, safety, and welfare of persons 60 years of age or older.

STATUS: Introduced 1/23, referred to Senate Health and Welfare 1/25, Placed on H&W calendar for 2/14 & passed, Placed on Senate Consent calendar for 2/22, Passed Senate 30-0, Engrossed & ready to transmit to the House, Substitute for House Companion 2/26 & Passed House 97-0, Transmitted to Governor. Signed by Governor 3/9.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB1750

SYNOPSIS: Requires the commission on aging and disabilities to design and oversee a resource mapping of federal, state, and nongovernmental resources and funding streams that support the health, safety, and welfare of persons 60 years of age or older.

STATUS: Introduced 1/23, Placed on Health Subcommittee for 2/7, Recommended for passage & referred to Health Committee for 2/13. Recommended for passage & referred to Rules on 2/22, Placed on Consent calendar for 2/26. Companion signed by Governor 3/9.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB2561

SYNOPSIS: Establishes the state palliative care and quality of life council to advise the executive director of the Tennessee commission on aging and disability on issues related to palliative care.

STATUS: Introduced 2/1, Passed second consideration and referred to Health Welfare Committee 2/5. Placed on Government Operations Calendar for 3/14. Placed on Senate Government operations Committee calendar for 3/14, Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee 3/14. Placed on Senate Ways and Means for 4/17. Companion House Bill 2118 substituted 4/23, Sponsor added 4/24 & 4/25.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB2621

SYNOPSIS: Enacts the "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2018." - Amends TCA Title 39; Title 40 and Title 71.

STATUS: Introduced 2/1, Passed on second consideration and referred to Judiciary Committee. Recommended for passage 3/27, Referred to Senate Ways and Means Committee 9-0 on 4/3. Companion House Bill 2159 Substituted 4/24, Sponsor added 4/25.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB2159

SYNOPSIS: Enacts the "Elderly and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act of 2018.

STATUS: Introduced 1/31, Referred to Health Committee-Criminal Justice 2/5, Assigned to Health committee Subcommittee 2/7. Sponsors added 2/12, 2/13, 2/15 3/1, Placed on Health subcommittee calendar for 3/1. Placed on Health subcommittee calendar for 3/1, placed on Health Sub committee calendar for 3/14. Placed on Senate State & Local Government Calendar for 3/1, Recommended for passage 3/13. Referred to Health Committee and placed on calendar for 3/27. Referred to Health Committee and placed on calendar for 3/27, Received in Criminal Justice Committee 4/3 and placed on calendar for 4/10. Placed on subcommittee calendar for 4/18. Passed House 94-0 4/24. Transmitted to Senate 4/24, Passed Senate as amended 32-0 4/24, House concurred with Senate amendments 85-0 4/25. Signed by the Speaker 5/2.

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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HB2118

SYNOPSIS: Establishes the state palliative care and quality of life council to advise the executive director of the Tennessee commission on aging and disability on issues related to palliative care.

STATUS: Introduced 2/1, Referred to Health Committee 2/5, Referred to Health subcommittee, Placed on Health committee for 2/14. recommended for passage by Health subcommittee & referred to Health committee, Placed on Health Calendar for 2/27, Placed on Government Operations calendar for 3/7, placed on Government Operations calendar for 3/14. Placed on Government Operations calendar for 3/7, Recommended for passage 3/14 referred to Finance, Ways and Means. Placed on subcommittee calendar for 3/28. Placed on House regular calendar for 4/12. Passed House 95-0. Received in Senate 4/16, Passed Senate as amended 32-0, concurred in House 92-0 4/24, Signed by Speaker 4/25. Signed by Senate Speaker 5/1.

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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