Wednesday, February 10th
House Consumer & Human Resources Committee, 10:30 a.m., LP 30
House State Government Subcommittee, 12:00 p.m., LP 29
House Bill 1494 (SB 1656):
Under this piece of legislation, any teacher who is a part of the TCRS program must forfeit his or her retirement benefits if convicted of any misdemeanor sexual offense related to employment.
House Bill 1969 (SB 2267):
Similar to the "Tennessee Workers Protection Act," this bill would enact the "Protect Tennessee Citizens and Workers Act."
House Bill 2442 (SB 2440):
This is a good bill that prohibits a state employer from asking about a potential employee's criminal history on an initial application.
House Transportation Subcommittee, 12:00 p.m., LP 16
House Bill 1027 (SB 1370):
A good piece of legislation from last year, this bill creates the "Public Construction Contractor Safety Act."
House Local Government Subcommittee, 1:30 p.m., LP 30
House Bill 1475 (SB 1671):
This bill seeks to eliminate early voting for a special general election if there is no opposition for any office.
House Bill 1842 (SB 1959):
This piece of legislation calls for more early voting sites for counties with a population that's greater than 62,000.
House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee, 3:00 p.m., LP 29
House Bill 1904 (SB 1726):
One of our bills this year, this piece of legislation encourages employers to provide employees who are veterans paid or unpaid time off for Veterans Day.
House Bill 997 (SB 721):
This is the infamous Workers' Comp "Opt Out" bill from last year. We spoke with the committee secretary, and the only reason this bill is on the agenda is so that it can be officially taken off notice.