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Bills tracked by TNAMFT - 2018 Legislative Session

This document was provided by TNAMFT lobbyist Jenny Ford.  

SB41/HB3 

Sole practitioner licensed clinical social workers exempt from subpoena to trial on DCS cases only.  

Sponsors: 

Sen. Southerland, Steve , Rep. Goins, Tilman 

Senate Status: 

04/18/18 - Senate passed with amendment 1 (016527). 

House Status: 

04/19/18 - House concurred in Senate amendment 1 (016527). 

Executive Status: 

05/07/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0851 effective July 1, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC851.pdf 

SB1510/HB2164 

Amendment to the 2014 Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Act concerning LEAs. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Massey, Becky , Rep. Moody, Debra 

Senate Status: 

03/15/18 - Senate passed with amendment 4 (014706). 

House Status: 

03/19/18 - House passed. 

Executive Status: 

04/03/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0609 effective April 2, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC609.pdf 

SB1527/HB1621 

Sunset extended to 2022 - Council on children's mental health care. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Bell, Mike , Rep. Faison, Jeremy 

Senate Status: 

02/01/18 - Senate passed. 

House Status: 

02/12/18 - House passed. 

Executive Status: 

02/27/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0505 effective February 22, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC505.pdf 

SB1626/HB1460 

Permissive bill that allows LEAs to establish recovery high schools. Details operation of these schools. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Gresham, Dolores , Rep. Smith, Eddie 

Senate Status: 

02/12/18 - Senate passed with amendment 1 (012120). 

House Status: 

03/05/18 - House passed. 

Executive Status: 

03/21/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0569 effective March 16, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC569.pdf 

SB1634/HB1555 

Banned loss of professional license if an individual defaults on a student loan. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Yarbro, Jeff , Rep. Gilmore, Brenda 

Senate Status: 

02/20/18 - Senate Commerce & Labor Committee deferred to last calendar. 

House Status: 

03/01/18 - Withdrawn in House. 

SB1657/HB1680 

Bans TN Student Assistance Corporation from attempting to revoke licenses of professionals defaulting on student loans. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Dickerson, Steven , Rep. Clemmons, John 

Senate Status: 

03/06/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee. 

House Status: 

02/20/18 - Taken off notice in House Business & Utilities Subcommittee. 

SB1666/HB1583 

Requires state pay education expenses of children in state custody. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Dickerson, Steven , Rep. Kane, Roger 

Senate Status: 

01/24/18 - Referred to Senate Health & Welfare Committee. 

House Status: 

01/22/18 - Referred to House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee. 

SB1710/HB1749 

Medical Cannabis Act. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Dickerson, Steven , Rep. Faison, Jeremy 

Senate Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee. 

House Status: 

04/10/18 - Taken off notice in House Health Committee. 

SB1718/HB1795 

Adds community mental health centers to definition of healthcare organization to allow participation in quality improvement committees. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Stevens, John , Rep. Farmer, Andrew 

Senate Status: 

03/05/18 - Senate passed. 

House Status: 

03/08/18 - House passed. 

Executive Status: 

03/26/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0593 effective March 22, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC593.pdf 

SB1726/HB1901 

Mental health service providers - list of accrediting organizations.  

Sponsors: 

Sen. Bell, Mike , Rep. Brooks, Kevin 

Senate Status: 

02/28/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Health & Welfare Committee. 

House Status: 

03/05/18 - Withdrawn in House. 

SB1743/HB2022 

Participation in recovery court - staying of order to revoke driver license. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Johnson, Jack , Rep. Farmer, Andrew 

Senate Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee. 

House Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee. 

SB1757/HB2560 

Prohibits next of kin from requesting an autopsy unless its deemed the decedent committed suicide. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Johnson, Jack , Rep. Butt, Sheila 

Senate Status: 

03/26/18 - Senate concurred in House amendment 1 (013906). 

House Status: 

03/19/18 - House passed with amendment 1 (013906). 

Executive Status: 

04/19/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0714 effective April 12, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC714.pdf 

SB1797/HB1510 

Tennessee Fire Fighter and EMT PTSD Treatment Act. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Ketron, Bill , Rep. Whitson, Sam 

Senate Status: 

04/19/18 - Senate passed with amendment 1 (013054) and amendment 2 (015800). 

House Status: 

04/24/18 - House passed. Sent to Governor.

SB1798/HB1491 

TN Firefighter Cancer Act. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Ketron, Bill , Rep. Reedy, Jay 

Senate Status: 

03/20/18 - Senate Commerce & Labor Committee deferred to summer study. 

House Status: 

03/21/18 - Taken off notice in House State Government Subcommittee. 

SB1848/HB1774 

Creates a juvenile drug court treatment program. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Dickerson, Steven , Rep. Smith, Eddie 

Senate Status: 

04/23/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee. 

House Status: 

04/18/18 - Taken off notice in House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee. 

SB1884/HB1873 

Coverage for behavioral health treatment. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Briggs, Richard , Rep. McCormick, Gerald 

Senate Status: 

03/13/18 - Senate Commerce & Labor Committee deferred to 03/20/18. 

House Status: 

01/31/18 - Referred to House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee. 

Executive Status: 

03/12/18 - Joint Council on Pensions and Insurance released to standing committees with unfavorable comment and amendment 1 (013423). 

SB1927/HB1956 

Veteran representation on the statewide planning and policy council. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Briggs, Richard , Rep. Rogers, Courtney 

Senate Status: 

02/15/18 - Senate passed. 

House Status: 

04/02/18 - House passed. 

Executive Status: 

04/19/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0732 effective April 18, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC732.pdf 

SB1952/HB1580 

Creates the Class C misdemeanor criminal offense of hazing. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Kyle, Sara , Rep. Gilmore, Brenda 

Senate Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee. 

House Status: 

04/02/18 - House Criminal Justice Committee deferred to summer study after adopting amendment 1 (014480). 

SB2029/HB2690 

Privacy protections for students' education and health records. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Green, Mark , Rep. Weaver, Terri 

Senate Status: 

04/18/18 - Senate passed. 

House Status: 

04/17/18 - House passed with amendment 1 (015136). 

Executive Status: 

05/07/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0910 effective July 1, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC910.pdf 

SB2040/HB2026 

Unlicensed persons who treat or diagnose mental health disorders. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Lundberg, Jon , Rep. Farmer, Andrew 

Senate Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Judiciary Committee. 

House Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee. 

SB2127/HB2150 

Creates the professional art therapist advisory committee. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Jackson, Ed , Rep. Pitts, Joe 

Senate Status: 

03/14/18 - Senate Government Operations Committee recommended. Sent to Senate Health & Welfare Committee. 

House Status: 

04/23/18 - Held on House clerk's desk. 

SB2165/HB2355 

Allows healthcare provider insurance claim forms to be available online. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Briggs, Richard , Rep. McCormick, Gerald 

Senate Status: 

04/25/18 - Senate concurred in House amendment 2 (014782). 

House Status: 

04/24/18 - House passed with amendment 2 (014782). 

Executive Status: 

05/09/18 - Sent to governor. 

SB2197/HB1671 

Revises definition of “certified counselor” for purposes of “debt counseling” services. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Roberts, Kerry , Rep. Keisling, Kelly 

Senate Status: 

04/04/18 - Senate passed. 

House Status: 

03/26/18 - House passed with amendment 1 (013953). 

Executive Status: 

04/24/18 - Enacted as Public Chapter 0763 effective April 19, 2018. 

Public Chapter: 

PC763.pdf 

SB2216/HB1509 

Revoking of professional license for defaulting on student loan. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Swann, Art , Rep. Powell, Jason 

Senate Status: 

02/27/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Commerce & Labor Committee. 

House Status: 

02/28/18 - House Business & Utilities Committee deferred to last calendar. 

SB2258/HB1832 

Scheduling of controlled substances and their analogues and derivatives. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Norris, Mark , Rep. Hawk, David 

Senate Status: 

04/25/18 - Senate adopted conference committee report (017846). 

House Status: 

04/25/18 - House adopted conference committee report (017846). 

Executive Status: 

04/26/18 - Sent to Governor. 

SB2261/HB2271 

Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Norris, Mark , Rep. Hawk, David 

Senate Status: 

04/25/18 - Senate reconsidered its actions, withdrew Senate amendment 3, and repassed the bill . 

House Status: 

04/25/18 - House non-concurred in Senate amendment 3. 

Executive Status: 

04/25/18 - Sent to GovernorÆ›. 

SB2325/HB2630 

Creates first responder treatment court programs. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Kyle, Sara , Rep. Turner, Johnnie 

Senate Status: 

02/05/18 - Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee. 

House Status: 

02/07/18 - Referred to House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. 

SB2352/HB2580 

Study on resources to assist children and youth impacted by the opioid epidemic. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Massey, Becky , Rep. Ragan, John 

Senate Status: 

03/07/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Health & Welfare Committee. 

House Status: 

02/28/18 - Taken off notice in House Health Subcommittee. 

SB2393/HB2472 

Revises provisions of the Tennessee Community Schools Act. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Dickerson, Steven , Rep. Love Jr., Harold 

Senate Status: 

04/24/18 - Taken off notice in Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee. 

House Status: 

04/23/18 - Taken off notice in House Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee after adopting amendment 1 (017616). 

SB2411/HB2458 

Mental health crisis management training for Department of Veterans Services employees. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Kyle, Sara , Rep. Hardaway, G.A. 

Senate Status: 

03/27/18 - Taken off notice in Senate State & Local Government Committee. 

House Status: 

03/21/18 - Taken off notice in House State Government Subcommittee. 

SB2414/HB2417 

Creating first responder treatment court program. 

Sponsors: 

Sen. Kyle, Sara , Rep. Hardaway, G.A. 

Senate Status: 

02/05/18 - Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee. 

House Status: 

04/03/18 - Taken off notice in House Civil Justice Subcommittee. 

  

 Click Here to download a letter from TNAMFT in 2018 opposing occupational therapists becoming designated as Mental Health Service Providers (see SB1797/HB1510).

Click Here to download a second letter from AAMFT in 2018 opposing occupational therapists becoming designated as Mental Health Service Providers (see SB1797/HB1510).  



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