Removes expiration dates of July 1, 2023 on good, protective laws enacted concerning COVID-19

State: TN
Bill Number: HB 2/SB 11
Position: SUPPORT
Action Required: NONE
Status: ENACTED, SB 11 was signed by Governor Bill Lee on 3/21/2023, effective date 3/21/2023, Public Chapter 48

Legislation Details:

UPDATE: 5/17/2023 - SB 11 was enacted as Public Chapter 48 with effective date 3/21/2023.

UPDATE: 3/21/2023 - SB 11 was signed by Governor Bill Lee on 3/21/2023.

UPDATE: 3/13/2023 - SB 11 was transmitted to Governor Bill Lee on 3/13/2023. 

UPDATE: 3/8/2023 - SB 11 passed and was signed by the House Speaker on 3/8/2023 after being substituted for HB 2.  

SB 11 and HB 2 were introduced on 1/10/2023. SB 11 is sponsored by Senator Johnson. HB 2 is sponsored by Representative Zachary. 

This bill would remove the expiration dates of July 1, 2023 from bills that were passed concerning COVID-19.  

The Tennessee legislature passed a number of laws and ordinances related to the pandemic.  

See news article - https://www.cbs42.com/regional/tennessee-news/tennessee-gop-senator-files-bill-to-make-covid-restrictions-ban-permanent-law/ 

SECTION 1. Chapter 896 of the Public Acts of 2022, is amended by deleting Section 2: 

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 14-1-101, is amended by deleting subdivisions (1 ), (2), (6), (7), (10), (11 ), (12), (13), (17), (19), and (20). 

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 14-6-104, is amended by deleting the following section:

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 14-5-102, is amended by deleting the section (expiration date for liability protections arising from COVID-19 14-5-101)

SECTION 4. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 9-8-307(j), is amended by deleting the last sentence:

 This subsection (j) terminates on July 1, 2023, but continues to apply to any loss, illness, injury, or death occurring before July 1, 2023, to which none of the exceptions listed in § 14-5-101(d) apply.

SECTION 5. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 29-20-205(10), is amended by deleting the last sentence:

 This subdivision (10) terminates on July 1, 2023, but continues to apply to any loss, illness, injury, or death occurring before July 1, 2023, to which none of the exceptions listed in § 14-5-101(d) apply.

SECTION 6. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 29-20-310(f), is amended by deleting subdivision (4):

 (4) This subsection (f) terminates on July 1, 2023, but continues to apply to any loss, illness, injury, or death occurring before July 1, 2023, to which none of the exceptions listed in § 14-5-101(d) apply.death occurring before July 1, 2023, to which none of the exceptions listed in § 14-5-101(d) apply.

SECTION 7. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-7-159, is amended by deleting the last sentence:

 This section terminates on July 1, 2023, but continues to apply to any loss, illness, injury, or death occurring before July 1, 2023, to which none of the exceptions listed in § 14-5-101(d) apply.

SECTION 8. This act takes effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0011&GA=113 - text, status and history for SB 11/HB 2