Three new DUI laws in Tennessee in 2016

Before you indulge in the bottle of wine you just bought at the grocery store, know that a series of new drunk driving laws just took effect. Those laws strengthen penalties for repeat offenders, require background checks to detect prior DUI arrests and mean more drunk drivers will have special ignition devices installed on their

Highlights of New Laws Enacted on January 1, 2016 in Tennessee

  HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW TENNESSEE LAWS ENACTED ON JANUARY 1, 2016 Animal Abuser Registration Act – The Legislature voted to create an animal abuser register.  This law establishes a publicly accessible list on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation website of any person convicted of an animal abuse offense on or after January 1, 2016 and requires

Pro-Gun Bills Signed into Law in Tennessee

Having passed the Tennessee Legislature earlier this session, several pro-gun bills have recently become law.  The following pro-gun measures passed the Tennessee legislature and have been signed into law by Governor Bill Haslam: House Bill 745, sponsored by state Representative Holsclaw (R-4) and state Senator Niceley (R-8), creates a lifetime handgun carry permit.  This law

New Laws Take Effect January 1, 2014 in Tennessee

New Laws Effective in Tennessee in 2014 January 1, 2014: Perhaps the most notable new law taking effect on Jan. 1, 2014, in Tennessee is one that requires to start collecting sales taxes from its Tennessee customers – passed by the Legislature in 2012 in accordance with a deal negotiated by Governor Bill Haslam’s