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2011 Opinions


11-01 January 5, 2011 McDaniel, Steve- Representative Validity of Petition for Referendum on County "Wheel Tax"
11-02 January 7, 2011 McCormick, Gerald-Representative Status of Interim County Mayor as Member of County Commission
11-03 January 7, 2011 Lane, Minnie-Chair, Tennessee Private Investigation and Polygraph Commission Inapplicability of Private Investigators Licensing Act to Photographic Traffic Monitoring Systems
11-04 January 7, 2011 Bowden, Stephen-Judge Retired Misdemeanor Cases
11-05 January 10, 2011 Hardaway, G.A. - Representative Voting Eligibility in Referendum Pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-502
11-06 January 11, 2011 Hargett, Tre- Secretary of State Regulatory Board's Authority to Approve Settlement in Absence of Intervenor Approval
11-07 January 13, 2011 McCormick, Gerald- Representative Corporate Contributions to Political Action Committees under 2010 Tenn. Pub. Acts Ch. 1095
11-08 January 14, 2011 Fyke, James H.- Commissioner Federal and State Law for Reburial and Display of Native American Remains and Artifacts
11-09 January 18, 2011 Yager, Ken- Senator Confidentiality of Orders of Protection
11-10 January 18, 2011 Woodall, Jerry- District Attorney General Drug Court Treatment Programs
11-11 January 19, 2011 Butt, Sheila- Representative Authority of City Manager and Commissioners under City Manager-Commission Charter
11-12 January 27, 2011 Cooper, Barbara- Representative Sentence Credit for Criminal Defendant's First Day of Incarceration Following Arrest
11-13 January 31, 2011 Finney, Lowe- Senator Change in Selection of Utility District Commissioners under Tenn. Code Ann. § 7-82-307(a)(7)
11-14 February 8, 2011

Barnes, Tim - Senator

Johnson, Phillip - Representative

Johnson, Curtis - Representative

Pitts, Joe - Representative

Hiring Superintendent under Tenn. Code Ann. § 7-52-114(b)
11-15 February 9, 2011 Williams, Kent- Representative Appointment of Planning Director
11-16 February 15, 2011 Southerland, Steve- Senator Off Highway Vehicle Use in State Forests
11-17 February 15, 2011 Fitzhugh, Craig- Representative Authority of a City Court to Punish for Contempt of Court
11-18 February 22, 2011 Burks, Charlotte- Senator Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-3-301(c): Legality of Compensation for Performing Marriages
11-19 February 28, 2011 Favors, JoAnne H.- Representative Hamilton County Commission Withholding PILOT Funds from Hamilton County School Board
11-20 March 4, 2011 White, James W.- Fiscal Review Committee Use of Net Lottery Proceeds
11-21 March 11, 2011

Overbey, Doug- Senator

Montgomery, Richard- Representative

Confidentiality of Records and Testimony Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Investigations
11-22 March 14, 2011 Shepard, David- Representative Reimbursement for Transportation of Individuals to be Involuntarily Hospitalized
11-23 March 14, 2011 Faulk, Mike- Senator Constitutionality of Repeal of Post-Conviction Procedure Act
11-24 March 18, 2011 McNally, Randy- Senator Controlled Substance Database
11-25 March 21, 2011 Henry, Douglas- Senator Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008
11-26 March 22, 2011 Casada, Glen- Representative Vocational Rehabilitation Services Comparable Benefits Requirement
11-27 March 24, 2011 Halford, Curtis- Representative Setting tax rates for special school districts
11-28 March 24, 2011 Herron, Roy- Senator Applicability of Tennessee Law to Synthetic Forms of LSD and Cocaine
11-29 March 25, 2011

Barnes, Tim - Senator

Johnson, Phillip - Representative

Johnson, Curtis - Representative

Pitts, Joe - Representative

Organization of the Clarksville Electric Power Board
11-30 March 28, 2011 Beavers, Mae- Senator Constitutionality of limitation of intrastate telephone switched access charges
11-31 April 11, 2011 Watson, Eric- Representative Constitutionality of Proposed "Victims of Crime Executive Clemency Notification Act"
11-32 April 11, 2011 Camper, Karen- Representative Constitutionality of "Exclusionary Rule Reform Act"
11-33 April 12, 2011 Bell, Mike- Senator Termination of Parental Rights Under Tenn. Code Ann.  § 36-1-113(g)(6)
11-34 April 12, 2011

Finney, Lowe- Senator

Fitzhugh, Craig- Representative

Turner, Mike- Representative

Constitutionality of requiring voter photo identification
11-35 April 15, 2011 Burks, Charlotte- Senator Utility District Operating at a Loss
11-36 April 21, 2011 Haynes, Joe- Senator Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act
11-37 April 26, 2011 Rich, Barrett- Representative Authority to Close and/or Consolidate Schools
11-38 April 26, 2011 Towns, Joe Jr.- Representative Altering Term of County Assessor
11-39 April 28, 2011 Marrero, Beverly- Senator Applicability of Blind Vendors Program to Municipal Property
11-40 April 28, 2011 Sargent, Charles- Representative Definition of the Term "Check" in the Deferred Presentment Services Act
11-41 May 5, 2011 Ketron, Bill- Senator Tennessee Executive Residence Preservation Foundation
11-42 May 5, 2011 Stewart, Mike- Representative Constitutionality of Proposed "Lawful Immigration Enforcement Act"
11-43 May 11, 2011 McCormick, Gerald- Representative Statute of Limitations Regarding Physician Discipline
11-44 May 17, 2011 Bell, Mike- Senator Requiring Home School Students to Take TCAP and Other Examinations
11-45 May 18, 2011 Bell, Mike- Senator "Public Safety Agencies" Exemption from Registration and Inspection Fee for Radiation Machines
11-46 May 19, 2011 McCormick, Gerald- Representative County Trustee's Commission for Handling Local Option Sales Tax Funds
11-47 May 19, 2011 Hill, Larry- President, Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Board of Pharmacy
11-48 May 26, 2011 Elks, Danielle- Executive Director, Alcoholic Beverage Commission Wholesaler liquor licenses
11-49 May 31, 2011 Alexander, David- Representative Liquor Barrel Tax
11-50 June 16, 2011 Watson, Eric- Representative County Commissioner Employed by the County
11-51 June 22, 2011 McDonald, Mike- Representative Regulation of Eyelash Tinting by Board of Cosmetology
11-52 June 28, 2011

McNally, Randy- Senator

Sargent, Charles- Representative

Out-of-State Dealer's Nexus with Tennessee Due to Activities of In-State Distribution Center
11-53 June 30, 2011 McCormick, Gerald- Representative Powers of Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority Outside of its Service Area
11-54 July 6, 2011 Hardaway, G.A.- Representative Selection of exclusive bargaining representative
11-55 July 11, 2011 White, James W.- Executive Director Fiscal Review Committee Invalidity of Contracts that Contravene Obligation to Collect and Pay Sales Tax
11-56 July 11, 2011 Powers, Dennis- Representative Allocation of Sales and Use Taxes for Debts Incurred by County for Development at State Park
11-57 July 12, 2011 Hill, Matthew- Representative County Archives and Record Management Fee
11-58 July 18, 2011 Faulk, Mike- Senator Legality of Legislator Serving as a Dispute Resolution Neutral
11-59 July 18, 2011 Matlock, Jimmy- Representative Establishment and Maintenance of a Senior High School
11-60 July 22, 2011 Beavers, Mae- Senator Duties of Attorney in Office of Legal Services
11-61 August 8, 2011

Floyd, Richard- Representative

Tracy, Jim- Senator

Constitutionality of Restrictions on Use of Unmanned Traffic Enforcement Cameras
11-62 August 25, 2011 Williams, Kent- Representative Use of Proceeds From the Sale of Property Forfeited for Violations of the Drug Control Act
11-63 August 26, 2011 TN Corrections Institute Changes to the Tennessee Corrections Institute's Minimum Standards for Local Correctional Facilities
11-64 September 1, 2011

Tracy, Jim- Senator

Marsh, Pat- Representative

Certification and Training Requirements for County Sheriffs
11-65 September 13, 2011 Ramsey, Ronald- Lieutenant Governor Preference in THDA's Qualified Allocation Plan for Developments in Qualified Census Tracts
11-66 September 14, 2011 Southerland, Steve- Senator Failure to Appoint Successor Utilities Commissioner
11-67 September 15, 2011 Ragan, John D.- Representative Retailers' Sales Tax Act and Import and Export Taxes
11-68 September 15, 2011 Matheny, Judd- Representative County Budgeting Law of 1957 and Funding of Schools
11-69 September 15, 2011 Bottoms, Mike- District Attorney Holding Period Location Requirements of Scrap Jewelry and Metal Dealer's Act of 1980
11-70 September 16, 2011 Sawyer, Stanley B.- State Board of Accountancy State Board of Accountancy's Authority to Establish Compensation for Employees
11-71 October 3, 2011

McNally, Randy- Senator

Sargent, Charles- Representative

Out-of-State Dealer's Nexus as a Result of Activities of In-State Distribution Center
11-72 October 10, 2011 Faulk, Mike- Senator Jury Duty Compensation
11-73 October 13, 2011 Nixon, Gary- TN State Board of Education Dedicated Education Fund
11-74 October 17, 2011

Alexander, David- Representative

Stewart, Eric- Senator

County Medical Examiner and Coroner Serving on County Commission
11-75 October 21, 2011 Lundberg, John- Representative Determination of Navigability and Ownership of Land Beneath a River
11-76 November 1, 2011 Eldridge, Jimmy- Representative County's Responsibility for Payment of Court-Ordered Mental Health Evaluations
11-77 November 14, 2011 Faulk, Mike- Senator Coordinating Committee under Local Planning Law
11-78 November 15, 2011 Hargett, Tre- Secretary of State Publication of Rule Following Court's Invalidation of Rule Amendments
11-79 November 17, 2011 Norris, Mark- Senator Creditors' Claims under the Tennessee Investment Services Act of 2007
11-80 December 5, 2011 Bass, Eddie- Representative Senior Drivers
11-81 December 5, 2011 Nixon, Gary- TN State Board of Education Authority of the State Board of Education to Set Compensation
11-82 December 12, 2011

Denson, Fred R.- General Counsel

Military Department of Tennessee

Tennessee State Guard Entitlement to Unpaid Leave of Absence
11-83 December 29, 2011 Drew Rawlins- Bureau of Ethics and Finance Application of Campaign Finance Laws to Limited Liability Companies

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