BILLS will be posted by Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

Here are the bills! The first 12 are for the first session, the next 12 are for the second session, and the last 13 are for the Final session on Tuesday. Please print them out--research--and bring them and your research notes with you in a binder on Monday morning, March 18th.

SESSION 1:

A Resolution to Rename Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
SV Bill 101
Sponsored by Sen. Kyrie Hall

Whereas Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan,
and whereas the Ku Klux Klan is a white-supremacist hate group and domestic terrorist organization, which the State of Tennessee does not support,
and whereas Wilma Rudolph was an African-American sprinter from Tennessee who overcame polio and won three Olympic gold medals,
and whereas naming a state park after someone honors that person,
Therefore be it resolved that Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park shall be renamed Wilma Rudolph State Park.

A Bill to Ban Radar Scanners in the State of Tennessee
SV Bill 102
Sponsored by Sen. Collin Myers

Section 1) Be it resolved that all radar scanners and detectors shall be made illegal in the state of Tennessee, except for use in government vehicles, with a fine of $250 and confiscation of the device for any violations.

Section 2) Vehicle radar scanner (radar detector) shall be defined as any device that is used to detect whether or not a vehicle’s speed is being monitored (by police or otherwise) that is installed or used in or from a vehicle.
Government vehicle shall be defined as any vehicle owned and operated by the United States government, including any state, county, or city police forces.

Section 3) This plan shall be enforced by the government of Tennessee, as well as the federal government if necessary, along with local and federal police forces.

Section 4) No additional funding is necessary, but any unforeseen enforcement costs will come out of the current police budget.

Section 5) There are currently no laws regarding the use or possession of radar scanners in (personal vehicles) in the state of Tennessee.

Section 6) This plan will take effect two months after passing, to allow time for citizens to be made aware of, and take any necessary action needed to conform to above legislation.

A Bill to Restrict Vending Machines in Public Schools
SV Bill 103
Sponsored by Sen. Jamie Shawver

SECTION 1:
Be it enacted that vending machines that dispense junk food and soft drinks high in sugar be banned from public schools in the state of Tennessee.

SECTION 2:
Vending machine is defined as:
An electronic machine used to dispense a product after a certain amount of money has been inserted into the machine.

Junk food is defined as:
Food that is high in calories and low in nutritional content.

Section 3:
As this law is purely legislative, no funding will be required.

Section 4:
This bill will be enforced by the Tennessee board of education.

Section 5:
All laws or parts of laws that conflict with this bill are hereby declared nullified and void

A State Bill to Lower the Legal BAC Limit
SV Bill 104
Sponsored by Sen. Maddie Farley

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by this student congress here assembled that the legal limit for blood alcohol content (to be referred to in this bill as BAC) in Tennessee shall be changed to 0.05%.

SECTION 2: BAC limit is defined as the legal blood alcohol content limit that defines what constitutes driving under the influence. However, the limit for commercial drivers shall remain at 0.04%.

SECTION 3: This legislation requires no funding as it is purely legislative and shall be enforced through normal means.

SECTION 4: This law shall go into effect August 1, 2019.

SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Ban Railroad Quiet Zones
SV Bill 105
Sponsored By Sen. Jason Whipp

SECTION I) Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that Railroad Quiet Zones (49 CFR 222.35) be banned in the state of Tennessee. That all trains must sound the standard horn signal at every highway/rail grade crossing.

SECTION II) Railroad Quiet Zones are “a segment of a rail line within one or a number of
consecutive public highway-rail (roadway) grade crossings at which locomotive horns are not
routinely sounded.” Defined by Federal Railway Administration

SECTION III) No funding will be needed, however any possible unforeseen costs will be covered by funds from the 130 program, a nickname for a federal aid program authorized by United States Code Title 23, Section 130, and administered through the state by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

SECTION IV) Enforcement for this bill will be the FRA, Tennessee DOT, and the Tennessee
Office of Rail Safety and Inspection.

SECTION V) All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void

A Bill to Ban Car Honking & Sirens on the Radio
SV Bill 106
Sponsored by Sen. Lauren Tant

Section 1 – Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled: that radio stations are not allowed to play spots on their station that include the sound of car honking or police sirens.

Section 2- Violating this will result in fines charged to the stations in violation.

Section 3- No funding is required for this bill

Section 4- This bill will go into effect upon passage.

Section 5- Any bill or part of a bill in conflict with this bill will be considered null & void.

A Bill to Require Carriage Driver Licensing in the state of Tennessee
SV Bill 107
Sponsored by Sen. Ashley Chord

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that anyone driving a carriage in the state of TN must have a carriage driver’s license in order to drive a carriage on public road ways. Any citizen driving a carriage without a license will be fined $1000.00 per incident.

SECTION 2:
Public road ways will be defined as being any road, street, highway, thoroughfare, or any other place (whether a thoroughfare or not) which is commonly used by the public or any section thereof or to which the public or any section thereof has a right of access; a main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities;
A carriage will be defined as any wheeled transportation that is pulled by an animal or animals (wagons, surreys, carts, training carts, etc.).

SECTION 3: This bill will be enforced by TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation).

SECTION 4: Funding will be handled through the TDOT budget.

SECTION 5: This bill will go into effect September 1, 2019.

SECTION 6: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this bill will be declared null and void.

A Bill to Reduce the Size of Drug Free Zones in Tennessee
SV Bill 108
Sponsored by Sen. Braeden Farley

Mandate 1: Be it enacted that drug-free zones in Tennessee regulated under the Drug Free School Zone Act be reduced in size from 1000 feet to 500 feet.

Mandate 2: Drug-free zones shall be defined as areas that cover a thousand-foot radius around day cares, libraries, recreation centers, and parks. Buying, selling, or simply possessing drugs in these areas leads to severe terms without the possibility of parole.

Mandate 3: No funding is needed as this plan is legislative in nature.

Mandate 4: This will be enforced by the Tennessee Department of Justice and all other necessary agencies.

Mandate 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill To Restore Voting Rights to Former Felons
SV Bill 109
Sponsored by Sen. Avian Hall

Section 1: Be it enacted that felons who have been released from prison here by regain voting rights.

Section 2: A felony is defined as crimes punishable by one year or more in state prison. Felons are designated in classes A, B, C, D, and E.

Section 3: No funding is necessary because this bill is legislative in nature.

Section 4: Enforcement, The TN Secretary of State, and the TN Election Commission.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Spay/Neuter all Household Animals
SV Bill110
Sponsored by Sen. Alleah Dudley

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that all households must spay/neuter their dog and/or cat. An exception to this bill is if you are a licensed breeder. Offspring must also be spayed or neutered before being put up for adoption. Any household found with cats or dogs that are not spayed/neutered will be fined $50 per week until the animal is spayed/neutered.
Section 2: Definitions:
A. Household shall be defined as any building or part of a building that houses a single person or family.
Section 3: This bill shall go into effect upon July 1st, 2019.
Section 4: This bill shall be enforced by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Increase the funding to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Agency
SV Bill 111
Sponsorship open

Section 1 : Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that:
Mandate 1: Funding to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Agency will be increased by 20%.
Mandate 2: 5% of the increased funding will be directed to conduct safety belt school
zone enforcement searches in each of the eight THP Districts each month.
Mandate 3: The last remaining 15% will increase the number of sobriety checkpoints
and officers monitoring Tennessee’s highways.

Section 2 Definitions:
Tennessee: A state in the central south-eastern US; population 6,214,888 (est. 2008); capital, Nashville.
Highway Patrol: In the United States , the highway patrol is the part of the police force within a particular state that is responsible for making sure that the roads are safe and for dealing with drivers who break the law. - Collins English Dictionary

Section 3 Enforcement: No enforcement needed. This is purely legislative.

Section 4 Funding and timeline: This plan will be funded by the Tennessee state government.
Timeline: This plan will take effect next fiscal year 2020.

Section 5: All state or federal laws conflicting with this bill will be considered and are ,hereby, declared null and void.

A Bill to Reinstate the Death Penalty for First Degree Murder
SV Bill 112
Sponsorship open

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED that the death penalty for first degree murder be reinstated in the state of Tennessee. No one convicted of first degree murder shall in any case avert the death penalty, although appeals (by that individual) may be made to higher courts.

Section 2: This bill will be enforced by, and any necessary funding will come from, the system of justice already in place in Tennessee.

Section 3: This bill will go into effect on January 1, 2020.

Section 4: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

SESSION 2:

A Bill to Require School Districts to Keep Accurate Budgets of Their Lunch Program and Report Biannually
SV Bill 201
Sponsored By: Sen. Daysha Boles

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that school districts be required to keep accurate budgets of funds provided for their lunch program and report biannually. The superintendent will be responsible for making sure that the budget report is accurate before it is sent to the federal government. The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service will be responsible for receiving the budget report and making sure that it is accurate. School districts that misrepresent their use of these funds will receive a fine of twice the amount of misappropriated funds. Along with the fine, all employees that are found to be a part of misrepresentation or misuse of funds will be terminated from their employment.

SECTION 2: Biannually will be defined as twice a year.
School districts will be defined as areas in a city or county that oversee public schools in that geographic location.
Accurate Budget will be defined as a complete account for how the federal funds for school lunches have been spent.

SECTION 3: This bill will be enforced by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

SECTION 4: No extra funding is needed for this bill.

SECTION 5: This bill will go into effect August 2019.

SECTION 6: All other laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill to convert the standard energy source from fossil fuels to renewable energy
SV Bill 202
Sponsored by Sen. Niesje Wiersma

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that renewable energy become the standard for all power sources. Companies and citizens will receive a 20% federal income tax deduction annually until 2050 once they have converted to renewable energy as their source of power. A 20% penalty on individual and corporate income tax will begin in the year 2030 for those individuals or corporation who have not converted. Penalties will continue until the individual or corporation completes the conversion.

SECTION 2: Renewable energy is defined as energy collected from resources which are naturally replenished. Examples of such energy are solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric energy, biomass, hydrogen and fuel cells, and geothermal power.

SECTION 3: This shall be enforced by the United States Department of Energy

SECTION 4: This bill will be funded by the United States Department of Energy

SECTION 5: This bill will go into effect on January 1st 2020

SECTION 6: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Not the Robot Anymore!
Telemarketing Banned
SV Bill 203
Sponsored by Sen. Hyrum Leishman

Section 1: Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that Automated telemarketing calls, hereafter referred to as ATC, be banned nationwide; Those violating this law (all individuals associated with offending company) shall be fined $20 US dollars per call and receive automated, unblockable spam calls for 5-8 calls per day for 1 week per call made. For each additional call made the offender would receive an additional 5-8 calls per day for 1 week. These penalties will be given concurrently not consecutively.

Section 2: Definitions:
ATC being defined per the google dictionary as: the marketing of goods or services by means of telephone calls, typically unsolicited, to potential customers, via robots or pre-recorded messages.
Concurrently being defined per the google dictionary as: at the same time; simultaneously.

Section 3: Funding for this bill will be initiated with a $10,000,000 grant from the H1Bvisa program and will be sustained by fines collected.

Section 4: Bill will be enforced by the following agencies: Federal communication commission (FCC)

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill to label foods produced through mutagenesis
SV Bill 204
Sponsored by Sen. Scarlett Bailey

Section 1: Be it enacted to label all agricultural food products or animal feeds derived from mutagenesis by listing in plain, clear writing on the package this product is produced with genetic modification by mutagenesis.

Section 2: http://Encyclopedia.com: Mutagenesis is the process of inducing mutations. Mutations may occur due to exposure to natural mutagens such as ultraviolet (UV) light, to industrial or environmental mutagens such as benzene or asbestos, or by deliberate mutagenesis for purposes of genetic research. For geneticists, the study of mutagenesis is important because mutants reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying heredity and gene expression. Mutations are also important for studying protein function: Often the importance of a protein cannot be characterized unless a mutant can be made in which that protein is absent.

Section 3: No funding necessary

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the Federal government, FDA, Department of Agriculture, and the USDA.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict would hereby be null and void.

A Bill to Review All US Laws
SV Bill 205
Sponsored by Sen. Katie Leishman

Section 1: Be it enacted that all United States laws, apart from the constitution and its amendments, will be required to be reviewed and repassed every seven years, and otherwise will be declared null and void.

Section 2:
Law being defined as: a bill that has been passed by legislative and executive branches of the government.
Null and Void being defined as: having no force, binding power, or validity
Repassed being defined as: sent back through the bill to law process, must be voted on by the senate and house, and signed into law by the president.

Section 3: The bill will require no funding, as it is purely legislative.

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by congress, the president, and any other needed agency

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void

A Bill to Enact Physician Assisted Dying
SV Bill 206
Sponsored by Sen. Ashley Mueller

SECTION 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that a terminally ill individual with a prognosis of six months or less to live may request and self-administer medical aid-in-dying medication in order to voluntarily end his or her life. This bill also authorizes a physician to prescribe medical aid-in-dying medication to a terminally ill individual under certain conditions.

SECTION 2: Definitions:
A. Certain conditions shall be defined as: When two doctors determine a patient has no more than six months left to live and is mentally competent to ask for the medication. There is also a waiting period of 15 days between the first and second doctor’s approval.
B. Self-administered: The patient administering the medication to themselves.

SECTION 3: This bill shall go into effect upon July 1st, 2019.

SECTION 4: The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the FDA shall enforce all aspects of this bill.

SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Increase the Number of Visas
SV Bill 207
Sponsored by Sen. Braeden Farley

Mandate 1: Be it enacted by the Student Congress here assembled that the cap on the number of H-1B visas be raised to 195,000.

Mandate 2: The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101 that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

Mandate 3: This bill will be enforced by the United States Immigration and Citizenshp Services and any other necessary governing bodies.

Mandate 4: No funding is needed as this bill is purely legislative.

Mandate 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Ban the Production and Importation of Straws
SV Bill 208
Sponsored by Sen. A. Hall

Section 1. Be it enacted that no more plastic straws be allowed to be produced in the United States or imported from another country.

Section 2. A straw is a thin hollow tube of plastic for sucking drink from a container.

Section 3. No funding is necessary because this bill is legislative in nature.

Section 4. Enforcement: Federal Trade Commission and any other necessary governing bodies.

Section 5. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A bill to abolish Communication Management Units
SV Bill 209
Sponsored by Sen. Cameron Rodewald

BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:

SECTION 1. The United States Federal Government shall hereby abolish Communication Management Units.

SECTION 2. A communication management unit is a type of self-contained group within a facility in the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons that severely restricts, manages and monitors all outside communication (telephone, mail, visitation) of inmates in the unit.

SECTION 3. The United States Department of Justice will enforce this bill.

SECTION 4. No funding is necessary.

SECTION 5. All laws or parts of laws that are in conflict with this bill shall hereby be declared null and void.

A Bill to Protect Middle and High School Students
SV Bill 210
Sponsored by Sen. Maddie Farley

Section 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that school administrators and law enforcement officials are prohibited from questioning middle and high school students who are believed to have committed a crime until a legal guardian, a school social worker, or a licensed mental health professional are present.

Section 2: Questioning is defined as “the action of asking someone questions, especially in an official context.”

Section 3: No funding is necessary as this plan is strictly legislative in nature.

Section 4: This plan will be enforced by the US Dept of Education.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Ban Animal Testing
SV Bill 211
Sponsored by Sen. Daysha Boles

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that all forms of animal testing be banned in the United States. Any organization or individual found testing on animals after this bill goes into effect will receive an initial fine of 10,000 dollars and a 2,000 dollar fine for every day the testing continues after the initial fine.
SECTION 2: Animal Testing will be defined as any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm.
SECTION 3: This bill will be funded by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
SECTION 4: This bill will be enforced by the Federal Food and Drug Administration through the American Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where the animals will be evacuated and adopted out.
SECTION 5: This bill shall go into effect in one year after its passing.
SECTION 6: All other laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution to Stop Alarm over “Climate Change”
SV Bill 212
Sponsorship open

WHEREAS no substantial amount of climate change is happening.
And WHEREAS actions taken to stop supposed “climate change” don’t do much.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED the United States Federal Government, while it believes in being a good steward of what we have, rejects idea that climate change is a national emergency and calls for people to not be alarmed at supposed “climate change.”

Final Session:

___Federal Bills #301-308

A Bill to Increase Domestic Nuclear Fusion Research
Funding
SV Bill 301
Sponsored by Sen. Cameron Rodewald

BE IT ENACTED BY THIS CONGRESS THAT:

SECTION 1. The United States Federal Government shall hereby give 50 million dollars a year for 15 years towards domestic nuclear fusion research.

SECTION 2. Nuclear Fusion is a nuclear reaction in which atomic nuclei of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus with the release of energy. Domestic is existing or occurring inside a particular country; not foreign or international.

SECTION 3. The United States Department of Energy will enforce this bill.

SECTION 4. Funding will come from the energy budget.

SECTION 5. All laws or parts of laws that are in conflict with this bill shall hereby be declared null and void.

A Bill to Discontinue Offering Patents for Pharmaceutical Products
SV Bill 302
Sponsored by Sen. Braeden Farley

Section 1: Be it enacted that the federal government will discontinue offering patents for pharmaceutical products.

Section 2: Pharmaceutical products are products developed by a company with prophylactic, curative, palliative or diagnostic purposes.

Section 3: No funding is needed as this bill is legislative in nature.

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by the Food and Drug Administration and any other necessary government agencies.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Reduce Bioterrorism
SV Bill 303
Sponsored by Sen. Ashley Mueller

SECTION 1: BE IT ENACTED by the student congress here assembled that the United States shall not destroy its stockpile of smallpox virus at the CDC BSL-4 laboratory in Atlanta until further legislation and advancements in virology are made. The decision to destroy or retain the virus is not to be made by the WHO.

SECTION 2: Definitions:
A. WHO shall be defined as: The World Health Organization
B. CDC shall be defined as: The Unites States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
C. BSL-4 laboratory shall be defined as: A lab with the highest level of biosafety precautions.
D. Smallpox virus shall be defined as: The live virus and its’ variants, variola major and variola minor. This also includes any genetic modifications made to variola major and variola minor.

SECTION 3: This bill shall go into effect immediately upon passing.

SECTION 4: The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC shall enforce all aspects of this bill.

SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to End DACA
SV Bill 304
Sponsored by Sen. Avian Hall

Section 1. Be it enacted that the program titled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) be ended.

Section 2. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an American immigration program that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S

Section 3. No funding is necessary because this bill is legislative in nature.

Section 4. Enforcement: The Department of Homeland Security

Section 5. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Resolution Regarding Salaries during Government Shutdowns
SV Bill 305
Sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Murray

Whereas Government Shutdowns cause immense financial damage to federal employees and their families

And whereas the people who are directly responsible and singularly capable of resolving these shutdowns will not experience any such hardship due to continued pay

Be it resolved that the congress and the president shall no longer receive pay during partial or total government shutdowns.

A Bill to fund building for the Wall SV Bill 306
Sponsored by Sen. Lauren Van Alphen

SECTION 1: Be it enacted by the student congress here assembled that the Federal Budget will include funding for a security wall along the entire southern border of the United States, between the U.S. and Mexico border to control illegal immigration.

SECTION 2: Illegal immigration will be defined as the illegal entry of a person or a group of persons across the U.S border, in a way that violates the existing immigration laws of the United States of America.

SECTION 3: This shall be enforced by the Department of Home Land Security.

SECTION 4: This bill will be funded by the federal budget thru the U.S. Customs Border Protection.

SECTION 5: This bill will go into effect on July 15, 2019.

SECTION 6: All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Establish a Mandatory Retirement Age for Supreme Court Justices
SV Bill 307
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Be it enacted that federal Supreme Court justices be required to retire by the age of 72.

Section 2: Retire shall be defined as leaving one's job and ceasing to work at that particular position.

Section 3: No funding is necessary as this plan is purely legislative.

Section 4: This bill will be enforced by Congress and the President.

Section 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Promote Equality
SV Bill 308
Sponsorship open

Section 1: BE IT ENACTED that any person who is a part of the legislative branch of the USFG, and any person employed by a member of the legislative branch of the USFG, shall be liable to the regulations of any laws that they have voted for (including tax code, gun laws, law concerning environmental restrictions etc.); And that they may not exclude themselves of the restraints of a law that they have voted for by any section in the bill that they have voted for, upon the basis of them being part of the legislative branch of the USFG, or an employee of such a one.
Section 2: This bill will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Section 3: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

____TN Bills #309-313

A State Bill to Reform Plastic Bag Policy
SV Bill 309
Sponsored by Sen. Maddie Farley

SECTION 1: Be in enacted by this student congress here assembled that single-use carryout bags shall be banned from being given out at retailers in Tennessee. Sturdier, multiple use plastic bags can be given out, but they must be taxed. Technical specifications and exceptions to this law shall be the same as found in California Senate Bill 270 of 2014.

SECTION 2: The tax imposed with be ten cents ($0.10) per bag sold. “Single-use carryout bag” means a bag made of plastic, paper, or other material that is provided by a store to a customer at the point of sale and that is not a recycled paper bag or a reusable grocery bag. Multiple-use plastic bags are defined as bags that are certified to be used a minimum of 125 times.

SECTION 3: This law shall go into full effect August 1, 2020. Until then, single-use plastics can still be sold, provided that they have a ten cent ($0.10) charge per bag added to them. This provision of the law shall go into effect April 1, 2019.

SECTION 4: As this law is purely legislative, no additional funding is needed beyond the cost of passing, which shall be provided for by normal means.

SECTION 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Repeal the Ban on Inclusionary Zoning in Tennessee
SV Bill 310
Sponsored by Sen. Kyrie Hall

Section 1. The Tennessee ban on inclusionary zoning as outlined in Public Chapter No. 685 is hereby repealed.

Section 2. Inclusionary zoning is defined in Public Chapter No. 685 as any law that
“(A) Requires the direct or indirect allocation of existing or newly constructed private residential or commercial rental units to be sold or rented at below market rates; (B) Conditions any zoning change, variance, building permit, development entitlements through amendment to the zoning map, or any change in land use restrictions or requirements, on the allocation of existing or newly constructed private residential or commercial rental units to be sold or rented at below market rates; or (C) Requires a person to waive the person's constitutionally protected rights related to real property in order that the local government unit can increase the number of existing or newly constructed private residential or commercial rental units that would be available for purchase or lease at below market rates within the jurisdiction of the local government unit.”

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Section 4. All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Eliminate Obsolete Laws in Tennessee
SV Bill 311
Sponsored by Senator Collin Myers

SECTION 1: BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: all laws that are deemed obsolete be eliminated from the statutes of Tennessee.

SECTION 2: definitions:
Obsolete Law will be defined as those laws that have not been officially repealed but are no longer heeded or the reason of their enactment no longer exists.
Statutes of Tennessee will be defined as the written laws passed by the Tennessee legislative body.

SECTION 3: No funding required.

SECTION 4: This bill will go into effect immediately after this bill is passed into law.

SECTION 5: This bill shall be enforced by the Tennessee Legislature.

SECTION 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Allow Children’s Opinions to Be Taken Account in Divorce Courts in Tennessee
SV Bill 312
Sponsorship open

Section 1: Be it enacted that in any divorce court in the state of Tennessee, any minors of the age 12 or above who are in the legal custody of the couple involved in the divorce must, if capable, give testimony of their personal opinions regarding the parental plan which is being negotiated. This testimony must not be given in court or in the presence of the parents, or any persons who are in favor of either side and must be presented to the judge and an assistant of the judge’s choosing who has no connections to any people involved in the case. Thus, the judge must take into consideration all parts of the testimony and use them to affect the final parental plan in order for the judge to decide what is best for the child or children.

Section 2: Parental plan shall be defined as matters decided for the control of the well being of the child or children in the custody of the couple involved in the divorce, (i.e. custody, decision making, child support, etc.)

Section 3: No funding is needed as this plan is purely legislative.

Mandate 4: This will be enforced by the Tennessee Department of Justice and all other necessary agencies.

Mandate 5: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this bill are hereby declared null and void.

A Bill to Ban Seatbelts
SV Bill 313
Sponsorship open

SECTION 1: BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT: all seat belts in vehicles produced for citizen’s use will be banned.

SECTION 2: definitions:
Vehicle will be defined as a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, truck, or cart.
Seat Belt will be defined as a belt or strap securing a person to prevent injury, especially in a vehicle

SECTION 3: This bill requires no funding.

SECTION 4: This bill will go into effect 2 years after this bill passes into law.

SECTION 5: This bill shall be enforced by U.S. Department of Transportation.

SECTION 6: All laws or parts of laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.