CHAPTER NO. 596

SENATE BILL NO. 2286

By Rochelle

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2266

By Curtiss

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 5, Chapter 23, relative to the adoption of personnel policies for employees within the county executive's office, and to correct an erroneous statutory reference.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 5-23-103, is hereby amended by adding the following as a new subsection:

(e) Upon completion of the base personnel policies in accordance with subsection (d), a county executive may adopt separate base personnel policies applicable to the employees of his or her individual office by filing approved base personnel policies with the county legislative body in the same manner established in subsection (a).

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 5-23-110, is amended by deleting the language "5-5-106" and substituting instead the language "5-6-112".

SECTION 3. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 5-23-103(b), is amended by deleting the language "After July 1, 1997," and substituting instead the language "From and after the specified effective date,".

SECTION 4. If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: February 19, 1998

APPROVED this 10th day of March 1998