CHAPTER NO. 692

SENATE BILL NO. 2332

By Rochelle

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2360

By Bone

AN ACT To require obligor information on final judgments and cost bonds in all cases where a party is ordered to pay court costs.

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

SECTION 1. To aid in the collection of court costs, the security given and any order assessing costs shall include sufficient information regarding the unique identity of the party at whose instance the action is brought or who is taxed with costs. In the case of an individual party or parties, such information may include the social security number, driver's license number or other unique identifying number. In the case of a party other than an individual, such information may include the federal employer identification number or other corporate or organizational identifying number. If a surety is given on cost bond by an attorney, the inclusion of the board of professional responsibility number shall be sufficient. Failure to include such numbers shall not affect the validity of the action, surety or order nor shall the failure to include the number delay the issuance of process.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED:

March 19, 1998

APPROVED this 1st day of April 1998