CHAPTER NO. 774

SENATE BILL NO. 2377

By Burks

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2272

By Curtiss

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 12-4-101, regarding conflicts of interest and voting by members of local legislative bodies.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 12-4-101(c)(3), is amended by deleting the words "county or" from the last sentence; by designating the first sentence as (c)(3)(A); and by designating the second sentence as (c)(3)(B).

Section 12-4-101(c)(3) is further amended by adding the following language at the end of the newly designated subdivision (c)(3)(B):

The provisions of this subdivision (B) shall in no way be construed to apply to any county having a metropolitan form of government and having a population in excess of five hundred thousand (500,000), according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 2, 1998

APPROVED this 22nd day of April 1998