CHAPTER NO. 786

HOUSE BILL NO. 3217

By Representatives Sherry Jones, Halteman Harwell, West, Langster, Arriola, Boner, Robinson, Odom

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2795

By Senator Crutchfield

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 57-4-102(10)(A), relative to the definition of a convention center.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 57-4-102(10)(A), is amended by deleting item (iii) in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

(iii) which state owned facility, operated by a nonprofit charitable corporation established to operate such facility, has designated an area within or adjacent to any theatre or meeting space, or adjacent to the facility within which area the consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be permitted. Nothing herein shall restrict the ability of a convention center, as defined herein, from adjusting the designated area within or adjacent to its theatre areas, upon adequate prior notice to the commission.

SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall only apply in any county having a metropolitan form of government and a population in excess of five hundred thousand (500,000), according to the 1990 Federal Census or any subsequent Federal Census.

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

PASSED:

April 9, 1998

APPROVED this 22nd day of April 1998