CHAPTER NO. 794

HOUSE BILL NO. 2926

By Representatives Robinson, Buck

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2634

By Senator Haynes

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 27-9-111, relative to judicial review of certain final orders or judgments of a board or commission by requiring the hearing and adjudication of the cases within a specified period.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 27-9-111, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:

( ) If the final decision of a board or commission revokes, suspends, or denies a license or permit that is required prior to engaging in conduct protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and either the petitioner or the respondent requests an expedited hearing, the court shall hear the matter and issue its decision within forty (40) days of the court granting the writ of certiorari. When an expedited hearing is requested, the board or commission shall forward the transcript described in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 27-9-109 within seven (7) days of the grant of the writ of certiorari.

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

PASSED:

April 9, 1998

APPROVED this 23rd day of April 1998