CHAPTER NO. 872

SENATE BILL NO. 3079

By Williams

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2862

By Roach

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-21-1001, relative to fees charged by the register.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-21-1001, is amended by adding the following new subsection:

( ) In addition to any other fee permitted in this section or by law, the register of any county having a population of not less than thirty-three thousand ten (33,010) nor more than thirty-three thousand five hundred (33,500) according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census, may demand and receive for such register's services a fee of two dollars ($2.00) for data processing for each instrument recorded in such register's office. Such fees shall be allocated by the county for the purchase of computer equipment, upgrades, imaging systems, supplies, and maintenance used in the operation of the register's office.

(2) This subsection shall have no effect unless it is approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the legislative body of any county to which it may apply.

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

PASSED:

April 15, 1998

APPROVED this day of 1998

Pursuant to Article III, Section 18, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee, the Governor had Senate Bill No. 3079 in his possession longer than ten (10) days, so therefore the bill becomes law without the Governor's signature.