CHAPTER NO. 882
HOUSE BILL NO. 2141
By Representative Windle
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2618
By Senator Haynes
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-16-510, relative to retaliation for past actions for officials in their capacities as clerks.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-16-510, is amended by deleting subsection (a) and substituting instead the following:
A person commits the offense of retaliation for past action who harms or threatens to harm a witness at an official proceeding, judge, clerk, juror or former juror by any unlawful act in retaliation for anything the witness, judge, clerk, or juror did in an official capacity as witness, judge, clerk, or juror. The offense of retaliation for past action shall not apply to an employee of a clerk who harms or threatens to harm such clerk.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.
PASSED: April 22, 1998
APPROVED this 6th day of May 1998