CHAPTER NO. 908

HOUSE BILL NO. 2289

By Representatives Stulce, Lewis, Raymond Walker, Wood, McAfee, Haley, Pleasant, Sharp, Kerr, Mike Walker, Boyer, Sargent, Bittle

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2425

By Senator Cooper

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 1 and Part 9, relative to the exercise of eminent domain to establish a landfill for solid waste disposal outside the corporate boundaries of a municipality.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 211, Part 1Error! Bookmark not defined., is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:

Section ___. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, a municipality may exercise the power of eminent domain to establish a landfill for solid waste disposal outside its corporate boundaries only if the governing body of the area in which the landfill is to be located approves such action by a majority vote at two consecutive, regularly scheduled meetings.

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

PASSED: April 22, 1998

APPROVED this 7th day of May 1998