CHAPTER NO. 937

SENATE BILL NO. 2329

By Atchley

Substituted for: House Bill No. 2343

By Burchett, Kerr, Mike Walker, Ritchie

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 29-20-102, relative to governmental tort liability.

WHEREAS, The General Assembly desires to clarify and confirm that a public building authority organized pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 10, is a governmental entity for purposes of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 29, Chapter 20; now, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 29-20-102, is amended by deleting subdivision (3) in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

(3) "Governmental entity" means any political subdivision of the State of Tennessee including, but not limited to, any municipality, metropolitan government, county, utility district, school district, non-profit volunteer fire departments receiving funds appropriated by a county legislative body or a legislative body of a municipality, human resource agency, public building authority, and development district created and existing pursuant to the Constitution and laws of Tennessee, or any instrumentality of government created by any one (1) or more of the herein named local governmental entities or by an act of the General Assembly; and

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

PASSED: April 29, 1998

APPROVED this 11th day of May 1998