CHAPTER NO. 962

HOUSE BILL NO. 2967

By Representatives Pleasant, Haley, Ford, Hargett, Miller, Kent, Ralph Cole, Larry Turner, Chumney, Ulysses Jones, Armstrong, Tindell, Burchett, Brenda Turner

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 3136

By Senators Dixon, Gilbert

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 14, Part 3 and Section 40-2-101, relative to arson.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 40-2-101(c), is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:

( ) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b)(3) to the contrary, prosecution for the offense of arson as prohibited by 39-14-301 shall commence within eight (8) years from the date the offense occurs.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: April 27, 1998

APPROVED this 11th day of May 1998