CHAPTER NO. 1064
HOUSE BILL NO. 2080
By Representatives Pruitt, Brooks, Langster, Bird
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2322
By Senator Dixon
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-11-102, relative to membership on the Tennessee Historical Commission.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-11-102(a), is amended by adding the following language after the last sentence:
At least three (3) persons serving on the commission shall have an academic background in history and/or historic preservation, preferably a master's degree. In making the appointments, there should be a conscientious effort by the appointing authority to insure that persons meeting these criteria are inclusive of African-Americans and of Native American ancestry.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any member of the commission on the effective date of this act for the duration of such member's current term.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.
PASSED: May 1, 1998
APPROVED this 19th day of May 1998