Public Chapter 77

SENATE BILL NO. 534

By Haun

Substituted for: House Bill No. 469

By Whitson

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 6-3-101, relative to municipalities with a mayor-alderman form of government.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 6-3-101(a), is amended by adding the following at the end of the subsection:

Any municipality that incorporated under this charter after June 30, 1991, and that has a population of less than five thousand (5,000) and has only one (1) ward, may by ordinance increase the number of aldermen to a maximum of four (4) without increasing the number of wards. The ordinance shall provide for staggered four (4) year terms in accordance with 6-1-207(b), but may provide for transitional terms of less than four (4) years.

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