Public Chapter 117

HOUSE BILL NO. 1425

By Representative Hassell

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1028

By Senator Person

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 17-5-305, relative to the court of the judiciary.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 17-5-305, is amended by deleting the word "and" in the second line thereof and inserting in lieu thereof the word "or" so that the code section, as amended, will read as follows:

If it develops that the charges against a judge are frivolous or unfounded, or beyond the permissible scope of the court's inquiry, the matter will be closed and all documents, records and papers pertaining thereto shall be destroyed and the court's docket will recite the investigation and dismissal of a groundless complaint.

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