Public Chapter 119
HOUSE BILL NO. 1615
By Representative Hargrove
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1566
By Senator Crutchfield
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 24-4-102, relative to reimbursement for out of county witnesses.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 24-4-102, is amended by deleting subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting instead the following language:
(a) All witnesses attending, under summons, any court of record in any county in this state other than the county in which the witness or witnesses live shall be entitled to receive reimbursement for lodging and meals at a rate allowable under the State of Tennessee comprehensive travel regulations in effect at the time such travel expense is incurred. In addition thereto, the witness shall also receive reimbursement at a rate allowable under the State of Tennessee comprehensive travel regulations in effect at the time such travel expense is incurred for each mile traveled in going to and returning from such court.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.