Public Chapter 235

SENATE BILL NO. 643

By Person

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1385

By Sherry Jones

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-6-121, relative to the Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-6-121(a)(2), is amended by deleting the first sentence in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

The Governor shall also appoint five (5) nonvoting members of the council: one (1) from local government, one (1) from an insurance company, one (1) health care provider and two (2) attorneys.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-6-121(a)(2), is further amended by deleting the sixth sentence in its entirety and by substituting instead the following:

The Governor shall appoint one (1) nonvoting attorney member from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The Governor shall also appoint one (1) nonvoting attorney member from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Tennessee Bar Association or from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, none of whom shall primarily represent injured claimants. The Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association may alternate recommendations.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.