Public Chapter 240

HOUSE BILL NO. 258

By Representative Rhinehart

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 380

By Senator Atchley

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapters 34 - 37, relative to public safety officers.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-36-205, is amended by adding the following new subdivision at the end thereof:

(4) Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, no member shall be mandatorily retired under the provisions of this section prior to July 1, 1998. This subsection shall not be construed to render ineffectual the mandatory retirement of any member occurring prior to the effective date of this act.

SECTION 2. If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.

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