Public Chapter 292
HOUSE BILL NO. 600
By Representatives Westmoreland, McDonald, Mumpower, Godsey, Bird, Ronnie Cole
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 795
By Senators Henry, Ramsey, Crutchfield
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504, to make confidential the riot, escape and emergency transport plans of county jails and workhouses.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 10-7-504, is amended by adding the following as a new subsection:
( ) All riot, escape and emergency transport plans which are incorporated in a policy and procedures manual of county jails and workhouses or prisons operated by the Department of Correction or under private contract shall be treated as confidential and shall not be open for inspection by members of the public.
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.