Public Chapter 357

HOUSE BILL NO. 1345

By Representatives Stulce, Rinks, Brown

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1479

By Senator Crutchfield

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 16, Chapter 15, relative to General Sessions Courts.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 16-15-202 is amended by designating the current language as subsection (a) and by adding the following new subsection:

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-13-203, or any other provisions of a private act or general law to the contrary, in any county with more than one Judge of the Court of General Sessions, and the most recent of private acts creating the judgeships provide for the non-partisan election of the additional judges, then at subsequent regular August elections all judges of such court shall be elected on a non-partisan basis.

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