Public Chapter 511

HOUSE BILL NO. 1788

By Representative Odom

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1864

By Senator Herron

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 50, Chapter 1, Part 3, relative to the discharge or termination of employees under certain circumstances.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-1-304, is amended by adding the following as new subsection (b) and by relettering the existing subsection (b) and subsequent subsections accordingly:

(b) In addition to all employees in private employments, the provisions of this section shall apply to all employees who receive compensation from the federal government for services performed for the federal government, notwithstanding that such persons are not full-time employees of the federal government.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-1-304, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:

( ) As used in this section:

(1) "Employees" also includes an employee of the state, or any municipality, county, department, board, commission, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision or any other entity thereof.

(2) "Employer" includes also the state, or any municipality, county, department, board, commission, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision or any other entity thereof.

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