Public Chapter 514
HOUSE BILL NO. 90
By Representatives Boner, Odom, Pleasant, Haley, Winningham, Brenda Turner
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 785
By Senator Burks
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4; Title 8, Chapter 26; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 41 relative to penal institutions and the penal system.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 40-35-316, is amended by designating the existing language as subsection (a) and by adding the following new subsection (b):
(b) The sentencing court shall have no authority to grant a furlough to a defendant pursuant to the authority of subsection (a) for the purpose of allowing such defendant to work unless the defendant is held to and meets all of the eligibility and supervision requirements, testing standards and other criteria imposed by or pursuant to state law.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.