Public Chapter 559
HOUSE BILL NO. 989
By Representatives Bowers, Chumney, Larry Turner, Kernell
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 1600
By Senators Ford, Cohen
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 2, relative to elections.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-13-203, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:
( ) Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any other law to the contrary, by resolution adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the County Legislative Body of any county have a population in excess of eight hundred twenty-five thousand (825,000), according to the 1990 Federal Census or any subsequent Federal Census, the County Legislative Body may require that all elections to fill state trial court judgeships and county judicial offices in such county shall be conducted in a nonpartisan manner.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.