TACIR Receives Outstanding Policy Achievement Award

Monday, July 08, 2019 | 01:58pm

Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) has been selected by the Governmental Research Association to receive their Outstanding Policy Achievement Award. The award, which recognizes research that produces tangible, quantifiable improvements to government services or programs, is for TACIR’s December 2018 report Refining Tennessee’s Criminal Statutes of Limitations. Based on the recommendations in that report, Tennessee law was amended by Public Chapter 499, sponsored by Representative Bill Dunn and Senator Dolores Gresham, and Public Chapter 410, sponsored by Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Shane Reeves, to eliminate the statute of limitation on all felony child sexual abuse crimes committed against victims less than 13 years of age, and in most circumstances for those victims between 13 and 17 years of age; fix a drafting error we discovered that had the unintentional effect of shortening the statute of limitation for rape offenses committed against minors; and eliminate the statute of limitation on second degree murder.

For more information, contact Nathan Shaver, Senior Research Associate, at nathan.shaver@tn.gov or 615-741-5913.

TACIR Mission
The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) serves as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems and provides high quality research support to state and local government officials to improve the overall quality of government in Tennessee and to improve the effectiveness of the intergovernmental system to better serve the citizens of Tennessee.