KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – On January 1, we’ll ring in the New Year, which also brings 16 new laws into effect in Tennessee.
Some of thes new laws are extremely technical, like Senate Bill 0128, which addresses the electrical safety code governing electrical supply stations and lines.
Some, on the other hand, could have a direct impact on your day-to-day life. These laws include regulation on cell phones in school zones, headlights, free speech on higher education campuses and handgun permitting.
Cell phones in school zones – Senate Bill 0954
This bill makes talking on a handheld cell phone in a school zone while the warning lights are flashing punishable by a fine of up to $50.
Handgun permits – House Bill 0689
This bill creates an exemption to the firing range portion of the training required to get a handgun carry permit if the applicant can prove they successfully passed small arms training or combat pistol training in any branch of the United States armed forces.
Barbers – Senate Bill 0032
This bill allows a barber to perform services