KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)– The new year will bring a host of new laws across Tennessee, including many that could change your daily routine. 16 new laws will go into effect January 1, 2018. Here are some that could impact you.
Barbers – SB0032
Barbers will be allowed to cut your hair at home, as long as they have the right paperwork allowing them to. Until now, only sick customers could get at-home services under Tennessee law.
Cell Phones in School Zones – SB0954
You won’t be allowed to use your phone while driving through an active school zone. You could get slapped with a $50 fine if it’s not hands-free.
School Bus Drivers – HB0322
New school bus drivers will be forced to take a training program before getting behind the wheel and must be at least 25-years-old.
Security Sysytems – HB1392
Homeowners can cancel alarm system contracts that are at least 2-years long if they give 30 days notice.
Marijuana Regulation – HB1291
The Alcoholic Beverage Commission won’t have permission to monitor marijuana, but will regulate serving alcohol in restaurants. They once had jurisdiction