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Laws that passed, failed in Nashville
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Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded Thursday.
The following bills passed this session:
• ANNEXATION: Bans cities from annexing land without a referendum. HB2371.
• BEER IN PARKS: Allows local governments to obtain licenses to sell beer in local parks HB2339.
• CHARTER AUTHORIZER: Creates statewide authorizer to overrule local school board decisions on charter schools. HB0702.
• COMMON CORE: Delays implementation of testing associated with Common Core education standards by one year. HB1549
• DEATH PENALTY: Allows electrocution if shortage of lethal injection drug. SB2580.
• DRONES-OUTDOORSMEN: Prohibits use of drones to conduct unauthorized video surveillance of outdoorsmen. SB1777.
• FREE TUITION: Offers free community college tuition to any high school graduate. HB2491.
• HASLAM-BUDGET: Gov. Bill Haslam’s $32.4 billion annual spending plan. SB2596.
• HEMP PRODUCTION: Allows the commercial production of hemp in Tennessee. SB2495.
• IN GOD WE TRUST: Instructs the State Capitol Commission to study having “In God We Trust” painted in the tunnel under building. SB2003.
• LICENSE PLATE IMAGES: Limits the amount of time governments can store images of license plates. SB1664.
• MASS TRANSIT: Requires legislative approval of mass transit projects like Nashville's Amp. HB2156.
• MEDICAID EXPANSION: Requires legislative approval of Medicaid expansion in Tenn. HB0937.
• METH PRODUCTION: Sets monthly and annual limits on cold and allergy medicines used to make meth. HB1574.
• RELIGIOUS VIEWPOINTS: Bans schools from discriminating against students for expression religious viewpoints. HB1547.
• ROCKY TOP: Allows Lake City to vote to change name to Rocky Top. HB1469.
• STRONGER BEER: Allows beer of up to 10 percent by volume to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores. HB0047.
• SWITCHBLADE KNIVES: Legalizes switchblades and other knives with blades longer than 4 inches. SB1771.
• TEACHER-TEST SCORES: Prohibits standardized test scores from being solely tied to teacher licensing. HB1365.
• TEXTBOOK PANEL: Changes the makeup of the state's textbook selection panel. HB2249
• TUITION-IMMIGRANTS: Ensures citizens who are children of parents in country illegally are eligible for in-state tuition. SB2115.
• WINE IN SUPERMARKETS: Allows local governments to hold referendums on supermarket wine sales. HB0610.

The following bills failed this year:
• ATTORNEY GENERAL-CORRUPTION: Giving attorney general power to investigate public corruption. SB2038.
• ATTORNEY GENERAL-ELECTION: Constitutional amendment calling for popular election of attorney general. SJR0123.
• DAYLIGHT SAVING: Ending daylight saving time in Tennessee. HB1909.
• FOR-PROFIT CHARTERS: Allowing for-profit entities to run charter schools in Tennessee. HB1693.
• GUNS IN PARKS: Doing away with local control over banning guns in parks. SB1496.
• HALL INCOME TAX: Phasing out Hall tax on income from dividends and investments. SB1427.
• HEALTH FREEDOM ACT: Declaring Tennessee won't comply with federal health care law. SB1888.
• MOTORCYCLE HELMETS: Allowing adults not to wear helmets on motorcycles. SB0548.
• OPEN CARRY: Allowing open carry of handguns without state-issued permit. SB2424.
• OPEN CONTAINER: Banning passengers from drinking alcohol in moving vehicles. HB0084.
• PARENT TRIGGER: Creating mechanism for parents to convert failing schools. HB1959.
• SCHOOL VOUCHERS: Creating a limited school voucher program in Tennessee. SB0196.
• TENNESSEE FLAG SALUTE: Encouraging schools to have students recite Salute to the Flag of Tennessee. SJR715
• TUITION EQUALITY: Making students in country illegally eligible for in-state tuition to public colleges. SB1951.
• VOTER ID: Permitting student ID cards to be used for voting. SB1082.
• WEDDING SERVICES: Banning lawsuits against businesses refusing wedding services to gay couples. SB2566.
• WELFARE LIMITS: Reducing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families assistance from 5 years to 4 years. SB2039.
• WHISKEY WAR: Repealing the state's legal definition of "Tennessee Whiskey." HB2330.