New laws impact business owners, professionals

(Photo: UCBJ/Michelle Price)

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

NASHVILLE – Several new Tennessee laws affecting businesses and professionals went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

Here are a few of the highlights:

• HB0016 enacts the “Teacher’s Discipline Act,” which establishes requirements and procedures for teachers to discipline students in the teachers’ classrooms, including relocation of a student.

• HB0188 Professions and Occupations: allows members of the United States armed forces and honorably discharged veterans who receive certified occupational training as a member of the United States armed forces to receive equivalent credit toward certain occupational licenses relating to the training received

• HB0386 Workers Compensation: As enacted, transfers administration of construction service provider registration from the secretary of state to the bureau of workers’ compensation

• HB0742 Wine & Wineries: As enacted, prohibits licensure as a winery direct shipper of in-state or out-of-state wine fulfillment houses; makes various other changes regarding the operation of winery direct shippers and fulfillment centers

• HB1398 Insurance, Health, Accident: As enacted, revises various provisions governing pharmacy benefits and pharmacy benefits managers.

• SB0216 Barbers and/or Cosmetologists: requires applicants for a technician certificate of registration, master barber certificate of registration, barber instructor certificate of registration, cosmetologist license, manicuring license, cosmetology instructor license, aesthetician license or natural hair styling license to obtain up to one hour of online or in-person training by a nonprofit on domestic violence.

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