Veterans - As enacted, provides that a Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded on behalf of the people of the state of Tennessee to an individual serving on active duty who has been killed in action, while engaging in certain military service. - Amends TCA Title 3, Chapter 1 and Title 58, Chapter 3, Part 1.
SB0541 has been assigned Public Chapter Number 403 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
  • Video
  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB0541Date
    Pub. Ch. 403 06/10/2011
    Effective date(s) 07/01/1106/10/2011
    Signed by Governor.06/06/2011
    Transmitted to Gov. for action.05/31/2011
    Signed by H. Speaker05/26/2011
    Signed by S. Speaker05/25/2011
    Enrolled and ready for signatures05/25/2011
    Passed H., Ayes 84, Nays 0 05/23/2011
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - HA0267)05/21/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/21/2011
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to House05/21/2011
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 30, Nays 005/21/2011
    S. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - SA0415)05/21/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/21/2011
    Subst. for comp. HB.05/21/2011
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 5/21/201105/20/2011
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: S. Cal. Comm.05/20/2011
    Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal. for 5/20/201105/20/2011
    Action Def. in S. FW&M Comm. to 5/20/201105/19/2011
    Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal. for 5/19/201105/19/2011
    Action def. in S. F,W&M Comm. to 5/19/201105/18/2011
    Placed on S. FW&M Comm. cal. for 5/18/201105/17/2011
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. FW&M Comm. Ayes 8, Nays 0 PNV 005/03/2011
    Placed on S. S&L Govt. Comm. cal. for 5/3/201104/27/2011
    P2C, ref. to S. S&L Govt. Comm.02/14/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/10/2011
    Filed for intro.02/09/2011
    Actions For HB1019Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 40306/10/2011
    Comp. SB subst.05/21/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/21/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.05/20/2011
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar 3 for 5/20/201105/20/2011
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 5/19/201105/20/2011
    Rec. For Pass. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee05/19/2011
    Placed on cal. Finance, Ways & Means Committee for 5/19/201105/19/2011
    Rec. For Pass. by s/c ref. to Finance, Ways & Means Committee 05/19/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 5/18/201105/18/2011
    Placed Behind the Budget 04/27/2011
    Placed on s/c cal Finance Subcommittee for 4/27/201104/20/2011
    Assigned to s/c Finance Subcommittee04/20/2011
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee04/19/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 4/19/201104/13/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 4/19/201104/12/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 4/12/201104/06/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 4/12/201104/05/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 4/5/201103/30/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 4/5/201103/29/2011
    Sponsor(s) Added.03/28/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 3/29/201103/23/2011
    Action Def. in State & Local Government Committee to 3/29/201103/22/2011
    Placed on cal. State & Local Government Committee for 3/22/201103/16/2011
    P2C, ref. to State & Local Government Committee02/17/2011
    Intro., P1C.02/16/2011
    Filed for intro.02/15/2011
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0415Amendment 1-1 to SB0541Fiscal Memo for SA0415 (6289)  
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0267Amendment 1-1 to HB1019Fiscal Memo for HA0267 (6289)  

    NOTE: Each fiscal memorandum applies only to the amendment(s) identified in the memorandum. The fiscal memorandum must be matched to any amendments that have been adopted.

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  • Fiscal Summary

    Increase State Expenditures - $2,000/One-Time/FY11-12 $500/Recurring $600/Each One-Day Meeting


    Bill Summary

    This bill requires the commissioner of veterans' affairs to convene an advisory committee consisting of the governor, the speaker of each house of the general assembly, the adjutant general, the commissioner and two Tennessee veterans to be selected by the commissioner. Each of the state officials who serve on the advisory committee will be authorized to appoint a designee to serve in his or her place. The advisory committee will make findings and recommendations concerning the establishment of a veteran's honor medal program to the general assembly no later than January 11, 2012.

    This bill authorizes the awarding of Tennessee medals of honor to Tennesseans who were killed in action. The full text of this bill specifies circumstances of death and manners of a person's connection to the state that will serve as criteria for issuance of a medal.

    ON MAY 21, 2011, THE SENATE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED SENATE BILL 541, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites this bill to provide that a Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded on behalf of the people of the state of Tennessee to an individual serving on active duty who has been killed in action, while:

    (1) Engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;
    (2) Engaged in military support operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force;
    (3) Serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party; or
    (4) Serving in a combat zone as designated by presidential order.

    The recipient's name will be entered on the medal's case of the Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal recipient. Individuals eligible to receive the Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal include all active duty military who are legal residents of the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Distinguished Service Medal will be awarded solely by the governor or the governor's designee to the immediate survivor of the recipient.

  • FiscalNote for SB0541/HB1019 filed under SB0541
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    House moved to substitute and conform to HB1019

    SB0541 by McNally - FLOOR VOTE: PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 5/21/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................84
              Noes................................................0

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Armstrong, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Camper, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry L, Dennis, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Floyd, Forgety, Gilmore, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Hardaway, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Jones S, Keisling, Kernell, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McDonald, McManus, Miller D, Miller L, Montgomery, Moore, Naifeh, Niceley, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Pody, Powers, Pruitt, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shaw, Shipley, Sparks, Stewart, Swann, Tidwell, Todd, Turner J, Turner M, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Windle, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Naifeh, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 84.

              HB1019 by Ragan - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 5/19/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1019 by Ragan - HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS & MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 5/19/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

              HB1019 by Ragan - HOUSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Finance, Ways & Means Committee 4/19/2011
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    SB0541 by McNally - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 5/21/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................30
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Berke, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Faulk, Finney L, Ford, Gresham, Harper, Henry, Herron, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, Marrero, McNally, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Southerland, Summerville, Tate, Tracy, Watson, Woodson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 30.

              SB0541 by McNally - FLOOR VOTE: MOTION TO ADOPT AMEND# 1 BY Yager 5/21/2011
              VOICE VOTE: Failed

    SB0541 by McNally - SENATE FINANCE, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 5/20/2011
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................10
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Finney L, Henry, Kelsey, Ketron, Kyle, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Watson, Woodson, Mr. Speaker McNally -- 10.

    SB0541 by McNally - SENATE STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. FW&M Comm. 5/3/2011
    Passed
              Ayes................................................8
              Noes................................................0

              Senators voting aye were: Campfield, Faulk, Finney L, Harper, Haynes, Ketron, Tracy, Yager -- 8.