SB 2508 by *Gresham


(HB 2638) by *Watson


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Criminal Offenses - As enacted, makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to engage in camping on property owned by the state knowing that the area on which the camping occurs is not specifically designated for use as a camping area by the department or agency responsible for such land. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 12; Title 29; Title 39 and Title 40.
Companion bill has been assigned Public Chapter Number 535 by the Secretary of State.
  • Bill History
  • Amendments
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  • Summary
  • Fiscal Note
  • Votes
  • Actions For SB2508Date
    Comp. became Pub. Ch. 53503/02/2012
    Am. withdrawn.(Amendment 1 - SA0709)02/23/2012
    Comp. HB Subst (sends SB to dead bill file)02/23/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 2/23/201202/21/2012
    S. Reset on cal. for 2/23/12 02/16/2012
    Placed on Senate Regular Calendar cal. for 2/16/201202/14/2012
    Rec. for pass. w/ am., ref. to S. Cal. Comm. Ayes 7, Nays 1 PNV 102/07/2012
    Placed on S. Jud Comm. cal. for 2/7/201202/01/2012
    P2C, ref. to S. Jud Comm.01/19/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.01/18/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/18/2012
    Filed for intro.01/17/2012
    Actions For HB2638Date
    Pub. Ch. 535 03/02/2012
    Effective date(s) 03/02/1203/02/2012
    Signed by Governor.03/02/2012
    Transmitted to Governor for his action.02/29/2012
    Signed by S. Speaker02/28/2012
    Signed by H. Speaker02/28/2012
    Enrolled; ready for sig. of H. Speaker.02/28/2012
    H. concurred in S. am. no. 2 and 3 Ayes 68, Noes 21 PNV 202/27/2012
    H. Placed on Message Calendar for 2/27/201202/23/2012
    Passed S. as am., Ayes 21, Nays 9, PNV 102/23/2012
    S. adopted am. 3 02/23/2012
    S. adopted am. 2 02/23/2012
    S. Subst. HB for comp. SB.02/23/2012
    Rcvd. from H., P1C.02/23/2012
    Engrossed; ready for transmission to Sen.02/16/2012
    Passed H., as am., Ayes 70, Nays 26 PNV 1 02/16/2012
    H. adopted am.(Amendment 1 of 0 - HA0681)02/16/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/16/2012
    H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 2/16/201202/14/2012
    Sponsor(s) Added.02/13/2012
    Placed on cal. Calendar & Rules Committee for 2/14/201202/09/2012
    Rec. for Pass. if Am. ref. to: Calendar & Rules Committee02/07/2012
    Placed on cal. Judiciary Committee for 2/7/201202/01/2012
    Rec. for pass. if am. by s/c ref. to Judiciary Committee02/01/2012
    Placed on s/c cal Judiciary Subcommittee for 2/1/201201/25/2012
    Assigned to s/c Judiciary Subcommittee01/25/2012
    P2C, ref. to Judiciary Committee01/19/2012
    Intro., P1C.01/18/2012
    Filed for intro.01/17/2012
  • AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    SA0709Amendment 1-1 to SB2508Fiscal Memo for SA0709 (12814)  
    SA0710Amendment 2-2 to SB2508 
    SA0759Amendment 3- to SB2508 
    AmendmentsFiscal Memos
    HA0681Amendment 1-1 to HB2638Fiscal Memo for HA0681 (12814)  

    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

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    Bill Summary

    This bill makes it a Class C misdemeanor for:

    (1) A person to maintain living quarters on publicly-owned property that is not designated or permitted for residential use; or
    (2) A person's use or assembly upon publicly-owned property to pose a health hazard or threat to the safety or welfare of another person using, assembling upon, or employed to work upon that property.

    In addition to any other penalty imposed by law, a person in violation of this bill would be:

    (1) Subject to temporary or permanent removal from the property by the appropriate law enforcement agency; and
    (2) Liable for any damage or depletion in value to the property as a result of the person's use or assembly.

    ON FEBRUARY 16, 2012, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #1 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 2638, AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #1 rewrites the bill to instead make it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to engage in camping on property owned by the state knowing that the area on which the camping occurs is not specifically designated for use as a camping area by the department or agency responsible for such land. The area's designation as a camping area may be accomplished by such department or agency by means of signage, advertisement or other notice designed to make known its availability for the activity of camping. Under this bill, "camping" means the erection or use of temporary shelters for living accommodation activities and includes laying down bedding, storing personal belongings, making a fire, doing any digging or earth breaking or carrying on cooking activities. Any items associated with camping in violation of this bill, including tents, portable toilets, sleeping bags, tarps, stakes, ropes, blankets, propane heaters, cooking equipment and generators, would be subject to seizure and forfeiture by the appropriate state officials authorized to maintain and protect the land on which the camping equipment is found or other officials whose duties include enforcement of this bill.

    ON FEBRUARY 23, 2012, THE SENATE SUBSTITUTED HOUSE BILL 2638 FOR SENATE BILL 2508, ADOPTED AMENDMENTS #2 AND #3, AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 2638. AS AMENDED.

    AMENDMENT #2 moves the intent and findings statements to be a preamble to the bill.

    AMENDMENT #3 adds a severability clause to this bill.

  • No fiscal note for this bill.
  • House Floor and Committee Votes

    HB2638 by Watson - FLOOR VOTE: 2 & 3 CONCUR IN SENATE AMENDMENTS 2/27/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................67
              Noes...............................................21

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Cobb, Coley, Curtiss, Dean, Dennis, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shepard, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 67.
              Representatives voting no were: Brown, Cooper, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Hardaway, Jones S, Kernell, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Richardson, Shaw, Sontany, Stewart, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Windle, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 21.

    HB2638 by Watson - FLOOR VOTE: AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 2/16/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................70
              Noes...............................................26

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Bass, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Coley, Curtiss, Dean, DeBerry J, Dennis, Dunn, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harmon, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Pitts, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tidwell, Tindell, Todd, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 70.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Brown, Camper, Cooper, DeBerry L, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Jones S, Kernell, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Pruitt, Richardson, Shaw, Sontany, Stewart, Towns, Turner J, Turner M, Windle, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 26.

    HB2638 by Watson - FLOOR VOTE: LAY ON THE TABLE REFER TO COMMITTEE AS AMENDED PASSAGE ON THIRD CONSIDERATION 2/16/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................63
              Noes...............................................27

              Representatives voting aye were: Alexander, Brooks H, Brooks K, Butt, Campbell, Carr, Casada, Casada, Coley, Dean, Dennis, Elam, Eldridge, Evans, Faison, Floyd, Ford, Forgety, Gotto, Halford, Hall, Harrison, Harwell, Hawk, Hawk, Haynes, Hensley, Hill, Holt, Hurley, Johnson C, Johnson C, Johnson P, Keisling, Lollar, Lundberg, Maggart, Marsh, Matheny, Matlock, McCormick, McCormick, McDaniel, McDaniel, McManus, Miller D, Montgomery, Pody, Powers, Ragan, Ramsey, Rich, Roach, Sanderson, Sargent, Sexton, Shipley, Sparks, Swann, Tindell, Todd, Watson, Weaver, White, Williams K, Williams R, Wirgau, Womick, Mr. Speaker Harwell, Mr. Speaker Williams K -- 63.
              Representatives voting no were: Armstrong, Brown, Camper, Cooper, DeBerry L, Favors, Fitzhugh, Fitzhugh, Gilmore, Hardaway, Harmon, Jones S, Kernell, McDonald, Miller L, Moore, Naifeh, Odom, Parkinson, Pitts, Pruitt, Richardson, Shaw, Sontany, Stewart, Turner J, Turner M, Windle, Mr. Speaker Naifeh -- 27.

              HB2638 by Watson - HOUSE CALENDAR & RULES COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage - refer to: House Regular Calendar 1 2/14/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    HB2638 by Watson - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Calendar & Rules Committee 2/7/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................13
              Noes................................................2

              Representatives voting aye were: Bass, Coley, Dennis, Elam, Faison, Gotto, Lundberg, Maggart, Matheny, Rich, Sontany, Watson, Womick -- 13.
              Representatives voting no were: Camper, Stewart -- 2.

              HB2638 by Watson - HOUSE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: Judiciary Committee 2/1/2012
              Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail

    Senate Floor and Committee Votes

    Senate moved to substitute and conform to HB2638

    HB2638 by Watson - FLOOR VOTE: THIRD CONSIDERATION AMENDED 2/23/2012
    Passed
              Ayes...............................................21
              Noes................................................9

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Burks, Campfield, Crowe, Gresham, Haynes, Johnson, Kelsey, Ketron, Massey, McNally, Norris, Overbey, Ramsey, Roberts, Summerville, Tracy, Watson, Yager, Mr. Speaker McNally, Mr. Speaker Ramsey -- 21.
              Senators voting no were: Berke, Finney L, Ford, Harper, Henry, Herron, Kyle, Marrero, Stewart -- 9.

    SB2508 by Gresham - SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:
    Recommended for passage w/amendments- refer to: S. Cal. Comm. 2/7/2012
    Passed
              Ayes................................................7
              Noes................................................1

              Senators voting aye were: Barnes, Beavers, Bell, Campfield, Kelsey, Overbey, Yager -- 7.
              Senators voting no were: Marrero -- 1.