New laws take effect Tuesday, July 1 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A measure that will begin the process of offering Tennessee's elderly more options for home-based care and another that seeks to create statewide TV cable franchising is among laws taking effect Tuesday.

The long-term care law seeks to redirect more resources to home and community-based care over the next decade. The state currently spends almost all of its $1.2 billion long-term care budget on nursing homes.

Under the law, a legislative oversight committee is being created effective Tuesday. Officials say efforts to streamline the eligibility process are already under way.

The competitive-cable measure pushed by AT&T Inc. was the result of two years of negotiations with the cable industry and local governments that also saw millions spent on lobbying and advertising campaigns.

For a complete list of new laws in Tennessee, CLICK HERE.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

  • by Steve Albin Location: knoxville on Jun 30, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    Your link has the Public Chapters with 07/01/08 effective date not the 2010 changes
    • reply
      by Michael Grider on Jun 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM in reply to Steve Albin
      This is a story posted in 2008, which is why the link takes you to a list of laws effective July 1, 2008. You can also find out when any story was posted by looking for the posted time stamp just above the headline of the article page. Hope that helps! Thanks!


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 22709194 -
Gray Television, Inc.