Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Tennessee

Other: Tracking Software
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HB 1329; SB 1420
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

This tracking software legislation mandates that all state contractors use software to verify the amount of time they are working on a state contract. The software tracks total keystroke and mouse event frequency, and records a screenshot at least once every three minutes. It presents significant privacy and security concerns.

“Consumer Choice”: Allows unlicensed persons to practice occupations that require licensure, provided the persons disclosed that they are unlicensed.
 Potential Threat
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: H.B. 1945/S.B. 1914
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

“Buyer Beware” legislation, also known as a “Consumer Choice Bill,” this companion bill would allow any person to practice any occupation without a license, as long as the person discloses to the consumer that he is unlicensed, before entering into an agreement with the consumer.