Senator Joey Hensley, MD: Tennessee 28th District Capitol Hill Week in Review
October 1, 2020
Legislation passed effecting Courts and Judges
Legislation clarifies judges can determine appropriateness of domestic case decisions -- Legislation was approved this year clarifying that Tennessee judges can continue to determine the appropriateness of decisions in domestic cases without a formal on-the-record hearing. The new law addresses conflicting opinions in the Court of Appeals, one of which said Tennessee judges are not allowed to settle domestic cases unless there is a formal hearing with recorded sworn testimony. The opinion would mean that hundreds...