16 new Tennessee laws come with the new year

Published: Dec. 27, 2017 at 12:09 AM EST
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The new year will bring a host of new laws across Tennessee, including many that could change your daily routine. 16 new laws will go into effect January 1, 2018. Here are some that could impact you.

Barbers - SB0032

Barbers will be allowed to cut your hair at home, as long as they have the right paperwork allowing them to. Until now, only sick customers could get at-home services under Tennessee law.

Cell Phones in School Zones - SB0954

You won't be allowed to use your phone while driving through an active school zone. You could get slapped with a $50 fine if it's not hands-free.

School Bus Drivers - HB0322

New school bus drivers will be forced to take a training program before getting behind the wheel and must be at least 25-years-old.

Security Sysytems - HB1392

Homeowners can cancel alarm system contracts that are at least 2-years long if they give 30 days notice.

Marijuana Regulation - HB1291

The Alcoholic Beverage Commission won't have permission to monitor marijuana, but will regulate serving alcohol in restaurants. They once had jurisdiction to enforce criminal offences involving marijuana.

Headlights - SB0194

Your car headlights will have to be white, or amber. Other colors will be illegal.

Handgun Permits - HB0689

Members of the United States Armed Forces also won't have to go though firing range training to get a handgun carry permit as long as they passed combat training.

Disabled Persons - SB0597

Disabled adults can pay personal aides to perform health maintenance tasks for them.

Prescription drugs - SB0429

The Board of Pharmacy can create a voluntary prescription drug donation repository. Drugs must be in its original packaging and must be inspected before they are dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

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