Veterans renew lobbying to restore cuts in state tax relief program »Roundup of TN new law news, Jan. 1, 2017: Beer, guns, social media crime, etc.Published January 1, 2017 | By Tom HumphreyTwenty-nine laws enacted by the Tennessee Legislature took effect Jan. 1, 2017, and media around the state have picked different measures to emphasize in reporting on them. A sampler:
Higher alcohol content in beer
From The Tennessean: Although it never quite got the attention that the law allowing wine in grocery stores did, Tennessee’s craft beer brewers are rejoicing today now that it’s legal to put their specialties with higher alcohol content on the shelves wherever other beer is sold. A law passed in 2014 and revised during the 2016 legislative session takes effect Jan. 1, allowing craft beer of up to 8 percent alcohol by volume to be sold anywhere other beer is sold.
The crime of social media harassment
From the Kingsport Times-News: Online harassment via social media will soon be a criminal offense in Tennessee when a host of new laws goes into effect at the beginning of the year. Posting so-called revenge porn online will also become illegal on Jan. 1. Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus ...