AN ACT to amend Section 2 and to repeal Section 4 of Chapter
126 of the Public Acts of Tennessee, 1919, the same
being an Act entitled "An Act to remove disabilities
of converture from married woman, and to extend to
them the statutes of limitation and to exempt to them
a homstead and to proride for giving to the wife equal
right with the husband to claim exemptions of property
from judgment lien, execution or forced sale, and to
repeal conflicting laws.
Section 1. Be- it enacted by the General Assembly of the
State of Tennessee, That Section 2 or an Act entitled "An Act
entitled 'An Act to remove disabilities of coverture from
married women, and to extend to them the statutes of limitation
and to exempt to them a homstem' " be and the same is hereby
amended so as to reas (sic.) as follows: "Be it further enacted, That
nothing in this Act shall be construed as abolishing tenancies
by the entirety, but the provisions of this Act shall be construed as conferring upon the wife equal rights with the husband
as to the management, control, use, enjoyment, ownership and
disposition of property held by the entirety and the rents and
profits therefrom. Nor shall this Act be construed as affecting
the husband's rights of dower when the wife dies intestate or
his right to dissent from her will and claim dower if she dies
Section 2. Be it further enacted, That Section 4 of
said Act, be and the same is hereby repealed.
Section 3. Be it further enacted, That all exemptions
of property from judgment lien, execution or forced sale now
allowed by law to the head of the family may be claimed by the
husband an wife jointly, or by either with the written consent of the other, or half of said exemptions may be claimed by
each spouse; but in no case shall both the husband and wife be
entitled each to all exemptions allowed by law to the head of a
Section 4. Be it further enacted, That all laws or parts
of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Section 5. And that this Act take effect from and
after its passage, the public welfare requiring it.
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