This Week at the Capitol

The Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, TN

Adoption Bill Passes Senate, Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Jan 14, 2020 by David Fowler

I am standing outside the state Senate chamber here at the state Capitol, where just a few moments ago Sen. Paul Rose passed Senate Bill 1304 that would prohibit the state from forcing Christian adoption agencies or other religious-based adoption age...

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School Protection Act Stalls in Senate

May 3, 2019 by Will Burns

The last week of the legislative session started with great promise, but its promise was muted by the Senate. It began strong Tuesday when the House overwhelmingly passed the School Protection Act, HB 1274, by a vote of 72-23. The bill would provide ...

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Let Legislators Know Your Position on the School Protection Act

Apr 26, 2019 by Will Burns

The School Protection Act, SB 1499 by Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) and HB 1274 by Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden), continued to make progress through the legislature this week. The bill would provide local schools with a legal defense from the state if...

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