A push to designate the Bible the official state book of Tennessee has returned to the state legislature. This is the third time Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, has pushed this measure (HJR0150), despite some concerns of its constitutionality from other lawmakers.
Tennessee lawmakers are getting close to a final vote on a plan to do away with the state’s gun permit requirement. The measure has passed the Senate and is on track for a vote on the House floor — possibly as soon as next week.
A slate of anti-transgender bills is progressing quickly through the state legislature. LGBT activists say these measures could have a devastating effect on the health of transgender youth.
Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn is, once again, co-sponsoring a bill to tighten restrictions on immigration. It’s the third try for retiring Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe’s legislation, called the “Asylum Abuse Reduction Act.” Blackburn first signed on as one of five co-sponsors in the bill’s second iteration in 2019.
Tennessee lawmakers are discussing a measure that would take many lawsuits filed against the state away from Nashville judges. The move comes on the heels of a failed attempt to oust a judge in Nashville over her rulings to expand absentee voting because of the pandemic.
A new bill in the Tennessee legislature could impact transgender youths’ access to transitioning treatment. The measure proposes a ban on gender-affirming medical care before puberty.
Gov. Bill Lee’s so-called “Constitutional Carry” proposal is moving quickly through the state legislature. But the measure — which would allow individuals to carry a gun without a permit— is being opposed by gun control activists and law enforcement alike.
Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, wants the legislature to remove a Nashville judge for doing her job — making a ruling. If successful, lawyers say it will create a chilling effect.
A new proposal in the Tennessee House of Representatives that seeks to remove a Nashville judge is receiving push back from the state’s lawyers and judges, as well as House Democrats.
A bill that would limit participation of transgender athletes comes to the House and Senate floors, Republican senators move to ban student-athletes’ protests during the national anthem, and a key lawmaker explains why he supports a bill that would allow the governor to force schools to reopen.