The Tennessee House approved legislation Tuesday banning sanctuary cities in the state, despite opposition and the sentiment the bill is unnecessary.
Nearly $70,000 was raised for Memphis’ bicentennial celebration next year after state lawmakers removed $250,000 from its budget last week to spite the city’s actions regarding Confederate monuments.
State lawmakers will likely need a conference committee to work out differences between the two chambers on a bill aimed at short-term rentals in the state.
Tennessee lawmakers approved a bill this week that would allow wine and liquor sales on Sunday throughout the state.
The sponsor of a bill that would allow medical cannabis use in certain circumstances effectively killed the bill Tuesday after he opted to send the measure to general subcommittee.
A bill that would require the state to defend any local education agency or employees against lawsuits that pertain to the permitted use of facilities based on sex passed Tuesday in the Tennessee House Civil Justice Committee.
Lawmakers delayed a vote Wednesday on an amended version of a bill that would allow certain exceptions for oil-based medical marijuana use in the state.
The Senate State and Local Government Committee will discuss Tuesday a bill aimed at Tennessee laws regarding sanctuary cities and illegal immigration.
The Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee delivered a major blow Wednesday to legislation aimed at underage marriage in Tennessee, as it sent the bill to summer study, effectively killing the measure.
One lawmaker decided to delay discussions on a bill that would ban underage marriage in Tennessee after he received pushback in the state Senate.
Wilson County Commissioner Terry Ashe, Tennessee Sheriff’s Association executive director and former Wilson County sheriff, spoke to state legislators Tuesday in opposition of medical marijuana legislation.
Sen. Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, said he is pessimistic about gun-related legislation getting passed during the current legislative session, including his own bills.
A bill that would ban fraternities and sororities at Tennessee state colleges and universities has drawn criticism from several organizations.
A bill that would define marriage as between one man and one woman was taken off notice in a state House subcommittee Wednesday after it was delayed until this year.
Tennessee Firearm Association leaders said legislation introduced in the Tennessee Legislature would make “constitutionally protected” firearms illegal because of criminal activity.