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Bill Tracking 2017

TRACKING KEY TENNESSEE LEGISLATION FROM A CONSERVATIVE, FAITH-BASED PERSPECTIVE

The key to voicing your values about a certain piece of legislation with your elected official so you can make a difference in our state is to first understand how bills become law. Then it’s really important to understand the abbreviations the state legislative website uses to track bills. You can view this kind of information in our “Understanding How It Works” section.

Finally, every year during our state’s legislative session (January – April), FACT tracks bills making their way through the Tennessee General Assembly that concern marriage, the family, life, religious liberty, and more. Each bill that FACT tracks is listed by its individual Senate bill and House bill number within a specific category. The categories are listed below under “Bills We Are Tracking.” Click on an image or the “Continue Reading” button to read more about bills in that particular category.

If there is a certain bill you are particularly interested in, remember to contact your legislator about it, since your input can influence his or her decision.

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Understanding How It Works

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How Tennessee Bills Become Law

The following represents the normal procedure in the Tennessee General Assembly of transforming bills into law. Continue reading

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Deciphering Legislative Bill Abbreviations

Keep up with what’s really happening at the Tennessee Capitol by learning how to decipher the bill abbreviations on the Tennessee General Assembly website. Continue reading

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Tracking Votes and Bill Passage

With a little help, deciphering votes and tracking passage of a bill on the Tennessee General Assembly website is easy. Continue reading

Bills We Are Tracking

Life

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to life, including life in the womb and the life of those with terminal diseases. Continue reading

Family

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to the family, including bills about marriage, insemination, pornography, and more. Continue reading

Education

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to education, including bills about student privacy in bathrooms, school board elections, and social-emotional learning. Continue reading

Religious Liberty

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to religious liberty, including bills about businesses and the political involvement of churches. Continue reading

Constitutional Government

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to constitutional government. Continue reading

Miscellaneous

Read about legislative bills that we are tracking that relate to horse racing and drugs. Continue reading

Download These Bill Tracking PDFs

Want to print off our bill tracking information to share with your family, friends, Bible study, and prayer group? We have one full-color option and 3 different black-and-white versions, depending on how you want to look up the bills we are tracking:

Bill Tracking From Past Legislative Sessions

Need to look up the bills we tracked during a former legislative session?