TRACKING KEY TENNESSEE LEGISLATION FROM A CONSERVATIVE, FAITH-BASED PERSPECTIVE
Tuesday, January 9, marked the day that the 110th General Assembly reconvened. Since the deadline for filing new legislation will be late January – early February, the bills noted here still reflect 2017 legislation.
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.