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Use of State Family Planning Funding – Prioritizing Entities (SB 2494 / HB 2262)

Seeks to ensure that entities that promote or support elective abortions do not benefit directly or indirectly from state funding.

Bill Analysis

The intent of this legislation is similar to that of SB 2148/HB 2251, which is to eliminate family planning funds from going to entities that provide elective abortions such as Planned Parenthood. This bill would place into law the method implemented by the Haslam administration to prioritize entities receiving these funds with entities such as Planned Parenthood being awarded the funds only as a last resort if there is no other qualified entity to perform the required services.

Bill Sponsors

Johnson in the Senate
Dunn in the House

Bill Status

Signed by Governor 4/9/18, Public Chapter 660.

Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill

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Prohibits Social-Emotional Learning Standards (SB 4 / HB 357)

Prohibits the state board of education from adopting or providing standards or competencies for social and emotional learning (SEL).

Bill Analysis

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process by which students are taught to apply their knowledge in social, emotional, and relational contexts.

Last summer, Tennessee joined a national pilot program (CASEL) implementing SEL standards but was forced to withdraw following concerns from citizens and legislators.

This bill would prohibit the state from introducing or requiring SEL. It does not address whether local school districts can choose to implement SEL.

Bill Sponsors

Gresham in the Senate
Dunn in the House

Bill Status

No action in the House or Senate.

Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill

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Prohibits Social and Emotional Learning (SB 4 / HB 357)

BILL SUMMARY

Prohibits the state board of education from adopting or providing standards or competencies for social and emotional learning (SEL).

BILL ANALYSIS

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process by which students are taught to apply their knowledge in social, emotional, and relational contexts.

Last summer, Tennessee joined a national pilot program (CASEL) implementing SEL standards but was forced to withdraw following concerns from citizens and legislators.

This bill would prohibit the state from introducing or requiring SEL. It does not address whether local school districts can choose to implement SEL.

BILL SPONSORS

Gresham in the Senate, Dunn in the House

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Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill

BILL STATUS

No action taken in the House or Senate.

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