The “Tennessee Recovery and Safe Harbor Act,” sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville), passed unanimously on the Senate floor last week. The measure provides protection to a number of private businesses, non-profit agencies, and government institutions and agencies (including UT), against unsupported legal claims associated with the COVID-19 virus. Also, the measure provides an additional … Continued

Administration & Governance

  First Day of Session UT Interim President Randy Boyd and UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman were on hand in Nashville to welcome members back for the legislative session. The two leaders made numerous visits on Tuesday, Jan. 14 to advocate for funding for the Oak Ridge Institute (ORI) and the UT Institute of Agriculture … Continued

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