Legislators Conclude 107th Assembly

On Tuesday evening, members of the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned Sine Die ending the 107th Assembly of the Tennessee Legislature. Legislators will now focus their efforts on political fundraising, campaigning and getting to know newly drawn districts. This Session saw a number of benefits for public higher education: the first new capital projects in more … Continued

State Issues

Gun Legislation Update: Action Expected Week of April 23rd

The two significant pieces of gun legislation, SB 2992/HB 3559 and SB 3002/HB 3560, have made their way through the standing committee process and are now in a holding pattern before their respective House and Senate Calendar Committees. The two bills, written and lobbied by the NRA, represent a drastic departure from the current law … Continued

Gun Legislation

Media Coverage of Gun Legislation Anticipated

Today, the House Consumer and Employee Affairs Committee passed HB3559 and HB3560 out to the Calendar and Rules Committee, which places both bills in the same status with companion Senate bills. The ultimate fate of this legislation is yet to be determined. UT Chattanooga Chancellor Roger Brown represented higher education, speaking as part of a … Continued

Gun Legislation

Critical Gun Hearings Coming Up

The week of April 16 will be a critical time for gun legislation in the General Assembly. UT joins TBR and major employers across the state in opposition to these bills based on campus and workplace safety issues. The House Consumer Affairs Committee will hear testimony on gun bills on Tuesday, April 17 beginning at … Continued

Gun Legislation