2018 End of Session Outcomes
The Tennessee state legislature adjourned last week, closing the final chapter of the 110th General Assembly.
UT FOCUS Act Passes; Appointments, Confirmation Hearings Expected
The UT FOCUS Act, which would reconstitute and restructure the UT Board of Trustees, was approved by the Senate this week when they concurred with the House version of the bill on a 22-8 vote.
Board of Trustees Bill Passes in House Education Administration & Planning Committee; Conversation Expected to Continue Next Week
The Haslam Administration has proposed the measure in an effort to help the UT Board of Trustees operate more efficiently.
Second Round of Senate Higher Education Oversight Subcommittee Hearings Announced for December
The December hearings are expected to focus on how Tennessee’s three major higher education entities interact, how board and commission members are selected, and duties of those board members.