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Billdata Timeline
09.11.2020
introduction, reading-1: House
Filed for introduction
12.01.2021
introduction: House
Intro., P1C.
13.01.2021
referral-committee: House
Ref. to Education Administration
13.01.2021
: House
P2C held on desk.
19.01.2021
introduction, reading-1: Senate
Filed for introduction
27.01.2021
referral-committee: House
Assigned to s/c K-12 Subcommittee
03.02.2021
: House
Placed on s/c cal K-12 Subcommittee for 2/9/2021
08.02.2021
introduction: Senate
Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
09.02.2021
referral-committee: House
Rec for pass if am by s/c ref. to Education Administration
10.02.2021
: House
Placed on cal. Education Administration for 2/17/2021
10.02.2021
: Senate
Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 2/17/2021
10.02.2021
: Senate
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee
17.02.2021
: House
Placed on cal. Education Administration for 2/24/2021
17.02.2021
: House
Meeting Canceled
17.02.2021
: Senate
Placed on Senate Education Committee calendar for 2/24/2021
24.02.2021
committee-passage-favorable: House
Rec. for pass. if am., ref. to Calendar & Rules Committee
24.02.2021
: Senate
Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 8, Nays 1 PNV 0
25.02.2021
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar for 3/1/2021
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Vote NO on SB228/HB3 on February 17

Dear [title] [last name],

Please, vote NO on SB228/HB3 when it comes before the Education Committee on February 17. 

All students deserve the chance to play school sports and be themselves. This bill uses the law to exclude transgender students and will not protect women's sports from real threats like underfunding and and lack of institutional support.

In fact, examples show that policies like this bill hurt opportunities for women and girls. In Texas in 2017 and 2018 Mack Beggs, a transgender man, won back-to-back wrestling titles against women. 

A federal judge ruled in August that Idaho could not implement a similar policy. Tennessee should not waste money on a discriminatory, demeaning bill like this.

Finally, there has been no real discussion about the impact on school systems that have to collect, retain, and use birth certificates in new ways. There are also implications for student privacy.

Thank you for considering my views.

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This legislation is discriminatory and does nothing to help women's sports.

who will receive your email?

Brian Kelsey Senator

Harold Love, Jr. Representative

Jon Lundberg Senator

Kirk Haston Representative

Rep. Parkinson Representative

Raumesh Akbari Senator

Yusuf Hakeem Representative

Mike Bell Senator

Rusty Crowe Senator

Bill Powers Senator

Ferrell Haile Senator

Michele Carringer Representative

Dawn White Senator

Mark White Representative

Charlie Baum Representative

Tandy Darby Representative

Chris Hurt Representative

John Clemmons Representative

Mark Cochran Representative

John Gillespie Representative

Justin Lafferty Representative

why sign?

  • This bill discriminates against transgender students and does not protect women's sports from real threats.
  • Expensive lawsuits will result from this bill.
  • The bill brings up troubling student privacy issues and creates bureaucracy for schools.