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17.01.2017
bill:introduced, bill:reading:1: Senate
Filed for introduction
17.01.2017
bill:introduced, bill:reading:1: House
Filed for intro.
30.01.2017
bill:introduced: Senate
Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
30.01.2017
bill:introduced: House
Intro., P1C.
01.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Commerce and Labor Committee calendar for 2/7/2017
01.02.2017
: Senate
Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
01.02.2017
committee:referred: House
P2C, ref. to State Government Committee-- Business & Utilities
07.02.2017
: Senate
Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 0
08.02.2017
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
10.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/13/2017
13.02.2017
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
13.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/15/2017
13.02.2017
: Senate
Senate Reset on calendar for 2/15/2017
13.02.2017
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 1 - SA0005)
13.02.2017
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
14.02.2017
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
15.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/16/2017
15.02.2017
: Senate
Senate Reset on calendar for 2/16/2017
15.02.2017
committee:referred: House
Assigned to s/c State Government Subcommittee
16.02.2017
: Senate
Senate Reset on calendar for 2/23/2017
21.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/23/2017
23.02.2017
: Senate
Sponsor(s) Added.
23.02.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate State and Local Government Committee calendar for 2/28/2017
23.02.2017
: Senate
Rule #83(8) Suspended, to be heard in S&L Govt. Comm. 2-28-17
23.02.2017
: Senate
Refer to Senate State & Local Govt. Comm.
23.02.2017
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 2 - SA0020)
27.02.2017
: House
Sponsor(s) Added.
28.02.2017
: Senate
Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Ayes 6, Nays 1 PNV 2
01.03.2017
: Senate
Refer to Senate Calendar Committee
01.03.2017
: Senate
Recalled from Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee
07.03.2017
: Senate
Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 3/9/2017
09.03.2017
: Senate
Engrossed; ready for transmission to House
09.03.2017
bill:passed: Senate
Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 25, Nays 5, PNV 3
09.03.2017
: Senate
Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 3 - SA0043)
13.03.2017
: Senate
Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
15.03.2017
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/22/2017
22.03.2017
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/29/2017
22.03.2017
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 3/29/2017
29.03.2017
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 4/5/2017
29.03.2017
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 4/5/2017
05.04.2017
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 1st Calendar of 2018
24.01.2018
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 1/31/2018
31.01.2018
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 2/14/2018
07.02.2018
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 2/14/2018
14.02.2018
: House
Taken off notice for cal in s/c State Government Subcommittee of State Government Committee
07.03.2018
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/14/2018
14.03.2018
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/21/2018
14.03.2018
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 3/21/2018
21.03.2018
: House
Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/28/2018
21.03.2018
: House
Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 3/28/2018
28.03.2018
: House
Taken off notice for cal in s/c State Government Subcommittee of State Government Committee
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Vote NO on SB127

Please, vote NO on SB127, which is on the regular calendar of the Senate on Monday afternoon.  This bill would prevent state and local governments from using a business's or nonprofit's internal policies as a criterion for awarding grants and contracts.  We should NOT take power away from the taxpayers to determine with which companies and nonprofits we do business. 

We should be giving more power to taxpayers through their elected representatives to make the best decisions.  Why are we tying their hands with another restriction?

  • Cities could not refuse to enter into a cooperative agreement with a homeless shelter because they refuse to provide services for the elderly.
  • The state could not refuse to enter into a contract with a counseling center that refuses to treat veterans or youth in crisis.
  • Cities could not refuse to give a grant to an organization operating emergency shelter services if they refuse to serve LGBTQ people.

This bill, if passed, would invite devastating consequences for vulnerable people of this state and then it would become an economic issue for the whole state because we would be known as enabling discrimination.  We don't want to become another North Carolina.  Please, vote NO on SB127.

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Thank you for SB127 deferral, vote NO on Wednesday morning.

SB127 was deferred in the TN Senate after some raised questions that received conflicting answers. Send another email to your senator to show you are watching and want the Senate to vote NO when the bill comes back up on Wednesday. Tennessee does not need a Business License to Discriminate law.
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I still oppose SB127. Please, vote NO on Thursday morning.

SB127 has been deferred 3 times because of YOUR pressure. It is finally up for a vote on Thursday morning. Use the form to contact YOUR state senator to stop the Business License to Discriminate bill.
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State & Local Government Committee, vote NO on SB127

SB127, the Business License to Discriminate bill, was referred from the floor of the Senate to the State and Local Government Committee for consideration on February 28. Urge the members of the committee to vote NO.
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Vote NO on House Bill 54 on Wednesday

HB54 is the Business License to Discriminate bill. It takes tools away from state and local governments that help them have a more transparent contracting process. It opens the door for taxpayer-funded discrimination.