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17.01.2017
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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
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Placed on Senate Commerce and Labor Committee calendar for 2/7/2017
01.02.2017
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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
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Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Calendar Committee Ayes 9, Nays 0 PNV 0
08.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
10.02.2017
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Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/13/2017
13.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
13.02.2017
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Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/15/2017
13.02.2017
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Senate Reset on calendar for 2/15/2017
13.02.2017
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Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 1 - SA0005)
13.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
14.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
15.02.2017
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Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/16/2017
15.02.2017
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Senate Reset on calendar for 2/16/2017
15.02.2017
committee:referred: House
Assigned to s/c State Government Subcommittee
16.02.2017
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Senate Reset on calendar for 2/23/2017
21.02.2017
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Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/23/2017
23.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
23.02.2017
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Placed on Senate State and Local Government Committee calendar for 2/28/2017
23.02.2017
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Rule #83(8) Suspended, to be heard in S&L Govt. Comm. 2-28-17
23.02.2017
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Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 2 - SA0020)
23.02.2017
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Refer to Senate State & Local Govt. Comm.
27.02.2017
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Sponsor(s) Added.
28.02.2017
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Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Ayes 6, Nays 1 PNV 2
01.03.2017
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Refer to Senate Calendar Committee
01.03.2017
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Recalled from Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee
07.03.2017
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Placed on Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 3/9/2017
09.03.2017
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Engrossed; ready for transmission to House
09.03.2017
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Passed Senate as amended, Ayes 25, Nays 5, PNV 3
09.03.2017
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Senate adopted Amendment (Amendment 3 - SA0043)
13.03.2017
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Rcvd. from S., held on H. desk.
15.03.2017
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Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/22/2017
22.03.2017
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Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 3/29/2017
22.03.2017
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Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 3/29/2017
29.03.2017
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Placed on s/c cal State Government Subcommittee for 4/5/2017
29.03.2017
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Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 4/5/2017
05.04.2017
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Action Def. in s/c State Government Subcommittee to 1st Calendar of 2018
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State & Local Government Committee, vote NO on SB127

Please, vote NO on SB127 when it comes before the Senate State and Local Government Committee on February 28. 

The amendment offered on the Senate floor by the sponsor is a helpful step, but it doesn't go far enough.  The bill still ties the hands of state and local government in far-reaching ways.

The state government, counties, cities, and public school districts sometimes need to be able to use a business or nonprofit's HR and benefit policies in making contract and grant decisions.  Veteran hiring preferences could be endangered by this bill.  A school district's ability to award contracts to bus driving companies and janitorial companies that do stringent background checks could also be in danger.

With all the ways that state and local government engage in contracting and grant-making, the potential for this bill to disrupt legitimate public aims is inestimable.  Considering the fact that business groups have not asked for this bill, there is no justification for pursuing it.

Thank you for considering my views.

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Vote NO on SB127

SB127 is up for a vote by the full Tennessee Senate on Monday afternoon. Contact YOUR State Senator using this form and tell them you don't want your state and local tax dollars used for discrimination.
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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.