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Tennessee Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2014 SJR 626 Authorizes Individuals Paying School Fees to Determine Allocation of Fees to Student Organizations Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(23 - 6)
March 3, 2014 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(23 - 4)
Feb. 13, 2014 SB 1496 Authorizes Individuals with a Handgun Permit to Carry a Firearm in Parks Bill Passed - Senate
(26 - 7)
Feb. 5, 2014 SJR 123 Requires the Election of Attorney Generals Amendment Rejected - Senate
(15 - 14)
Jan. 30, 2014 SB 837 Authorizes the Sale of Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 8)
April 16, 2013 HB 1191 Requires Disclosure of Recordings of Livestock Abuse Within 24 Hours Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
April 16, 2013 SB 1248 Requires Disclosure of Photographic Evidence of Animal Abuse Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 9)
March 14, 2013 SB 514 Prohibits Universities from Disciplining Students Who Refuse to Treat Someone Based on Religious Beliefs Bill Passed - Senate
(22 - 4)
Did Not Vote
Feb. 11, 2013 SB 142 Authorizes Handguns in Parking Areas Bill Passed - Senate
(28 - 5)

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