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2016 Tennessee Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 21, 2016 TN HB 2248 Rescinds Funding for the University of Tennessee's Diversity Office Conference Report Adopted - Senate (22 - 3)
April 21, 2016 TN HB 2248 Rescinds Funding for the University of Tennessee's Diversity Office Conference Report Adopted - House (63 - 21)
April 20, 2016 TN HB 615 Establishes the Bible as the Official State Book Veto Override Failed - House (43 - 50)
April 20, 2016 TN SB 2376 Authorizes University of Tennessee Employees to Carry a Handgun on Campus Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
April 19, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 4)
April 19, 2016 TN SB 2376 Authorizes University of Tennessee Employees to Carry a Handgun on Campus Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5)
April 18, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Bill Passed - House (69 - 25)
April 18, 2016 TN HB 2248 Rescinds Funding for the University of Tennessee's Diversity Office Bill Passed - House (66 - 22)
April 7, 2016 TN SB 1636 Prohibits City Requirements for Affordable Housing Bill Passed - House (72 - 23)
April 6, 2016 TN SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
April 4, 2016 TN HB 615 Establishes the Bible as the Official State Book Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 8)
April 4, 2016 TN HB 1416 Prohibits Driving in Left Lane without Passing Other Vehicles Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 7)
March 28, 2016 TN SB 2094 Limits Liquor Retailers to 2 Stores Bill Passed - House (72 - 16)
March 24, 2016 TN HB 1679 Requires a Claimant to Pay for Defendant Attorney Fees in Certain Legal Proceedings Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 9)
March 14, 2016 TN HB 779 Authorizes Voters to Petition for De-annexation Elections Bill Passed - House (68 - 25)
March 7, 2016 TN SB 1674 Amends Child Safety Seat Requirements Bill Passed - House (68 - 19)
March 3, 2016 TN HJR 529 Expresses Disagreement with the Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges Joint Resolution Passed - House (73 - 18)
Feb. 29, 2016 TN SB 1821 Authorizes the Possession of a Live Skunk Bill Failed - House (44 - 36)
Feb. 29, 2016 TN SB 2094 Limits Liquor Retailers to 2 Stores Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 6)
Feb. 22, 2016 TN SB 1621 Prohibits Local-Hire Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
Feb. 22, 2016 TN SJR 467 Urges Attorney General to File Lawsuit in Relation to Refugee Resettlement Program Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
Feb. 18, 2016 TN HB 2129 Requires Historical Commission Approval to Alter Monuments Bill Passed - House (71 - 23)
Feb. 17, 2016 TN SB 1556 Authorizes Therapists to Decline to Provide Services Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5)
Feb. 4, 2016 TN SJR 67 Requests that the U.S. Congress call a Constitutional Convention Bill Passed - House (59 - 31)
Jan. 25, 2016 TN SB 151 Prohibits Automatic Deduction from Teachers' Paychecks for Union Dues Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)

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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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