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2017 Tennessee Key Votes

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Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 19, 2017 TN HB 534 Establishes Gas Tax Increase Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 6)
April 19, 2017 TN HB 534 Establishes Gas Tax Increase Bill Passed - House (67 - 21)
April 13, 2017 TN HB 531 Provides Free Commmunity College Education to Adults Bill Passed - House (87 - 6)
April 10, 2017 TN HB 109 Amends Marijuana Possession Laws Bill Failed - House (44 - 45)
April 3, 2017 TN SB 38 Amends Provisions for Campaign Fundraising Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 2)
April 3, 2017 TN SB 0519 Provides Certain Health Coverage for Retail Purchased Dogs Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
March 27, 2017 TN HB 173 Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Drug-Related Sanctions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 5)
March 23, 2017 TN SB 0902 Imposes a $200 Fine for Obstructing Roads Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 2)
March 16, 2017 TN HB 688 Authorizes Carry of Firearms on Boats Bill Passed - House (79 - 12)

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