Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)244-4994

Legislators May Ban School Boards from Suing with State Funds

With more than a half a dozen school districts suing the state over a lack of funding for education, lawmakers want to ban them from using state funds for their legal crusade. Legislators reportedly are adding a provision to one of several budget bills that would ban local school districts from using state money for attorney’s fees, court costs or other expenses to sue the state, the Nashville Scene reports.

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State Lawmaker Arrested on DUI Charge

State Rep. Bill Beck, D-Nashville, is facing charges of drunken driving and violation of the implied consent law, Knoxnews reports from the Associated Press. Media reports indicate that Nashville police pulled over the first-term legislator on Friday morning and arrested him after he declined to submit to a sobriety test. Beck represents portions of downtown Nashville, East Nashville, Old Hickory and Germantown. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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