Lawmakers Designate Feb. 6 'State Constitution Day'

Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, and State Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, have filed Senate Joint Resolution 481 designating Feb. 6 as “State Constitution Day” in Tennessee, the Columbia Daily Herald reports. That date recognizes the 218th birthday of the adoption of the state’s first Constitution by delegates at a convention held for that purpose in Knoxville before the birth of the Volunteer State. The resolution declares that during the annual recognition of Constitution Day the document will be read aloud in both the House of Representatives and the Senate by any legislators desiring to participate.