TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 8, 2013

Governor Bill Haslam said he will decide by Monday whether or not to veto the “Ag Gag” bill that requires people who document animal abuse to turn over their recordings to police within 48 hours. According to Nashville Public Radio, Haslam said he is expecting to hear soon whether Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper thinks the bill is constitutional. After that, he will decide whether to veto the bill, sign it into law, or let it become law without his signature. More than 33,000 people nationwide have signed an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee petition urging Haslam to veto the bill.