TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Mar 5, 2015

A bill to extend the Tennessee Economic Council on Women failed to pass in a Senate committee Wednesday, the Nashville Business Journal reports. Sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, the legislation sought to extend the council's termination date at the end of June for another four years, through June 2019. Established in 1998, the council's mission is to "assess the economic status of women in Tennessee in order to develop and advocate solutions that will address their economic needs and promote economic autonomy," according to its website.