TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 22, 2017
The so-called “bathroom bill” and a bill to legalize medical marijuana, two much-discussed pieces of legislation, are officially dead for the year in the General Assembly, the Tennessean reports. The bathroom bill, which would require students in public schools to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex listed on their birth certificate, failed to receive a motion in the Senate Education Committee today, killing the bill. Likewise, House sponsor Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, said yesterday that while a medical marijuana bill had support in his chamber, it couldn’t get the necessary support in the Senate. A task force will study the issue over the summer.