TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 25, 2018

The head of a conservative group says he's found a new House sponsor for a bill to require the Tennessee Attorney General's office to either defend school systems sued over their transgender bathroom and locker room policies or fund the costs of outside counsel, the Times Free Press reports. David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, said last week that he would not disclose the name of the legislator until "he's ready for us to do so." Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, pulled a previous version of the bill when he said he was satisfied with the response from Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office. Slatery wrote a letter to top leaders in response to similar legislation brought by another lawmaker last year.