TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 23, 2018
A bill that would punish so-called “sanctuary cities” in Tennessee and mandate that law enforcement cooperate with immigration officials was defeated in a state House committee meeting today, The Tennessean reports, but it may face another vote. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jay Reedy, R-Erin, was defeated with a voice vote. Rep. Patsy Hazlewood, R-Signal Mountain, expressed concern about the financial impact of the measure. After a recess of the committee, a motion was made to reconsider the initial vote. That motion passed, meaning the committee will look at the bill again, although it is unclear whether it will be reconsidered before the session adjourns for the year.