TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 11, 2021

The Tennessee Senate will continue to bar public access to committee meetings during the upcoming legislative session, the Tennessee Journal reports. According to guidelines shared with members, the restrictions will mirror the COVID-19 mitigation steps taken by the upper chamber last summer. Testimony in committee meetings by non-members will be conducted remotely. Reporters may attend hearings but only one pool reporter will be allowed on the Senate floor. By contrast, the House is expected to continue to allow access to committee meetings for lobbyists and other members of the public.