Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Chair
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37216
(615)626-9292
Public Policy Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Legislative Update From the 110th Tennessee General Assembly

The 110th General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 25, 2018. The 111th General Assembly will convene on Jan. 8, 2019.  The entire House of Representatives and half the Senate will face reelection in November.  Twenty-seven current members have already announced that they will not seek reelection. The next governor of Tennessee will also be elected in November. 

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TBA Legislative Update: Committees Begin Closing Down

Legislative activity continued at an active pace this week as committees juggle executive branch budget hearings, bills, a flood of last-minute amendments — which were filed due to committee closures — and the announcement of final calendars for several key committees. By the end of the week, the House Property and Casualty Subcommittee, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee and the House Cities and Counties Subcommittee all closed subject to the call of the chair, with many others expected to follow suit early next week. Also this week, Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, chair of the Finance Ways and Means Committee, announced that the Senate is halfway through the budget hearing process, with an anticipated completion in two weeks. Leadership continues to target an early May adjournment, which means the bulk of legislation for 2019 will have its fate determined within the next month.
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