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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –
House Bill 0800 would protect Tennessee students by prohibiting the promotion of certain lifestyles in classroom materials. The bill is on the March 2nd calendar for the House Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee.
The bill, sponsored by Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris-District 75), would prohibit “textbooks and instructional materials or supplemental instructional materials that promote, normalize, support, or address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender issues or lifestyles.”
The bill would amend Tennessee Code – TCA Title 49.
Note from the Tennessee Conservative: Just a reminder that many good Conservative bills die in subcommittees and committees before they ever see the light of day on the House or Senate floor.
If you support this bill, contact the subcommittee members in advance of their meeting. The contact information for the Republican members (who hold the super-majority vote) can be found below.
House Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee – Republican Members:
Gary Hicks (chair) – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7480
Ryan Williams – email@example.com – (615) 741-1875
Patsy Hazlewood – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-2746
Charlie Baum – email@example.com – (615) 741-6849
Ron Gant – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-6890
David Hawk – email@example.com – (615) 741-7482
Susan Lynn – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7462
Brandon Ogles – email@example.com – (615) 741-6808
Chris Todd – firstname.lastname@example.org – (615) 741-7475
Sam Whitson – email@example.com – (615) 741-1864
Companion bill SB1216 was passed on first and second consideration and referred to the Senate Education Committee. It has not been placed on the calendar at this time.
About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others. He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History. Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com