Issue will now be placed on the 2022 ballot NASHVILLE—A resolution that would allow Tennesseans to abolish all forms of slavery in the state will now come before all Tennesseans for a vote. The House of Representatives passed the measure on Tuesday night.  Currently, the Tennessee Constitution bans the use of slavery, except as a…

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NASHVILLE—A bipartisan bill to aid state law enforcement agencies in tracking sexual assault kits passed both the Tennessee House and Senate today. The bill, HB 39, is sponsored by Rep. Bob Freeman of Nashville and would create a tracking system available for both law enforcement and victims.  The tracking of sexual assault kits became a…

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NASHVILLE– A bill that would allow intellectually disabled inmates on death row the opportunity to have their sentences altered passed the State House and Senate this evening and is now headed to the Governor’s desk. HB1062 was filed by Rep. David Hawk of Greenville and co-sponsored by Memphis Representative G. A Hardaway.  Rep. Hardaway filed…

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NASHVILLE—Memphis State Representative Jesse Chism has filed legislation to make sure Black History is being included in Tennessee public school curriculum. HB0429 would create a 5-person oversight committee that would ensure that the state department of education examine materials and textbooks that integrate the history and contributions of African Americans and the descendants of the…

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