Tennessee Legislative Update: Week of 02-27-11

We had a huge victory last week with the passage of the Tennessee Health Freedom Act by the Senate.  SB0079 sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers passed the Senate 21 to 10 with 1 present not voting.  Those voting against the bill were Senators Barnes, Berke, Burks, Ford, Harper, Haynes, Herron, Marrero, Stewart, and Tate.  Senator Kyle was present not voting.

SB0079′s companion bill in the House, HB0115 sponsored by Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver was recommended for passage by the General Subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee and is scheduled for review by the full Commerce Committee on March 1.  Please begin contacting the members of the Commerce Committee to express your support for the Tennessee Health Freedom Act.