Tennessee’s Monkey Bill On Hold

Tennessee’s Senate Bill 893 — nicknamed, along with its counterpart House Bill 368, the “monkey bill” — is on hold, “almost certainly postponing any action until next year,” according to the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Humphrey on the Hill blog (April 21, 2011). Its sponsor, Bo Watson (R-District 11), assigned the bill to the general subcommittee of the Senate Education Committee on April 20, 2011, which was the last scheduled meeting of the committee; he told the blog, “Practically speaking, I probably am not going to be able to run the bill this year,” although it is still possible that the committee might have a further meeting.

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  1. #1 Brad Feaker
    April 21, 2011

    Thanks goodness – we have one a temporary victory against ignorance in my state. Sometimes I just want to hang my head in shame from the stupidity.