How nigh is the end? House leadership plots course

House Speaker Glen Casada speaks to fellow Republicans in a caucus meeting on Jan. 10, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

For the Tennessee General Assembly to get around to completing its business for the year, committees need to start closing. And for that to happen, the subcommittees need to wrap up. Here’s a schedule for when House leadership expects those panels to call it quits this year:

March 25: Agriculture, Transportation, Consumer & Human Resources.

April 1: Commerce, Insurance, Local.

April 8: Education, State, Health.

April 15: Judiciary. Also the full committees of Government Operations and Naming & Designating.

If all that happens to plan, the chamber will be on course for adjourning the first week of May. Or so we hope.

2 Responses to How nigh is the end? House leadership plots course

  • Donna Locke says:

    Not a perfect bill, but HB 1239 – SB 1165, sponsored by Griffey and Hensley to expand use of E-Verify in this state, could use your support, folks. That Tennessee still does not require all employers, public and private, to use E-Verify to help prevent hiring of unauthorized labor tells you all you need to know about how serious our Republican lawmakers and governors are about stopping illegal immigration.

    The tricks used with and by “independent contractors” and such must be addressed as well in such bills.

  • Michael Lottman says:

    How can it be the end already? Hardly anything is on the table yet except the usual extremist nonsense.

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