Textbook Censorship

SB 1602 by *Bell (HB 2249 by *Casada)

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As introduced, restructures the textbook commission and the textbook selection process. – Amends TCA Title 4 and Title 49.

This bill has been placed behind the budget on 4/7/14. 

 

SB 1266 by *Niceley (HB 1129 by *Hill T)

We are now NEUTRAL on this bill as amended in the House.

As introduced, requires emphasis on American foundational instruments and instruction in American historical achievement. – Amends TCA Title 49.

This bill has been referred to the Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee on 3/20/14. 

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Attacks on Equal Opportunity

SJR 0486 by *Summerville 

Constitutional Amendments – Prohibits the State of Tennessee from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting.

This bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on 01/16/14.

 

SB 1589 by *Summerville

As introduced, prohibits agencies or entities of state or local government from maintaining, keeping, or circulating any information on the number of employees on the basis of …

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Anti-Bullying Policies in School

SB 1124 by *Kyle (HB 0927 by *Camper)

As introduced, expands definition of harassment and bullying in schools to include conduct based on actual or perceived demographic traits, requires review of anti-bullying policies at least once every three years, clarifies that such policies apply to students, school staff and volunteers. – Amends TCA Title 49.

This bill has been taken off notice in the House Education Committee on 4/1/14. 

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2013 Legislative Wrap-up

2013 Legislative Wrap-up

We Stand With Boston

We at the American Center for Outreach express our deepest sympathy to all affected by senseless act of violence in Boston. Our heartfelt prayers go out to all those injured and for their speedy recovery. We condemn in the strongest terms any and all acts of violence. We stand with our fellow Americans and are ready to help during this difficult time.

And It’s A Wrap

The 2013 Tennessee legislative session has finally come to an end and …

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Positive Bills for 2014

As we continue to ensure a sustained presence at the state capitol, ACO will regularly update you on proposed legislation and their impact on our community.

Click on the headings below, to get more information on each bill that we are closely monitoring this legislative session.

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For more information about ACO’s advocacy work, please contact our Director of Policy & Administration, Remziya Suleyman, at remziya@acotn.org.

 

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Negative Bills for 2014

As we continue to ensure a sustained presence at the state capitol, ACO will regularly update you on proposed legislation and their impact on our community.

Click on the headings below, to get more information on each bill that we are closely monitoring this legislative session.

Click here to sign up for ACO’s legislative alerts.

For more information about ACO’s advocacy work, please contact our Director of Policy & Administration, Remziya Suleyman, at remziya@acotn.org.

 

 

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