The bill was introduced 6 years ago by then Tennessee House Republican, Stacey Campfield. It was rejected and was brought up again this year by the Tennessee Republican Senator, Stacey Campfield. It passed the Senate Commitee for Education on April the 20th and will be voted on on the 28th of this month. The Senators who voted for the bill were Crowe, Gresham, Kelsey, Summerville, and Tracy and maybe Woodson. The Senators who voted against it were Berke, Burks, and Tate. Most media sources say Woodson voted against it but the Tennessean Government’s website contradicts itself on which way she voted.
The Members on the General Subcommitee of Education in the House are Joey Hansley, Joe Carr, Harry Brooks, Kevin Brooks, John DeBerry, Lois DeBerry, Bill Dunn, Craig Fitzhugh, Ron Lollar, Debra Maggart, Richard Montgomery, Jimmy Naifeh, and Joe Pitts. The house has not voted on this bill yet, nor have they put it on their calender. So if you want to help, you can call one of them and voice your opinion on this bill. The page with the information on everyone in the house is right here: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/