Currently the bill has been passed by the senate standing commitee for education. What the votes were is a bit of a mystery. As far as I can tell, every news outlet says it was 3 to 6, with Berke, Burks and Tate voting against it. But the Tennessee state website says that Woodson also voted for it, which would make it a much narrower 4 to 5 vote. I called Woodson’s office and after a brief talk with someone named Pat I was sent to voicemail. If anyone else wants to clear this up, her number is 615-741-1648.
The bill has been moved back a week to Thursday the 5th of May.
It is still in the subcommittee for education in the house.