Thursday, June 18, 2009

Morning House

Among the measures passed and concurred in by the Senate and House was an amendment to yesterday's bill to de-fund Planned Barrenhood. The amendment removed the words "Planned Parenthood" from the Tennessee Code.

Also, a bill requiring certain training requirements for a person to seek the office of Sheriff in Tennessee passed, but not without some stellar opposition by Rep. Dennis Ferguson (D-Roane County), who pointed out that returning Military Police would not qualify to run for Sheriff under the legislation.

This bill is the first time I have ever disagreed with Rep. Debra Maggart, the sponsor...I think the bill limits people's ability to seek office in too restrictive a way.



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