2016 United Campus Workers Legislative Priorities, 109th General Assembly

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Type H Bill Number Sponsor H Status S Bill Number Sponsor S Status Summary Last Day Checked
Diversity 2066 Daniel Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 1902 Nicely Sen Ed Comm University of Tennessee - As introduced, limits spending by the University of Tennessee on diversity, multicultural, or sustainability programs to $2,500,000 per year; requires an annual written report to the general assembly on such expenditures; prohibits employees working in diversity offices from engaging in certain activities; prohibits employees working primarily in other areas from working on diversity, multicultural, and sustainability programs. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 9. 4-Feb
Diversity 2063 Daniel Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 2235 Hensley Sen Ed Comm Education, Higher - As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act"; requires the governing boards of each state institution to adopt the freedom of speech and expression policy to protect student speech and activity. - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 1. 4-Feb
Tuition 2069 Daniel Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 2306 Gresham Senate Education Committee; On calendar for 2/10/2016 Education, Higher - As introduced, enacts the "Tuition Stability Act." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 7; Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9. 4-Feb
Governance 2573 McCormick Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 2564 Norris Senate Education Committee Education, Higher - As introduced, enacts the "Higher Education Authorization Act." - Amends TCA Title 49. 4-Feb
Governance 2578 McCormick Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 2569 Norris Senate Govt Operations Committee FOCUS Act Education, Higher - As introduced, restructures the board of regents; establishes state university boards; and makes other changes necessary to effectuate the restructuring. - Amends TCA Section 12-3-102; Title 49, Chapter 7; Title 49, Chapter 8 and Title 49, Chapter 9. 4-Feb
Workers Comp 997 Durham Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee; On calendar for 2/10/2016 721 Green Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee 10/26/2015 Workers Compensation - As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Employee Injury Benefit Alternative." - Amends TCA Title 50 and Title 56. 4-Feb
Vouchers 1049 Dunn H. Placed on Regular Calendar for 2/8/2016 999 Gardenhire Passed Senate School Vouchers - As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act." - Amends TCA Title 49, Chapter 1. 4-Feb
Governance 2559 Jenkins Assigned to s/c Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee 2516 Gresham Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee University of Tennessee - As introduced, reconstitutes the board of trustees of the University of Tennessee system. - Amends TCA Section 49-9-201; Section 49-9-202; Section 49-9-203; Section 49-9-204; Section 49-9-205 and Section 49-9-206.  
Antiworker 2348 Calfee Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee 2338 McNally Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Employees, Employers - As introduced, allows all employees, not just employees who are employed in the service of food and beverages, to waive the required thirty-minute unpaid lunch break. - Amends TCA Title 50, Chapter 2. 4-Feb
Anti Immigrant 1637 Johnson State Government Subcommitte 1486 Green Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. On calendar for 2/9/2016 Immigration - As introduced, enacts the "Tennessee Workers Protection Act." - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 12 and Title 50. 4-Feb
Picketing 1838 Durham Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee 1691 Bell Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Employees, Employers - As introduced, establishes certain civil remedies for an employer against any employee who exceeds the employee's authority to enter nonpublic areas of the employer's premises. - Amends TCA Title 50. 4-Feb
Preemption 1632 Casada Local Government Subcommittee 1636 Haile Senate State and Local Government Committee Real Property - As introduced, prohibits a local governmental unit from enacting zoning regulations that require the allocation of a percentage of existing or newly constructed private residential or commercial rental units for long-term retention as affordable or workforce housing. - Amends TCA Title 66, Chapter 35. 4-Feb
Preemption 1674 Marsh  Business and Utilities Committee. On calendar for 2/10/2016 1621 Johnson Senate Regular Calendar calendar for 2/8/2016 Public Contracts - As introduced, prohibits the state or any local government from requiring a company bidding on a state or local construction project to employ individuals who reside within the jurisdiction of the state or local government. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 5; Title 6; Title 7; Title 8; Title 9; Title 12 and Title 62. 4-Feb