Gridlock between House and Senate leadership continued as the Tennessee legislature began the second week of the special session.

The week started much like the last one ended: the House continued passing bills into Monday evening, while the Senate once again adjourned without taking up legislation.

Only one bill has been passed by both chambers after more than a week of work: a measure that would require the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations to create a new, updated report on the state of human trafficking in Tennessee. Representatives from the TBI told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that the agency already reports the data to be contained in the new report. The bill is now headed to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

Monday evening, after the Senate again adjourned business without considering any legislation, Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, declared the Senate effectively closed.

TN special session: House, Senate deadlocked as Lee tries to intervene (

There were the usual demonstrative fireworks brought by the Mommies Demanders and their legislative Liberal Pets, but even they know this session “delenda est.” There are 12 bills (none anti-gun) that the House is pushing with the apparent blessings of the Governor, but short of a legislative miracle, they are going nowhere.

Again, it is a pity that the couple of good bills did not make it, but there is always the next regular legislative session for that. And rest assured the Disloyal Opposition is planning on coming back with the same bull we saw on this session.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Tennessee Special Session: A crap show that (hopefully) leads nowhere.”
    1. Because emotions are/were running high and they thought they could parade the mothers and shame legislators into compliance.
      They know that won’t happen if they waited for next regular session…. but we knew that. 😉

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