New policies are introduced by members in the House or Senate. Bills draft new laws, or amend or repeal existing laws.
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Find bill text online from the 99th session, 1995/96-
From the Tennessee General Assembly site, select "Legislation", then "Archives"
The State Library and Archives may have copies of bills back to 1955.
The UT Law Library may have copies of bills from earlier sessions.
Published at the end of each session. It lists bills and resolutions by subject and provides sponsors, status, and a cross-index to public chapter number. Includes veto messages.
The Journals do not provide a verbatim record of proceedings.They include the texts of bills and resolutions as introduced, committee substitutions for original bills, rule changes, and votes. Voting records are included in the text as yeas and nays.
House Journal - current session - House Journal - archives
Senate Journal -current session - Senate Journal - archives
Annual bound volumes. J87.T2 Stacks 1970-current
Special Collections 1790-1899; Preservation 1900-1969; Microfilm 1794-1842, 1855/56
Calendars are published weekly when the General Assembly is in session. They list meeting schedules for the upcoming week and include bills and subject matter. For information regarding committee agendas see:
List includes members, responsibilities, committee schedule and calendar, and videos of floor discussions.Floor Debates