Tennesse State Artifact Bills

This morning House Bill 2443 and Senate Bill 2442 naming “Sandy” as the official State Artifact passed through their respective subcommittees, and will appear before the House and Senate Calendar and Rules Committees next week.

You can find video of the Senate subcommittee hearing at the Tennessee General Assembly page (click on the “video clips” tab). The footage of SB 2442 is from around 1:04:00. to 1:08:00

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State Artifact update!

Since the January meeting there has been significant progress on making Sandy the official State Artifact! After being approached by TCPA Board Member Jared Barrett, Senator Mae Beavers (Mt. Juliet, District 17) and Representative Mark Pody (Lebanon, District 46) have introduced bills to make Sandy the State Artifact. You can track the progress of these bills (SB 2442 and HB 2443) online via bill tracker.