TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS CONSIDERING SEVERAL NEW BILLS REGARDING VARIOUS TOPICS

Lawmakers in Tennessee are considering several new bills this week.

Here is a look at some of them:

House Bill 0996 would prohibit topics related to sex from being taught to students from Kindergarten through 5th grade as part of a “family life curriculum.”

House Bill 1909 would prevent any public educational entity from banning self-defense weapons, including pepper spray, tasers, or similar devices.

House Bill 1605 would prohibit schools from displaying any public flag other than the United States flag and the official Tennessee state flag.

House Bill 1899 would allow schools to employ retired law enforcement officers from a federal, state, or local agency and veterans of the United States to serve as student resource officers on school premises.

House Bill 1719 would ensure that a defendant’s financial standing does not affect the amount of bail given at trial.