108th Tennessee General Assembly
Mon March 17, 2014
"Merry Christmas" Bill Back In Tennessee Senate This Week
The Tennessee Senate will once again take up legislation that it passed in February.
Last week, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a measure that allows teachers and students to exchange winter holiday greetings and allows schools to display scenes and symbols of those holidays, religious and secular, without any fear of litigation.
The Senate passed the so-called “Merry Christmas” bill in February, but the House version adds language saying that holiday greetings would not be limited to Christmas and Hanukkah and would include other holidays.
The Senate will consider that version this week. If passed, it will go to Governor Bill Haslam for a signature.