Tennessee Governor Calls Special Legislative Session - State and Federal Communications

September 12, 2016  •  

Tennessee Governor Calls Special Legislative Session

Tennessee_state_capitol_house_floor_2002The Tennessee General Assembly convened a special session today, September 12. State lawmakers have been tasked with fixing the state’s drunken driving law to prevent a loss in federal highway funding. The U.S. Department of Transportation will withhold funds if the state does not change the maximum allowable blood alcohol content for drivers under 21 in order to comply with federal rules.

Gov. Bill Haslam expects the session to last up to three days.

Photo of the Tennessee House Chamber floor by Ichabod on Wikimedia Commons.

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