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Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN HB 456 - Photo identification requirement
Summary:Would request that the United States Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program administered in Tennessee.
Sponsor(s):Representative G.A. Hardaway, Sr (D)
Status:
As of 4/25/2013: April 18, 2013: Companion Senate bill (SB 948) substituted
As of 4/24/2013: April 16, 2013: Passed by Committee, placed on regular calendar for April 17, 2103
As of 4/23/2013: April 15, 2013 - Passed by subcommittees, placed on calendar for Committee meeting on April 16, 2013
As of 4/22/2013: April 15, 2013 - Subcommittee meeting held
As of 4/12/2013: Assigned to Subcommittees on Finance, and Ways and Means
As of 4/10/2013: Passed by Committee on Government Operations, referred to Committees on Finance, and Ways and Means
As of 4/5/2013: Passed by Committee on Health if amended, referred to Committee on Government Operations
As of 4/1/2013: Public hearing scheduled for April 3, 2013
As of 4/1/2013: Recommended for passage if amended by subcommittee, referred to Committee on Health
As of 3/22/2013: Action deferred until March 26, 2013
As of 3/15/2013: Placed on subcommittee calendar for March 19, 2013
As of 3/6/2013: Taken off notice for calendar
As of 3/5/2013: Placed on subcommittee calendar for March 5, 2013
As of 2/20/2013: Action deferred until March 5, 2013
As of 2/15/2013: Public hearing scheduled for February 19, 2013
As of 2/8/2013: Assigned to Subcommittee on Health
As of 2/4/2013: Introduced, passed first reading

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 948 - Photo identification requirement
Summary:Would request that the United States Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) mandate the use of photo identification for continued eligibility in the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program administered in Tennessee.
Sponsor(s):Senator Stacy Campfield (R)
Status:
As of 5/22/2013: Signed by Governor Bill Haslam
As of 5/13/2013: Sent to Governor
As of 5/13/2013: Signed by House Speaker
As of 5/9/2013: Enrolled, ready for signatures, signed by Senate Speaker
As of 4/25/2013: April 19, 2013: Senate concurred in House amendment
As of 4/25/2013: April 18, 2013: Passed House, returned to Senate
As of 4/25/2013: April 18, 2013: Substituted for HB 456
As of 4/8/2013: Received in House
As of 4/5/2013: Passed by Senate, engrossed, ready for transmission to the House
As of 4/3/2013: Placed on Senate regular calendar for April 3, 2013
As of 4/1/2013: Amended bill passed by Committee
As of 4/1/2013: Bill amended by Committee
As of 3/22/2013: Action deferred until March 27, 2013
As of 3/15/2013: Placed on Committee calendar for March 20, 2013
As of 2/15/2013: Passed second reading, referred to Committee on Health and Welfare
As of 2/6/2013: Passed first reading
As of 2/4/2013: Filed for introduction

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 1946 - Simplify parents application for school lunch program
Summary:Would require LEAs' applications for free and reduced price lunches to ask for parents' income in a simple, straightforward manner; prohibits applications from containing the income limits for eligibility; requires the applications to notify parents that any statement made about income is subject to verification.
Sponsor(s):Nicely
Status:
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN HB 2080 - Pilot program to finance food desert relief enterprises.
Summary:Would authorize a pilot program to terminate on January 1, 2030, which allows the department to make grants and loans to governmental entities for financing food desert relief enterprises in low-income, under-served areas. Would deposit the revenue generated by a certain percentage of the food sales tax rate levied on retail sales of sugar-sweetened beverages to a special fund for financing the grants and loans.
Sponsor(s):Representative Robert Love (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Tennessee
Bill:TN SB 1859 - Simplify parent application for school lunch program
Summary:Would require LEAs' applications for free and reduced price lunches to ask for parents' income in a simple, straightforward manner; prohibits applications from containing the income limits for eligibility; requires the applications to notify parents that any statement made about income is subject to verification.
Sponsor(s):Spivey
Status:
As of 1/24/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.