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TN HB1948


AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, relative to public institutions of higher education.

As introduced, establishes various prohibitions and requirements for public institutions of higher education regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. - Amends TCA Title 49.

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The board of trustees of the University of Tennessee, the board of regents, and each state university board shall ensure that each institution governed by the respective board: (1) Does not, except as required by federal law: (A) Establish or maintain a diversity, equity, and inclusion office or an office, unit, or administrative subdivision regardless of name or designation that performs in whole or in part the duties or activities of a diversity, equity, and inclusion office as specified in subsection [...] (E) Require, as a condition of enrolling in the institution or performing any function of the institution, a person to participate in diversity, equity, and inclusion training, which: (i) Includes a training, program, or activity regarding race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation;

Legislative Session


113th General Assembly


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2024-03-0415:00HearingHouse Hearing Room IIHouse Higher Education Subcommittee Hearing


2024-03-05Sponsor(s) Added.
2024-03-04Failed in s/c Higher Education Subcommittee of Education Administration
2024-02-28Placed on s/c cal Higher Education Subcommittee for 3/4/2024
2024-01-30Assigned to s/c Higher Education Subcommittee
2024-01-25P2C, ref. to Education Administration
2024-01-24Intro., P1C.
2024-01-23Filed for introduction