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TN SB2350


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 [...] (A) Establish or maintain a diversity, equity, and inclusion office or an office [...] (B) Hire or assign an employee of the institution or otherwise contract with a third party for the third party to perform the duties of a diversity, equity, and inclusion office; (C) Compel, require, induce, solicit, or imply any negative direct or indirect consequences for the refusal of a person to provide a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement [...] (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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2024-03-04Sponsor(s) Added.
2024-02-01Passed on Second Consideration, refer to Senate Education Committee
2024-01-31Introduced, Passed on First Consideration
2024-01-30Filed for introduction