Help Us Pass This Bill--Pending Legislation
Pending Bill – SB1393/HB1369
Friends of Adoption:
An important adoption bill is pending before our Tennessee State Legislature and we need your help.
SB 1393/HB 1369 removes a variety of impediments to Tennessee adoption and creates some new solutions to old problems. The bill represents the efforts of adoption attorneys across the state and will help children find homes more quickly without compromising birthparents rights. A copy of the bill and a detailed explanation are below.
I would be grateful if this week, you would help pass this bill by calling the House Civil Justice Committee members and ask that they support HB 1369 and contact the Senate Judiciary Committees to request that they support SB 1393.
Telephone calls are best but e-mails are helpful too. All you have to say is, “Please support adoption bill HB1369/SB 1393. It is a good for children and families.” If you email, make that your subject line.
Since you will generally talk with staff or voicemail, you can call all the committee members in about 10-15 minutes. Please ask your friends and family members to do the same. As few as 10 phone calls can cause a bill to become law.
Their contact numbers are below:
House – Civil Justice Committee (HB 1369)
Representative Jon Lundberg, Chair –
Representative Mike Carter, Vice Chair –
Representative Bill Beck -
Representative Jim Coley -
Representative Martin Daniel -
Representative John Forgety -
Representative Jamie Jenkins -
Representative Sherry Jones -
Representative Courtney Rogers -
Senate Judiciary Committee (SB 1393)
Senator Brian Kelsey, Chair -
Senator Doug Overbey, 1st Vice Chair -
Senator Janice Bowling, 2nd Vice Chair -
Senator Mike Bell -
Senator Todd Gardnehire -
Senator Lee Harris -
Senator Sara Kyle -
Senator Kerry Roberts -
Senator John Stevens -