Help Us Pass This Bill--Pending Legislation

Pending Bill – SB1393/HB1369

Explanation 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 –
615-741-7623    rep.jon.lundberg@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Mike Carter, Vice Chair –
615-741-3025   rep.mike.carter@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Bill Beck -
615-741-3229   rep.bill.beck@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Jim Coley -
615-741-8201    rep.jim.coley@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Martin Daniel -
615-741-2287  rep.martin.daniel@capitol.tn.gov  

Representative John Forgety -
615-741-1725   rep.john.forgety@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Jamie Jenkins -
615-741-6890   rep.jamie.jenkins@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Sherry Jones -
615-741-2035    rep.sherry.jones@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Courtney Rogers -
615-741-3893   rep.courtney.rogers@capitol.tn.gov

 

Senate Judiciary Committee  (SB 1393)

Senator Brian Kelsey, Chair -
615-741-3036  sen.brian.kelsey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Doug Overbey, 1st Vice Chair -
615-741-0981   sen.doug.overbey@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Janice Bowling, 2nd Vice Chair -
615-741-6694   sen.janice.bowling@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Mike Bell -
615-741-1946   sen.mike.bell@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Todd Gardnehire -
615-741-6682   sen.todd.gardenhire@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Lee Harris -
615-741-1767  sen.lee.harris@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Sara Kyle -
615-741-4167   sen.sara.kyle@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Kerry Roberts  -
615-741-4499   sen.kerry.roberts@capitol.tn.gov

Senator John Stevens -
615-741-4576  sen.john.stevens@capitol.tn.gov