NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A bill introduced by Representative Dennis Powers and Senator Ken Yager is on its way to the desk of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. The bill requires public schools in Tennessee to allow students to miss up to an hour a day to attend church. The bill mandates public schools excuse a student “to attend a released time course in religious moral instruction for no more than one class period per school day” if requested by a parent or guardian.
The bill, HB2542, cleared the General Assembly after unanimous approval by the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Tennessee Senate. Lee is expected to sign the bill into law. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/15/2020-9AM)