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Navigating the TN General Assembly Website

Presented by Doria Panvini, Public Policy ChairCarrie Hobbs Guiden, Executive Director


How do I learn about my legislators and legislation that could impact me?

Tennessee has a website that makes it easy to learn about your legislators, legislation, how legislators vote on legislation and so much more: Our goal today is to help you learn how to navigate this website so that you can easily find what you

are looking for


General Assembly Home Page


General Assembly Home Page

General Assembly website: – Information about the Senate and House and Links to Legislators’ Home pages

Legislation – Links to all bills filed, search options, Publications and Archives

Videos – Links to video coverage of Senate and House committee and floor sessions when meeting

Schedules and Calendars – Senate and House schedules for committee and floor sessions and bills on the calendars or agendas for each meeting

Committees – Lists of all House, Senate and Joint committee members

Directory – Lists of Senate and House members and staff

Find My Legislator – Search to locate individual’s Senate and House members by address

My Bills -


provides personalized bill tracking for current Tennessee Legislation.





With MyBills, You CanCreate lists of bills to track and modify them at any time.Track unlimited bills on each list.

View the legislative status of your bills and see items with significant current action highlighted for you.

Log in to get daily updates.

Keep the same lists until the end of the biennial legislative session.

To create an account click on: Register Here


General Assembly Home Page, con’t.


General Assembly Home Page, con’t.

Calendar of Daily Meetings of:Senate CommitteesSenate Floor SessionsHouse CommitteesHouse Floor Sessions

Joint Committees




Legislators, con’t.


Legislators, con’t.

Legislators:Click on Legislator’s name to go to individual home pagesHome pages include Personal Information, Committee assignments and Bills the legislator is sponsoring or co-sponsoring


How to locate House & Senate Bills


How to locate House & Senate Bills

Legislation:Click on bill number range to locate bill by HB – House Bill; SB - Senate Bill; HJR or SJR – House Joint Resolution or Senate Joint ResolutionHR or SR - House Resolution or Senate Resolution


Sample Bill Page


Sample Bill Page

Information for SB 2003/HB 2014Left column:Bill numbers with Prime Sponsor. Click on Bill number to read text of bill as filed. To see co-sponsors of each bill, click on bill number and then on Show Co-Prime Sponsors

Summary of bill

Public Chapter number – assigned if bill has passed the Senate and House and been signed by the Governor

Right column:

Bill History -- Every action on the bill in the House or Senate is recorded with the most current action at the top of the House or Senate column.

Amendments – Shows all amendments added to bill with new Fiscal Note

Video – Video of presentation of bill in committee or on the Floor

Summary – Includes Fiscal Summary and Bill Summary

Fiscal Note – Fiscal Note for bill as originally filed

Votes – Votes taken on bill in Committee and in Floor Session


Legislative Publications


Legislative Publications

Legislative Publications:Right column: Click on “more” to expand listSearch BillsBrowse Bills by Index

Browse Bills by Subject

My Bills

Legislative Publications

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Legislation Archives - Bills from previous sessions

Bill History Abbreviations

Glossary – Glossary of Legislative terms

Tennessee Code – Tennessee Code Annotated- Tennessee laws

Acts and Resolutions

Tennessee Constitution


Tennessee Code Annotated TCA


Tennessee Code Annotated TCA


Tennessee Code Annotated TCA

Title 33 Chapter 5 Part 2 Section 01 33-5-201.  Part definitions. 

  As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:



 "Council" means the state family support council appointed under

ง 33-5-208;




Family" means a unit that consists of either a person with a severe or developmental disability and the parent, relative, or other care giver who resides in the same household or a person with a severe or developmental disability who lives alone without such support;





Videos:Video links to live-streaming of Committee and Floor Sessions. On Demand Videos includes archives of all meetings and floor sessions.Click on Committee in left column to access videos of each committee


Schedules and Calendars


Schedules and Calendars

Schedules and CalendarsLeft column:Click on date to view which committees are meeting each day, to access their calendar/agenda and to connect to streaming video of live committee proceedingsRight column:Weekly Calendars available from January to end of session in April/May give complete calendars of each committee and sub-committee and the time and location of each meeting


House and Senate Committees


House and Senate Committees

Committees and Sub-Committees:Click on name of committee for list of all committee members Senate Committees House Committees Joint CommitteesList of Select Committees follows list of Committees





Directory:Links to Senate MembersSenate StaffHouse MembersHouse StaffJoint Staff




Carrie Hobbs Doria Panvini