Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Legislation that seeks to ban speeding cameras in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure, sponsored by Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden, was approved 74-16 in the House on Wednesday after the Senate passed it 29-1.

The proposal originally sought to ban both speed and red-light cameras but was amended over the legislative process to just include speed cameras.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee students would have to pass a partial version of the U.S. citizenship and immigration services' civic test before getting a high school diploma under legislation headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's consideration.

The bill sponsored by Senate Republican leader Mark Norris of Collierville was approved on a 30-0 vote on Tuesday. The House had passed its version on an 85-8 vote on Monday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The House approved the measure 79-17 Tuesday. The Senate passed it 28-4 last week.

Under the legislation, facilities or physician offices would have to be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers if they perform more than 50 abortions in a year.

There are three abortion clinics in East Tennessee, and two each in Middle and West Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed once again.

House sponsor Bill Dunn withdrew the proposal from the House Finance Subcommittee on Tuesday. The Knoxville Republican said he didn't have the votes and took the measure off notice until next year.

The proposal's failure to pass this session is the third consecutive time it's failed.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that seeks to replace the state's current academic standards has unanimously passed the House.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Billy Spivey of Lewisburg was approved 97-0 on Monday. The Senate is expected to vote on the companion bill Tuesday.

The legislation would replace the state's current standards with ones developed solely in Tennessee.