The anti-trans bathroom bill has returned... and it looks exactly like the one that was taken off notice a couple weeks ago.
According to the Tennessee Equality Project, SB2480/HB2620 by Sen. Hensley and Rep. Holt would require the TN Attorney General to represent school districts if they get sued for engaging in anti-transgender bathroom discrimination.
So why the flip-flop?
At the time it was taken off notice, Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) — the original bill's sponsor — promised to bring it back with revised wording, though he also said that he'd received assurances from the TN Attorney General that the office would support any legal circumstances local school boards run into if they cannot fund a defense.
Too, the Family Action Council vowed to bring the bill back and it appears they've done just that.
TEP is asking supporters to contact the new bill's sponsors Henry and Holt, and ask that they withdraw the bills.
Sen. Hensley: email@example.com
Rep. Holt: firstname.lastname@example.org