(Sept. 17, 2021) - On Sept. 17, State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) sent a letter to Lt. Governor Randy McNally requesting a special session take place of the Tennessee General Assembly.
In the letter, Bailey calls for a special session to “take every measure possible to protect the Constitutional Rights of Tennesseans from an overreaching Federal Government.”
A special session of the legislature is held in the interim between regular sessions. It is called for a specific number of days by the governor or upon petition of two-thirds of the members elected to each house. It is restricted to matters specifically enumerated in the call.
Please see the text of the full letter below and attached:
September 17, 2021
Lt. Governor Randy McNally
Re: Special Session
Lt. Governor McNally:
I am requesting that the Tennessee General Assembly be called back into a special session to take every measure possible to protect the Constitutional Rights of Tennesseans from an overreaching Federal government.
While the General Assembly did act, during the 2021 legislative session, to ban vaccine passports, I continue to agree with my constituents that further steps need to be taken to ensure that it’s a personal choice in taking the COVID-19 vaccine and the wearing of a facemask.
Furthermore, the legislature should take action to allow Tennesseans the right to choose alternative medical treatments for conditions related to COVID-19 when traditional methods are not allowing for any improvement in the patient’s condition.