State Session Information for Tennessee

Session
2019-2020 (111th General Assembly)

House/Assembly Pre-filing Deadline

House/Assembly Bill Introduction Deadline
TBD

House/Assembly Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

House/Assembly Crossover Deadline
NONE

Begin Date
1/8/2019

Adjournment Date
5/1/2020

Senate Pre-filing Deadline

Senate Bill Introduction Deadline
TBD

Senate Committee Reporting Deadline
NONE

Senate Crossover Deadline
NONE


Effective Date
Laws of a general nature do not take effect until 40 days after their passage, unless they contain a provision that the public welfare requires that they should take effect sooner.

Comments
Generally, the Tennessee General Assembly convenes each year of its biennium in January and adjourns in June.

Leadership

Governor
Bill Lee [R]

House/Assembly Control
73R/26D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Majority Legislator
Speaker Cameron Sexton (R); Majority Leader William Lamberth (R)

Highest Ranking Senate Majority Legislator
Speaker Pro Tempore Ron Ramsey (R); Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R)

Lieutenant Governor
Ron Ramsey (R)

Presides Over Senate?
Yes

Senate Control
28R/5D

Highest Ranking House/Assembly Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Karen Camper (D)

Highest Ranking Senate Minority Legislator
Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro (D)