Below is a list of bill numbers and sponsors in both the House and Senate.
(*indicates legislation also applies to Higher Education employees)
Longevity for All
SB0689 Sen. Jackson
HB0900 Rep. Sparks
TSEA believes employees should not be divided into two classifications for pay and benefits. The first step in correcting this is to bring back longevity for all state employees.
Burden of Proof
SB0621 Sen. Hensley
Co-Prime Sponsor: Sen. Yager
HB0644 Rep. T. Hill
TSEA believes the State of Tennessee bears the burden of proof when they take disciplinary action against an employee that is appealable. This bill would clarify the relevant language in state statute.
SB0616 Sen. Hensley
HB0921 Rep. Cepicky
This bill requires the maximum caseload in some cases to be 20 instead of the average of 20, and 10 cases for foster care workers.
House Children & Families Committee
TEAM Act improvements
SB1269 Sen. Pody
HB0778 Rep. Ramsey
Will seek to correct deficiencies found in the application of the TEAM Act bill regarding several different areas of the preferred service section for employees.
*TCRS Oversight by Treasurer
SB1182 Sen. Bowling
HB1304 Rep. Baum
This bill enables the Treasurer of the State of Tennessee to have input regarding the impact on TCRS from outsourcing state jobs.
Across the Board Raises
SB0622 Sen. Hensley
HB1251 Rep. Byrd
This bill addresses across-the-board pay raises.
Other Bills we support:
*Daycare for employees
SB0741 Sen. Kyle
HB 1207 Rep. Mitchell
Daycare for state employees administered through their departments or institution. Higher Education employees intended to be included.
*Grievance procedure for higher ed support staff made available on institution’s website
SB188 Sen. Gresham
HB116 Rep. Sparks
Requires each institution governed by the board of regents or a state university board to make available on its website the grievance procedure for its support staff.
*Revises Public Employee Political Freedom Act of 1980
SB569 Sen. Bowling
HB1087 Rep. Bricken
Specifies that employers cannot terminate employees for communication with public officials, revises court compensation for employees terminated under these terms from treble damages plus attorney fees to compensatory damages plus attorney fees.
*Tennessee State Family Leave Act
This bill deals with family and medical leave insurance benefits.
Prohibitions in statements to fiscal review committee
Reminder, the House Higher Education subcommittee meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and is live-streamed from the legislature’s website.
The Full House State Committee and Senate State and Local Committee meet Tuesday’s at 10:30 a.m. and can also be live streamed from the legislative website.
For live-streaming committee hearings, calendars, and other legislative information, visit the Legislature’s website here: