CORRECTED UPDATE as of 3/14: The House bill has been amended (all language mentioning kratom has been stripped) and passed out of the House Health committee and into theHouse Finance Ways & Means Committee. No word on when the bill will be scheduled.
The Senate bill HAS YET TO BE AMENDED to reflect the House bill, although an amendment has been proposed by Rep. Pody. We are working to find out if/when that amendment will be voted on now.
Video from hearing this morning: http://tnga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=354&clip_id=14789
Senate Amendment: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Amend/SA0748.pdf
House Amendment: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Amend/HA0808.pdf
All emails sent using the form below will now go directly to Governor Haslam. Please encourage him to sign the bill as amended!
THANK YOU for taking a few moments to contact your elected representative!
As a result of direct lobbying efforts and residents like you sharing their stories via email with your elected representatives, the House Committee on Criminal Justice amended and passed HB 1832, removing the language that would have effectively banned kratom in Tennessee!
This is great news, BUT IT’S NOT OVER YET.
The bill has moved to the House Health Committee (you can watch it live here) and will be heard tomorrow morning (3/13) at 10:30am CST.
Please take a moment to contact the House Health Committee members by using our form below and encourage them to pass HB 1832, AS AMENDED!
Thank you for continuing to support the movement to keep kratom legal in Tennessee!