Senate Passes Bill Requiring Immigration Status Check For Voters In Tennessee

Apr 16, 2024 | Political News

Tennessee State Senators voted to pass legislation that will require election coordinators to compare the statewide voter registration database with the Department of Safety database to ensure that there are no illegal aliens registered to vote.

Senate Bill 0137 (SB0137) was brought by Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald-District 28). Hensley introduced the bill to the floor and requested to substitute and conform to the companion House Bill 0835 (HB0835), sponsored by State Representative Bryan Richey (R-Maryville-District 20).

Senator Heidi Campbell (D-Nashville-District 20) asked for clarification on what the bill was intended to do.