» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 85 | Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Gov. Haslam No Closer to Decision on 'Ag-Gag' Bill

ERIK SCHELZIG | Associated Press

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he is no closer to making up his mind on whether to veto a bill that makes it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.

Haslam told reporters after an event at a Smyrna elementary school on Monday that he is considering philosophical arguments and constitutional questions about the bill.

Opponents call it the "ag gag" bill, arguing that it would put an end to extended undercover operations like the one that exposed how trainers subjected Tennessee walking horses to beatings and caustic burns.

The governor's office has yet to receive the bill from lawmakers. Once it arrives, Haslam has 10 days to veto it or let it become law.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 182 13,079
MORTGAGES 135 267 17,025
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 36 3,336
BUILDING PERMITS 366 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 69 135 12,478
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 43 4,532
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 182 328 19,221
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 67 3,976

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.