VOL. 126 | NO. 64 | Friday, April 1, 2011
Presidential Birth Certificate Bill Fails in Tenn.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill to require presidential candidates to prove they were born in the United States before being allowed on the Tennessee ballot has failed in a House subcommittee.
The Knoxville News Sentinel quoted freshman Rep. Rick Womick as saying Wednesday that he believes President Barack Obama has a proper birth certificate, but that his bill would "put this issue to rest."
The Murfreesboro Republican's bill failed on a voice vote in the House State and Local Government Subcommittee.
A separate proposal by Republican Rep. John Ragan of Oak Ridge would have established a legislative committee to make recommendations on whether to nullify federal laws and regulations. It died when it failed to receive a motion from any member of the same subcommittee.
Online: Read HB2065 and HB1212 at: www.capitol.tn.gov
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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