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VOL. 126 | NO. 64 | Friday, April 1, 2011

Presidential Birth Certificate Bill Fails in Tenn.

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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

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 103 137 4,008
MORTGAGES 84 131 4,521
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 12 693
BUILDING PERMITS 178 368 9,636
BANKRUPTCIES 50 110 2,995
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 73 1,964
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 35 1,159
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