In a press conference at the Tennessee Capitol this afternoon, Senator Jack Johnson (R-Williamson) announced he would not be pursuing passage of SB0001 and has opted instead to support legislation filed by Senator Mike Bell (R-Bradley) designed to require all organizations governed by licensure boards to utilize the same processes for the adoption of professional ethics. At this time we are reviewing the proposed legislation and will be working with representatives of other professions to evaluate the new legislation.
Our TCA team worked hard behind-the-scenes to protect counselors from being “singled out” by SB001 and to maintain our opposition to overreach into our professional ethics. Our fellow members, made sure your elected Senators and Representatives heard your opposition.
We plan to continue fighting legislation that harms the integrity of our professional ethics and supporting the bills that allow the best possible service of the counseling profession. Our members, colleagues and clients we serve would expect nothing less!
President-Elect and Public Policy and Legislation Chair