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(This page includes tips from reporters, citizens journalists, and others identifying Tennessee bills (introduced or passed) that resemble ALEC model legislation. CMD encourages the use of this forum and encourages further detailed research to verify all claims.)

  • HB 1030/Public Chapter No. 492 (signed into law 6/16/11) "The Virtual Public Schools Act" (Sponsor: Rep. Harry Brooks)[1][2][3] similar to ALEC model "Virtual Public Schools Act"[4][5]
  • SB 16 (enacted 6/3/11) "Voter ID Act."[6] Compare to ALEC's "Voter ID Act."[7][8]


  1. Tennessee House of Representatives, House Bill 1030, state bill, 2011, accessed July 17, 2011
  2. State of Tennessee, Public Chapter No. 492, state act, effective July 1, 2011
  3. Tennessee General Assembly, Bill Information for HB 1030, state bill status, accessed July 17, 2011
  4. American Legislative Exchange Council, Virtual Public Schools Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy, July 13, 2011
  5. Tom Humphrey, Lawmaker used lobbyist template: Bill clearing way for online school based on model, Knoxville News Sentinel, July 16, 2011
  6. Tennessee General Assembly, SB 16, state legislation, enacted June 3, 2011
  7. American Legislative Exchange Council, Voter ID Act, model legislation exposed by the Center for Media and Democracy July 13, 2011
  8. Michael Lollar, Law requiring photo ID puts some Tennessee voters in a tizzy, The Commercial Appeal, July 29, 2011